Vibrant and diverse aren't necessarily words that have come to define Mekong today, yet they perfectly describe the southern province of Tien Giang. Graced with spectacular natural landscapes, diverse cultures, and clean air, Tien Giang offers the perfect mix of great cycling and local flavor.
Can Tho is definitely one of the most ethnically fascinating and scenically stunning province in all of Mekong Delta. Home to 25 of China's minority groups and over half of all Mekong River's plant and animal species, it is easy to understand why Mekong is highly favored by all kinds of travelers.
Cycling through this charming southern province will expose you to a fascinating history, breathtaking scenery, ancient architecture and diverse cultures. The old houses and cobbled streets will be accented by the colorful attire of ethnic tribes. The scenery will be dotted by snow capped mountains, terraced rice fields, green forests, and raging rivers. Your Mekong Cycling 3 days are filled with jaw-dropping scenery and enough culture to fill even the most culturally starved traveler.
Day 1: Saigon - Tra Vinh
Shuttle from Saigon to TanAn where we fit our bikes and start our exploration of the second biggest dragon fruits in Vietnam. The highlights of the biking routes are friendly farmers shooting “hello” to you, through a village known for “hu tieu” (vermicelli) in My Tho and the splendid Vinh Trang pagoda. On arrival the dock, take a private boat to the Mekong Riverside restaurant for lunch. Then, hop on a horse-cart to the Hương Dừa workshop in which you will learn more about how locals make the best use of coconut into a variety of products. Afterwards, we ride under a shady path to BaLai and onto BenTre city (if time permits). Overnight in Tra Vinh Khmer Town.
Day 2: Tra Vinh - Can Tho.
Enjoy your morning by participating some daily activities with the Vietnamese family, followed by breakfast being set up in natural surroundings. Bid farewell to the family members and continue our bike ride along the single track to the ferry taking us to SaDec – a lovely town which used to be famous for “L’amant” story between writer Maguerite Duras and landlord Huynh Thuy Le (in “The Lover” film). We extend our biking day at SaDec Flower Village – known as the biggest flower town in Mekong Delta, and learn some techniques how to take care of bonsai & flowers. In this cycling route, we might see some boat building yards. Shuttle to LongXuyen for lunch at the crocodile land. Afternoon, we cycle on the ricefields or along the branch of CanTho River (one of nine-dragon rivers in the Mekong delta) to PhongDien where we can take a short ride in the van to CanTho Center for overnight at hotel.
Day 3: Can Tho - Saigon.
Embark a motorized boat trip to CaiRang Floating Market, a bustling one on the river of CanTho. Explore numerous rural canals before getting back on our steel-horse from DongThanh all the way to TamBinh. Your lunch will be served at one of the most hospitable farmer’s home where you can have a quick shower before a 3-hour ride in van to bring you back to Saigon around 5pm.
|Total Cycling Distance||150 km|
|Avg Distance/day||50 km|
|Avg Climbing/day||50 m|
|flight_land||Fly in to||Saigon Airport|
|flight_takeoff||Fly out of||Saigon Airport|
|group||Group Size||2-10 riders|
Flexible Mekong Cycling Route: It has an average 50km on the bicycle, but it will divide into many beautiful loops that you can choose biking or staying with our member support to be relaxed while the others finish biking.
Used to be a Swift Boat Base in 1966s, and second home of a famous story writer Marguerite Duras, SaDec Town has become a beautiful destination in Mekong Delta for 5 years. During that time, CaiRang floating market in Can Tho is also listed as one of the top 10 most interesting places in Vietnam.
The best way to explore Mekong Delta is to take a cycling tour from Saigon. Obviously, there are numerous great places over the whole region of Mekong Delta and you cannot visit them all. Within 3 days, we would like to introduce a biking loop that covers most of the beauties via TanAn, MyTho, BenTre, AnBinh, SaDec, LongXuyen, CanTho, VinhLong, CaiBe.
- Day 1: Saigon – Tan An – Cai Be – Vinh Long.
- Day 2: Vinh Long – Sa Dec – Lai Vung – Long Xuyen – Can Tho.
- Day 3: Can Tho – Dong Binh – Vinh Long – Saigon.
What to bring with you ?
This is a cycling tour for all kind of travelers, from amateur to professional cyclist. Vietnam By Bike team will tailor a route that suits your biking capacity. Although it is operated all year round, you still need to read what to bring as below:
- Necessary: Insect repellent, normal shoes, passport, tiny backpack.
- Unnecessary: Sunglasses, wide brim hat, camera, flip shoes, cyclist clothes, gloves, pro-pedal.
- check Comfortable A/C Transportation.
- check Cannondale Mountain Bike Trail 5-2017 with helmet, water cage, tools kit.
- check All entrance fees, sight-seeing tickets, local ferries and boat trips.
- check Meals as mentioned above (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner).
- check Cold mineral water, energy drink, snack, fruit, wet tissue on day tours.
- check Accommodation of 2 nights with sharing double/twin room at hotel or homestay.
- check Experienced English speaking cycling guide.
- check Pick-up at the airport or your hotel.
- close Travel Insurance.
- close Personal expenses such as laundry, phone.
- close Flight & Visa to Vietnam and Cambodia international border.
- close Drinks at meals.
- close Late check-out and early check-in.
Pick Your Best Departure Date
01 June, 2019
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01 July, 2019
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01 August, 2019
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