Hanoi’s Outskirts Discovery By Bike

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    23 Nguyễn Khắc Nhu, Nguyễn Trung Trực, Ba Đình, Hà Nội, Vietnam
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Trade the frenetic pace of Hanoi for a leisurely 4-hour bike ride through the Vietnamese countryside. Cycle over back roads and along the banks of the Red River to explore traditional villages and learn about life outside the capital. Stops include a local artists estate, the farms of Red River Island, the pottery village of Quang Ba, and a coffee or tea break at West lake during sunset. This small-group tour is limited to 12 people to ensure a personalized experience with your knowledgeable guide.

Highlights

  • Led by a local guide
  • Small-group tour

Know More about this tour

Meet your guide at a central location in Hanoi, then hop on a bicycle, snap on your helmet and leave the bustling streets of the capital behind. Youll follow a scenic road that winds through the citys Old quarter, through its urban outskirts and into the countryside, pedaling over back roads at a leisurely pace.


After crossing the cantilevered Long bien bridge Hanois oldest bridge, designed by Gustave Eiffel in 1902 cycle along the banks of the Red River, where your guide points out local villagers at work. On a visit to an artists estate, youll learn about trends in contemporary Vietnamese fine arts and view works on display. Afterward, your bike tour continues to Red River Island, including plenty of stops to photograph the banana and produce farms with fruit tasting along the way.


Next up is the pottery village of Quang Ba where stacks of ceramics wait to be transported into Hanoi by bicycle. Pass floating houses and colorful fields of flowers en route to West lake, Hanois largest lake, located in the center of the city. Enjoy a complimentary cup of coffee or green tea while watching the sunset before you return by bike to the starting point.

Inclusions

Local English speaking guide

Bike and helmet

Transportation as indicated

Snack (coffee/tea/fruits on the way)

Exclusions

Food and drinks, unless specified

Gratuities

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Minimum age is 12 years

Small-group tour limited to 12 people per tour

Light and comfortable clothing is recommended with shoes appropriate for a 20km bike ride.

Traveler Reviews

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  • 22-Mar-2018

    Our local guide, Ching, was fantastic! His laid back style riding with flip-flops as an example and his insight into the background and layout of this particular location was great. With the help of the bike shop's owner and technician, the ride was definitely an adventure dodging cars, motor bikes and pedestrians navigating through the city and into the countryside!! What a fun way to see this part of the city and how people live!

  • 01-Jan-2018

    Great afternoon despite the weather
    Wonderful and fun way to see how others live

  • 16-Nov-2017

    Great way to escape the tourist areas and go on a bike ride to see some local surroundings. The guide was great and informative.
    Be prepared to ride through some traffic and offroad terrain.

  • 15-Nov-2017

    It was an amazing bike ride experience in the city of Hanoi and its outskirts. Friends and I got an exclusive tour since there were no one else. The excellent tour guide took us outside of the city to see an more in depth Hanoi area that is not normally seen. Very informative, but be prepared to ride through crowded streets to rough back roads.

  • 21-Jun-2017

    Great tour, our guide San was personable, shared many interesting insights along the way, and spoke very good English. All of the stops highlighted the local people and economy, it was not a sales pitch. Biking in the traffic at the start and end was very fun, within 10 minutes ride you are in the country side.

  • 11-Apr-2017

    This was a great experience for my husband and me. Our tour guide's name was Lucky, and he was great. Very knowledgeable, kind, and passionate about his culture. I thought getting the chance to navigate what I consider to be crazy traffic was fun. We also got to see a bit of Hanoi that isn't typically accessible to tourists if you just stay around the main tourist areas.
    We saw Bonsai trees and where the local people keep them. We also saw a temple and were lucky that there was a ceremony taking place, which enhanced the experience. We also went to a local artist's house/ gallery, which was very interesting. We then drove through the agricultural area and got to see a lot of the crops and some locals farming, which was cool. We visited a ceramics company and had a beer to end the tour. For my husband and I, this was a highlight for us. The tour was very authentic and didn't feel too manufactured.
    I might advise using a face cover, as you're driving through a lot of different areas and inhaling all kinds of stuff, so this might help with breathing. Also it is a quite long ride and not necessarily always on sidewalks/ streets or the most solid ground, so be prepared for that. For us, this was a bonus, but we are comfortable on bikes.

  • 09-Mar-2017

    This tour was amazing!

  • 09-Oct-2016

    Loved this tour. So nice to ride out of Hanoi and experince a more gentle side. Easy riding away from the crazy Hanoi traffic. Great guides who took us to places not normally frequented by mainstream tourists. A visit to a famous artist's home was a hightlight. Highly recommend this tour.

  • 17-Jun-2016

    Emma was fantastic! Very professional, informative and her english was perfect! We seemed to get off the actual described itinerary but that was ok and she did a great job explaining various facts about Hanoi and the 'countryside' we saw. The bike seats should be upgraded hardcore ten speed type and there should be a warning that you will be riding around in the craziness that is Hanoi motorbike/car/pedestrian traffic.

  • 25-Mar-2016

    We had an excellent tour with our very knowledgable guide. My husband dreads large group activities but this was small, only 4 people, and consequently we felt we had a personal tour of the rural aspects of Hanoi city. Cycling through a maze of gardens and back streets you would never dare go on your own was a wonderful experience and I would go again tomorrow with pleasure !

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