Hanoi is one of the ideal places to have a day tour. There are a lot of things you can do and see in your Hanoi day tour. And having a Hanoi cycling tour is a good choice because you can slowly enjoy the beauty of Hanoi and improve your physical health.
However, with the huge and crowded traffic on the street, you can find hard to ride your bike through the zigzag small roads with full of vehicles in Hanoi. Here are some of the top places that you can enjoy your Hanoi cycling tour.
Bat Trang Village
Located in the outskirt area of Hanoi, about 15 km from the Old Quarter, Bat Trang is an ideal place for a Hanoi cycling day tour. Bat Trang is one of the oldest handicraft villages in Northern Vietnam. Bat Trang has existed for 500 years and the local people has made pottery for hundreds of years. The village is very peaceful and tranquil. You can admire the picture of Vietnamese countryside with the paddy fields, buffaloes, small roads and red roof small houses.
There are various kinds of pottery in different styles, for example: jade enamel (under the Ly-Tran Dynasties), brown flower or brown enamel (under the late Tran to early Le Dynasties), cracked enamel (under the late Le Dynasty) and royal blue enameled items (under the late Le to Nguyen Dynasties).
Riding your bike to Bat Trang, you can have the chance to see the rustic and idyllic scenery of the countryside in Northern Vietnam with immense paddy fields, green trees on the street sides, red-roofed houses and flocks of buffalo. The tranquil and fresh environment of the village can impress you and make you feel released.
Long Bien Bridge at sunset
Long Bien Bridge is the oldest bridge in Hanoi which was built in 1899 by French in the war. This is not just a normal bridge but a historical relic. The bridge is now only for bikes and motorbike, therefore, it is quite safe for your Hanoi cycling tour.
Riding your bike on the bridge, you can have the chance to listen to tour guide talking about the construction and the special history of Long Bien Bridge. Moreover, because the bridge crosses Red River, you can explore the local life on the bank of Red River and enjoy the very beautiful sceneries of fruit gardens, corn fields, and even paddy fields. You will have a very different view of Hanoi which is more natural and idyllic.
Long Bien Bridge is one of the best places to view sunset and sunrise in Hanoi. You can stop here for a while and enjoy great moments of the day.
Co Loa Citadel
Co Loa Citadel is an important historical site located in Dong Anh district, about 15km from Hanoi Center. On the way to Co Loa, you can have a trip to the countryside area along Red River. Your Hanoi cycling tour will be full of interesting experiences. You will see a lot of typical countryside houses in Northern Vietnam, many traditional pagodas, temples, local markets and villages along the way. Cycling through beautiful paddy fields, vegetable fields, and corn fields will make you feel more refreshing.
In your cycling tour to Co Loa, you can visit King An Duong Vuong’s temple, Trong Thuy Well and Community House and listen to the stories about An Duong Vuong dynasty and Co Loa Ancient Capital over 2000 years ago.
Duong Lam ancient town is one of the most ancient villages in Northern Vietnam. It still remains almost the same architecture and houses from hundred years ago. Coming to Duong Lam, you can experience the life of a rural area in Northern Vietnam in the 10th century and explore unique features of Vietnamese history.
Located in Son Tay town, about 50km far from Hanoi central, Duong Lam is the 1200 years old village, with the best features of a Vietnamese Northern village. Because of its close distance to Hanoi, visiting Duong Lam is one of the top things to do in Hanoi. Your Duong Lam tour will become more interesting if you ride your bike with a local tour guide who can introduce you the most highlighted information about the village and the related history.
A cycling tour is not only interesting but also good for your health. The wellness tourism in Hanoi seems to be more popular and attracts tourists by its great benefits. Let’s enjoy charming Hanoi with different activities such as cycling.