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Explore Hanoi by bike (full day)

Escape the bustling streets of Hanoi city on a full-day bike tour, and cycle through farmlands.

Explore Hanoi by bike

Highlights

  • Cycle through the farmland and villages surrounding Hanoi.
  • Cycle on the banks of the Red River on a quiet dyke road.
  • Meander around West Lake and stop at one of the most revered Buddhist pagodas in Vietnam.
  • Cross back over at Thang Long Bridge and have a local lunch on the banks of the Red River.
  • Visit Tran Quoc Pagoda.

Description

The cycling tour will give you an interesting insight into a different Hanoi that few people can know; it’s the life on the other side of the Red River. Leaving from the noisy Hanoi, you will not only be immersed in the peaceful and quiet atmosphere of the countryside by cycling through the banana and vegetable farmlands on Bai Giua, visiting the “mysterious” Bonsai Garden, the kumquat and Peach Garden of Quang Ba, but also have chance to explore pottery market along the Red River. Try it now to experience another chaotic part of Hanoi!

  • Bike Hire: TREK mountain bike, helmet and water bottle are all Included in the tour price.
  • Tour meets: 07:30 to 08:00 from your hotel in Hanoi
  • Tour ends: Around 16:30 to 17:00 at your hotel
  • Total cycling distance: 40 kilometers
  • Number of days: Full day
  • Countries visited: Vietnam
  • Minimum age on scheduled departures: no minimum age
  • Group size: minimum 2. maximum 12.

Itinerary

We’ll start the trip by cycling through the Hanoi’s Old Quarter before heading to the legendary Long Bien Bridge, built by the famous Eiffel construction company at the beginning of 20th century. Passing the spot, we’ll ride on the back road along the Red River banks until we meet our first stop at a local Bonsai garden. Afterwards, we have a short break at our local’s villager house for more local interaction, tea and fruits.

Continuing the trip, we will move through the banana and vegetable farmlands on Bai Giua Island of the Red River, which is the best place to take some extraordinary photo of the green fields and the working farmers. We cross back over at Thang Long Bridge and have a local lunch on the banks of the Red River, named for the reddish-brown heavily silt-laden water.

The next stop is at the Red River pottery market of Quang Ba, where ceramics are stacked waiting to be taken into Hanoi by bicycle. The route also takes you past the Red River’s floating houses and fields of colorful flowers, waiting to be picked and taken into Hanoi.

After lunch we cross some busy roads to reach the north side of West Lake, the largest of many lakes in the city. Well take in lotus gar dens as we ride along the waters edge to one of the most revered Buddhist pagodas in Vietnam. After a visit to Tran Quoc Pagoda well peddle through quiet back streets, admiring the colonial architecture, before returning to the Hanoi’s Old Quarter around 4 pm.

To make sure we dont miss an important cultural event, this itinerary may be adjusted if there is a festival or other special activity nearby.

We ride approximately 40 km on good quality flat tarmac roads. Therell be plenty of opportunities for taking photos and just taking in the wonderful scenery.

Price

Pax 1 2 3 4 5 6 More than 6
Price/adult 63.7 41.8 34.6 30.7 28.3 26.8 Contact us
Children under 5 years old: free of charge

Children from 5 to 10 years old: 70% adult’s rate

Children above 10: full adult’s rate.

 

Inclusive:

Bike and helmet hire,

All entrance fees to temples, sites mentioned, Insurance,

Ferry ride,

All water and snacks whilst riding,

Lunch,

Local english speaking guides,

Hanoi pick up and drop off.

Exclusive:

Pickup from outside Hanoi downtown to bike store,

Personal expenses,

Other services not mentioned in the itinerary.

Trip notes

Road surface: Rural/Trail

Difficulty: Normal/Easy

Total length: about 25-30 km

Tour’s not available on rainy day.

Small Group Experiences – Traveling is often made even more exciting by sharing the experience with others. Small groups range from 6 to 15 people in size, making for a trip filled with camaraderie, adventure, and the personal attention of a trained guide.

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FAQs

Pick-up and drop-off at your hotel inside Hanoi Old Quarter

Why Private tour – What are difference between Join-in-group tour and Private tour ?

Join-in-group tour: You join the tour some other tourists. You share the bus, boat, tour guide, so the price is cheaper. You have to be on time and follow the fixed itinerary and timetable.

Private tour: The bus, boat and tour guide is reserved for your group only. The timetable and itinerary can be flexible. (For private overnight trip to Halong bay, when booking please confirm if you want to take private boat or group sharing).

Terms of Tour

  • Please supply the heights of all passengers on booking. This information will be used to provide the correct-sized bicycles
  • This tour is guaranteed with a minimum of 2 adults