Ha Tien, a city in Kien Giang province, lies 88 km from Rach Gia city and 350 km from Ho Chi Minh City. It borders Cambodia and boasts a scenic coastline along the Gulf of Thailand. Situated around 30 km from Kep, Ha Tien provides a convenient entry point into Vietnam when traveling to Kep Province. Dive into the Mekong River during this cycling excursion to uncover floating markets, fishing villages, boat rides, fruit orchards, and rice paddies.

Highlights

  • Cycle from Ha Tien to Chau Doc, visit the Sam Mountain Summit, have dinner at a local restaurant.
  • Explore the Chau Giang floating village, cycle to Long Xuyen, enjoy lunch in Can Tho.
  • Visit the Cai Rang floating market, cruise through canals, cycle under the jungle canopy to a Khmer pagoda and end the tour in Saigon.

Whats Included:

  • All accommodation
  • Support provided by an air-conditioned van.
  • Experienced cycling guide included.
  • Mountain bikes (Cannondale, Trek) with water cage and helmet.
  • Lunch at a Vietnamese restaurant during the tour.
  • Water, fruit and snacks provided.
  • Private boat trips and ferry rides included.

Detailed itinerary ideas

  • 1

    We will pick you up at the Xa Xia border checkpoint. Welcome to Vietnam! Everything is set for an adventurous cycling trip. The drive from Ha Tien to your overnight stop in Chau Doc is quite long. Our transfer van will take you on the border belt road N2 to Giang Thanh village. Here, we’ll gather our bikes and cycle through paths, tracks, and fields to Tri Ton (25-40 km). We’ll pause for lunch at a local restaurant before heading to Tra Su Reserve. Enjoy a boat trip to explore the picturesque mangroves and observe rare migratory birds. Returning to our bikes, we’ll cover the last few kilometers (25 km) along country lanes, witnessing local life near Chau Doc border town. If time allows, we’ll take a motorbike taxi to the challenging peak of Sam Mountain to catch the stunning sunset with panoramic views over the Delta and into neighboring Cambodia. You’ll spend the night in town.

  • 2

    Up early for a boat cruise through the vibrant riverside market, experiencing its bustling activity and a feast for the senses with a variety of sounds, colors, and scents. We continue the cruise through the floating village, where numerous fish are farmed under hundreds of shelters along the Bassac River. The ideal way to explore the Long Xuyen quadrilateral region, renowned as the rice basket of the Mekong Delta, is by bike rather than minibus. Today, we begin with an easy bike ride (25-40 km), making stops for photos and breaks along the way. Lunch will be in Long Xuyen city, where our guide will introduce you to more local foods before a short rest on the journey to Can Tho city in our van. Later in the day, as temperatures cool down, we’ll take another bike ride exploring Thot Not, Nong Truong Song Hau, Thoi Lai, and Phong Dien for about three hours (20-40 km). This journey delves deeper into the beautiful and less-touristed areas of the Mekong Delta. Enjoy the evening with free time for a walk along the city quay.

  • 3

    We begin our day with a morning boat trip to explore the vibrant Cai Rang floating market – one of the last remaining authentic floating markets in Asia. The market is bustling with hundreds of boats navigating the river, offering a unique and lively experience. We then continue to cruise along quiet, winding waterways around Can Tho to the local district of Phong Dien. Following this, our van will take us out of the city’s busy traffic, where we will start another pleasant bike ride under the lush green jungle canopy amidst My Hoa pomelo plantations. Here, you will have the opportunity to taste fresh pomelo picked straight from the trees. We’ll continue cycling to Dong Thanh and Ba Cang (30 km), then stop for lunch at Cay Bang restaurant for barbecued meat with broken rice. Afterward, we’ll rest in the van before heading towards Saigon. Our next destination is Long An, renowned for its large red-fleshed dragon fruit plantations and extensive rice fields. Upon arrival, you will hop back on your bikes for a final ride along small, scenic routes lined with dragon fruit farms and rice paddies (15-22 km). Our guide will demonstrate how farmers tend to their dragon fruit farms, providing insight into their agricultural practices. You will also taste fresh fruit straight from the trees and enjoy a peaceful bike ride under the sunset amidst the rice fields and serenaded by the sounds of frogs. Feeling tired but content after a long day exploring the delta, you can unwind with a cool beer and snacks before returning to Saigon. This marks the end of our tour.

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Frequently Asked Questions

TOURING

Experience classic cycle touring style through both well-paved roads and occasional gravel paths, from vibrant cities to the remote areas. Enjoy hotel accommodations each night with conveniences and amenities readily accessible.

ADVENTURE

Get ready for an adventure exploring new cultures by cycling through remote rural areas and bustling cities. Accommodations mostly in hotels with some camping nights. Expect varied terrain with challenging climbs and different road conditions.

EXPEDITION

Embark on a transformative journey. Dive into the challenges of different terrains and lengthy cycling routes while embracing new cultures and languages in less-traveled locations. Roads range from smooth pavement to rough, damaged tracks.

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