Half-day cycling tour to explore the typical values of Hanoi 0.5 day
Tour code: CDY118 | Tour Style: City Discovery
A half-day 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!Destination: Activities: Cycling, Sightseeing
- Visiting the oldest and legendary Long Bien Bridge
- Visiting a local’s house, enjoy tea and local fruits and talking to them to learn more about their daily routine work
- Cycling through the banana and vegetable farmlands located on Bai Giua Island of the Red River
- Experiencing the local life at the Bonsai Garden, the Red River Pottery Market and the Kumquat and Peach gardens in Quang Ba
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.
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.
We keep on cycling on the back road along the dyke of river to get back to our bike store; our guide will assist you to get a taxi to return to your hotel at: 12:00 (or 18:00). Tour ends here.
- Pickup and drop off at hotel to bike store. If your hotel is at outside Hanoi downtown, please pay for extra taxi charge.
- MTB 24 speed TREK or Giant bike or equivalent with helmet and protective gears
- Water, fresh Fruits and Cafe
- Professional English speaking tour guide. A mechanic if tour has more than 2 people
- Mineral water and snack
- Pickup from outside Hanoi downtown to bike store
- Personal expenses
- Other services not mentioned in the itinerary
Total length: about 25-30 km
Tour’s not available on rainy day.
Hanoi Old Quarter
Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi, Vietnam
Hanoi Old Quarter is one of important reasons that make Hanoi allure many tourists over the years. It is famous for the history, the architecture, the enormous amount along with the diversity of products and even the daily life of Hanoians.
Long Bien Bridge
Long Bien, Hanoi, Vietnam
Completed in 1902 by a French Architecture, Long Bien Bridge is one of the longest bridges in Asia at that time. It serves as a beloved Hanoi landmark and the symbol of architecture in Hanoi. For those who are adventures enough to brave the potholes, Long Bien Bridge provides stunning views across the Red River.
Bat Trang Ceramic Village
Gia Lam District, Hanoi, Vietnam
Bat Trang ceramic village has become a popular destination for the young living in Hanoi to visit during weekends. It has also become famous among foreign tourists who want to understand more about the historical and traditional values in each handicraft product.
Bon Sai Garden
Bonsai Garden, an ideal stop-over in a cycling day tour from Hanoi Capital, is situated on the West of Chuong Duong Bridge and nearby the Bat Trang pottery Village. At the garden, the owners try to beautify their garden by the bonsai art. Trees are growing in shallow pots, cultivating the look of the tree to be any design that is desired.
Bai Giua Island
Red River, Hanoi Capital, Vietnam
Bai Giua is almost five kilometers long and one kilometer across with lots of farmlands of bananas and vegetables. The place is worthwhile for boating trip and ideal for the Youths to take photos.
Xuan Quan, Van Giang, Hanoi Capital, Vietnam
Located near Bat Trang Pottery Village, just 4 km from Thanh Tri Bridge and 13 km from Hoan Kiem Lake is the new urban area of Eco Park, which stretches over 500 hectares. Owning the harmony between humans and nature, Eco Park brings together modern facilities of international standards in order to create the most enjoyable living environment for its residents.