Excellent tour with very good guide Phuc. The pace and distance were flexible and he was very attentive to our needs. We were able to stop and take pictures and meet local people including a wedding party. All of the food was excellent, and the Rustic Mekong Home-stay was the best accommodations! So charming! The van and driver was good, safe nice. We wish the seat on the bicycles were more comfortable and better shock absorber for bumps. But we loved the tour and the experience of seeing the Mekong Delta close up. Thank you. 20 - 21 - 22 January 2019
We did 3 day 2 night bike ride through the Delta...it was wonderful. We love our guide. Day one was a lot of riding in concrete paths along country side, rural villages, taking a ferry to island etc. Day 2 was a combination of biking and boat exploration to the floating market. It was a long van ride to Rach Gia where our guide took us to a nice restaurant. In the morning the guide arranged a taxi for us to the docks where we took the boat to Phu Quoc. We wanted to end our trip on the island,so the itinerary of this trip worked for us.
I think you see so much more with 2 days biking than just a one day excursion from HCMC. We loved it. It was so interesting to ride through the villages, try the various fruits, hear the children laughing and saying "hello"....etc. We enjoyed the boating morning and the floating market.
It is really only 2 days riding since Day 3 is the trip to Phu Quoc.
Much of the riding is on conrete paths and very safe....occassional areas that need repair etc, but over all good. Most of the riding is quite flat except for the little narrow steep bridges over the canals.
The mountain bikes we had were excellent....everything in great working order. You should do it! 21 - 22 - 23 Nov, 2018
Enjoyed Viet answering our questions. He was very informative + friendly – a good guide!
Viet took us on a variety of experience – some were not usual tourist places- like the coconut factory. The routes were very varied on many surfaces lots of villages- Viet made sure we were following him. Lots of varied experience ferry crossings, local food places, etc…
Loc was very safe driver and friendly too. We liked the high quality mtb 27.5 bikes, the Rock Shox really made a difference! 19 - 20 - 21 January 2019
We loved our cycling tour with Dat! Traveling through the small village on charming roads with a kind, knowledgeable guide was a dream. Dat pointed out and kinds of local foods. He was very open and willing to answer all our questions. The ride distance each day was defect, made even better by the fruits / rest stops. Our only suggestion would be to make dinner at the hotels optional. Often those meals were stuffy and not delicious. We really love eating fantastic Vietnamese food with Dat. At night, it would be fun to try to find other small restaurant in the city on our own instead of in a tourist spot. 25 - 26 - 27 - 28 - 29 December 2018
I think riding a bike is the best way to see a country that you never been to before. Tha’s knowledge of the area and terrain was excellent. Tha found the night balance before sightseeing and also ensuring that we felt physically challenged. Also very professional, ensuring he was at the pickup points on time. Phuong was a good driver and was also very hands on in ensuring bikes/ luggage on the van correctly. We really enjoyed time trip. It was much better than we had accepted! Everything was inbreeding by well-planned and organized. I never felt stress or worry, and could relax knowing that everything was in control. Tha was a fantastic guide and has nearly made our holiday. He was incredibly made considerate. Tha knowledge of the area and terrain was excellent. Tha found the right balance between sightseeing and felt excellent. I loved the tour and would definitely recommend it to anyone and everyone! 23 - 24 - 25 - 26 December 2018
Viet was a very excellent guide. Very knowledgeable, Very thoughtful. Driver was great also. Bikes were in good condition. We like the riding away from cars and trucks very much. We saw parts of Vietnam we would not have seen otherwise. Overal we had a really good time. All well organised.
Viet was a wonderful tour guide. He made the experience very enjoyable and was always prepared for whatever we wanted ot needed. He kept a good pace and always stopped when there was something interesting to discuss or taste (We loved all of the fruits!) Our Driver Loc did a great job as well as and we could not have asked for a better pair. The food was very good and we enjoyed discussing what/ how to eat what we were eating with Viet. Thank you for this wonderful experience we enjoy it very much and will recommend to everyone we know.
Thank you Viet!
We appreciate yor huma + your knowledge. 17 - 18 - 19 - 20 December 2018
We are Steven Micetic, Zoe Sajor, Kameko Nichols and Erik Josephson from USA
Now as the tour is finished I wanted to thank you and as well the guide and the driver for this really nice and very professional organisation of the tour. As I didn't had a pen to fill out the feedback form the guide gave us to the beginning could you please provide me a link sich that I can review the tour online. Many thanks and wishing you and all the team the very best for 2019 - though knowing that for you the new lunar year is more important. 28 - 29 - 30 - 31 December 2018
The bike tour was very enjoyable. Will highly recommend to others. Mr. Cong was an excellent guide. He made the tour extra special. The driver was very good and helpful. One thing that could have been better was the positioning of handle bars. They were swiping too low. Needed to be adjusted up and back toward rider.
Wonderful experience! Our guide was very good and stopped to show us interesting things along the route. We loved meeting the local villagers. The bike tour was very enjoyable. Will highly recommend to others. Amazing time! 06 - 09 Nov 2018
What a fantastic day! Our guide was amazing experience not only was his knowledgeable + experience with the area by his sense at humor kept us laughing all day. The bikes were a great as we have dance a few cycles around Vietnam.
We all felt very safe on our bikes. It far accepted our expectation. It was fun, interesting, and informative. The countryside was beautiful + insight into local life a treat away far tourist hubs. This was definitely the off the beaten track tour we were rocking. What a fantastic day to spend our last day in Vietnam. Would highly recommend this tour above all other cycles we have done here. 7 July 2018
The guide was very good. The itinerary was fantastic to know people, landscape and rural life. In my opinion view the life cost in Vietnam the price of the tour is too much. Maybe, if you lower the price more people could join and do this tour. 05 January 2018
We took a private tour taking us from Ho Chi Minh City to Phu Quoc island. The first day took us from HCMC to Can Tho with +/- 45km of biking between Cai Lay and Vinh Long, along small roads through countryside villages and including two ferries. Basic lunch in a homestay. Luxurious but soulless overnight at Muong Thanh hotel. The second day started with a visit of Can Tho Cai Rong Floating Market by boat, followed by +/- 30 km of biking along small channels and rice fields to Thoi Lai (+/- 10°05'16.0"N 105°35'23.4"E). Basic lunch in a homestay. We continued by car to Chau Doc, visiting Bang Lang Stork Farm along the way. Very luxurious overnight at Victoria Nui Sam Lodge, on a hill overlooking the rice fields. Following day started with a boat tour past the Chau Doc fish farms and to the Cham muslim village (Đa Phước, 10°43'28.9"N 105°07'28.1"E). Then biking past lots of rice fields to the Tra Su nature reserve which we visited by boat. Lunch in a basic restaurant. Then by car to the Ba Chuc memorial, passing through Khmer-villages. Finally, further by car to Ha Tien with overnight at the River Hotel. The following morning, Vietnam Backroads agency arranged our taxi to the port as well as the hydrofoil tickets to Phu Quoc.
Reasons for giving four stars :
- The excellent way in which Kieu Lam from the agency communicated with us before the tour ; she was helpful, patient and flexible with our requests and planned this tour according to what we thought was important to see along the way.
- Our excellent guide Cong. He took us along very nice paths, was always concerned about our safety and gave his explanations in good English. He never pushed us into buying things in souvenir stalls etc. (he rather bought some small stuff for us :-))
- Our excellent driver Loc who was always helpful with loading and unloading bikes, luggage,... driving in a really safe way (compared to most other Vietnamese drivers) and remaining remarkably calm even when chased by big honking buses driven by madmen.
- The good quality of the hotels and dinners.
- The beautiful landscapes and friendly people of Mekongdelta. Upon passing through small villages, everyone would shout "hello" at us, sometimes children would even run along for a bit.
- The good quality of the bikes (helmet provided)
So why not giving five stars ?
- Price of this tour was really very high compared to the usual cost of travel in Vietnam.
- Lunch locations/settings were rather basic.
Unless you are on a tight budget, I can 200% recommend this agency. 18 - 19 - 20 - 21 Nov 2018
I was very happy with the trip. Vien was a great guide and excellent company. He looked after us well. Nghia was an excellent driver and he also looked after us very well. I had a great time. 02 - 14 Nov, 2018
The trip was fantastic, Van. Your choice of places to buy fruit, see sights and people, to eat in restaurants, and to interact with local population was exceptional. We appreciated your flexibility about length of rides and changing agendas to see sights or eat at more interesting restaurants. We enjoyed learning about the country and culture your perspective. The bike maintenance was impeccable, as were the bike refreshments. The bike equipment was high quality. We love the jerseys. Fantastic! Cycling Vietnam Backroads 13 Jan 2012.
Happy New Year. Don and I hope we can ride with you again someday!
I took a rest when I choose Vietnam Backroads for myself and my team, but its the best from the internet. It turn out more than I expected and your guide Mr Thang is very professional and very knowledgeable. There is not a boring moment with him around. He made us feel very comfortable and we enjoyed our ride very much. The numerous coffee break is good and dinner is excellent.
On behalf of my team, I would say "Big thank you" to Vietnam Backroads Bicycle Tours. 21 - 30 April 2013
Overall your arrangement is very good. The back up, the food, the accommodation are all superb. And most of all the guide provided is excellent. He speak very good English, very knowledgeable, very easy to get along and very diplomatic.
Great job, we definitely like to recommend to my friends. 21 - 30 April 2013
Good to hear from you. We are in HCMC today and will leave for MuiNe tomorrow. We stay at the The Luxe Hotel on 261-263 le Thanh Ton St. My wife expects to be needing size S. Would be great if you'd manage to bring one to the hotel. We had a great time cycling through the Mekong Delta.
Hi Hue, We have found the shirt and short at the reception today, the are very beautiful and are a perfect memory of a very nice trip. Thank you very much. If friends of us plan to travel to Vietnam we will certainly advise them to organize a biking tour with your biking agency!! Dec, 2012
Thank you so much for the best holiday. The food was fantastic, probably a little too much at times I haven't lost any weight after cycling 700 kms. The accommodation was above the standard I expected especially for the one night stays.
The organisational side of things was excellent running like clockwork. The staff you employed went out of their way to help and make sure we had water, food, were comfortable on our bikes, we were very spoilt.
Our truck driver was there all the time filling water bottles getting us food. Our bus driver (Hi - not sure how to spell it) was running after us making sure we had everything we needed and his driving was exceptional. Ican't praise Bobby and Nghi enough they made the trip a wonderful experience, it was hard to leave we felt they were part of our group. 11 - 24 Nov 2012
*FOR NEXT YEAR*
I would like to organise another trip for 2013, doing the Mekong Delta/ Phu Quoc Island area because that would be completely different to what we have seen. Just a couple of questions - what month do you think we should do the Mekong Delta - I will aim to get about 12 people again and we would look at flying in on the Saturday to Ho Chi Min and starting the trip on the Sunday - then flying out 14 days later on the Saturday Night, I think that was a great way to see everything and the flights were easy from Sydney to Ho Chi Minh.
On this trip we wouldn't do the guided tours of temples etc and would be looking more at country side and villages. Any help and advice you can give me would be great. Not sure if anyone found a bike seat left in the bus, not a problem if they haven't but Debbie thinks she left it behind. Thanks again and please thank your wonderful guides and drivers for us - maybe they can all do the next trip with us, that would be good.
Many thanks for your email. We very much enjoyed the trip - and will certainly contact you if we plan another trip to Vietnam! I'm back in Europe now, missing Vietnamese weather, food and cycling! 12 - 15 May 2013
Best regards, Pieter
Hi Van, Thanks for the best 4 days we had in Vietnam ! we loved our tour and the enthusiasm you showed whilst guiding us. There is no way we could of seen the things we seen or done the things we did if we'd been on 4 wheels or even on foot...thanks mate. P.S. can you make sure you sort the weather out in Dalat if we come back :-) Saigon to Nha Trang 4 days. 05 Sep 2011
Dear Ms Hue,
From Nha Trang we went to Hon Ong, where we spent three days before returning to Ho Chi Minh City and back home a week ago. In Sweden we have plenty of snow and a crisp -18 degrees celsius (see attached photos). I guess every country and climate has its own charm...
Back to your question about the tour - We are very happy with our four day bicycle tour!! Phuc was a very good guide who made sure the biking and pace was up to our capacity. He made sure to stop to point out interesting things and enable us to take photos of views, coffee, tea, pepper and banana plantations. He made sure we had snacks and drink stops along the road. We got to stop and meet friendly people along the road. He took us to genuine and very good eating places and was all-over very friendly!!
Hoang - our driver - was also very good. He was a skilled and very careful driver and we always felt safe with him behind the wheel. He was also very attentive and made sure we had water along the road, sheered us on and took care to wipe our eating sticks and plates when having meals. The trip was perfect for us - a mix of national park, jungle, farmland and back roads and with a one day stopover and sightseeing in Dalat. The fairly rough accommodation in Nam Cat Tien and the very good accommodation in Dalat was a good combination. We always felt very safe and we definitely had our share of adventure and sightseeing.
I cannot enough express how happy we are with our biking with Vietnam Backroads Bicycle Tours. This was the best way to experience Vietnam!! We will sure recommend you to everyone who might be interested!! I can honestly not think of anything that could have been different - not even the rainy day we had between Dalat and Nha Trang.
Kind regards..and please extend our praise to Phuc and Hoang as well!!. Feb, 2012