Trade in the frenetic pace of Hanoi with an unforgettable, private bike ride through the Vietnam countryside. Cycle along the banks of the Red River to explore the timeless traditional villages and learn about life outside of Hanoi.
Feel the Red River breeze on a 100-year old bridge and explore small back roads to immerse yourself in local life
Stop at a bonsai garden and learn about this intricate art
Drop into a local artist's estate to admire some Vietnamese fine arts
Experience market culture at a local market and sample some tropical fruits
Explore the densely cultivated land of an islet with banana, vegetable, bean, and corn farms
Take a scenic break at West Lake and enjoy a cup of Vietnamese coffee
Local English speaking guide, local artist visit, entrance fees as indicated, bike hire, helmet, Vietnamese coffee or green tea and seasonal fruits on the way, opportunities to fill your reusable water bottle.
Items of a personal nature, tips / gratuities for drivers or guide.
Meet at the bike shop with the Urban Adventure band name at 23 Nguyen Khac Nhu, Ba Dinh Dist, Hanoi
23 Nguyen Khac Nhu, Ba Dinh Dist, Hanoi
3.5 - 4 hours
The private tour is priced for a minimum group size of two travellers. A solo traveller may still book this private experience but will be charged the base rate for two travellers.
Travelers 18+ must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Children 6-17 must present a negative COVID-19 test (PCR or lateral flow) conducted a maximum of 72 hours prior, proof of recovery dated up to 9 months, or proof of vaccination. For further information, please review COVID-19 Health & Safety at https://intrepid-ua.ventrata.com/en/about-us/covid-19-customer-info.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity
Once you meet your local guide you'll get comfortable with your bike and hear a quick safety briefing. Then we'll head out for our morning ride! You will have the chance to fill up your reusable water bottle at the first stop. Leave the busy streets of Hanoi via a scenic road winding through the city’s Old Quarter, through the urban outskirts, and into the countryside. We’ll pass Hanoi’s oldest bridge, The Long Bien, which was built by the famous Eiffel Construction company in 1902. Experience the beauty of Vietnam’s countryside as you cycle through back roads and narrow streets to immerse yourself in local life and see where the children go to school every morning. We'll make a scenic stop at a bonsai garden to learn about this intricate art and see some of the beautiful plant creations. Then it's on to the home of a famous local artist to study some popular trends in Vietnamese contemporary fine arts including installation, body, and performance art. You will have a chance to view them all here at his 2,000-square-metre estate. Keep cycling along the banks of the Red River and see locals at work as your guide points out traditional rural activities and sights. On the way, we will visit a local temple, and if we are lucky we will have a chance to see the Hau Dong ritual performance, one of the features of Mother Goddess worship. We'll then take our bikes to a local market to experience the market culture and taste some tropical fruits. Our ride continues through the tranquil banana and vegetable farming area of Red River Island. There will be lots of opportunities to stop and take photos of the beautiful surroundings and the locals working on their farms. This route takes us past the Red River and fields of colorful flowers. Depending on the season, you may get to see locals picking the flowers to be taken to market. We continue cycling along the river to the famous West Lake for a cup of coffee or green tea. Back on our bikes, we’ll return to the meeting point in Hanoi where your guide will be able to assist you in getting a taxi to your hotel.
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