All About this Tour
This family-friendly adventure will enable you to get in touch with the unique Mekong flora by cycling through mango plantations, beautiful orchards as well as visiting a historical site of the Vietnam war. The Mekong is Vietnam’s richest agricultural region. The area offers a profusion of fresh fruits but not only! ‘Vietnam’s rice bowl’ is also home to many handicrafts workers that you will be able to meet along the way.
Our experienced guides will take you through authentic villages, boarding a few boats along the way and visiting local artisans, to give you a deeper understanding of the Vietnamese life on the river through an experience rich with the traditions, scenic landscapes, and unique gastronomy of Southern Vietnam. The flat countryside along the river as well as rural trails make it suitable for beginner to advanced cycling lovers.
Day 1 : Ho Chi Minh City - Cai Be - Vinh Long 40km (Lunch, Dinner)
7:30 Pick up at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City followed by a quick transfer to Cai Lay, approximately 90 minutes (75km). It is time to start riding through stunning sites on paved rural roads. On the way, you will get the opportunity to travel through locally grown vegetable and exotic fruit farms such as star apple and sapodilla plantations.
As you head further south along concrete canal paths, the vegetation grows denser and the streams start to look more like the larger branches of the Mekong River. Aiming to provide you with the most authentic experience possible of the region, you will visit a busy typical-Vietnamese marketplace as well as many other surprise stops on the way!
Lunch will be served by a lovely family in a village, with foods obtained from the nearby marketplace. After lunch, you will board on a boat to An Binh Island where you will spend our night at a homestay. Your host family for the night lives in a typical Mekong delta Vietnamese house, with airy rooms and an outdoor kitchen. The rest of the afternoon you will be free to walk around before sharing the dinner preparations with your host family.
Day 2 : Vinh Long – Xeo Quyt - Saigon 40 km (Breakfast, Lunch)
At 8am, it is time to say goodbye to the host family and the island after an amazing breakfast at the homestay. Following a short boat trip, our driver will meet you for a short transfer (1h) to one of the famous Mango towns and nursery gardens in the Mekong. Back on your bikes, you will witness colorful scenes along the riverside while pedaling past charming delta homes and villages where mango is at the core of their economy. We will cross narrow canals on a local sampan (traditional boat) to visit one of the hidden Viet Cong base in Mekong during the Vietnam war. Lunch at local restaurant. Transfer back to Saigon (2h), get back to your hotel around 5 – 6 pm.
Unlimited cold water and snack during the day, Transportation for passengers and bikes, English speaking biking guide, Good quality of bike with full range of sizes (Cannondale, Trek mountain bikes). Boat trips as mentioned, accommodation in 3-star hotel or similar establishments, visit of the historical Viet Cong base
Tips for local team
Please note that this is our standard tour offering 3-star hotels or similar establishments. Budget as well as luxury options are available as well, do not hesitate to contact us directly by email for more information.