Tourists at Angkor Wat in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Photo via Flickr:Xiquinho Silva

Buddha statues at Wat Mahathat, Bangkok, Thailand. Photo via Flickr:telmo32
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Saigon to Bangkok Bike Tour

Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand Bike Tours

Bike Southeast Asia

  • This bike tour in Southeast Asia explores three fascinating countries: Vietnam, Cambodia, and Thailand. Beginning in Ho Chi Minh City, formerly ​Saigon, this adventure then leads into the "water world" of the Mekong Delta, Viet Nam's rice bowl, a unique, lush, agricultural wonderland. Although it is a densely populated area, you will cycle quiet back roads lined with coconut trees and bamboo, passing lotus flower ponds. A serene beauty awaits.

    You enter Cambodia by boat, en route to Phnom Penh, on one of Asia's great rivers, the Mekong. In the final stage of this adventure, you cross into Thailand at a small immigration point nestled in the mountains. Cycling a short cut then to the main road, you are then transferred to the beach to enjoy a much needed rest.

    Combining three countries together in one tour gives great insight into Southeast Asia, its culture, its scenery and its wonderful and friendly people.

    Additional hightlights:

    • Siem Reap
    • Faded colonial city of Battambang
    • Temples of Kampong Thom
    • Angkor

    If this trip isn't quite your speed, check out all of our bike tours in Vietnam.

  • Price: £ 2327 $ 5,158 2739 $ 4127 NOK 25792 kr 23808 $ 3,095

    Single supplement: £ 395 $ 875 465 $ 700 NOK 4375 kr 4038 $ 525

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    Rates are per person based on double occupancy.

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  • Travel

    Fly to Saigon Airport (SGN)

    Local Travel

    Taxi from the Airport to Saigon city which costs about $10 to $15 each way. A private transfer can be arranged. Prices depend on the number of passengers.


    Please check local conditions before arrival. A good website to use for average high/low temperatures and average rainfall is


    All nationalities require a valid passport for entry into all three countries. Please ensure your passport is valid for at least 6 months beyond the duration of your stay in the country

    Vietnam: Most  nationalities require a visa in advance, (please ensure your passport is valid for at least 6 months from date of entry) and check if your nationality is exempt from visa requirement. For 46 nationalities, including Australians, Canadians and Americans, an e-visa can be obtained. This must be applied for and received before departure to Vietnam. To check for the E-visa and tourist fee for single entry and multiple entries please check the Visa fee. You must scan a copy of your photo and passport when applying and get your approval letter of your visa on arrival at international airport of Vietnam. The processing time is 1-3 working days (not including Saturday, Sunday, and Vietnamese holiday). 
    Cambodia: Visas can be obtained easily at any Cambodian Embassy around the world in advance and may avoid potential overcharging at some land crossings. If you do not have time or for some reason it is diffi­cult to get a visa in advance, it is possible to get a visa on arrival at the Vietnam/Cambodian border at a cost of $30 (please also bring two extra passport photos). There may be a small service charge of a few dollars. An e-visa is not valid for overland crossings. We can provide more information upon request.
    Thailand:  If staying less than 30 days, then a visa in advance is not required of European, North American, Australian and many other nationalities. You will need to show proof of an onward flight out of Thailand to be eligible for the visa on arrival. This is strictly enforced.
    Please note: A tourist visa is valid for a single 30 day stay. You must specify your arrival date when applying for a visa and it is from this date that the 30 days will be calculated. Read the visa carefully to make sure that you do not arrive before it begins or stay after it expires.
    If you have any queries or concerns regarding visa issues please do not hesitate to contact us.

Skill Level

This is a moderate guided bike tour. The route requires a reasonable level of fitness. The road surfaces on this tour are mixed. You ride a combination of good quality tarmac, wide dirt tracks, and broken roads that are sometimes badly potholed but easily navigable by bike. The terrain is predominantly flat. Only on a few days do you cover longer distances (90-95 km), so experienced riders will find the distances long enough to challenge them, while less experienced riders are easily able to travel at a more relaxed pace. No off-road riding experience required. A support truck is almost always available to help when required, except on some parts of the very narrow paths of the Vietnam Delta. Tour guides cycle with group and are always present

Where You’ll Stay

Accommodations in 3 star hotels.

What’s Included

  • Overnight accommodations for the duration of the tour
  • Air-conditioned vehicle for transfer and back up as itinerary
  • Snacks, local fruits, and water provided throughout the day when cycling
  • Bicycle rental
  • Cycling English Speaking Guide
  • First aid kit
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B – Breakfast, L – Lunch, D – Dinner)
  • Sightseeing tickets where mentioned in the itinerary
  • Boat fee

What’s Not Included

  • Visa(s) arrangement (Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand)
  • International and domestic flights
  • Meals other than mentioned in itinerary
  • Beverages beyond water
  • Gratuities
  • Bicycle Protection
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal expenditure
  • Any other services not clearly mentioned in the itinerary
Length14 days
From$3095 Rates
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Tour Dates

January 6, January 13, February 24, May 5, June 9, June 30, July 28, August 25, September 29, October 27, November 3, November 24, December 15, and December 29, 2019

*The dates in italics above are guaranteed departure dates!

Day-To-Day Itinerary

Saigon to Bangkok Map

Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City
Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City - Tra Vinh, 41 mi, (65 km)
Day 3: Tra Vinh - Can Tho, 57 mi. (92 km)
Day 4: Can Tho - Chau Doc, 44 mi. (70 km)
Day 5: Chau Doc - Phnom Penh, 16 mi. (25 km)
Day 6: Phnom Penh - Oudong - Kampong Thom
Day 7: Kampong Thom - Siem Reap, 40 mi. (65 km)
Day 8: Angkor temples, 19 mi. (30 km)
Day 9:  Ride to Banteay Srei, 35 mi. (56 km)
Day 10: Siem Reap - Battambang
Day 11: Battambang - Pailin, 59 mi. (95 km)
Day 12: Pailin - Chantaburi, 27 mi. (44 km)
Day 13: Beach day
Day 14: Chantaburi - Bangkok

*All distances are approximate.

Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City
Meet at Northern Hotel, Ho Chi Minh City, the pulse of this emerging country. Here, your guide will give you a briefing of the tour at around 6 pm. You will have an opportunity to test out the bikes before heading to dinner at the enchanting Temple Club Restaurant. Overnight in the Northern Hotel. (D)

Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City - Tra Vinh, 41 mi, (65 km)
After breakfast a transfer of approximately two hours is provided from Ho Chi Minh to Ben Tre, river market and the gateway to the Mekong Delta. Today’s ride leads into the heart of rural Mekong, as you pedal down narrow roads and lanes, past banana plantations and fields of sugarcane. A section of biking is "off road" onto gravel and dirt lanes, weaving through hamlets, across rivers, and through thick vegetation. There is then a final ferry crossing to Tra Vinh, a pretty tree-lined town with many ethnic Khmers. Overnight in Cuu Long Hotel. (B, L, D)
Elevation: +341 m/-339 m

Day 3: Tra Vinh - Can Tho, 57 mi. (92 km)
The route today is peaceful and scenic to Can Tho with much to see along the way from contrasting architectural styles of Khmer homes and temples to the rich and colorful river scenes. Overnight in Ninh Kieu Hotel. (B, L, D)
Elevation: +341 m/-339 m

Day 4: Can Tho - Chau Doc, 44 mi. (70 km)
First on the agenda is the Cai Rang Floating Market before a one hour transfer to the start of the day's cycling. Once more the scenery is diverse. From Tri Ton the terrain starts to gently undulate and mountains begin to loom as you ride closer and closer to Chau Doc. The presence of Thot Not trees indicates the growing proximity to Cambodia. Here the  local people speak Vietnamese as their second language. A somber site, the Killing Fields of Vietnam at Ba Chuc is included in the agenda. It is here that Pol Pot’s regime massacred over 3,000 Vietnamese in 1978. The cycling continues with a loop around Ba Chuc along the border and then to Chau Doc along incredible country roads. Those with energy to spare can climb Sam Mountain for the sunset! Overnight in Chau Po Hotel. (B, L, D)
Elevation: +365 m/-367 m

Day 5: Chau Doc - Phnom Penh
Cruise up the Mekong River to Phnom Penh from our overnight stopping place Chau Doc. We get a chance to rest our legs as we see many scenes of local daily life along side one Asia’s great rivers. As we head into Cambodia we stop at the capital Phnom Penh before heading north to cycle among 1000 years of Khmer history. In the afternoon we will visit Tuol Sleng Prison (S21) and the Killing Fields to learn about Cambodia's turbulent past under the Khmer Rouge regime. Overnight in Frangipani Royal Palace Hotel. (B, L, D)

Day 6: Phnom Penh - Oudong - Kampong Thom
The bike begins later in the day giving you time to explore Phnom Penh. A 30 minute transfer takes you to the start of the tour.  Cycle towards Cambodia's former capital, Oudong. The 400-plus steps to the top will get the legs a good workout but the view is worth it! This ride gives you the chance to see rural Cambodia, stilted houses, rice paddies, ox carts, waving children, and of course the friendly Khmer people. After today's ride, you'll be transferred to Kampong Thom (approx 3 - 4 hours). Overnight in Sambor Village. (B, L, D)
Elevation: +83 m/-77 m

Day 7: Kampong Thom - Siem Reap, 40 mi. (65 km)
The day begins with a short transfer to the ancient temple site of Sambor Prey Kuk. This temple site was constructed in the 7th century and functioned as the capital of the Chenla Empire. After a guided tour through the templeshave, a short transfer takes you to the small town of Damdek , where you will unload the bikes and begin cycling toward Siem Reap for 65 km.  Overnight in Steung Siem Reap Hotel. (B, L, D)
Elevation: +197 m/-194 m

Day 8: Angkor temples, 19 mi. (30 km)
Pedaling en route to Ta Prohm, famous from the film Tomb Raider, and deliberately left by French conservationists in the same condition as it was discovered, once again, you are surrounded by an unique landscape. Overgrown by strangler fig and silk-cotton trees, the surroundings give the temple a mystical and romantic appeal. Continuing on to Angkor Thom, Bayon temple, and the Terrace of the Elephants, the journey continues. Lunch will be enjoys at the Angkor Café before exploring the biggest religious Hindu edifice in the world, Angkor Wat. Considered the masterpiece of Khmer architecture, this Vishnuite temple is the King’s funerary temple, which is why the temple is orientated to the West. Inside the temple, the walls are covered by carvings depicting Hindu mythology and the wars that Suryavarman II fought during his reign. After visiting these magnificent temples, the final 7 km is completed to Siem Reap. Overnight in Steung Siem Reap Hotel. (B, L, D)
Elevation: +190 m/-190 m

Day 9:  Ride to Banteay Srei, 35 mi. (56 km)
This day begins pedaling through rural countryside to the famous temple of Banteay Srei which has the best preserved bas- relief and other stone carvings in Cambodia. The temple is small in size but of huge significance in understanding the Angkorian Era. From here, once again on rural roads with a break for lunch, destination is Kbal Spean, also known as the Valley of 1000 Lingas. A moderate 3 km trek is on the agenda, uphill through the jungle to a river bed with submersed carvings and a beautiful waterfall (in rainy season only). Return to Siem Reap by vehicle. Dinner is at your leisure. Overnight in Steung Siem Reap Hotel. (B, L)
Elevation: +239/-184 m

Day 10: Siem Reap - Battambang
Today you'll take a rest from cycling and transfer across Tonle Sap by boat. Along the way you'll see the local people going about their daily lives and perhaps if you're luck, spot some wildlife on the banks. During the end of the dry season, lake levels may be too low to allow boat passage to Battambang. In this case, a van takes you to Battambang. Overnight in Steung Sangke Hotel. (B, L, D)

Day 11: Battambang - Pailin, 59 mi. (95 km)
Today you depart for Pailin, cycling directly from the hotel. This is the toughest day as the road in sections is in poor condition and bumpy (in dry season can get dusty) but the scenery is the most impressive as you head towards Thailand. The road undulates as you get closer to Pailin but there is nothing too steep or long. You will cycle through stunning countryside area where farms and local villages can be seen along the way and really get a feeling of riding into unchartered territory. Overnight in Memoria Palace. (B, L, D)
Elevation: +625 m/-433 m

Day 12: Pailin - Chantaburi, 27 mi. (44 km)
A quiet rural crossing used mainly by local traders leads to the border crossing to complete all the immigration formalities, followed by a ride through the Thai countryside and then, by transfer, to the beach! Lunch en route in Chantaburi. Overnight in Chanchalao Beach Resort. (B, L, D)
Elevation: +376/-365 m

Day 13: Chantaburi - Laem Mae Phim, 40 mi. (65 km)
Today is a flat and easy ride through mangroves, shrimp farms and along the coast. Overnight at a very local Thai beach. Enjoy a free afternoon to go for a swim or a walk on the sand. Overnight at Aksorn Rayong. (B, L, D)
Elevation: +251 m/- 245 m

Day 14: Laem Mae Phim - Bangkok
The morning is free to enjoy the beach before heading back to Bangkok. Arrival back in Bangkok at approximately 3 pm. Ask about an extension to the beach or Koh Samet. (B)

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Tour Reviews

  • Paula Sweeney Fletcher 4 years ago     Verified Reviewer

    My husband and I were very happy and pleased with the overall experience. We were particularly pleased with the professionalism and the attentiveness of our guides. In ranking our guides we would rank Thailand first, then Vietnam and then Cambodia in third place. We were a group of 15 people and for the most part compatible. The ride was challenging but that was what we wanted and the guides took our suggestions into consideration. We thought the experience was well planned with a good mix of sight seeing good local dinners and snacks and history of the places we visited.

  • Paula Sweeney Fletcher 4 years ago     Verified Reviewer

    We have just returned from the Saigon Bangkok cycling trip. It was a great adventure. They were some difference in , staffing and resources in each country. Overall we were very pleased, we will elaborate with Spice Road as well, in a day or so when we have caught up on our sleep. Tripsite was very helpful in making sure all our request where met in preparing for the trip. This was my 3 red Tripsite holiday and will not be the last.

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