The capital of Vietnam, Hanoi offers a wide selection of day bicycle tours and short cycling excursions. The most popular bicycle tours are offered by hotel travel desk are the half day and the full day Hanoi cycling tour. The guests will be picked off at their hotel lobby in Hanoi. After the tour, they will bike back to their hotel where the tour ends. No support vehicle is required for the half day the one day Hanoi city tour by bicycle. Travelers should be familiar with riding in the city. The traffic is very busy, especially during rush hour. Sites to be included in the day tour are the Ho Chi Minh complex, the temple of literature, the Tran Quoc pagoda and the ethnic museum.
For those who travel with kids, Hanoi countryside cycle tours may be much better. A vehicle will be used for transfers and support. The bicycle ride will be only arranged in the area where the traffic is safe. The most popular Hanoi countryside cycle tours are one day cycle to But Thap pagoda and Dong Ho village, a day tour to Duong Lam ancient village, a day tour to Tay Phuong and Thay pagoda. They day trip to Tam Coc or “Halong bay inland” is also provided with two or three hour riding through countryside villages.
The bikes that will be used for these tours are classic road bike, push bikes and mountain bikes. If you just look for fun and easy cycle, then one or two hour cycling will be fine. In this cased the one speed push bikes will be recommended. If you look for more active bike tours, then you should ask for a good mountain bikes. The riding will be longer and the local tour guide will take you to more places while riding.
For more information on Hanoi bicycle tours, visit http://www.vietnamcycling.com/holiday-tours/cycling-destinations/cycling-in-around-hanoi/ or http://www.lotussiatravel.com/vietnam-tours/cycling-adventures/