DAY1 HO CHI MINH - BEN TRE – VINH LONG (60KM CYCLING) (L,D)
8:00am you will transfer a couple of hours out of Ho Chi Minh City to my Tho, crossing the Mekong river by the biggest suspension bridge over the Mekong rive. Other side is Ben Tre – the gateway of the Mekong delta. Today’s ride will lead you right into the heart of the rural Mekong. The cycling begins after the bridge journey across the Tien River at My Tho. The route takes you through narrow roads and lanes, past banana plantations, fields of sugar cane, through the lush green landscape of the delta, crossing rivers and canals by numerous, ubiquitous, fascinating ferries. A section of biking cuts off road onto gravel and dirt lanes, and weaves around hamlets, across water channels, and through quiet dense vegetation. This makes for superb biking.
Overnight in Vinh Long island.
DAY2 VINH LONG - CAI BE- CAI LAY – MY THO - SAIGON (50KM CYCLING) (B,L)
After breakfast we cruise on upper Mekong River to visit a nursery garden that hundreds of young trees are waiting to be moved to the gardens. Then keep boating to cross the 2km river width to Cai Be floating market, seeing the local life on the bustle market in early morning. Meanwhile have a look at family-run business producing rice paper - a key ingredient in Vietnamese cuisine, pop rice, popcorn making and coconut candy. We finish a boat trip and take the bikes. Cycling to Cai Lay, along this way covered with gardens of Longan (Dragon eyes). Then keep riding to My Tho. Have lunch. Cycle to visit the ornamental Khmer pagoda of Vinh Trang and continuing to Tam Vu through lush gardens of season fruits. Drive back to Ho Chi Minh City.