Cycling 4D/3N HCM - Tra Vinh - Soc Trang - Can Tho

 Tour code

 VBT: 4A - MTB


 4 days/ 3 nights

 No. of cycling days

 3 full days and a half


 160 - 205 km

 Minimum ages to ride


 Group size

 Mi: 02 - Max: 04

 Tour meets

 in HCM 

 Tour ends

 in HCM

 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


- All ferry tickets in countryside


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


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


- 3 nights: double room and twin share


- Experienced English speaking bike guides


- Pick up & drop off at hotels







 Day 01

 HCM - Ben Tre - Tra Vinh

 Cycling + transfer

 25 - 45 km 


 Day 02

 Tra Vinh- Dai Ngai- Soc Trang 

 Cycling + transfer

 30 - 65 km 


 Day 03

 SocTrang- PhungHiep- CanTho

 Cycling + transfer

30 - 70 km 


Day 04

 Can Tho - Vinh Long - HCM

 Cycling + tranfser

25 km+


Day 1: Saigon - Ben Tre - Tra Vinh
After you are picked up you at your hotels, then 2 hours transfer by van/bus from Saigon to rural village in Ben Tre. We start your first day’s biking on quiet rural country road through Mo Cai Dist. This easy ride shows you daily life of locals and you also get to cycle the mixed modern and rural villages through coconut plantations. Its wonderful to use a a little ferry, especially the one carry passengers, bicycles, moped and pedestrians across small river. In the afternoon, we continue exploring rural villages on back roads through green gardens, lush orchards. Then we keep cycling across countryside famous for its coconut and varied products made of coconut trees and fruits. A short transfer you to hotel in Tra Vinh by van/bus

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

Day 2:  Tra Vinh - Soc Trang 
On the morning ride, we ride to Cau Quan Dist, you can see how rural lanes offer rural trails into the heart of Khmer community. Your guide will lead the ways through tranquil villages, pass shimmering rice paddies, observe farmers working on the fields, and visit some Vietnamese, Chinese Buddhist temples and colorful Khmer temples. After we go across Mekong Rivers by 2 public ferries, then we enjoy lunch at local restaurant. In the afternoon, your adventure starts as we cycle through many of the wildest and untouched countryside; natural rural trails, a network of natural creeks and tiny villages. The rural cycling routes in the areas is such a wonderful rural back road; smooth concrete along small branches of Mekong River and they are wide enough for 2 bikes geting through. We end up today' ride in urban Dist, not far from Soc Trang city

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

Day 3: Soc Trang - Phung Hiep - Can Tho 
Before the ride begins, we stop and spend time visiting Bat pagoda, then we ll have a short transfer to small town. On your adventure cycling today is to bike through remote villages and flat land of Mekong Delta. It is the way through some of the wildest and untouched countryside and striking hamlet in remote villages. Ride pass Khmer ancient temples, enjoy timeless landscape of rice paddies and there will be many stops at small coffee shops and small local markets along rural back roads so you can chit chat with locals by body language. You can witness local lives in action; the farmers have various traditional systems for raising ducks, chickens, goats at their family and their own rice paddies. Almost ducks and chickens are raised free range for no other reason. Most of them are sold and some will be meat for the families after a few months. We will get on van/bus for driving to Can Tho.

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

Day 4: Can Tho - Saigon
A boat ride to see Cai Rang floating market before our the last day of cycling holiday to Vinh Long. We bike on shady track through fruit orchards; grow many kinds of tropical fruit and vegetable. Lunch will be served at local restaurant on the way driving to back to HCM. Arrive in HCM around 4:00 to 5:00 pm. Tour End!

  • Boat ride to floating market
  • 25km+, easy/moderate
  • Breakfast/ Lunch


Norman Feist family from Australia

We did a 4 day Mekong cycling trip with Dat, and thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. Trip was well organised, nice hotels, good and plenty local food with lots of new experiences, good hard tail mountain bikes. Best of all though was Dat, who grew up in the area an thus knows it very well and willingly shared his knowledge. The cycling is certainly pleasant, and it’s hard to keep your eyes on the trail as there’s so much to see left and right. But having a perfect guide who can point out things that you’d otherwise miss, makes the trip special. Thanks again Dat for a wonderful 4 days! 04 - 05 - 06 - 07 June, 2018

Andrew McDermott party of 4 from UK

We're just back from Vietnam, part of our trip involving a 4 day tour of The Mekong Delta with Vietnam Backroads. My wife and I, along with our 14 & 11 year old sons had the most amazing 4 days touring the countryside of the Mekong Delta. From pick up at our hotel in Ho Chi Minh City to drop off at the airport, nothing was too much trouble for the team. Loc the driver, was always just where you needed him with a cool drink and Huy, who's only been with the company a short time, but was extremely knowledgeable about Vietnam and its history made an excellent team along with Mr Van himself, who's the man responsible for all the great routes we rode. While it was great to see the countryside, the highlights for us were the interactions we had with the amazing Vietnamese and Khmer people, who were extremely welcoming and friendly, if a little bit bemused by our presence. My youngest son in particular attracted lots of female attention due to his 'long nose' and white skin. Thanks to Mr Van and his team we were able to communicate with the local people and visit areas well off the beaten tourist track, where English is spoken by hardly anyone. Huy was of great help at mealtimes helping us to sample the local cuisine without getting too far out of our depth. The payback for visiting areas where there are no tourists is that you shouldn't expect luxury hotels. This was a small price to pay and all the hotels we stayed at were clean and comfortable with hot showers, which was all we were looking for. The bikes were all in great working order and we never experienced any mechanical problems. If you want to experience some of the real sights, sounds, smells and tastes of Southern Vietnam we could think of no better way of doing it than with Mr Van and Vietnam Backroads. The four days we spent with Loc, Huy and Mr Van were truly memorable and were the highlight of our 2 weeks in Vietnam. We can't wait to return and see some more of this wonderful country. 11 - 12 - 13 - 14 April, 2017

Allison Robyn English family from Australia

Wow! I have visited Vietnam before but this was by far the best trip ever. We spent 4 days Cycling the Backroads (trails in meandering through jungle) with our spectacular guide Dat. Dat was a wealth of knowledge and a really fun young man. He took us places that we would never have considered venturing to on our own. The food was fabulous, the hotels were excellent and we are very happy people. Vietnam Backroads is a well organised business. The bikes are very well maintained and Dat knows how to fix anything. Do it!!! You will have the trip of a lifetime. 15 - 16 - 17 - 18 May, 2017

Nicklas and Scott from Australia

Hi Thuy, I hope you are well. Yes, we had an absolutely great time and there is no better way to see Vietnam on a bike with Vietnam Backroads. We decided to go with Vietnam Backroads because their tours are focusing on a lot of backroads and small villages. Dat, the guide, took us to all the backroads from Tan An - Tra Vinh - SocTrang - CanTho and finished at TT CaiBe for our 4 days 3 night tour. The friendliness, knowledge of Dat, and more importantly the routes designed by Mr Van, made the whole riding an incredible and memorable experience. We were able to stop anywhere and anytime we like for photos or just a quick rest. Dat also bought some local fresh fruits for us to try, we love the fresh mango and the fresh whole coconut drinks! We rode pass a Rambutan farm and the friendly farmers gave us some FRESH rambutan to try. One of the restaurants we stopped for lunch in a small town, they were serving broken rice with charcoaled pork rips. The pork rips were charcoaled on side and they were so tasty that we ordered more. We would definitely choose Vietnam Backroads for our next Vietnam trip. Dat told us about a tour in a highland or mountain, he said some day he will not see a single person on the road. I think it is called Vietnam or HCN Trial (maybe check with Dat). Can you please send us the information about this tour? We would like to find out more hence to plan for the next trip. Look forward to seeing you next time. Thank you so much. 26 Feb to 01 Mar, 2017

Christine Marie Messervy family of 4 from the US

This was our first time in Vietnam and we had a great time - fantastic way to see the countryside. We definitely preferred local restaurants and back road sites (esp the coconut + processing plants). Our guide really made it special for the children in the group age 12. The amount of rice was satisfactory. Great routes, Loc was excellent with our 12 year old daughter - He organized kite flying and a boat trip. We chose to do the trip like this to avoid anything too touristy. Eating local food and fruits is the most enjoyable part! Not really worried about temples and museums but the coconut factory was very interesting. 28 - 29 - 30 - 31 Mar, 2016

Diana Archangeli family of 4 from USA

Hi Vietnam Backroads, Dạt is an excellent bike guide. He is very informative helpful but not pushy at all. He clearly loves the Mekong and loves sharing it with people. He made sure we had a lots of different experiences- The different areas the route went through, the different food styles/restaurant styles and the different fruit that taught us to eat. We really like the route selection- road types as well as the culture types and culture types that we bikes through. We like not seeing foreigners while riding.26 - 27 - 28 - 29 Dec, 2015

Don Robinson family from Australia

Hi, It was fantastic experience for my 2 boys and myself. Dat we could not rate more highly. He was very engaging and very informative on the Vietnam history. That we were traveling through. The fruit stop we all enjoyed. We would highly recommend Vietnam Backroads Bicycle Tours. The bikes we could not fault nor the hotels. However, I would strongly state that our fantastic experience came about through our excellent guide Dat. This attention to hygiene was brilliant. We wish Dat and your company all the very best for a successful future. Don, Ben, same Robinson 21 - 22- -23 - 24 Dec, 2014

Jakub Bielikowski party from Poland

Dear Vietnam Backroads, Thank you for the trip - it was a real highlight of our stay in Vietnam. I posted review on Tripadvisor. We really enjoyed the trip immensly. I was thinking of what to do during 4 days around Tet (Vietnamese New Year) in Saigon and then found the website. The Mekong delta tour - Ben Tre - Tra Vinh - Soc Trang - Can Tho, 4 days, 3 nights. Van offered us to run that trip despite Tet holidays, when everyone takes time off with family. So Van himself was our guide (we were just with another English guy) on that most unforgettable experience. Van's knowledge of the area, his ability to select lovely by-roads, and tracks, tell stories about the places we visit and local customs, and care he took of us as customer was really a key success factor. This is THE way to see Delta - you pass different landscapes (coconut region of Ben Tre, Tra Vinh rice fields, Khmer villages near Soc Trang, channels near Can Tho) and beautiful places where white guests are still a novelty. Delta people are very friendly and helpful, fruits fresh and very tasty and whole experience is almost surreal. Mekong Delta in the spring is immensely beautiful and interesting. Trip is organized extremely professionally, with back up vehicle that takes all you stuff and also takes you on boring (i.e. very busy roads) stretches, bikes new and durable, everything ready when we arrive. We stayed in hotels - and all except Soc Trang were located very well and good quality. Van arranged food (everything except for beer is included in price) - and his choice of restaurants was very interesting, though I would probably prefer more street food. It was my first that close experience with Vietnam - and for me close to trip of my lifetime. Not cheap (we paid premium because of Tet holidays), but worth every cent spent. I definitely recommend Vietnam Backroads, the way to taste real Asia. Feb 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 2014

Kerry and Jim Dollman from Australia

Hi Van, My apologies for our delay in response but we have been traveling all this time and have just returned home to Australia. This has given us time to reflect on our Mekong Delta Bike ride. It was absolutely fantastic from the quality of the cycling equipment, and the deluxe van and highly professional guide and driver. Dat, as our guide, was exceptional and made this tour a highly memorable, enjoyable and challenging trip. His knowledge of the area, his ability to personalise for our interests, the food and the different bike routes. Our driver, Mr Loc, was very professional, punctual and drove very safely through some very busy parts of the Mekong and Ho Chi Minh City. Please pass onto Dat our regards and gratitude – tell him that Jim will never forget the shave and haircut and that he now looks 10 years younger. We have already passed on your information to people in Australia so hopefully when they go to Vietnam they use your company. WE will definitely put something up on facebook and give a very high rating. 26 - 27 - 28 - 29 April, 2017

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