Biking Around Hanoi: Pedal Vietnam Back RoadsTuesday, December 25, 2012
There is no better way to discover Hanoi than by bicycle.Biking around Hanoi Join our newly-discovered bicycle day tour and experience both the old quarter of Hanoi and its new suburb area in just a half day. Begin the tour with a short walk from your hotel to our departure point. You then bike the back roads of Hanoi pedaling through small street lanes and narrow alleys. You then find yourself in the green paddy fields before continue your ride to the Long Bien historical bridge and bike back to your hotel. The tour can be extended to one full day bike tour with another ride to the other side of the red river. Contact us for more details.
You will be met up at your hotel at 8:00am by our tour guide. He then give a brief explanation about the biking route, riding tips and related information. Leaving hotel, we will follow an narrow road where there is surprisingly little noise of bike horns. We will bike along these small streets until we reach the peach garden there we cross the river to join an immense corn field. As you bike through the corn field, and vegetable gardens, we will see how the life is quiet and peaceful after just few minutes biking.
The dog barks; farmers plant vegetable working on their fields; children play on their house court with simple toys…these are common sceneries we will experience during our trip. Stopping by a local house and talking with local people will make your trip more enjoyable.
We will join the Long Bien historical bridge before biking to another part of Hanoi – the rural Hanoi. Long Bien bridge is a historic cantilever bridge across the Red River that connects two parts of the city of Hanoi, Vietnam. It is also commonly referred to as the Paul Doumer Bridge. After crossing the bridge, we continue biking through local villages, rice fields and smiling faces. With the guide, you will know how we plant rice, how the villager life is, how our rituals are…
Around noon, we bike back to the hotel. Trip end.
Hanoi was founded in 1010, and became the centre of government for the Indochina Union under French rule in 1888. In 1945 Hanoi became the official capital of independent Vietnam. Today ancient buildings dating from the 11th century lie scattered among grand French colonial residences and modern office buildings. The streets of the Old Quarter preserve age-old customs, where trade takes one back half a century, and temples, pagodas and monuments reflect the historic character of Vietnam.