Vietnam Backroads is the first company to build up plenty of itineraries and have been running guided cycling tours to Ca Mau, Vietnam south pole for international travellers to discover the Ca Mau's untouched countryside by bike since 2010. It's new to international tourists but more local travellers visiting Dat Mui- Ca Mau. Our customers travelled far south of the Mekong Delta to enjoy local hospitality, have great trips, and be pleased with our exceptional organization. The people are welcoming, amicable although the region lacks English language skills and tourism hospitality. The infrastructure in the central town and downtowns have rapidly developed, and the rural paths are well-maintained. 

U Minh Ha and U Minh Thuong Melaleuca forest have a total area ​​of 35,000 ha. Of which, 8,256 hectares belonged as U Minh Ha National Park. The vast U Minh Cajeput forest is about 32 km from Ca Mau, and it's the swampland covered with the verdant cajeput forest, also known as melaleuca or paperbark trees. Both U Minh Ha & Thuong forests are homes to 32 mammal species, including monkeys, turtles, 74 bird species, storks, egrets and fishes. The forests are considered to be the most diversified fauna and flora area in Vietnam's Mekong Delta. The rainy season is from May to October, the breeding period, and a great time to explore these by boat.

Note: On this tour, you will end your trip at Tan Son Nhat, and domestic flights are included. The trip starts in Saigon/ Ho Chi Minh and ends at Tan Son Nhat Airport in Saigon/Ho Chi Minh as the itinerary's planned, but the WEBSITE'S finish location on TRIP FINDER  is CA MAU. We want you to find your trip by destination, location, and route easier.

Tour code
VCT: MBT-7D - SGN - 1
Travel style
Tour meets
Tour ends
3 - 4 star hotels
Single supplement
Number Of cycling days
6 days
Ages to ride
8 years old
Average distance per day
45 km
MTB Bike hire
Total cycling distance
380 km
E-Bike hire
Small group
Large Group
Price in US$
USD $1265.00 1265.00
Price in VND
What's included
Private A/C vehicle takes up all cyclists, luggage
Truck to carry all bikes
All entrance fees, ferry tickets in countryside
Domestic flight - Ca Mau to Ho Chi Minh
6 nights: double room/ twin room
B= 6 Breakfasts, L= 7 Lunches, D= 6 Dinners
Daily cold water, snack, fresh fruits, facial tissues
All airport Out
Pick up at/ drop off at hotels
English speaking guide throughout the tour
What's not included
Personal travel insurance
Other personal expenses
Drinks are not included with any meal
Ho Chi Minh - Tra Vinh

Depart from Saigon downtown, meet you at your accommodation in Saigon and drive you for 1 hour through Binh Chanh's countryside. The rural villages have lush green fields with zig-zag routes to the West Vam Co River. Cross the river by a small ferry and break for coffee before we continue the ride to My Tho—bike through charming villages, stunning rice paddy fields, and a lovely vegetable plantation. Break for lunch in My Tho city.

The ride in the afternoon is more on shady paths, on narrow country lanes, along villages hide the water palms, lush waterways. Take a small ferry boat crossing the rivers, stop at some families running small businesses. There will be plenty of time for you to pause along the country roads, experience local life. Relax on today's last ferry to Tra Vinh. 

Cycling on smoothpaths Ben Tre to Tra Vinh, explore Mo Cay local life
Tra Vinh Provincial / Nha Khach Tinh Tra Vinh
Lunch/ Dinner
25 - 81 km
Flat - rural paths
support vehicles
cold water, snacks, fruits
Tra Vinh - Can Tho

Just a quick transfer out of the town after leisurely breakfast. Then you will venture on open paths into Khmer hamlets, learn more about Theravada Buddhism, visit the beautiful Pagodas and encounter the Khmer monks. Afterwards, you will wander through the authentic countryside villages of Vietnamese and Khmer. Tra Vinh countryside offers a stunning rustic landscape for natural and bicycle lovers. The paths are small, enough for bicycles and mopeds across the endless rice paddies.

Enjoy tasty lunch in Cau Ke town, then the afternoon's cycle takes you on along quiet back roads, through fruit orchards, cross water channels on small bridges, and ferry boats, passing numerous Khmer temples and tittle towns to Tra On. From here, you take a ferry to the island with a short ride through the island and take one more ferry to Can Tho.

explore rural village, have a ferry crossing Mekong delta rivers
TTC Premium Can Tho
Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner
25 - 70 km
Flat - rural paths
support vehicles
cold water, snacks, fruits
Can Tho - Chau Doc

After early breakfast, we board on the motorized boat on Can Tho river to the Cai Rang floating market. It's a truly unique floating market in the early morning, with different sizes of vessels steering around. The bigger boats anchor when small sampans move and try to find a good deal on business. Every boat advertises what to sell by hanging its product on a long bamboo pole—wholesale boats from neighbouring provinces and the sampans from local rural villages. Tiny sampans sell steamed rice, noodle soup, coffee and even lottery tickets. Disembark from your boat, pick up the bike for a morning ride to Binh Thuy. Explore the backwaters of Phong Dien, pass local schools, some little land markets by the waterways, visit the oldest ancient house in Binh Thuy.

It is one of the wealthy landlord's houses in the 19th-century in the Mekong Delta. Built in 1870 with a blend of Asian and colonial architecture. The exterior was French style, but the interior was a traditional Vietnamese house. The house was set in the movie of "The Lover" in 1992 based on Marguerite Duras's novel, who loves Huynh Thuy Le between 1928 to 1932 in Sadec township. Lunch en route before a 2-hour vehicle transfer takes us to Chau Phu District, a rural area near Chau Doc. It's the perfect time to continue the afternoon ride around 2:30 pm when the weather is cooler. Ride on tracks along agricultural canals, enjoy the Sam mountain views, see farmers harvest rice crops. Finally, you will transfer on wining road to Sam mountain, check-in at the Sam Mountain Resort.

Sam Mountain Lodge
Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner
30 - 65 km
Flat - rural paths
support vehicles
cold water, snacks, fruits
Chau Doc - Ha Tien

After a hearty breakfast, a quick transfer takes you to a rural hamlet near Sam Mountain, and then you cycle to Tra Su Forest, which is also a bird sanctuary. The routes take you through palm trees, Khmer villages, and colourful Buddhist pagodas, then across the rice paddies and lotus fields make the ride more delightful. Enjoy the motorboat ride through Tra Su Forest, learn about the wildlife in the wetlands, variety of birds, including storks, egrets, cormorants, peafowl and water cocks. We will have sampan rowed through an area that the homes of various birds. The motorboats can scare birds because of noisy engines. We will see many baby birds in the nests if we are there in the bird's breeding season.

Then we continue cycling on gentle hilly country back roads to Ba Chuc village, and your guide will tell you what happened in the town in 1978. Then you will have a short visit to the memorial of locals if time permitted! The ride will continue; we follow the quiet back roads along the Cambodia border to Ha Tien.

Ha Tien River
Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner
30 - 70 km
Flat - rural paths
support vehicles
cold water, snacks, fruits
Ha Tien - Rach Gia

Depart at 7:00 am by a transfer 1.5 hours to Kien Luong's rural Dist. The day's cycle in the countryside and we ride on back roads, less traffic along the coast to Hon Chong. The Hon Chong is a beautiful tourism complex with local beaches, stunning rock pinnacles, limestone karsts, and caves with colourful hidden pagodas in the mountain. Local pilgrims visit the beautiful pagoda hidden in the mountain. 

It's a nice place for you to explore the beautiful site and its surroundings, visit the pagoda, then undulate the jungle, a mountain along the coast, cross the idyllic farmlands, mountain jungles until we reach the verdant countryside. We bike into small hamlets along the coastal route, passing little fishing villages, stilt-houses, and the Khmer villages. Along the coastal paths, you will be the first-hand to witness and experience the life of locals living in little seaside towns—lunch en route. We have a chance to venture through remote hamlets and meet the friendliest farmers at the country seafood farms, mangrove forests.

The routes are small, mixed of concrete, some tracks, and small asphalt roads in the middle distance but rolling hills at the beginning and some undulating in the last part. There is so much time for you to enjoy a coffee break, wander into tiny small markets, the homes of locals along the bay of Cay Duong. Enjoy endless photos taken at your own time, end up today's ride in a small town and relax your legs on vehicle transfer to Rach Gia.

Hoa Binh Rach Gia Resort
Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner
30 - 55 km
Flat + Hilly- rural paths
support vehicles
cold water, snacks, fruits
Rach Gia - U Minh Ha & Thuong Forest - Ca Mau

A quick vehicle drives you to Rach Soi, and then you will benefit from the stunning scenery of the wetland along the coast. Ride past many colour full fishing boats and ships, family fisheries, enjoy some ferry crossing rivers, meet friendly locals along with lively villages. You will stop off at Tac Cau, enjoy coffee, fresh fruit, then wander around the small market by river fork, look over the river, admire hundred of wooden fishing boats with endless photos. Following your ride will venture into the rustic countryside, fish and shrimp farms, and paddy fields. You will see buffalos working in rural, local harvest agricultural crop and animal farming along the way to U Minh Thuong.

Have lunch at a local restaurant. Following lunch, you will rest 1.5 hours on vehicle transfer to Thoi Binh, and then you follow small tracks to U Minh Ha forest, explore the forest by bike, then by boat. A long-tailed engine- composite boat ride through greenery forest, waterlily, enjoy seeing storks, kingfisher, and birds listening to birds singing and experience the forest's wildlife. If time permitted, you want the last ride along waterways, through the small jungle to urban Dist, then back on vehicle for a short transfer city centre of Ca Mau.

Muong Thanh Ca Mau
Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner
30 - 70 km
Flat - rural paths
support vehicles
cold water, snacks, fruits
Ca Mau - Departure

After leisurely breakfast, your guide and driver take you to Ca Mau airport to board a domestic flight to Ho Chi Minh to catch your international flight home. Vietnam Airlines daily scheduled flights are in the morning and the afternoon.

Please, inform us of your international flight so that our tour operator will book the internal flight to connect your international flight at a suitable time.

Note: On this tour, you will end your trip at Tan Son Nhat, and domestic flights are included. The trip starts in Saigon/ Ho Chi Minh and ends at Tan Son Nhat Airport in Saigon/Ho Chi Minh as the itinerary's planned, but the WEBSITE'S finish location on TRIP FINDER  is CA MAU. We want you to find your trip by destination, location, and route easier.

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