Rural Mekong Bike Tour

  • Ride through the interior trails of Mekong Delta and live the life around it.
  • Get a glimpse of the wetlands, reserved forest and bird sanctuaries.
  • A land full of copious experiences with great food, hearty smiles and pristine landscapes.

Enjoy the Mekong Delta and its neighboring regions on this spectacular ride through the beautiful countryside. Life here is brimming with fulness of fish farming, coconut plantations, paddy fields and we make sure that you experience plenty of this. We get to share interior narrow trails with local people and criss-cross the rivers in local ferries. The memorable sights while we ride include Pagodas, the birdlife of the wetlands, village life, and the art of making rice noodles.

It’s slow life around Mekong Delta and is best experienced on your bike!

Quick Facts

  • Duration

    9 days / 8 nights

  • Start

    Saigon | 08:00hrs

  • Finish

    Saigon | 16:00hrs

  • Hotels

    Casual Inns

  • Riding Style

    Easy Rider

  • Average Distance Cycled

    50km or 30mi

  • Total Distance Cycled

    ~ 500km or 300mi

  • Bicycle


  • Support Vehicle


  • Group Size

    Min 2, Max 12


Brief Itinerary

* with shuttle
DayPlaceCasual InnsDuration~ Cycling Distance
1Ho Chi Minh city to Ben TreHong Thai Homestay140km / 24mi*
2Soc TrangNgoc Thu Hotel
180km / 50mi*
3Ca MauAnh Nguyet Hotel160km / 37mi*
4Rach GiaSea Light Hotel
1100km / 62mi*
5Ha TienRiver Hotel155km / 34mi*
6Chau DocVictoria Nui Sam
185km / 53mi*
7Cao LanhSong Tra Hotel160km / 37mi*
8Can ThoVin Pearl
165km / 40mi*
9Drop to Ho Chi Minh city30km / 18mi*

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City to Ben Tre

Our guide meets you at your hotel at 08:00hrs.

A short shuttle transfer brings us to Long An province, the outskirts of Saigon. Ride along a small creek to Mekong estuary past gorgeous paddy fields and lotus farms. Arrive at Con Phung Island and break for lunch here at a local restaurant. Later trade bike with small boat and cruise through small canals surrounded with lush water-coconut trees. You may also see how local people use water-coconut leaves to make thatch roofs.

In the evening, enjoy walking around Ben Tre waterfront and shopping for coconut candy and oil, famous of this region.

Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Cycling Distance: ~40km / 25mi*

Day 2: Soc Trang

Ride past the pristine hamlets nestled in the orchards and coconut plantations to the culturally diverse Tra Vinh, the most pretty town in the Mekong. Along the way, see farmers working in nursery fruit tree gardens.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Cycling Distance: ~80km / 50mi*

Day 3: Ca Mau

Today ride to the well-known Bat Pagoda and see hundreds of Bats hanging in the pagoda and the surrounding trees. We get back to biking along narrow country lanes, easy dirt tracks, and trails to Bac Lieu. Break for lunch at a local restaurant. Later take a 90min transfer to Ca Mau, considered as the southern tip of Vietnam.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Cycling Distance: ~60km / 37mi*

Day 4: Rach Gia

A long ride today lets witness the untouched beauty of the countryside. Enjoy a picnic lunch along the way. After a short ride post-lunch, we take a transfer to Rach Gia, a gateway to Phu Quoc, an untouched island.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Cycling Distance: ~100km / 62mi*

Day 5: Ha Tien

Get treated to a local cuisine today for breakfast, outside the hotel. After a short transfer, ride in the backdrop of limestone mountains. Continue cycling to Hon Chong, considered a Buddhist Pilgrimage with a sacred pagoda. Relish today’s lunch at top of the hill overlooking the vast South Sea.

Arrive at Ha Tien and enjoy the incredibly warm water and soothing environment.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Cycling Distance: ~55km / 34mi*

Day 6: Chau Doc

A short transfer brings us to Tri Ton. Here, we begin cycling towards Tra Su, a national reserve forest and a bird sanctuary. The road is quite hilly, but the path is unique. At the national forest, experience a classic boat ride through the forest including rowed sampan boats and hiking amidst Cajeput trees. The wetlands here attract a tremendous variety of birds including storks, egrets, cormorants, peafowl, and water cocks. Lunch is served en-route and we continue cycling to Sam Mountain before following the back roads along Vinh Te canal to Chau Doc.

An incredible cycling day today.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Cycling Distance: ~85km / 53mi*

Day 7: Cao Lanh

Once more, the scenery is completely different. After a short ferry trip, we start today’s riding. The route loops around to Cao Lanh along with the upstream of Mekong Rivers. We ride to Cho Moi, before taking the Cao Lanh ferry, along incredible country roads.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Cycling Distance: ~60km / 37mi*

Day 8: Can Tho

Back to the ferry point, ride along the Hau River to Can Tho ferry. Set on the southern bank of the Hau River, it’s known for its network of canals and nearby floating markets. We go out for dinner at a local river view restaurant.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Cycling Distance: ~65km / 40mi*

Day 9: Ho Chi Minh City

Experience early morning Cai Rang floating market on a boat ride and later ride to Phong Dien floating market. Life here is brimming with hustle and bustle of local vendors selling agricultural produce, household and working tools, and various other products including some awesome Vietnamese food.

Later shuttle to Saigon for an extension here or for your onward flight.

We aim to reach HCM (Saigon) by 16:00hrs and will drop you at your hotel in Saigon or airport. It’s good to book your onward flight for 17:00hrs onwards.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Cycling Distance: ~30km / 18mi*

*with shuttle – transfers


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