Cycling 5D/4N; HCM - Can Tho - Cao Lanh - Chau Doc - Ha Tien

 Tour code



 5 days/ 4 nights

 No. of cycling days

 4full days and a half


  240 - 280 km

 Minimum ages to ride


 Group size

 Mi: 02 - Max: 04 

 Tour meets

 in HCM 

 Tour ends

 at Bai Vong dock, Phu Quoc

 Road surface

 Mixed dirty track, concrete path and country back roads

 What's included

 What's not included

-  Private A/C vehicle takes up all cyclists and luggage

- Personal travel insurance

- Truck to carry all bikes and spare bikes, tool kits

- Single accommodation

- New Giant MTB, wheel size: 27.5" hydraulic brakes

- Other personal expenses

- Helmets, new bottles of water

- Drinks are not included with any meal

- All entrance fees and boat rides


- High speed boat to Phu Quoc Island


- All ferry tickets in countryside


- B = 4 Breakfasts, L = 4 Lunches, D = 3 Dinners


- Daily cold water, snack, fresh fruits and facial tissues


- 4 nights: double room and twin share


- Experienced English speaking bike guides


- Pick up at hotels & drop off at Bai Vong dock







 Day 01

 HCM- Cai Be - Vinh Long - Can Tho

 Cycling + transfer

 25 - 45 km 


 Day 02

 Can Tho - Sadec - Cao Lanh

 Cycling + transfer

 30 - 80 km 


 Day 03

 Cao Lanh - My Luong - Chau Doc

 Cycling + transfer

30 - 70 km 


Day 04

 Chau Doc- Tra Su- Ba Chuc- HaTien

 Cycling + tranfser

30 - 80 km 


 Day 05 

 Ha Tien - Phu Quoc Island

 Super Dong boat



Day 1: Saigon - Cai Be - Vinh Long - Can Tho 
Our guide will pick up you at your hotel in the morning and transport you for 2 1/2 hours to rural District of My Tho. The cycle ride begins in countryside of Cay Lay Dist, where you will cycle 20 km on small single track trails, and travel country roads through fruit orchards in the rural areas by the Mekong River. Stop for lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, we will take a local ferry to Dong Phu village then we continue riding on paths through this Island to the main branch of Upper River, Co Chien River. Have another ferry crossing to Vinh Long town where your driver and van are standby. Have a short transfer to Can Tho in the late afternoon.

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

Day 2: Can Tho - Sadec - Cao Lanh city
A 30 minutes motor boat ride taking the fish market and many houses on stilts along the river bank to Cai Rang floating market. You will have the opportunity to watch the largest and busiest floating market in the Mekong Delta. Take a morning ride to Sadec and explore on footpaths through lush green rice fields, sweet potato plantations and a huge network of small manmade canals. On arrival in the old Sadec town at noon time, visit the Huynh Thuy Le's ancient house which is well-known from the movie "The Lover" from getting published. Your lunch will be served in this house before you continue cycling through a huge flower garden and brick factories to Cao Lanh city in the late afternoon.

  • 30 - 65km, easy/moderate
  • Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Day 3: Cao Lanh - Cho Moi - Chau Doc 
Begin your bike ride today with exploring beautiful countryside roads through mango orchards, small villages and local market. Spending your pleasure time to pedal to and stop at Monastery, which was built 120 years ago by the French. This is the first Monastery building site in Indochina, established in 1874. Spending 30 minutes to walk around admire the colonial building style in the area, get back to your bike and continue explore the untouched places all the way to Chau Doc border town.

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

Day 4: Chau Doc - Tri Ton - Ha Tien
Enjoy morning ride on trails to Tra Su nature reserve forest and it is also bird sanctuary, You will experience boat rowing, trekking into cajuput trees, wetlands that attract a great variety of birds including storks, egrets, cormorants, peafowl and water cocks. Then we continue cycling to Ba Chuc memorial before a transfer to Ha Tien in late afternoon.

  • 30 - 90km, easy/moderate
  • Breakfast/ Lunch

Day 5: Ha Tien - Phu Quoc Island 
We check out hotel for Phu Quoc after your breakfast at the hotel. Super Dong high speed boat will leave at 8:00 am and it takes about an hour and 15 minutes to get to Bai Vong dock, Phu Quoc Island. You should be on boat 30 minutes before the boat ride begins. You will be arrived at the bai Vong dock around 10:20 am. Tour end!

  • High speed boat to Phu Quoc Island
  • Breakfast


Lisa family of 04 from UK

We loved this trip. Mr Lam was really great guide and our driver Loc always helping out, really with drinks and very friendly. we will definitely be referring our friends and will recommend on Trip Advisor when we get home. Thank you so much for an excellent experience. 18 - 19 - 20 - 21 - 22 Mar, 2018

Bo Hansen family from Demark

We are back in Denmark again. We really enjoyed our Vietnam trip. Now we only have The memories. Specially the bicycling tour was fantastic. The guide Viet was excellent. His English was very good. His knowledge of the local areas was great. It was fantastic an fantastic way to be introduced to the Mecong Delta. There was a good mix between biking, sailing, exploring, countryside’s and small villages. Also the driver was very helpful, and overall the tour was arranged so it could be flexible in biking versus sightseeing, this was good. Fantastic to see the local life in the small Villages. Most of the route was narrow roads with little traffic, which we prefer. The last day had a relative long transportation section on normal road with trucks and busses, this is not ideal. Maybe better to change this to an other place with small roads and longer cycling distance. We have been in the Mekong Delta on a car trip 14 years ago where we have seen. The tourist attraction as Sams mountain e.g So we didn’t need to see this. If tourists never have been there before I think they would’ve been happy to see this. Mr Viet was fantastic and it was good the trip was flexible after us. 06 - 07 - 08 - 09 - 10 Jan, 2018

Jesper Nielsen family of 3 from Denmark

The trip was very good indeed. It lived up to alll our expectations and more. Tha choosed some good rutes so that the day to day tours has different contents. Very good. He took very good care of us and was very observant of our needs. So was the driver. Also very good service. The bikes were quite good and very appropriate for the purpose. The hotels were above our expectations and more up-class than we normally use. You could downscale on that part without reducing the value of the tour. The second evening in Cao Lanh we had dinner at the restaurant in the hotel. The food was good but it is a very boring place to eat. Better use an restaurant nearby. Victoria lodge was fantastic! Thanks for showing us that. In all a very good trip. We can only recommend your company. 15 - 16 - 17 - 18 - 19 Nov, 2017 Merry Christmas!

Julian Hewett from UK

Viet was an excellent, always good services and concerned for us. His English was perfect. He was fun of information and always able to answer questions. Overall the trip was superb. Loc was a very careful and good driver, we appreciated that. The only little problem was the height of the saddle of my friend. Maybe more attention should have been paid to that. 04 - 05 - 06 - 07 - 08 Nov, 2017

John & Tina Harper from UK

We have just completed a five-day cycling tour from Ho Chi Minh City to Phu Quoc island. Being extremely seasoned travellers and in our 60’s (i.e. because our age and maturity), we were somewhat anxious about cycling in Vietnam where we have never been before.  Well, it has proved to the best cycling trip we have ever taken! Every detail was meticulously planned and executed so that nothing was left to chance. The van was always there to meet us, where and when was pre-arranged.  The cycles were first class and having accidentally left our gel saddle covers at home, the company obliged with another pair. Nothing was too much trouble for this company and its staff. The scenery was spectacular.  By covering most of the 200 k on small back-roads no more than 3 metres wide, we hardly encountered a four-wheeled vehicle and consequently were able to pass through an unending stream of local family and business life with every turn of a corner and traverse of one of the hundreds of bridges.  Dat (our guide) took us to see bricks being made in the same way as probably for 100 years. We saw the most beautiful lacquer products being manufactured, all mostly by hand. We saw and tasted varieties of fish, fruit and vegetables that even our fairly experiences palates had never met before. The five hotels at which we were booked into were all highly acceptable and two of them were as good as any we have ever stayed in. If only we could have lingered longer! On the one hand, we wish the trip could have gone on for another week, exploring Cambodia and other parts of Vietnam.  On the other hand alas, our aching bodies would have probably cried out for mercy if we had chosen to go much further, but they will recover soon whilst the memories will last forever! Thank you so much Mr Van, Dat (the exceptional guide) and Loc (the utterly reliable driver). This tour company is highly recommended by us for those of you who want to experience by bicycle the real Vietnam and its’ beautiful people.   John and Tina, Cyprus   04 - 05 - 06 - 07 - 08 December, 2017

Patrick Swift party from UK

Brilliant trip! Throughly enjoyed it. Dat was our excellent guide and I would recommend him to everyone. We was not have experienced true Vietnamese if we have taken a one day trip from HCMC or if we had stopped at age we towns, taken a boat trip. This trip showed us how people live, different culture belief, people in their daily lives. Beautiful landscapes and wonderful people. The truly memorial experience showed with excellent guide. 21 - 22 - 23 - 24 - 25 Dec, 2015

Isabelle et Claude from France

Hello Mr Van the man I sent yesterday our note on Trip Advisor ( excellent of course ). I wrote it in French so that it may bring new bikers from french countries. It also is easier for us to express our deepest gratitude in French. So many moments filled with peacefullness and beauty are now part of our memory. Thank you for joining us those two days. Your sharp awareness for details made the journey a little more special. We are now planning a short stretch to Phnom Penh, as you know. Thanks to Ms Quang for the arrangment. By the way, we think she would be a great guide!!! May Vietnambackroads lead you into your furthest dreams, best regards. Feb 6th-10th 2014 Isabelle et Claude

Lisa & Peter "theoggies"

I just wanted to drop you a note to let you know we had a fantastic time on our recent cycle tour of the Mekong Delta region with Vietnam Backroads. Both you & Dat were fantastic guides and made the trip a memorable one. We are more than happy to blog our experience / feedback on your web site and that of LonelyPlanet and TripAdvisor in the coming weeks. We would have no hesitation in recommending your company to other travelers or travelling with you again in the future. In fact we are already contemplating returning next Jan with our teenage daughters. Thanks also for providing the Backroads cycle jerseys and shorts. We had intended to pay for them as a souvenir of the trip, we didn't expect them for free. You are very kind. We will wear them regularly at home and take every opportunity to promote your company to others considering a cycle tour in Vietnam. 14 - 15 - 16 - 17 - 18 Jan 2014 Yours sincerely, Lisa & Peter

Adam Harrison From Britain

Hey guys- here is my review of the trip, please feel free to publish it on your website. I'll also be sure to publish it on and anywhere else that might be helpful to you. Here it is- 'My wife and I chose the 5 day tour across the Mekong Delta. We had hoped to get to know the 'real Vietnam' and knew that by cycling, we had a good chance of getting to more out of reach places. My expectations were already high for the tour but somehow it managed to far exceed those expectations in what turned out to be a journey we'll remember for the rest of our lives. Firstly, I need to assure whoever may be reading this that Vietnam Backroads as a company is one of a kind. Van pioneered this way of exploring the delta and his routing is just perfect, balancing every aspect of country life day by day with a journey that slowly but surely continues to surprise the rider. Trustworthy and professional, have no doubts about booking a tour with them. Further to this, it is well worth mentioning that the 'service' elements to the trip are also excellent. My wife and I had our own air conditioned support vehicle, standing by and transferring luggage and supplies out of sight but only ever a short ride away. We also had the luxury of having all minor costs including ferry fares, fruit, lunch, dinner and hotels completely taken care of, something that allowed us to completely relax and fully absorb the experience. Whilst on the bikes we had expert knowledge at our disposal from our wonderful guide Loc, who would always let us decide how far we'd like to go that day, customising the experience to suit both me (a regular rider) and my wife (someone who only rides occasionally). The pace was never dictated and photos or stops were always accommodated. The paths were usually completely car free and the flat delta made for very smooth riding. The experience took in more than just cycling too... we were taken on private boats to floating markets, explored mangroves and discovered Temples and history of all kinds along the way. Meeting the wonderful people is something i'll never forget, they are naturally joyful and are openly kind wherever you happen to stop. I can still hear the kids running out to yell 'Hello!' wherever we went! The Hotels were great, naturally some were better than others but only ever where the city or town didn't accommodate as many tourists- a minor cost well worth paying in exchange for the adventure of straying from the beaten track. In summary, we had an amazing time. We ate multiple courses of wonderful food, were expertly guided wherever we went, saw places I'd never have imagined and had every comfort taken care of in a land where we were greeted with smiles and hospitality from everyone we passed by. If you are considering a trip and are not sure, just book it. You won't regret it, and whilst I am certain that all the guides are great, be sure to request 'Loc' for your trip, his kindness, knowledge and service go far beyond any guide that I have ever experienced. Book now before the secret is out!' Adam and Jeanne. December 4, 2013

Natalie Whitty family from UK

Hi Vietnam Backroads team, This was a wonderful experience which enabled us to see Vietnam in a way we never could have alone. Dat was an intelligent, diligent, caring, truly fantastic guide. Thank you thank you thank you! Natalie Whitty, Thank you for a fantastic trip. Dat an Cuong looked after us both very well and I feel like I have seen a lot of Vietnam that would not have been accessible to me otherwise. I will certainly recommend Vietnam Backroads to my friends. Dat has been a excellent host throughout. Thank you and I hope to come back soon! Nov 1st - 5th, 2013

Ulrike party from Germany

Thanks for organizing a wonderful 5 days bike trip from Saigon to Phu Quoc. we wish you have a happy and successful new year. Hope you joined a big party with all of your family members and friends. Biking from Saigon to Sadec. 14 April 2011

Thomas Naisby and Rebecca O'Rourke

Hi Vietnam Backroads team, As we are budget travellers this trip was a big cost for us but we had an excellent time so very glad we did it. We were never pressured in tipping or buying things and snacks/drinks were provided whenever we felt like it which was a good touch. Guide was great fun and made the trip more enjoyable. Dinner was also very good. Very friendly guide. The journey was just challenging. Minivan' diver always providing enough water, snacks. The trip to experience the Mekong Delta was very accommodating to our needs. Ms Quang in the office in Saigon was so nice and helpful too.

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