HANOI – RED RIVER DELTA – COUNTRYSIDE – CO LOA CITADEL – CYCLING TOUR
Local life: cyclists shall get a good grasp of how local people’s lives unfold – from farmers working on their fields and gardens (wet rice cultivation) to children riding a bicycle to school (education system) and even daily chores such as shopping for grocery or communal gathering. Local history, culture, believes, relationship are well reflected by visiting or passing by pagodas, temples and shrines. A tailor-made program just for you!
For single guests a supplement is applied. The price from 4 people up will be $10 less per person and electric bikes are available for an additional $10 per bike.
Hanoi – Red River Delta – Co Loa Ancient Citadel – Countryside Cycling Tour
08:00 Please be at our office – Get Up And Go Vietnam. Your tour guide will assist with preparing your bikes (professional) before we start this unique cycling tour.
08:15 – 08:30 After a brief introduction to the use of our bicycles and the biking road, we begin our adventure by cycling to Dong Xuan Market, a local whole sale market before heading towards the famous Long Bien Bridge which we cross towards Ngoc Thuy village.
We paddle through the small alleys of Bac Bien village towards the Duong river’s bank where we take a local boat ferry to cross the river to its left bank. This side of the river is pure countryside with traditional typical houses, pagodas, temples, local markets but mainly rice fields and vegetable gardens.
We continue cycling to Co Loa passing another interesting ancient temple before arriving at Co Loa Citadel. We have a rest at a “local bar” in Co Loa to have a iced green tea/ coffee or sugar cane juice and hear about the interesting historical story about An Duong Vuong’s dynasty over 2000 thousand years ago.
Visit An Duong Vuong King temple and we cycle around the vestige of citadel with the beautiful gardens and rice paddy fields.
At around 12:30 we’ll have lunch at a local restaurant with traditional Vietnamese food.
After lunch we pedal through some other villages to a dike of the Red river from where we pass some more local villages along the dyke before heading back to the ferry to cross the Duong River by ferry again.
Along the way back we make some more stops before crossing Long Bien Bridge again to go to The Banana Plantation in the Red River, an oasis of peace and a place that will amaze you. We arrive back at our office around 15:00 where the trip ends.
- English and Dutch speaking cycling guide
- Meals as specified in the program and drinks during the trip
- Rain poncho if needed
- Professional mountain bike and helmet
- All entrance fees and round trip boat rides
- Tips and personal expenses
- Travel insurance
- All not indicated in our itinerary
- Booking voucher from us
- Cash for personal expense
- Long sleeved shirt during the warm months and a wide brimmed hat or cap, sunglasses
- Insect repellant, suncream
Specific food requests
Please let us know if you have specific eating restrictions, allergic for certain things or if you are vegetarian, we can take that into account during the trips.
Especially for the north and central Vietnam;
In the period between November and April, the weather is variable, from sunny to cold and rainy. It is advisable during this period to bring some rain gear with some warmer clothes. In the period from April to November, it is good to pack a hat with a wide brim, sunscreen (at least SPF15) and a reliable insect repellent. A thin rain poncho is useful all year round.
Get Up And Go Vietnam does everything to make your trip an unforgettable experience. Unfortunately, we have no control over weather conditions. Our apologies for that!
What do I need to know?
As it can be pretty hot during the months between April and November it will good to pack a wide-brimmed hat, sunscreen (at least SPF15) and a local reliable insect repellent, a camera or smartphone. A long sleeved shirt is recommended to protect against the sun. The cycling distance is roughly between 40 and 45km. We start at 8am from our office, Get Up And Go Vietnam at 24 Hang Buom Street and we finish the tour around 15:00.
Get Up and Go Vietnam is doing all possible to make your journey and travel experience an unforgettable one.
Weather conditions, we unfortunately cannot control. Our apologies for that!