The Half Day Cycling Hanoi Countryside Villages is customized for family holidays and those who like seeing the rural Hanoi by bicycle. The ½ day bike trip starts with a transfer from your hotel to bike shop. Cycling on the back roads for about 15K to reach Dong An village where you enjoy a short walk through village lanes, and a local market. Then keep cycling on narrow roads, through different hamlets to the Tan Nam flower village. The area is covered by vegetable, bonsai gardens, and flower fields. This tour sets itself apart by bringing international tourists the real Vietnamese’ culture, one that is not commonly shown in a classic day tour of Hanoi. It promise a great experience as tourists spend time outdoors to inhale the fresh air, smell the green rice fields, be charmed by the flowing Red river and learn about local people.
Hanoi Cycling Video
Cycling Hanoi Itinerary
8.00 AM: You will be picked up by our guide at your hotel in Hanoi and brought to our bike garage. The 15K ride on the back roads will take you to the outskirts of Hanoi.
10.00 – 10.30AM: Arrive an ancient village, one of few villages which have still kept intact the cultural features and old historical architecture despite the impacts of rapid urbanization. Located about 15km from downtown Hanoi, This village is famous for its communal house, many old houses and ancestral worshipping houses hundreds of years old.
Stepping through the village’s mossy gate and walking on a brick-paved road, you will walk into a completely different space, which is quiet, peaceful and quaint. The first and must-see destination is its large-scale communal house which was built in 1653. The communal house is a solemn place where the village’s most important events take place. It now displays a set of ancient paintings from the Le Dynasty (1427 – 1788) depicting bumper harvests and the peaceful, prosperous life of people and eight paintings showing the trades of fishery, forestry, fabric weaving, husbandry, farming and handicraft and 20 doctorial steles of the villagers from the Le to the Nguyen Dynasties.
Keep walking for about 15 minutes before you reach our bike garage. Check your bikes and have some test ride. Start riding on narrow paved roads, through a local market. You may like to walk your bike slowly through the market to experience the local activities.
You cycle mostly on the back roads, crossing a river, and you reach then the true countryside of Hanoi. You keep biking for some kilometers on the flat village lanes until you turn right, finding yourselves in a peaceful area. There is no noise of bike horn, no crowds, no traffic jams…but you and the nature!
Keep cycling on gravel trail for about 2-3K before you cross the dyke to find yourself in other rural hamlets. Make a stop for a short rest/visit.
Cycling for more 5K you arrive a flower village, the oldest flower village in the suburban area. The village was formed about 10 years ago. The most popular flowers in this area are rose, chrysanthemum, gerbera and lily. Lots of vegetables are growth.
Continue biking amidst flower fields, vegetable gardens and rural hamlets for about 10 – 12K before making the final stop. The bike ride finishes here, and you take a taxi to get back to your hotel. Arrive back at your hotel at about 13.30 – 14.00. Trip ends.
There are about 40 – 45K in total. The bike ride is scheduled to be finished at about 13.00. But you can finish the trip early if you like (private trip).