This 40 km loop includes biking through Hanoi and its surrounding countryside. Pass by floating pottery villages on the banks of the Red River, flower gardens, through village lanes, alongside lotus lakes and one of the most revered Buddhist pagodas in Vietnam. Avoid the traffic and see a side of Hanoi that’s almost impossible to discover alone.
Depart from Sofitel Plaza Hanoi Hotel this morning at 08:30 and cycle toward the old quarter. Along the way glimpse into the heart of everyday Hanoi life – families take their children to school, traders selling all kinds of wares and people sitting at street side stalls eating Pho and drinking tea. Cross the Red River over the iconic Long Bien Bridge which was completed in 1902 and rub shoulders with locals on their way to work.
Quickly leaving the city behind the route weaves out into open farm land along the banks of the Red River. Board a small local ferry to cross a small river and emerge on the north shore. Ride along a dyke road with views of the river and farmland dotted with small villages and rice fields. The route criss – crosses through unvisited villages before crossing the Thang Long Bridge and lunch at a riverside café.
After lunch ride to the north end of Hanoi’s largest lake, Tay Ho. Cruise along the edge of the lake, passing lotus gardens (best seen in summer months) to one of the most revered Buddhist pagodas in Vietnam. Take a wander though the pagoda. Peddle onwards through quiet back streets to experience suburban life before finally reaching the Sofitel Plaza Hanoi. Estimated time of return is 16:00.
Responsible Travel: Travelling by bicycle is an eco-friendly, emissions-free way to sightsee.
FORM REQUIREMENTS: Participants in any adventure travel will be required to complete and submit a signed terms and conditions agreement including the voluntary participation, assumption of risk, release from liability and hold harmless provisions. Where minors are involved, parental or guardian permission may also be required. Travel documentation will not be released unless these forms are complete and on file with Exo Travel adventures.
NOTE: This program may alter due to local conditions, the strength of the group and other unexpected circumstances. We will do our very best to adhere to the set itinerary, however we cannot be held responsible for any last minute changes that might occur. In all such circumstances, your biking or guide will have the final say.
Booking min 24 hrs in advance
This program may alter due to local conditions, the strength of the group and other unexpected circumstances. We will do our very best to adhere to the set itinerary, however we cannot be held responsible for any last minute changes that might occur. In all such circumstances, your biking or guide will have the final say.
For a group under 7 clients a surcharge of 63 USD per group may be added based on the availability of bike sizes.
The rest of the day at leisure, your guide and driver will be on hand should you need them for city exploration.
Evening at leisure.
Overnight in Hanoi.
Distances and journey time:
Hanoi biking tour on and off for photos and lunch (40km): 7hrs