Trip Description & Day-by-day Itinerary
The five days tour Vietnam to Cambodia Bike Ride begins with a car transfer from Saigon to Vinh Long where you start the ride and then enjoy visiting Khmer temple, floating markets. This cycling trip includes 220 kilometres on paved roads. The daily cycling distances goes between 40 – 70 kilometers and may be suitable for most people. Experienced cyclists can ride at their own pace, as detailed directions are available from the leader. Our route is designed to take us off the main roads as much as possible. And we explore scenic back roads on the way to all our destinations. An air-conditioned bus will travel behind the group to support the team.
DAY 1: SAIGON -> CAI BE -> VINH LONG
Picked up at your hotel in Sai Gon and brought to Cai Be, a river-land mixed town, a rural district of Tien Giang Giang Province in the Mekong Delta region of Vietnam. Upon your arrival in Cai Be, you embark on a boat to see the floating market, poprice, rice paper. Stop by a local workshop to see how local coconut candy is made. Keep traveling by boat to An Binh island, Long Ho district, Vinh Long. There you make a stop at local house for lunch. You spend the afternoon cycling around the peaceful, quiet island. You pedal on the cement road through fruit garden, in the shade of trees, along canals to experience the real life. Dinner and overnight at local home (homestay).
DAY 2: VINH LONG -> CAN THO
After breakfast, you take a boat to get out of the island, moving onto the town of Vinh Long. This morning you cycle for 40Km along countryside road, to see rice field, farmer’s daily activities. Stop for lunch at local restaurant in Tam Binh district. In the afternoon, you keep biking for about 25 Km before you arrive in Can Tho, the centre of Mekong Delta, amongst a network of rivers, brooks, canals and ditches. The province is about 170 km from Ho Chi Minh City. Check in hotel. Dinner in town and overnight in Can tho.
DAY 3: CAN THO -> LONG XUYEN
You have the early morning boat trip from Can Tho to the Cai Rang floating market. The Cai Rang Floating Market is the largest wholesale floating market in the Mekong Delta, starts around 05:00 and runs until around midday. After the visit to the market, you are picked up and brought back to hotel. Check out. Then cycle to Can Tho ferry. There you cross river and keep biking along the Mekong river. Take another ferry at Vam Cong to cross the river and keep riding to Long Xuyen. Long Xuyen is the second largest city in the Mekong delta, the capital of An Giang province and at the same time the center for politics, economy and culture. Check in hotel.
DAY 4: LONG XUYEN -> CHAU DOC
Early this morning you take a boat to visit the Long Xuyen floating market. Long Xuyen floating market is located long the bank of a river in An Giang, Mekong Delta. On one side are beautiful houses while on the other are paddy fields and houses on stilts. The river becomes more and more bustling, especially at places where small canals flow into the river. After exploring the market, you travel back to your hotel for checking out. Leaving hotel, you cycle to Chau Doc. The road was smooth and wide. It was built up on both sides for about 20 kms then you begin to get views of the river on one side and paddy fields on the other. Stops are made en route for taking picture of rice fields, Khmer temples… Arrival in Chau Doc around late afternoon. Check in hotel for overnight. Cycling distance: 75km
DAY 5: CHAU DOC -> PHNOM PENH
After breakfast at hotel, you will be brought to the speed boat pier (Hang Chau or Victoria…) where you will take the speed boat to get to Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The boat usually leaves at 8.00 AM and takes 5 hours to arrive in Phnom Penh.