Vietnam Cycling Tour – Cycle the Mekong
Join our small group Vietnam cycling tour from Saigon to Phnom Penh and enjoy the best of this incredibly diverse region of Asia. This 7 night/8 day cycling adventure is suitable for recreational cyclists with cycling distances of around 50kms per day, and also for those that want to explore, learn and discover the food and culture of Vietnam & Cambodia.
Starting in bustling Saigon, we spend a full day discovering the strong coffee culture of Vietnam, as well as the wonderful food markets, before heading toward to Mekong Delta the following day. The Mekong is a brilliant part of Vietnam for cycling. Largely flat, following canals and rivers, and passing the floating markets and daily life of the beautiful and friendly Vietnamese people. We have plenty of time to stop and chat to locals, samples fresh local produce and snap the smiling faces of the adoring children. Read more about the Mekong from Rough Guides.
We catch the floating markets for sunrise and have breakfast brought to you on the water. We visit the noodle factory where you have a chance to make your own noodles. In the late morning we set off and cycle towards the coast and the port town of Rach Gia.
We continue through the Mekong until we reach the Cambodian border. A highlight as we get to explore the ancient Chisaur temple, some 200 years older than Angkor Wat! We cycle most of the way into Phnom Penh, before jumping into our support vehicle for the last busy section into the city for our final night of food and fun.
This Vietnam cycling tour is fully supported with local and western guides, good quality bikes and a support vehicle never far away. Accommodation is comfortable ensuite 3.5/4 star equivalent with 1 night in a more rustic ‘typical’ style accommodation on a river hut in the Mekong Delta.
Food is a highlight on this cycling tour, as we specifically have sourced and included dining venues that showcase the best of the region, in clean & comfortable settings.
Our cycling group is limited to 10 riders which makes for a more intimate, personal cycling tour and gives you the ability to get up close and personal with the people and the places we visit.
Airport transfers are included and are very handy in these busy Asian cities.
Vietnam cycling tour 2018/2019 Dates
2018: Arrive Saigon anytime Wednesday 26th Dec 18 depart Phnom Penh morning Wednesday 2nd Jan
2019: Arrive Saigon anytime Friday 8th Feb 19, depart Phnom Penh morning Friday 15th Feb 19
- Cycle the beautiful, fascinating Mekong Delta along riverside trails and wooden bridges.
- Learn the secrets of Vietnamese food on a private cooking class
- Discover the bustling Asian cities of Saigon and Phnom Penh with a local guide.
- Floating market boat rides, make your own noodles. visit a pepper farm and so much more.
Itinerary at a glance
Day 2: Enjoy a full day with local guides to explore Saigon.
Day 3: Saigon to Ben Tre in the Mekong Delta. Coconut candy factory visit. 55kms
Day 4: Ben Treh to Can Tho. Experience a Mekong river boat ride & night markets. 65kms
Day 5: Can Tho to beautiful seaside Rach Gia, with cooking class & amazing seafood. 56kms
Day 6: Enter Cambodia heading to Takeo via rural villages and food, food, food!
Day 7: Head to Phnom Penh after visiting ancient Chisaur Temple (2oo yrs older than Angkor Wat), with a special dinner inclusion. 78kms.
Day 8: Breakfast, morning Royal Palace or Killing Fields tour. Onward journey and sad farewell to your new friends and the guides.