1. Vietnam
  2. Hanoi
  3. West Lake, Hanoi

Hanoi: Outskirts Discovery By Bike

Product ID: 117564
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Trade in the fast pace of Hanoi with an unforgettable bike ride through the Vietnam countryside with a small group and local leader. Cycle along the banks of the Red River to explore the timeless traditional villages and learn about life outside of Hanoi.
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Duration: 3.5 hours
Starting time 8:00 AM
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  • Feel the Red River breeze on an 100-year old bridge
  • Drop in to a local artist estate to admire some Vietnamese fine arts
  • Explore the densely cultivated land of an islet with banana, bean, and corn farms
  • Visit a pottery making village and see how ceramics are made
  • Take in a magnificent sunset at West Lake
  • Experience market culture at a local market and sample some tropical fruits
Full description
Join a small group with a maximum of 12 passengers on this locally led bike trip. Leave the busy streets of Hanoi behind via a scenic road winding through the city’s Old Quarter, through the urban outskirts and into the countryside. Pass The Long Bien, Hanoi’s oldest bridge, which was built by the famous Eiffel Construction company in 1902. 

Experience the beauty of Vietnam’s countryside as you cycle through back roads and along the banks of the Red River on your Hanoi village tour. See local villagers at work as your guide points out traditional rural activities and sights. Stop by a famous local artist’s house to study some popular trends of Vietnamese contemporary fine arts, including installation, body, and performance art. You will have chance to view them all here at his 2000 square meter estate. Continue your bike tour by cycling through the tranquil banana and vegetable farming area of Red River Island. There will be lots of opportunities to stop and take photos of the beautiful surroundings and the locals working on their farms.

Afterwards, head off to the pottery village of Quang Ba where ceramics are stacked waiting to be taken into Hanoi by bicycle. This route takes you past the Red River’s floating houses and fields of colorful flowers. Depending on the season, you may get to see locals picking the flowers to be taken to market. Continue cycling along the river to the famous West Lake for a cup of coffee or green tea while enjoying the magnificent sunset. Back on your bike, you will return to the meeting point in Hanoi where your guide will be able to assist you in getting a taxi to your hotel.
  • Local English speaking guide
  • Entrance fees as indicated
  • Transportation as indicated
  • Snacks of fruit with coffee and tea along the way
  • Bike hire
  • Helmet
  • Opportunities to fill your reusable water bottle
What’s Not Included
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Tips/gratuities for drivers and guide

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Meeting point

23 Nguyen Khac Nhu, Ba Dinh Dist, Hanoi

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Important information
Know before you go
• Children under the age of 12 are not permitted to join this tour
• This tour is offered on a "join-in" basis
• There is a maximum group size of 12
• Light and comfortable clothing are recommended with shoes appropriate for a 3.5-hour bike ride
• Sunscreen and a hat are also recommended
• This tour includes a 20-kilometer (12.4-mile) bike ride on flat roads to the outskirts outside Hanoi. While the ride is not overly strenuous, it will require a basic level of physical fitness and you should be comfortable with riding a bicycle
• It is highly recommended that you bring a reusable water bottle as the local partner is on the way to reducing single-use plastic bottles. There will be two stops along the way where you can refill your bottle

From £27.02 per person

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