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Cycling Mekong To Angkor Wat – 10 Powerful Days Biking 2 Countries

Nowadays, Vietnam bike tours are favored by both locals and foreigners, thanks to their reasonable cost and great chances of admiring Vietnam’s landscapes. 

Cycling Mekong to Angkor Wat is one of the most popular cycling trips as travelers love the feeling of being overwhelmed by the gorgeous beauty of the natural settings while taking a ride. During this trip, travelers can also broaden their social networking by positively befriending along the road. 

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CYcling Mekong to Angkor Wat

Below is the detailed tour itinerary for you to follow if you begin this marvelous journey.

Cycling Mekong To Angkor Wat: Cycling Itinerary In 10 Days

Departing from Ho Chi Minh City, we descend to My Tho before setting our way to Can Tho. Our cycling to Angkor Wat from Mekong delta trip will continue on the road to Angkor Wat temple. Here, you can admire historical buildings and churches, symbolizing the richness of Cambodian culture. 

During these ten days, numerous stunning tourist attractions along the way, namely the Cai Rang floating market, the pinnacle of Angkor Wat, and the Terrace of Elephants, are awaiting for your exploration. 

Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City Arrival

The cycling trip starts from Ho Chi Minh City or “the pearl of the Far East”. The distinctive signature of this busy city is its fast-paced lifestyle, strikingly contrasted with ordinary countryside sights, namely noodle stalls or paddle fields. 

Elegant restaurants and exclusive bar clubs are famous tourism hotspots when you come to this mesmerizing city. You can also visit the sleek cathedral, or the French colonial buildings, which recall a miserable war period in Vietnamese history.

Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City – Cai Be Cycle Tour

After having breakfast at the hotel, we will head off to My tho. Our first stop is Cai Be village, especially well-known for the Cai Be market. During this trip, you will have a comprehensive picture of people’s daily lives. 

Besides, you can also join some activities with locals by feeding the cattle, picking up ripe fruits, or herding buffaloes on the farming land. The atmosphere and enjoyable activities will offer you an ideal respite from stress and mental tiredness.

Day 3: Cai Be – Ben Tre – Tra Vinh Bike Tour

From My Tho, we cycle to Cho Lach through the local school, markets, and vegetable gardens. Although the road is quite dirty, as it is made of soil and mud, you can also chill out by feeling the pleasant fragrance giving off from surrounding flowers.

You may also spot the quaint village life along the course when farmers have to cultivate rice seeds on the field. This picturesque countryside sight will peace your mind and let your soul heal. Then, you catch a ferry taking you to Tra Vinh.

Day 4: Tra Vinh – Can Tho Biking Tour

Tra Vinh is a seaside province, but its local beaches are not popular, as they are dirty and uncared for by the provincial authority. You can stand a good chance of interacting with native Khmer tribes on a cycle route. They are friendly and hospitable to tourists.

You will stop at some hamlets to recuperate and enjoy a delicious meal before heading to Can Tho in the afternoon.

Day 5: Can Tho – Cao Lanh Cycle Trip

After having a fantastic night at the hotel, we will continue our cycling trip, and our next stop is the Cai Rang floating market. All trading activities are performed on the river, and even local daily life also happens on stilts or boats, creating a unique signature of this largest wholesale river market.

Afterward, we will say goodbye to Can Tho city and start our journey to Sadec, which has Huynh Thuy Le’s house, a familiar location in the movie “The Lover”.

Day 6: Cao Lanh – Chau Doc Cycle Tour

Arriving at Cao Lanh, we will visit the endless farmland abandoned before 1975 with boundless paddy fields and greenery grasslands.

Then, we will enjoy a coffee break before riding to Ba Chuc, the killing fields near Cambodia’s border, which witnesses the horrible effects of the red Khmer war. After lunch, we will set our way to Chau Doc and stay the last night in Vietnam.

Day 7: Chau Doc – Phnom Penh Bike Tour

Leaving Chau Doc, our journey will start with exploring Cambodia. Phnom Penh capital is our first destination, and to reach there, we must take a boat. 

Alongside the Mekong river bank, you can spot many marine creatures, such as freshwater fish, crabs, and even sweet snails. When arriving at Phnom Penh, you are free to explore the capital city by yourself. Enjoy it! 

Day 8: Phnom Penh – Siem Reap Cycling Tour

Having experienced a relaxing night at the hotel, we will transfer to Kampong Thom, rural countryside in Cambodia. You can have great opportunities to learn more about Cambodians’ lives and daily activities.

Leaving Kampong Thom, we will ride passing corn fields and small tribe villages before descending to Siem Reap in the evening.

Day 9: Siem Reap – Banteay Srei – Siem Reap Biking Tour

Our next destination is Banteay Srei temple, a popular choice for visitors on the tourism track. Intricate carvings combined with the unique style make it one of the most famous religious spots.

We entail Banteay Srei in the tour itinerary because it is near Angkor Wat, attracting just a few travelers. So this site can be a refreshing change away from the crowds.

Day 10: Explore Angkor Wat by Bike 

Our final stop is Angkor Wat temple, a perfect fusion of religion and architecture and a source of pride for all Cambodians. Arriving here, you can also learn the history and unravel some mysteries surrounding this magnificent complex.

It is a misery if you don’t visit other nearby temples, such as Angkor Thom, the Bayon, the Terrace of the Elephants, etc. Free to explore and take lots of selfie pictures before the sunset when we have to drive back to Vietnam. 


Hopefully, you will get the necessary information about the Cycling Mekong to Angkor Wat tour after reading this helpful article. You will definitely enjoy the rush of adrenaline and excitement during this unforgettable trip.

Book and enjoy a wonderful biking trip now. Don’t miss this excellent chance. We won’t let you down. Thank you for reading!

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