On this leg, you will leave Sóc Trăng and bike on Highway 1A toward the town of Bạc Liêu before arriving at your destination, Cà Mau. Highway 1A, we found on this 2007 ride, to have expanded in lanes with the exception of small stretches where the highway goes into small townlets and markets. On these small stretches, the road on the highway is still relatively narrow. Upon asking the locals, we found that the roads are narrow because people who own the land are unwilling to sell it to make room for the widening.
Highway 1A, we found have also expanded in the number of inhabitants and shops set up adjacent to the highway. A larger population living along the highway translates to a larger number of accidents, so be weary when riding through this highway.