Have a taste of the rambutan and other fruits found only on this side of the world
The perfect balance of cycling and sightseeing
Off the beaten track cycling where you can meet with the locals
Get up close with the Mekong River and see how Vietnamese life revolves around it
Share the trip with like-minded cycling fans
Fantastic scenery abound on this tour

Vietnam Bicycling Tours: Meandering the Mekong Delta

Duration
4 days
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$26
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$824 USD

Meander your way down the Mekong Delta, feel the breeze rush past and get in touch with the locals in this fertile land as you embark on a cycling adventure like none other. Tuck into delicious Vietnamese food, meet the locals and observe the majesty and art of floating markets in Can Tho. This is a trip for pure cyclists that will make all of your friends jealous.

  • Category
    Cultural & Historical
  • Type
    Fully Guided
  • Duration
    4 days
  • Culture Level
    Adventurous
  • Skill Level
    2 - Novice
  • Activity Level
    2 - Moderate
  • Elevation
    2 - Moderate
  • Terrain
    Agricultural
  • Distance
    93.2 miles
  • Avg. Daily Distance
    23.6 miles
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Quick Stats

  • Duration
    4 days
  • Main Destination
    Mekong River Delta
  • Distance
    93.2 miles
  • Avg. Daily Distance
    23.6 miles
  • Elevation
    2 - Moderate
  • Terrain
    Agricultural

Itinerary Details

  1. Day 1Breezing along the Mekong Delta on your bicycle

    You have officially landed and what better way to kick-start the first day than with a sumptuous ride out along the Mekong Delta. Having got your meet and greets out of the way, you will transfer to Cai Lay with the bikes to get your dream cycling adventure underway. Vietnam is renowned for its back roads, perfect for breathing in the essence and atmosphere of this gorgeous country. As it’s your first day, the ride will be pretty easy.

    Lunch is enjoyed on a gorgeous island before you continue on the bikes, whizzing down narrow lanes and past banana plantations, to arrive at a charming homestay run by Mr and Mrs Ba, a sweet retired couple who live in a traditional Vietnamese house. With its airy rooms and an outdoor kitchen, you will be tempted to bust out the camera and photograph this lovely place.

    For the rest of the afternoon explore as you like, there are a plethora of car-free dirt paths nearby. Be back on time for dinner, prepared by your hosts.

    • 18.6 miles
    • Mr and Mrs Ba's Homestay
    • Lunch and Dinner
  2. Day 2Keeping the spokes turning and diving deeper into the heart of the Delta

    You begin your second day of the ride with a boat journey from Vinh Long to one of the Mekong islands. On the bike, you'll revel in the scope of colors that present themselves in the wildlife along the riverside. There are numerous homes that will steal your gaze, while tiny orchards ensure there are pretty spots everywhere.

    During your ride you can feel free to stop off and chat with some of the hospitable locals, who are eager to know who you are and what you’re doing. Accompanied by your guides who speak the local language, you can easily hold a conversation with the villagers.

    The Mekong Delta is full of pretty little canals. You'll cross a final one before boarding a main ferry for a trip across the Co Chien River.

    Leaving the boat, you can enjoy a few more turns of the wheels as you head for Tra Vinh, a gorgeous Khmer town. Here you can explore the wonderful side tracks and trails quite freely, all of which encapsulate what the Mekong is all about.

    • 24.9 miles
    • Local hotel in Tra Vinh
    • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  3. Day 3Cruising your way to Can Tho and marveling at the Khmer people and architecture

    Today is a real treat as you’re able to take your bike and discover more about the Khmer people and the fascinating architecture in this region. How much you choose to cycle is down to you. The roads are serene and make for perfect, breezy cycling on the way to Can Tho.

    Sights-wise there is plenty to check out, such as the fascinating lotus flowers sitting delicately on the Ba Om Pond. Nearby, local women head to a small temple to have their future told and you can quietly observe this intriguing process. If there's time on the way to the pond and temple, you can also stop off at a local Buddhist Temple School. Finally, you will reach Can Tho, the very definition of picture perfect.

    Away from the bustling city, the floating markets dominate at the meeting of numerous canals. The community’s reliance on the water is captivating to observe and you will be chomping at the bit to explore more, but save that for your final day.

    • 24.9 miles
    • Local hotel in Can Tho
    • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  4. Day 4Floating Markets of Can Tho stir the imagination on your final day

    Waking up in Can Tho will immediately stir feelings of excitement in your belly as you know a final day of exploration awaits on this beautiful cycling adventure.

    This is a tricky place to ride with so many people hustling and bustling their way through the markets at the riverfront, so you have to be attentive, however it is also an enthralling place to cycle with so much going on around you.

    You can pedal your way along the tight, little roads, marvel at the Phong Dien floating market, and watch the exchange of goods. Here everything happens. You’ll see cottage industries, timber merchants, coconut shredders and small docks loading and unloading rice. It is a place of so many possibilities.

    After exploring the floating markets, it’s back to the bikes to pedal along narrow lanes and lunch at a local restaurant. This is the final meal you will all enjoy together and it is a belter as you dive into delicious local Vietnamese food before transferring back to Saigon. Over food you can discuss your favorite moments on what has been an incredible cycling adventure through the gorgeous and fertile lands along the Mekong Delta.

    • 24.9 miles
    • Breakfast and Lunch