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Mống Cái-Cà Mau

Leg 1: Mống Cái-Tiên Yên

Leg 2: Tiên Yên-Hạ Long

Leg 3: Hạ Long-Hải Phòng

Leg 4: Hải Phòng-Nam Định

Leg 5: Nam Định-Thanh Hóa

Leg 6: Thanh Hóa-Vinh

Leg 7: Vinh-Kỳ Anh

Leg 8: Kỳ Anh-Đồng Hới

Leg 9: Đồng Hới-Huế

Leg 10: Huế-Đà Nẵng

Leg 11:  Đà Nẵng Quảng Ngãi

Leg 12: Quảng Ngãi-Bồng Sơn

Leg 13: Bồng Sơn-Quy Nhơn

Leg 14: Quy Nhơn-Tuy Hòa

Leg 15: Tuy Hòa-Nha Trang

Leg 16: Nha Trang-Phan Rang

Leg 17: Phan Rang-Đà Lạt

Leg 18: Đà Lạt-Bảo Lộc

Leg 19: Bảo Lộc-Sài Gòn

Leg 20: Sài Gòn-Cần Thơ

Leg 21:  Cần Thơ-Cà Mau

Leg No. 20:  Sài Gòn-CầnThơ (170 km)

On this leg, you will continue on Highway 1A, going southwest towards the towns of Tan An, Mỹ Tho, Cai Lậy, Vĩnh Long, and Cần Thơ.

The distance on this leg is approximately 170 km.  Other than going up inclines while crossing bridges, the road is relatively level and flat.  Unlike the previous legs, you will not encounter any hills or mountains on this ride.  Therefore, you can ride at a moderate to fast pace and still have time to enjoy the sceneries and still be able to get to your destination before sunset.  The roads on this leg are generally two lanes in each direction with one lane for the larger vehicles and the other lane for two wheel vehicles and pedestrians.  The signs are well marked throughout the roads.  Because of the wide, flat roads and easy to read signs, riding bike south of Saigon is a much easier task than riding on the previous bike legs.  In the South, you will notice a few motorist like to ride on the same road with you but in opposite directions.  Don’t be alarm; they generally travel along the side of the road.  Exercise caution and care when you see these illegally driving motorists.

To get to the city of Cần Thơ, you will have to go through a ferry that takes you across the Hậu Giang River.  At the ferry station, there are many small shops and eateries.  As such, there are generally many people around, so be careful when riding admist this crowd.  Also, don’t miss the turn off to the ferry station.  If you do miss the turn off, the road will eventually take you to the market of Trà Om and ends abruptedly.  This will add another half an hour to your ride as you have to turn around and ride back to the road leading to the ferry station.  

The city of Cần Thơ sits adjacent to the Hậu Giang River.  It is an important commerce site for buying and selling goods in South Vietnam.  For this reason, sometimes Cần Thơ is called by another name-Tây Ðô.  If you have time, pay a visit to the famous floating markets in this city.  There is also a famous ferry station area name Ninh Kiều that you may want to visit while there.