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Based on: Village Discovery by Bike, 9 November 2018

Village Discovery by Bike- Small Group Adventure

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 along the banks of the Red River on our Hanoi village tour. See local villagers at work as your guide points out traditional rural activities and sights. We’ll stop by a famous local artist’s house to study some popular trends of Vietnamese contemporary fine arts, including installation, body, and performance art. You will have chance to view them all here at his 2000 square meter estate.

We’ll continue our bike tour by cycling 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.

We then head off to the pottery village of Quang Ba where ceramics are stacked waiting to be taken into Hanoi by bicycle. This route takes us past the Red River’s floating houses 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 while enjoying the magnificent sunset. 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.

Please note that due to Vietnamese national holidays, this tour is not available between the 14th February and the 20th February.

Highlights:

  • Feel the Red River breeze on an 100-year old bridge.
  • Drop in to a local artist estate to admire some Vietnamese fine arts
  • Explore the densely cultivated land of an islet with banana, bean, and corn farms
  • Visit a pottery making village and see how ceramics are made.
  • Take in a magnificent sunset at West Lake.

Tour Information

Tour Availability: Daily, all year round.

Meeting Time: 2pm approx.

Drop Off Time:5:30pm - 6pm.

Duration: 3.5 - 4 hours approx.

Meeting Point and drop-off location: 23 Nguyen Khac Nhu, Ba Dinh Dist, Hanoi

Inclusions: Local English speaking guide, entrance fees, transportation to and from meeting point andsnacks (coffee/ tea and fruits en route).

Exclusions: Any other services not mentioned above.

Dress standard:

  • Light and comfortable clothing is recommended with shoes appropriate for a 20km bike ride.
  • Dress standards are conservative throughout Asia, especially outside major cities. To respect this and for your own comfort, we strongly recommend modest clothing. This means clothing that covers your shoulders and knees. Loose, lightweight, long clothing is both respectful and cool in the predominantly hot Asian climate.

Child policy:

  • Children under age 12 are not permitted to join this tour.