See another side of Hanoi with a day cycling trip that takes you away from the busy chaos of Hanoi’s city centre and into the nearby countryside. Observe local life as you cycle through villages and along the banks of the Red River. Visit a traditional craft village (ceramic, painting, pottery, wood carving..) where you will see their magical traditional way of producing and also past floating houses to colorful flower gardens. Before finishing the active day, we cycling around the West Lake. Sip a cup of coffee and admire the lakeside views before pedaling back to your hotel.
Duration: full day cycling (7 hours – 30km total).
Cycling to Countryside of Hanoi, visit local family
Opt 1: Biking route: Hanoi – Co Loa ancient citadel – Hanoi
8:30Am Meet up at your hotel. After a short briefing about the bike, gears, and the biking trail, you will begin your adventure by pedaling from your hotel to the other side of the Red River. You cycle across the Long Bien Bridge, the first steel bridge spanning the Red River in Hanoi, built by the French (French architect Gustave Eiffel, 1899-1902) and named after Paul Doumer (Governor General of French Indochina).
Continue cycling to Duong river, crossing the countryside of the Red River delta, a good chance for taking nice photos and witness the rural daily activities on the farm.
Then take a local boat crossing the Duong river. You will arrive in the area where people live of agriculture. You cycle from villages to villages, through rice fields and friendly people. You will arrive Co Loa citadel around noon. This old fortress attracts many foreign tourists for its historical and cultural value. It would be interesting for you to find that this Citadel is not only built in a large scale, but also took a very long time to construct. Especially, it has also been the source of various relics of the Dong Son culture of the Bronze Age. This would be a precious chance to explore such large site and its beauty. This spiral-shaped complex will take you to the mysterious ancient Vietnam thousands of years ago.
Lunch will be served at a local restaurant or picnic lunch can be arranged.
After lunch, biking the road back your hotel or you can be picked up by our vehicle and transferred back to your hotel in Hanoi. hanoi tours (to be continue)