Vietnam Family Bike Tour

  • Ride through the interior trails of Mekong Delta and live the life around it.
  • A land full of copious experiences like great food, hearty smiles and pristine landscapes.

Enjoy the best of Mekong on this spectacular ride through the beautiful countryside of Mekong Delta. The life here is brimming with fulness of fish farming, coconut plantations, paddy fields and we make sure that you experience plenty of this. The terrain is absolutely flat and we get to share interior narrow trails with local people either riding typical french bikes or 2-wheelers and criss-cross the rivers in local ferries. The amazing stops along the way such as coconut candy factory,  and anecdotes shared by our local guide only complements the ride further. The region here is epitome of slow life and the only way to experience this is on your bike!

Quick Facts

  • Duration

    7 days / 6 nights

  • Price

    From $1,495 pp dbl. occ.
    The price is indicative and may vary due to size of group, accommodation, time of year you travel

  • Hotels

    Casual Inns

  • Riding Style

    Easy Rider

Group Departures

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ITINERARY

Brief Itinerary

DayPlaceCasual InnsDuration~ Cycling Distance
1SaigonCinnamon Boutique
1
2Ben TreBen Tre Riverside130km / 18mi
3 – 4Can ThoTTC Premium230km / 18mi
25km / 15mi
5 – 6Hoi AnHoi An Travel Lodge230km / 18mi
30km / 18mi
7Departure

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Saigon – Arrival & Walking Tour

The morning is free for you to explore the city. Post-lunch, 2:00pm, our guide meets you at your hotel for a walking tour to explore some of the most popular sites (Ben Thanh Market, Saigon Opera House, Continental Hotel, The Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral and Post Office, The War Remnants Museum). This walking tour gives an excellent introduction to the city’s history and provide you with plenty of opportunities to soak up the unique mix of chaos and tranquility that is modern-day Saigon. We convene tonight to celebrate the start of our awesome journey on a bike.

Meals: Dinner

Day 2: Ben Tre

Our guide meets you at your hotel at 8am.

A short shuttle transfer brings us to Long An province, outskirts of Saigon. Ride along 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: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance cycled: ~ 30km / 18mi

Day 3: Can Tho

It’s a gorgeous ride today through the interior parts of Mekong Delta as we try to ride all the way to Can Tho. Set on the southern bank of the Hau River, it’s known for its network of canals and nearby floating markets.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance cycled: ~ 30km / 42mi

Day 4: Can Tho

Experience early morning Cai Rang floating market on a boat ride and later ride to Phong Dien floating market. Weave through teeming early morning market bustle along the banks of an active riverfront. Absorb the sights of the endless cottage industries, timber merchants, coconuts shredders, small dock loading/unloading rice, and tiny vibrant markets. Continue by bike on the narrow lane and loop round to the main road.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Distance cycled: ~ 25km / 15mi

Day 5: Hoi An

Take an early morning flight and arrive at Hoi An.

Our guide meets you post-lunch and cover some classic highlights of Hoi An.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Distance cycled: ~ 25km / 15mi

Day 6: Hoi An 

Ride along the Thu Bon River through shrimp and coconut farms where the VC lived during American War towards Cua Dai beach. From here we get on a local ferry for a short ride to Duy Hai Fishing Village (island). A short distance away is the lovely town of Thuan Tinh, set among rice fields and coconut groves. Visit a strawberry garden, and sample strawberry tea and perhaps buy some homemade strawberry wine. Also, witness live silkworms in various stages of maturity. Later check out Thanh Ha ceramic village and then take an hour boat journey back to Hoi An for lunch here. Spend the rest of the day as you wish – beach, shopping, exploring – whatever!

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Distance cycled: ~ 30km / 18mi*

Day 7: Departure

Please make arrangements as per your onward journey.

Meals: Breakfast

REVIEWS

from our friends

This is the perfect way to dive deep into rural Vietnam. We rode many miles on narrow concrete pathways connecting villages and farms. The ferry crossing were a special treat. Not a car or truck in sight for much of the riding. The route planning was exceptional.

The logistics were perfect. The day flowed smoothly from pick-up to starting the ride to lunch stop to boat ride to demonstration of rice paper making to arrival back at the hotel. My tour guide, An, was superb. He was knowledgeable, confident, easy going. Even the half hour rain delay was an enjoyable stop with the local people.

Beverly W

Three friends did the 3 day Mekong Delta bike ride with Sarane our guide and Lai (hope spelling is right) our driver. It was an amazing experience. Sarane was a fantastic guide, providing lots of local knowledge and Lai was an exceptional driver. The trip was varied, with lots of great biking, boat rides as we crossed the mighty Mekong river and surrounding canals, local markets, wonderfully hospital hosts at the homestay, delicious food cooked along the way at the different cafes, experiencing the floating markets and of course the torrential rain downpour which we managed to bike through unscathed. Bikes were pretty good, don’t forget your bike pants – you’ll need them for three days! Fabulous trip – and well worth it. Thank you Sarane and Lai for making this trip so memorable.

John W

Booking was easy and personal. We thoroughly enjoyed our Mekong Delta experience. Our guide was well informed and guaged our needs and abilities well. His knowledge added greatly to our enjoyment of the trip. We took the home stay option and found the experience of Vietnamese rural life and cooking rewarding. This contrasted pleasingly with the luxury of the modern hotel in Can Tho. The bikes were new and the support van comfortable. The positives were many; the choice of stops for refreshments and lunches, the selected places of interest, the cheerful and helpful disposition of our guide and driver, the attractiveness of the chosen route. The negatives? Nothing really. A good experience with a well organised company which tailored the trip successfully to our needs.

Patrick R

You have seen the Mekong unless you’ve travelled on a bike….AMAZING!

We did a private six adult bike tour with our guide and it was simply superb! The passenger coach was comfortable, clean and our driver excellent…..we felt in good hands at all times….Our guide Phuc was simply exceptional, spoke excellent English…. we would highly recommend him and company. We felt as if we were their family….a wonderful special holiday!

Susan P

We enjoyed the tour in all moments! The provided bikes fitted excellent for us and our tour guide leaded us easily through the small paths in the beautiful landscape. We crossed many small bridges, towns, rice fields and had delicious snacks and lunchtimes every day. The hotels were clean and comfortable. Our driver was always on time and very helpful. He prepared fresh and cold drinking water and was responsible for the bikes. We can really recommend this company and this tour! Be sure that is not our last one with you :-)

Peter K

INSPIRATION FROM THE ROAD