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VIETNAM CYCLING HOLIDAYS

Mekong 4 Days Cycling

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Tour Code: MK04

Seat Availability: 6

 

DAY1:  SAIGON-CAIBE(ride:30km)(B,L,D)

 

 

 

 

Meet up at your hotel in Saigon. Transfer with bikes to Cai Lay. crossing a local ferry, ride to Cai Be on back roads approx 1.5 hours, finish the morning ride at another ferry, take a boat to a local industry, where you can learn how to make pop-rice, coconut candies, rice-papers.. Have lunch on an island before continuing onto our local home stay , a typical Mekong Delta Vietnam house, with airy rooms and outdoor kitchen. The rest of the afternoon is free to explore the peaceful village surrounding the home- stay. Dinner will be prepared by the home stay hosts, also you will be join  this memorable cooking class. 

  • Highlights: small water crossing, fruits orchards, local industries( coconut candy making ,pop-rice..),home-stay..
  • Riding :30km
  • Roads : concreated paths, dirt roads

Cultures: high (D)

      => Overnight at Ut Trinh Home-stay

DAY 2:  CAIBE-TRA VINH(ride:45-65km)(B,L,D)

Riding from home-stay enjoy the riding to one of the Mekong Islands. Bike along narrow country lanes, easy dirt tracks and trails. This is biking at its most glorious-through tiny orchards, witness colorful life along the riverside, pedal past picturesque delta homes, pause to chat with welcoming villagers, After lunch, ride in amazing green of coconut plantations, and end at a ferry  across the expansive Co Chien River. Ride a final few km to the very pretty Khmer town of Tra Vinh. There will be plenty of time to explore side tracks and trails as the cycling distance today is not far. This gives a great first impression of the ‘heart of the Mekong’. Overnight in local hotel in Tra Vinh.

  • Highlights: small water crossing, fruits orchards, coconut plantations, local activities : students going to school in Aodai, deep in the heart of the Mekong.
  • Riding :45-65km
  • Roads : concreated paths, dirt roads

Cultures: high (D)     

=> Overnight at Cuu Long Hotel

 

 

 

DAY3: TRA VINH-CAN THO(ride:65-85km)(B,L,D)

 

A special ride today , 'door to door' , this is the special route from us you can't find from others , and as much of the area is populated by Khmer people. The regional architecture is interesting and there are many Khmer temples to stop and admire en route. Cycle as much or as little as is preferred; the road is peaceful, narrow and very pretty all the way to Can Tho! Pedal to Ba Om Pond with its magnificent lotus flowers, and observe local women having their future predicted in the small temple nearby. En route, stop to visit a local Buddhist Temple School if possible. Arrive finally at Can Tho, the Mekong’s largest town located at the confluence of the Can Tho and Hau Giang rivers.

  • Highlights: small water crossing, rice paddies, Khmer temples, Khmer villages
  • Riding :65-85km
  • Roads : concreated paths, dirt roads

Cultures: high (D)

      => Overnight at Saigon-Can Tho Hotel

 

 

 

 

DAY 4: CANTHO BIKE LOOP-SAIGON(ride:25km)(B,L)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spend the morning visit CAI RANG floating market by boat,  Weave through teeming early morning market bustle along the banks of an active riverfront,  Absorb the sights of endless cottage industries, timber merchants, coconut shredders, small docks loading/unloading rice, tiny vibrant markets. Ride on a narrow paved road in villages, after visiting rice noodle workshop, 'Snake man', a friendly gardeners, welcomes you with his own 'snake wine', fruits, showing his garden.. Don't miss it! Continue by bike on the narrow lane and loop round until meet the support car.  Lunch in local restaurant in town.  drive four hours back to your hotel in Saigon.

  • Highlights: Cai Rang Floating market , local people-‘snake man’ , gardeners life..
  • Riding :25km
  • Roads : concreated paths, dirt roads

Cultures: high (D)

       => Overnight at your hotel in Saigon

TRIP PROFILE

This trip covers a little over 170km on well surfaceed roards.The daily distance are not too long and the terrain is gentle and 'flat' so this trip suitable for most people,but it's advisable to have a modicum of fitness to enjoy the riding!Fast cyclist can ride at their own pace,as detailed directions are available from the tour leader.Our route is designed to take us off the main roads as much as possiple and there is even the option to try some off road tracks.We explore scienic back roads on the way to all our destinations.

ITINERARY

Day 1:  transfer out of Saigon to Cai Lay and ride back roads to Cai Be.

Day 2:  ride by orchards and witness river life on our ride to Tra Vinh.

Day 3:  see Khmer  temples of Vietnam on our way to Can Tho.

Day 4:  Morning loop  , afternoon transfer back to Saigon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trip Inclusive :

  • A/c Van support for the whole trip
  • Boat trips in Cai Be and Can Tho
  • Ferries during the trip
  • Meals as mentioned ( L=lunch, B= breakfast, D= dinner)
  • Snacks, fruits, water, sodas, towels for cycling times ( at dinners and lunches we can not our own drinks ,so please pay for your beers !)
  • Accommodations
  • Bicycles for the group
  • Entrance fees
  • English – biking guide

 

Exclusive :

  • Insurance ( strongly advise you to purchase trip insurance before traveling)
  • Tip for guide and driver ( it is volunteer and up to your satisfactory of the trip).

 

EMEGENCY CONTACT:

IN VIETNAM: +84907.300.600

IN NEWZEALAND: +64 32130343