Saturday, November 14, 2009


15. November 2009 Ha Tien to Rach Gia / 95 Km / Total 1001km
Today we had an early start. We left at 06:00 our Hotel and had a pleasant ride along various canals until we arrived at 13:30 at Rach Gia.
We passed the first 1000 km.

16. November 2009 Rach Gia to Can To/ 118km / Total 1119km
We left at 07:00 our Hotel and had a pleasant ride along various canals until lunch time. At the restaurant we were told, that we would have another 68 km to do before we would arrive in Can To. Therefore we shortened our lunch and were again on the bicycles for Can To, where we arrived after 17:00 and very tired.

Monica is choosing breakfast

During the ride

17. November 2009 Can To to Vinh Long / 48km / Total 1167km
Heavy breakfast and late start made the only 48 km very hard. After a short ride, we had to cross the Mekong River with a ferry. At lunch time we arrived at Vinh Long. After a good massage and 1,5 hour later, we were recovered from yesterdays long trip.
Ferry to cross the Mekong River

Break at Roadside Coffe

18. November 2009 Vinh Long to Tra Vinh / 66km / Total 1233km
After we fixed the Velo computer from Monicas bicycle, we left our Hotel at 06:00 in the morning. We had a pleasant ride and after 30km had breakfast at a Roadside Restaurant. After lunch time we arrived in Tra Vinh without any problems.
Also in Vietnam anything will be transported by Bicycle

Have some nice frog for dinner?

Roadside coffee shop in Vietnam!

19. November 2009 Tra Vinh to Ben Luc / 101km / Total 1334km
We had to take two times a ferry in order to cross the Mekong River. The first 20 km were in beautiful Mekong jumgle and all at dirt road. Before Ben Tre we had to cross the Mekong again, but this time over a huge bridge. In Ben Tree we had very nice lunch and with the help of some tail wind we did it until Ben Luc which is some 27 km outside of Saigon.

Ferry on the Mekong River

Between Tra Vinh and Ben Tre

Local transport

Bridge over Mekong



  1. Me alegra que esten bien. Los envidio de poder hacer este viaje que suerte la de ustedes. Que lugares màs hermosos que estan conociendo y que aventura hacer todo esto en bici. Besos y cuidense Cathy

  2. que chulada de viaje!! las fotos son geniales...nos alegramos un monton que lo esteis pasando tan bien y que nos mantengais tan bien informados..seremos fans numero uno en vuestro blog!! un besazoo y esperamos vuestra visita a final de anyo en bici o en coche...ana, beat & marc