See another side of Hanoi with a full-day cycling trip that takes you away from the busy chaos of Hanoi’s city center into the nearby countryside. Observe the local life as you cycle through villages and along the banks of the Red River, soak up the flower garden nearby and visit a traditional handicraft village where you will witness their magical traditional way of producing handmade products. Follow our suggested itinerary to have the best experience in your Hanoi Countryside Cycling Tour.
Duration: Half day
Departure date: Springtime (closer to Tet holiday)
Start/End: Hanoi/ Hanoi
Tour Route: Hanoi – Long Bien Bridge – Nhat Tan Flower Garden – Dong Ngac Village – The Heaven of Lotus – Phu Tay Ho – Hanoi
Tour type: Village, Private tour
8.00 AM Pick up at the hotel, you will start our half-day cycling tour by pedaling along the Red River. You will cycle across the Long Bien Bridge, the first steel bridge spanning the Red River in Hanoi. Head to Nhat Tan Flower Garden where peach and kumquat trees are grown for the Lunar Tet New Year. Then, take a quick look at Nhat Tan local market, churches, temples, stadium and get to know more about the daily lifestyles of local people.
Keep cycling to Dong Ngac cultural village, which is famous for its communal house, many old houses and ancestral worshipping houses hundreds of years ago. You will meander through the village, visit old houses, temples, pagodas and wander Dong Ngac local market to buy some local stuff.
Get back to our bike and continue cycling to the Heaven of Lotus near the West Lake, relax in a picturesque surrounding and take photos. On the way back, we will stop at Phu Tay Ho where people worship to Lieu Hanh Mother Saint. Continue pedaling to the Flower village of Tay Tuu, we will observe different colorful flower blossom.
Back to a local family, roll into the kitchen and help the owner to cook lunch. Enjoy lunch with authentic Vietnamese food before driving back to Hanoi in the afternoon. Your Hanoi tour ends.