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Hanoi’s Outskirts Half-Day Tour by Bike

22 Ratings
  • E-Ticket
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  • Group Tour
  • Live Guide
  • 4 hr

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 artist’s 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.

Itinerary Details

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At:

We will meet our guide and get your bikes and helmet there.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Long Bien Bridge

We’ll pass Hanoi’s oldest bridge, The Long Bien, which was built by the famous Eiffel Construction company in 1902. Experience the beauty of Vietnam’s countryside as you cycle through back roads. Pass narrow street and stroll through small back roads to immerse the local life and see where the children go to school every morning.   Stop at Bonsai Garden, an ideal stop-over and learn about the art works and see  wonderful Bonsai plants.​ 

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Dao Anh Khanh Studio

We’ll 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 2,000-square-metre estate with some special tree houses. 

Duration: 15 minutes

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Keep cycling along the banks of the Red River on our Hanoi outskirt tour and see locals  at work as your guide points out traditional rural activities and sights. On the way we will visit a local temple and if we are lucky we will have a chance to see the Hau Dong ritual performance, one of the features of Mother Goddess worship. 

Duration: 15 minutes

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Take your bike to a market and experience the market culture and taste some tropical fruits. ​​ We’ll continue our 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. This route takes us past the Red River and fields of colorful flowers. Depending on the season, you may get to see locals picking the flowers to be taken to market.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Truc Bach lake

We continue cycling along the river to the famous West Lake for a cup of coffee or green tea. 

Duration: 15 minutes

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Back on our bikes, we’ll return to the meeting point in Hanoi where your guide will be able to assist you in getting a taxi to your hotel.​

Duration: 5 minutes