Full day bike tour from Saigon, Vietnam
Escape bustling Saigon with an exciting speedboat ride upriver and into the fertile countryside surrounds, then transfer to bicycles for a guided tour of rural Vietnam and the fascinating Cu Chi tunnels. A great way to see the real Vietnam and a part of its history, with breakfast & lunch provided.
This bike & Boat tour departs from Saigon.

There are two options when it comes to travelling from Saigon to Cu Chi, and this tour begins with the more relaxing, enjoyable and faster method - by boat. The scenery quickly changes from urban to suburban, to rural. Your bikes and cycling guide will be awaiting your arrival near Cu Chi.

Our itinerary takes you through villages and plantations, meeting artisans and locals, before arriving at Cu Chi. The tunnels open to the public are fascinating and just a small sample of the immense network used by the Viet Cong to an unbeatable advantage during the US-Vietnam conflict.

Whilst Saigon is a vibrant and exciting city, it won't be long before you will be craving some quieter, open spaces. This tour gives you that and so much more as we show you the real Vietnam, only a short distance from the largest city. Riding comfortable, impeccably maintained bikes with the guidance of a charming, well spoken local, this trip will take you through peaceful villages, to see agricultural landscapes and the daily life of the Southern Vietnamese people.

Using a luxurious speedboat to reach the Cu Chi area, we cut down on time spent in the van and allow you to see the activity along the banks of the Saigon River.

A visit to the famous Cu Chi tunnels tops off a highly enjoyable day of adventure and provides some historical context to much of what you will see in your time in Vietnam.

Please note: Due to the Annual TET holidays from February 4th to 7th 2019, our day tours from Saigon have a 20% surcharge.

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Tour details

$160 USD

1 day duration

27 km distance

Difficulty: Mild-Moderate

Tour code: GHVY14

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Cu Chi Tunnels Tour - Mekong Delta, Saigon

Cu Chi

Visit one of the Vietnam War's most famous historical sites, the Cu Chi Tunnels. These are just part of an awe inspiring network of tunnels used in war times as bunkers, soldiers quarters, bases and armories. The Cu Chi location has been adapted to make it safe for visitors to take a peek and experience what it must have been like to live in an underground village.

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Quiet Roads

While we take you to see the infamous tunnels of Cu Chi our means of travel is half the fun. We ride the back roads and hidden dirt trails to escape the crowds and bus tourists and to see the real Southern Vietnam.

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Nice Wheels

Quality, well maintained GT mountain bikes with hydraulic disc brakes, water bottle and international standard helmet are provided. These are very capable bikes that are a pleasure to ride and able to carry you in comfort throughout the tour.

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Your Guide

An experienced English speaking, local leader will host you on this trip who is well spoken, very well informed, and charming. Our leaders are often cited as being the main highlight of the tour. We use local leaders who have a passion for their country and are always well informed on topics ranging from history, politics, cuisine and importantly local customs and cultures. Our leaders will take pride in introducing you to every aspect of their country.

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Support Van

This tour is fully supported by an air-conditioned support vehicle so if you need a break from the riding the van is always there to use.

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Great Eats

A light breakfast and delicious lunch are included. Snacks, fruit and clean water are also provided throughout the tour.

Small group cycling tours

2 to 12

This tour is guaranteed for a minimum of just 2 travellers And we limit the group size to only 12 travellers so that you get all the attention you want in an intimate group.

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Kids' Prices

We have a range of kids sized bikes, tag-alongs and child seats so there's no reason to leave the kids at the hotel. And to help families we offer discounts to all children aged 15 years and below: Ages 0 to 4 years - 50% off / Ages 5 to 12 years - 30% off / Ages 13 to 15 years - 10% off

Tour Itinerary

Pickup & Boat
The tour starts with a 7:00-7:30am pickup from your hotel (exact time to be advised when booking). The group assembles at the boat pier, just near Saigon bridge in Binh Thanh District. We then board the comfortable speed boat that takes us up the Saigon River to Cu Chi district. A light breakfast/morning tea is served on the boat and after around an hour on the boat, we set up our bikes and start the ride.

Back Roads Cycling
We ride around 30km through small communities on quiet back roads, trails and paths. Traffic is not something you will need to contend with and the shade of the rubber plantations helps to keep us cool. Along the way, we will see rice paper making and various other village industries as well as people working their fields and tending to livestock. The independence of the bike allows us to stop and chat with locals and to learn a little about their lives.

Lunch & Cu Chi Tunnels
Lunch is had just after midday and once we've had some time to digest, we pedal on just a little further to conclude our ride at the Cu Chi tunnels. We have a guide from the area take us through the tunnels and explain the workings of a tunnel network and what was essentially an underground settlement. The drive back to town in the van takes just over an hour and a half.

We conclude the tour by returning you to your hotel around 4pm.

What's the Riding Like?

Flat terrain

Some dirt trails

27km riding

This ride is predominantly on flat tracks and small roads - there are no hills in the area so anyone who can reasonably ride a bike can do this tour. There are some sections on small dirt trails so first time riders should not choose this tour.

Bookings & Enquiries

Click on the 'Book this tour' button below or at the top of the page to reserve your place on this tour.

Full payment will be taken at the time of booking in Vietnamese Dong (VND). Vietnamese law restricts accepting payment in foreign currency.

This tour operates daily.

Please note: Due to the Annual TET holidays from February 4th to 7th 2019, our day tours from Saigon have a 20% surcharge.

If you wish to book less than 1 day before the tour or if you would like more information please contact our shop For Assistance Phone: +84 946 704 095
Email: cyclevietnam (at) grasshopperadventure.com

We will pick you up from your hotel at the time advised when you book, which will be between 07:00 - 07:30am, so please be sure to have the name, address and phone number of your hotel on hand when booking this tour.

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What our guests tell us...

Just a selection of our great reviews!

Our guide was excellent! Full of energy, very professional, sporty, knowledgable, comfortable to be with, spoke English fluently, friendly and gave us lots of useful information!!! We are absolutely satisfied. Highly recommended!

Marianne OsloFebruary 2019

I would highly recommend this tour. My partner and I really enjoyed riding through the country side and exploring the tunnels. Our guide Dat was fantastic - fun, charismatic and knowledgeable

Maps43477530375Feb 2019

This is a great cycle tour with seamless organisation by the Grasshopper team. The day begins with a speedboat ride from Saigon to the ChuChi tunnels ( this the closest of the tunnels set up for tourists not the tunnels the grasshopper tour goes to) breakfast is available on the boat with cold coffee, soft drinks too. Thank you to Than for a fab day, he was a great guide !!

familyPalmerFebruary 2019

Picked up by van to go to the pier, had a great boat ride to beat the traffic, breakfast provided on the boat and then got to Cuchi around 9:30 am which meant that we got Cuchi before all the tourists got there, which was really good to walk around without the crowds. but because it was super hot and dusty we asked the guide (Phat and Tree) to change the route so we only did 10km instead of 27 km and they were really wonderful and switched everything around so that we saw a rubber plantation and also a rice paper factory. Super fun - bikes were in excellent condition and felt safe entire time, with Tree making sure that as a beginner biker i didn't get run over by on coming traffic! Especially loved the fruit plate and iced towels mini break :) Thank you!!!!!

Janice WFebruary 2019

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