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                              HANOI BICYCLE TOURS
              Cycling along the Red River and the West Lake (1 day)
The one-day outdoor adventure tour takes you to the urban of Hanoi. You begin the tour with a short walk from your
hotel to our bike store, at about half hour walking from the old quarter. You then cycle the Hanoi back roads going
through small lanes and busy streets where you can experience the other side of Vietnam’s capital. Opportunity to
meet up with Hanoian peoples, bonsai gardens, peach garden, ceramic shops, local church, temple and pagodas…The
day cycling tour is available all year round and the most recommended for those looking for something active and
different.




Itinerary:

You will be met up with Lotussia Travel guide at your hotel in Hanoi. The one-day cycling tour begins with a short walk
through the Old Quarter of Hanoi. You will walk through the Dong Xuan market, the ancient gate of the citadel of
Hanoi and the Long Bien Bridge before arriving at the departure point.
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After a brief introduction to the use of our bicycles and the biking road, we begin our adventure by cycling along the
Red River. Visit the market of ceramics, located by the riverside. Then continue cycling until we reach the village of
Bonsai where we will make another break. We make another stop in a church. Then we cross the street which is also
the dam to reach the West Lake.

We cycle a little more before we arrive in the restaurant where the lunch will be served. We will the the opportunity
to taste the fried shrimp, a specialty of Hanoi.

After lunch, we continue to ride along the shores of West Lake. We stop at the Tran Quoc Pagoda for the visit of the
pagoda. Located on an islet connected to the eastern shore of West Lake (Ho Tay, Tran Quoc Pagoda is the oldest in
Vietnam. Its construction dates back to 514 and its restoration in the fifteenth century (according to a stele placed on
the pagoda in 1639).

After visiting the pagoda, we have the opportunity to visit some other sites such as the mausoleum of Ho Chi Minh
(outside), the flag tower, the north gate of the ancient citadel in Hanoi. We reach the hotel around late afternoon. End
of our adventure. The end of Lotussia Travel service.

For more details either visit www.bikinghanoi.com or www.vietnamcycling.com