Cycling 4D/3N; HCM - Tra Vinh - Can Tho - Phu Quoc

Tour code VBA: 4D - SGN - PQ Road surfaces Mixed dirty track, concrete path, country back road
Tour lenth 4 days/ 3 nights Cycling distance 150 - 195km
No. of cycling days 3 full days Group size Mi: 02 - Max: 12
Tour meets in HCM Tour ends at Bai Vong dock, Phu Quoc
What's included What's not included

- A/C van takes up cyclists, luggage
- Truck to carry bikes… so on
- 2017 Giant MTB, wheel size: 27.5”, hydraulic brake
- Helmets, new bottles of water, tools kit
- All entrance fees, boat rides
- All ferry tickets in countryside
- B= 3 Breakfasts, L= 3  Lunches, D= 2 Dinners
- Daily cold mineral water, soft drinks
- Daily snacks, fresh fruits, facial tissues
- High speed boat to Phu Quoc
- 3 nights, double & twin rooms
- Experienced English speaking bike guide
- Pick up/drop off at Bai Vong dock

- Personal travel insurance
- Single accommodation
- Other personal expenses
- Drinks are not included with any meal


Day 1: Sai Gon - Tra Vinh 
After you are picked up at the hotel, you will have an hour transfer to rural area of Tan An town to start a morning ride. Our pro-bike guides will help you with checking your bikes with adjusting saddle heights and informing the rules of the roads before we bike to explore vibrant lush green villages, local irrigation network for growing vegetable, ride paddy fields. Lunch will be served in My Tho. In the afternoon, a pleasure of bike ride allows you to take the time to explore and understand local life of Mo Cay rural Dist until you have a ferry crossing to Co Chien River to Tra Vinh city.

  • 25 - 45km, easy/moderate
  • Lunch/ Dinner

Day 2: Tra Vinh – Cau Ke - Can Tho 
It is said that Khmer people and its community began in Mekong Delta as a small fishing villages and inhabited for centuries before the arrival of Vietnamese. In this morning, you will have a chance to meet and communicate with Khmer people at their traditional villages instead of traveling to Cambodia. By this afternoon, continue to explore countryside and have more opportunities to experience the truly unique cycle routes through surroundings of Tra On and Binh Minh before a short transfer to Can Tho city.

  • 30 - 80km, easy/moderate
  • Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Day 3: Can Tho - Rach Gia 
The highlight of sightseeing is boating to the real floating market of Cai Rang. After your boat trip to floating market done, you will get off from boat and continue your adventure of biking to Rach Gia via to Vi Thanh city. You will cycle on narrow paths along natural creeks where you could meet friendly people along country roads, who love to have their picture taken. There are many sampan boat factories along country roads, fishing nets alongside rivers to stop and admire.

  • 30 - 70km, easy/moderate
  • Breakfast/ Lunch

Day 4: Rach Gia - Phu Quoc Island 
All services have well-arranged by Vietnam Backroads such as; a 10 minutes transfer from hotel to the dock of high speed boat, boat tickets and so on. The 8:00 am Super Dong high speed boat will take you 2 hours and half to the Bai Vong dock on Island of Phu Quoc. You should have your own transfer to hotel done by your own plan. Tour End!

  • High speed boat
  • Breakfast

Reviews

Marc and Kathryn from UK

Guide was very helpful and changed routes according to feedback. I loved the routes through the villages. Only criticism is I would have liked to choose my bike. Although I was the correct size for my height. I would have preferred to check before arriving at start point and have a choice of small bike. Every good 3 days! Viet was flexible with our routes and depending on our interest and/or fatigue. The hotels and restaurants reseved by the tour were good. 22 - 23 - 24 - 25 Jan, 2017 Thank you Viet and Cuong.

Louise Wictoria Klinker party from Denmark

Phuc was super, nice, informative and easy guide. We would definitely recommend Vietnam Backroads and your team to family and friends. The food was lovely and too much. We liked that the tour was so flexible to our needs and wishes. Overall, this is one of the best experiences we have had in Vietnam. 03 - 04 - 05 - 06 Jan, 2017

Laura Elizabeth Tooth family from UK

Thang was an excellent guide. We learnt a lot from him. We wouldn't have been able to see the country in the same way without going this trip or learnt about country. So thank you! We had a great 3 days with Thang cycling through Mekong Delta! We tried a lot of new food and met many people who were very happy to share food with us, even some rice wine! 23 - 24 - 25 - 26 Jan, 2016

Lee Howarth from UK

Really enjoyed 4 day trip on the back roads. Cycle distances were great and we had plenty of stop. Dat is an excellent guide, very knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. It been a great way to see some of south Vietnam. Loved the network of paths through the villages. We would never have seen that without Vietnam Backroads. The hotels were very good. The bikes were excellent. Thank you. 8- 9 - 10 -11 Jan 2015

Ylva Werlinder party from Sweden

It was so great and much better than I could ever imagine. There were interesting stories and knowledgeable of Vietnam shared by our guide Thang. It was a fabolous, trip but is was a little expensive. But we would like to go again when we saved enough money. I enjoyed stopping with local people having a good laugh! The food was deliious all the time, it felt like we were on a food tour not only a biking tour but on the second day we were very hungry when we came to the lunch stop. So maybe an extra snack if it takes long way before lunch. Check if the guest are hungry. In general, we really enjoyed this trip a lot and will share this as a memory for a long time. I was a little nervous before since I did not know how if all would work out, but our guide was with us all the time and the stops we made a long the way were all very interesting. Especially to get to know more about local production of rice and see the fields of rice in different stages. I also liked when we stopped to talk to all different women working with crafts along the paths! Great times! Notes: The different website: - Vietnambackroads.com -Vietnamcyclingtours.com - Mekongbiketours.com and webpages which all lead to the same company was very confusing in the beginning. Not only confusing, you get a bit suspicious actually. And when the email about payment came from a totally new person and domain name than the one we have had contact with. We almost thought that there was something wrong. But it all works out then! Maybe you can get PayPal-account or safe payment over the web with credit card? All the best. 19 - 20 - 21 - 22 Dec 2014

Victoria Drummond from UK

Dear Vietnam Backroads, Many thanks for a fantastic trip, I have to say it was one of the best experiences of our whole trip. Thang was an excellent guide - very knowledgeable. The driver was lovely too. I am emailing to ask i could buy a Vietnam Backroads jersey, I saw our guide Thang wearing one. I would like to wear it at my cycling club back in the UK! I am in Saigon for one night staying at Captown hotel tomorrow (22nd November) an sign out 23rd to fly back to the UK. I am Medium size (same as Thang). Would it be possible to get a jersey to the Captown hotel for me? Many thanks. 14th - 17th Nov 2012

Steve and Sadly from UK

Hello Ms Hue I hope you are keeping well. Sadly, I am backing home now after my wonderful holiday in Vietnam. My wife and I very much enjoyed the Vietnam Backroads bicycle tour in the Mekong Delta - in fact it was the highlight of our time in Vietnam. Everything was very well organized and our guide took us to parts of the country that we would never have seen otherwise. To have a chance to get so close to people in the villages and those farming the rice fields was an unforgettable experience, as was the beautiful scenery that we got to enjoy. Our support vehicle and excellent driver were always on hand with drinks and cold towels, which were very welcome after a hot day in the saddle! I would highly recommend Vietnam Backroads to others. Thanks for everything and all the best for the future. 24 - 25 -26 - 27 Mar 2013

Robin Gronoer from US

I took my 13 year old daughter on the trip, and she is not confident cyclist. Van took wonderful care of her, and after the first hour, I was not worried at all. The guides could not have been kinder or more helpful, answering our questions and telling us about the history and culture of Vietnam. It was a fantastic experience. 07 - 08 - 09 - 10 Feb 2012

Florian family from Germany

Dear Miss Hue, Thank you very much for your email. We enjoyed our trip with Vietnam Backroads very much. Thai was an excellent tour guide who provided us with a lot of practical information and interesting facts on living in Vietnam and in the Mekong-Delta. He was very friendly and took really care of us. Our driver was also very friendly and helpful. The restaurants and cafes on our trip were good. We enjoyed the local food and the local culture very much. There are only two small points of criticism: The hotel we stayed during the first night, in Tra Vinh, was unfortunately in a quite run down state. The walls in our room where wet and the bathroom was really not comfortable. Maybe you want to reschedule the trips a little in order to get a better hotel. Finally, I wanted to point out that our tour was advertised as a 4-day trip, however, we were dropped off at the hotel already at Saturday afternoon around 2.30 pm with nothing to do but wait until our speedboat went off the next morning. This was a bit a waste of time since we didn't know what places of interest there are in Rach Gia. So maybe you should either plan a longer biking on the last day or set up some alternative program such as sightseeing. Please understand these critics in constructive way. Overall, we are very happy to have chosen Vietnam Backroads and can fully recommend you to other people. Thank you very much. with best regards, 13 April 2012

Lynda & Rick from Canada

Good Morning Miss Hue, We are in Cambodia for the next 5 days and then our adventure in SE Asia is over. We thoroughly enjoyed our cycling part of the trip with Backroads. We were delighted to get off the busy roads and away from the motorcycles and horns and pollution. The paths we biked were so interesting. The village people and farmers were exceptionally friendly calling out "hello" at every opportunity. The experience totally changed my opinion of the wonderful Vietnamese people. Our guide, Bobby, was exceptional. He worked hard at explaining the sights and answering all our questions. He had a great sense of humour. Our driver was great as well. Although he did not speak English he was always courteous and ready to help. We enjoyed our hotels on the the second and third night. The hotel Cuu Long (I think that was the name) on the first night was very rundown. It was clean but very tired. The meals Bobby set up for us were great. He worked hard to give us a feel for the real Viet Nam. The only part that we would improve upon is a little more cycling, especially on the third day. Bobby explained that there were no back roads to take and he was quite right that the main road would not be fun to cycle. We are avid cyclists and would have prefered to cycle closer to 60 Km a day rather than ride in the van. We will certainly recommend Backroads on Trip Advisor when we return to Canada. Thank you for all your assistance, especially to Van the Man for retrieving our passports and sending them on the bus to Can Tho. We offered to pay Bobby for that service but he refused. It was much appreciated. Sincerely. 12 April 2012

Dejan and Mie from Denmark

We would like to thank you for a great trip. When we think abount our holiday in Vietnam, the cycling trip through the Mekong Delta was one of the best memories! Route was very good and very nice landscapes. The small boats crossing the canals, and small bridges, were very good. Again, thank you for a very nice trip. We felt very comfortable and safe on the entire trip. Biking from Saigon to PhuQuoc Island. 17 April 2011

Richard and Karen from London

Hi Van, The cycle tour my girlfriend and I went on was undoubtedly the highlight of our trip to Vietnam. We had 4 amazing days and got to see. There are many beautiful places and to meet so many of the wonderful People in and around their homes. Van was a wonderful host and knows the paths of the delta like no one else, which means you're immediately off the beaten track and in amongst the locals. Cycling from Saigon to Phu Quoc Island. 04 April 2010

Peter & Malin from Sweden

We went on cycling tour in Mekong Delta by Vietnam Backroads. Van tailored-made a 4 days trip, from Saigon to Phu Quoc Island. Then we had an another week on beaches in Phu Quoc. We loved biking on the trails of the Mekong Delta and really enjoyed our trip very much. Thanks Van. 24 April 2010

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