More and more travelers make a beach vacation directly to Phu Quoc Island due to its International operated airport. Instead of connecting domestic flights in Ha Noi, or Ho Chi Minh, tourists will get a straight flight. The beauty of Phu Quoc Island is often compared to the size of Thailand's Phuket, but without the crowds and development. Warm climate, blue and sandy beaches, Phu Quoc has become a new destination and undeveloped island.
If you interest in bicycle tours? and you will be beaten up by bicycle before you relax on sandy beach. Why don't you contact Vietnam Cycling Tours.
Be met at your location in Saigon with the team of Vietnam Backroads. Our team with a support vehicle to drive you to the rural area in Long An. Our pro-bike guides will help you check your bikes by adjusting saddle heights and informing the rules of the roads before we off the beaten track. Tan An to My Tho is not the long way for morning biking, but the vibrant countryside, farmland of dragon fruits, and smooth bike routes are more important than distance. Take it easy and spend more time experiencing rural lives. A very delicious restaurant in town where you enjoy lunch before we bike through the home of coconut trees in the afternoon. Make some stops at family workshops producing coconut oils and jelly. Taste seasonal fresh fruits at orchards or small markets in the countryside before we have a ferry ride to Tra Vinh city.
It is said that the Khmer people and their community began in Mekong Delta as small fishing villages and inhabited for centuries before the arrival of Vietnamese. Tra Vinh is a small town, and it is not a touristy destination for tourists traveling by bus. So it is tranquil at night. Everything seems to be closed early and almost asleep. The province is considered the homeland of Khmer, and there are numerous Khmer temples in town and the rural hamlets. You will have a long day to experience the lifestyle of Khmer nowadays and learn its history in the past time. This is the opportunity you can ride more deeply to the traditional villages of Khmer; ride past thatch houses, take some photos, and visit colorful temples. After we have lunch at the best restaurant in a small town, a transfer takes us to Tich Thien village, where we continue biking through some islands with some ferry ride on small creeks. We will get on the support vehicle in the outskirts of Binh Minh, driving the city center to check in the hotel.
Can Tho is the center as it is the capital city of Vietnam's Mekong Delta. It's well-known with floating markets of Cai Rang and Phong Dien, which is not far from the city. You are going to see the most bustling Cai Rang market. After your breakfast at the hotel, then get on board the Ninh Kieu pier for a 40-minute motorboat ride. You can see the water taxi, wooden cargo boat, and many commercial sampans sampan boats advertise what they are selling and buying by loudspeaker on this short boat ride. Then you can see the Cai Rang floating market in action before you get off the boat and carry on your cycling vacation to Rach Gia. Pedal on narrow paths along natural creeks where you could meet friendly people along country roads who love to have their picture taken with you.
There are many sampan boat factories along country roads, fishing nets alongside rivers, so you could stop and see how it works. It depends on how much time for today, so your biking guide will figure out a transfer to Rach Gia in the afternoon.
All services have been well-arranged by the Vietnam Backroads team; tickets are on hands, a transfer to the Super Dong docks in the morning. After your breakfast, get on our re-arranged transfer vehicle to Super Dong dock within 10 minutes of driving from your hotel. Get on the modern speedboat, which departs at 8:00 AM. Super Dong high-speed boat ride takes 2 hours and 15 minutes to reach the Bai Vong dock. End of service.
Note: If you have booked the hotels/resorts on your own, arranged! Please contact them to have you picked up at Bai Vong dock. Another option is to get taxi to the hotel on your way. It does not include the trip.
The Mekong Delta, Vietnam, has complicated rural path network systems, well-developed and maintenance by governments. The region comprises 12 provinces: Long An, Dong Thap, Tien Giang, An Giang, Ben Tre, Vinh Long, Tra Vinh, Hau Giang, Kien Giang, Soc Trang, Bac Lieu, and Ca Mau, along with the Mekong Delta Capital of Can Tho. All country back roads are asphalt, concrete paths connecting villages to villages as it's a rural transports. The rest are dirt tracks, so do not worry about exploring the Mekong Delta by bicycle, even you are a beginner. Depending on each province's regions, lowlands, or jungles, and rural villages, our hand-picked routes are the best for your biking trips. Mekong Bike Tours
Flexible route - The most important key is to your trip
You do not have to ride the exact kilometer distance as it's showing on the daily biking of each itinerary. It will be flexible as you want. Even you could choose the longest distance that more than 80km per day if a whole day ride. You could spend more time cycling if you think the biking distance is too short! Or you can enjoy short routes and spend more time taking photos, stopping at villages/ small markets, or the home of locals to find something interesting.
Throughout the Mekong Delta and its rivers with thousand branches! You will ride on various roads; flat trails, paths, rural roads, and country back roads where they are too small for vehicles. However, the Mekong Delta River network has natural creeks and canals that small ferry boats are such essential ways of travelling in the countryside, and riders have no choice!
We tailor-make unique bike trips depend on the specific route and terrain of your tour. Vietnam Backroads is the first cycle tour operator to explore and build up many adventure trips to Soc Trang, Bac Lieu, Ca Mau, Rach Gia, Vi Thanh, Cao Lanh, and Sadec and remote villages. Our top cycle tour operator and the pathfinder are Mr Van, nicknamed "Van the man" Each cycling route has to be meticulously well-scouted, investigated, scouted out, and mapped out beforehand by Mr. Van the man. Our guides are licensed, well trained in bike maintenance and navigation and know all routes as they are on their hands. All bike guides can tailor a custom route suitable to your wish and levels of cycling skills.
How were the backup vehicles support cyclists on the trip?
Most routes are small, narrow, just wide enough for two bicycles OR mopeds. There are vehicles to support riders on the entire trip (van/minibus to take up all cyclists and truck to carry all bikes and spare bikes), but they are too big to drive on, follow riders along through the countryside. Do remember! All support vehicles are permanently closed and not far from the group. Where are the support vehicles during the trip? Depends on routes, vehicles sometimes move along the high roads, second highways, or country roads as close to riders as possible. If one of the riders wants to relax on A/C vehicle, the tour leaders will find the shortest route that leads he/she to the support vehicles that are always on standby. That is very easy and also the way Vietnam Backroads organized.
- The weather in Mekong Delta has two distinct seasons. Rainy season from May to last November, and the dry season from May to last April. The weather will be more relaxed from November to February. In general, the preferred travel time is from August to April in both the dry and wet seasons. It will be more humid, a little bit hot from May to July, and farmers start to make rice crops this time of the year. Travellers can take bicycle tours in the wettest months from the last of May to August because the rains usually come in short, heavy showers, mainly in the afternoon, and only lasts for an hour, then sunshine turns back to normal.
Private Support Vehicles
We organize cycling holidays, cycling adventure trips and mountain biking tours. All are flexible with luxury, fully air-conditioned vehicles to support riders on the entire journey. It depends on how many riders are in the group, and the vehicle support services will be well-arranged to satisfy your travels. There are air-conditioned 16-seat van/minibuses to take up all riders, luggage, and a truck to hold all bikes during the trip.
Every morning, the vehicles will transfer you out of the bustling city, and then you will ride to explore the stunning countryside, and you will back on the vehicles to avoid traffic in town when the daily's ride ends in the late afternoon.
Every 20 - 25 km, the support vehicles will be waiting at the high road if you are tired and really would love to ride on A/C van. Your guide will escort you to vehicles easily because many country back roads are linked to the main roadways where keeping vehicles are on standby.
Then you can relax on a support vehicle when others in the group can continue cycling as long as they wish! You will meet the others at the next point/ destination where you love to re-join the group and continue to ride.
All your luggage/ suitcase and day bags are safe on the vehicles and well kept by the company's drivers and its team.
2 to 4 riders in a group
There is only one A/C 16 seater van to take up all riders, luggage & suitcases, and bikes. There are four rows of seating for passengers on the A/C 16 seater van. Two people sit on each row. The third row is for luggage and suitcases. The last row of seats will be folded up, so all bikes will be uploaded here.
A medium group tour: from 5 to 7 people
There will be two vehicles to support riders on the entire trip. One 16 seater van to take up all riders, luggage & suitcases. Another truck to carry all bikes, spare bikes, tool kits, icebox to keep cold drinks, and so on
A large group tour: 8 to 14 people
One minibus to take up all riders, including luggage & suitcases, and one truck to carry all bikes, spare bikes, water, cold drinks, and snacks...Iceboxes
A group has more than 15 riders and more than 20 people
We provide two vans and one minibus, and one truck to escort large groups of riders and help ensure their safety. Our pro guide will motivate a team with support vehicles to bring the best services to riders.