21.06.2022, 07:29

Bike tours worth experiencing in Ho Chi Minh City

Not only a means of transportation, many people also use bicycles to explore destinations such as the Vam Sat forest, and vegetable fields in District 12… in Ho Chi Minh City.

If you love cycling or like the feeling of leisurely riding a bicycle through the deserted streets on weekends, and discovering familiar destinations in the city, you can refer to the following bicycle tours. Cycling routes from easy to difficult, for beginners or those who are proficient, just ride a bike and enjoy the beautiful scenery, have more health and joy.

Scent of Herbs Bike Tour

This is a tour that takes visitors around the ancient streets of traditional Chinese medicine in Ho Chi Minh City to learn the origin and cure of Eastern medicine. One of the destinations of the tour is Hung Minh Tu Communal House, also known as Hung Minh Pagoda, located on Ly Chieu Hoang Street, District 6, where there have been more than 80 years of free herbal medicine for people.

Coming here, visitors will visit the medicinal garden, learn about precious medicinal plants in the garden, see the process of drying, cutting, loading and unloading drugs, display finished medicinal products… feel the herbal aroma everywhere, relax relaxation, mental relaxation.

The tour program departs from 5:30 am and lasts until 12:30 pm, the total cycling route is about 45 km. Tour price from 150,000 VND/pax including travel insurance, voiceover guide, and personal voiceover player. Expenses such as meals, and bicycles will be self-sufficient.

Bike tours worth experiencing in Ho Chi Minh City
Tourists visit the area cutting herbal medicine at Hung Minh pagoda. Photo: Facebook Saigon Morning Ride

Tour to enjoy the green area of ​​the city

The destination is a different journey, not too famous landscapes and landscapes but through the idyllic lives of people in An Phu Dong, Thanh Loc, Thanh Xuan wards… district 12. This place is famous for growing morning glory and spinach in Ho Chi Minh City. Visitors can ride bicycles in the morning while watching the green patches of the large vegetable-growing area in the suburbs, breathing in the fresh, smoke-free air. In addition, you will also feel the summer atmosphere clearly with rows of red phoenix trees blooming on both sides of the road, gently cycling and stopping to take photos.

This is a moderate route, helping visitors practice their bicycle control skills on small roads. For those who are new to cycling in residential areas, have not tried running on the main road or children under 14 years old are recommended not to participate.

Departure time is at 6 am in District 1 and move to District 12. The cost of participation is 200,000 VND including car, helmet, guide. If you are self-sufficient, you will only pay 100,000 VND and bring a spare car. Food costs along the way will be borne by guests.

Tourists welcome the morning sun on the outskirts of the city. Photo: Scratchy Adventures

Discover Vam Sat – through Tram Chim forest

This is a cycling tour with a length of 120 km, suitable for visitors with previous cycling experience, a challenging tour for those who have cycled 90 km and moderate for guests who can cycle longer arcs. Not suitable for inexperienced guests, pedaling under 90 km and children under 14 years old.

The journey will depart from District 1 to the Can Gio district, the trip lasts from 5:30 to 17:30, taking visitors to explore the Can Gio mangrove biosphere reserve, which is considered the green lung of the city. The road is quite flat, with only some small dirt roads.

Visitors will ride in the direction of the An Thoi Dong ferry towards the Vam Sat tourist area, cycle through the forest to explore the Tram Chim area, and watch birds gather to breed and nest in the forest. At noon, guests will enjoy local specialties such as grilled mudskipper, fish soup with vegetables, seafood, shrimp and crab, saltwater duck…

Tour cost is 350,000 VND if guests rent bicycles including helmets, and 200,000 VND if guests have their own cars. The cost of eating along the way, breakfast, and lunch guests will be self-sufficient with the amount of about 350,000 VND / person.

Tourists cycle through the forest in the Vam Sat tourist area. Photo: Scratchy Adventures