VIETNAM – Chau Doc – Cycling Tour in the Countryside

Theme

Classic, Family

Country - City

Vietnam - Chau Doc

Market segment

Groups, Thematic Leisure

Price Level

$$

Level of difficulties

LEVEL 1

Max pax

30

Seasonality

All Year Round (except raining season in the South May-Sep)

Arrival city

Chau Doc

Departure city

Chau Doc

Description

This activity offers travelers the rewarding experience of cycling in the Mekong Delta through peaceful rice fields. Chau Doc’s beautiful rice fields are easy to discover by cycling along small roads with light-traffic, occasionally seeing lotus fields, water buffaloes and hundreds of ducks!

Selling points

  • Cycle in the beautiful rice fields of Chau Doc
  • Explore the countryside following small paths with little or no traffic
  • Flexible itinerary and easy to include during the morning or afternoon in Chau Doc

 

 

Time And Transportation

  • Pick-up time from the hotel is from 08:00 or 14:30

Duration

2 options:

  • 7 kilometers
  • 15 kilometers

Min pax

1

Max pax

30

How to sell it

  • Suitable for Leisure guest profile
  • For guests who love the countryside and an authentic atmosphere
  • Perfect to discover the rice fields of the Mekong Delta – Chau Doc has some of the biggest rice fields you can see in the Mekong Delta
  • Roads have light traffic and are easy to cycle on, the best itinerary is the 15-kilometer option since you see more of the countryside
  • Great activity to combine with other sightseeing activities in Chau Do – it’s a really different experience from a boat tour, Sam Mountain or Tra Su
  • This program is the most suitable for FIT guests (2-10 persons)
  • Easy to include for clients staying 2 nights in Chau Doc

Why this activity

  • To offer more activities in Chau Doc
  • To offer activities where you meet locals and learn about local life
  • To have cheaper activities
  • This program is suitable for people who like to do cycling in the countryside

Good to combine with

  • River life tour in the morning
  • Tra Su tour in the afternoon

Do not combine with

  • Another cycling tour in Chau Doc City, unless clients indicate clearly

Market suggestion

AUSTRALIA

CANADA

FRANCE

ITALY

SPAIN

PORTUGAL

BENELUX

SCANDINAVIA

CEE

US

GERMANY

BEST FOR FIT

BEST FOR GIT

Competitor comparison

  • The supplier is also B2C

Pros

  • Each stop is well-chosen
  • The road condition is good
  • A great opportunity for guests to learn about the technique of growing rice and lotus
  • Bicycles are safe and comfortable, even for kids

Cons

  • The tour is not amazing but ok
  • Overall the small cycling road is beautiful but not “wow”
  • You need to cross the main road going from Chau Doc to Sam Mountain

Information

Alden Travel has a good English-speaking tour guide only, so Easia’s tour guide should escort guests throughout the whole tour for French and other languages.

Program of the tour:

  • Transfer by car to the parking lot of Alden Travel
  • First stop: Walk on the small road between the rice paddy and lotus fields
  • Keep cycling along the winding village road to the large rice field, stop for fresh air and photos
  • Last stop: At the large lotus pond to hear about how some local products are made from lotus
  • End of the tour: Guests will stop at a local coffee shop to enjoy local coffee or hot lotus tea, a product
    from lotus flowers in the region

Alerts

  • This tour is the one advertised as “COUNTRYSIDE CYCLING” on the “Alden Travel” website
  • Be careful if you offer this tour in rainy season in the south from May to Sep
  • Possible to change the things travelers see on the way (such as the ducks during harvest season, the variety of fruits in the summer season, etc.)

Important information

The road condition may be not good in the rainy season (from May to September), so please do not propose this tour to guests during this period.

Price range

22$ for 1-2 pax; 15$ for 3-9 pax; 14$ from 10 pax

Quotation guideline

Starting from 22$/pax, based on 1 to 2 pax

Inclusion

  • Local guide
  • Bicycles
  • Mineral water and a fresh towel
  • Lotus tea at the coffee shop

Exclusion

  • Car
  • Other beverages
  • Personal expenses and other expenses that are not mentioned in the program

Important notes

  • Give the supplier the Easia guide’s contact information for easier communication during the tour
  • Have another option for this tour in case the booking falls in the rainy season

Contact

ALDEN Travel

Address: Street number 6, 8th quarter, Chau Phu A ward, Chau Doc city

Tel: +84 2966533888/ +84 944955322

Email: info@aldentravel.com

English

Countryside Cycling tour in Chau Doc – 8 kilometers

You will grab your bikes from a small bike park and start your journey on a small road leading to the outskirts of the city. You will then cycle through the countryside, passing through numerous paddy fields. You will stop in several locations, try to cross a monkey bridge, understand how the lotus fields work or simply witness several buffalos resting in a small canal. Along the way you will see some of the largest rice fields in the Mekong delta. At the end of the tour you will stop in a local coffee shop.

Level: 0
Distance & duration: 8 kilometers, 1h 30min

Countryside Cycling tour in Chau Doc – 15 kilometers

You will grab your bikes from a small bike park and start your journey on a small road leading to the outskirts of the city. You will then cycle through the countryside, passing through numerous paddy fields. You will stop in several locations, try to cross a monkey bridge, understand how the lotus fields work or simply witness several buffaloes resting in a small canal. Along the way you will see some of the largest rice fields in the Mekong delta. At the end of the tour you will stop in a local coffee shop.

Level: 1
Distance & duration: 15 kilometers, 2h 30min

French

Excursion à vélo dans la campagne de Chau Doc – 8 kilomètres

Après avoir récupéré vos vélos dans un petit parc à vélos, votre circuit débutera sur une petite route menant vers la périphérie de la ville. Vous roulerez ensuite à travers la campagne, au milieu de nombreuses rizières. Plusieurs haltes sont prévues, afin de tenter de traverser un pont de singe, de comprendre le fonctionnement des champs de lotus ou simplement de regarder les buffles qui se reposent dans un petit canal. En chemin, vous apercevrez des rizières comptant parmi les plus grandes du delta du Mékong. À la fin de l’excursion, un arrêt dans un café local vous permettra de reprendre des forces.

Niveau : 0
Distance et durée : 8 kilomètres – 1h 30min

Excursion à vélo dans la campagne de Chau Doc – 15 kilomètres

Après avoir récupéré vos vélos dans un petit parc à vélos, votre circuit débutera sur une petite route menant vers la périphérie de la ville. Vous roulerez ensuite à travers la campagne, au milieu de nombreuses rizières. Plusieurs haltes sont prévues, afin de tenter de traverser un pont de singe, de comprendre le fonctionnement des champs de lotus ou simplement de regarder les buffles qui se reposent dans un petit canal. En chemin, vous apercevrez des rizières comptant parmi les plus grandes du delta du Mékong. À la fin de l’excursion, un arrêt dans un café local vous permettra de reprendre des forces.

Niveau : 1
Distance et durée : 15 kilomètres – 2h 30min

Italian

In bicicletta nell’entroterra di Chau Doc – 8 chilometri

In un piccolo parcheggio inforcherete le biciclette e imboccherete una stradina che porta alla periferia della città. Attraverserete la campagna ricca di risaie facendo svariate soste, cercherete di attraversare un ponte delle scimmie, scoprirete i campi di loto e assisterete al riposo dei bufali in un piccolo canale. Lungo il percorso scoprirete alcune delle più grandi risaie del Delta del Mekong. L’ultima sosta, alla fine del tour, sarà in un caffè locale.

Livello: 0
Distanza e durata: 8 chilometri – 1h 30min

In bicicletta nell’entroterra di Chau Doc – 15 chilometri

In un piccolo parcheggio inforcherete le biciclette e imboccherete una stradina che porta alla periferia della città. Attraverserete la campagna ricca di risaie facendo svariate soste, cercherete di attraversare un ponte delle scimmie, scoprirete i campi di loto ed assisterete al riposo dei bufali in un piccolo canale. Lungo il percorso scoprirete alcune delle più grandi risaie del Delta del Mekong. L’ultima sosta, alla fine del tour, sarà in un caffè locale.

Livello: 1
Distanza e durata: 15 chilometri – 2h 30min

German

Radtour durch das Land rund um Chau Doc – 8 Kilometer

Sie holen Ihre Fahrräder in einem kleinen Bike Park ab und starten Ihre Tour auf einer kleinen Straße, die an den Stadtrand führt. Anschließend fahren Sie durch ländliche Gegenden mit zahlreichen Reisfeldern. Sie halten mehrmals an, um beispielsweise eine Affenbrücke zu überqueren, zu verstehen, wie die Lotusfelder funktionieren, oder ganz einfach Büffel zu beobachten, die in einem kleinen Kanal ruhen. Unterwegs sehen Sie einige der größten Reisfelder im Mekong-Delta. Zum Ausklang der Tour kehren Sie in einem lokalen Café ein.

Schwierigkeitsgrad: 0
Entfernung & Dauer: 8 Kilometer – 1 Std. 30 Min.

Radtour durch das Land rund um Chau Doc – 15 Kilometer

Sie holen Ihre Fahrräder in einem kleinen Bike Park ab und starten Ihre Tour auf einer kleinen Straße, die an den Stadtrand führt. Anschließend fahren Sie durch ländliche Gegenden mit zahlreichen Reisfeldern. Sie halten mehrmals an, um beispielsweise eine Affenbrücke zu überqueren, zu verstehen, wie die Lotusfelder funktionieren, oder ganz einfach Büffel zu beobachten, die in einem kleinen Kanal ruhen. Unterwegs sehen Sie einige der größten Reisfelder im Mekong-Delta. Zum Ausklang der Tour kehren Sie in einem lokalen Café ein.

Schwierigkeitsgrad: 1
Entfernung & Dauer: 15 Kilometer – 2 Std. 30 Min.