Trip Description & Day-by-day Itinerary
The cycling around Hanoi day tour takes you to the northern Vietnam countryside, rural area where you will have the chance to experience the real life of Vietnamese countryside villagers. The day tour is customized for solo traveler, couple, and family. The biking trail is optimized for both adults and children.
Cycling around Hanoi Map
Cycling around Hanoi Itinerary
8:00 AM: You will be met up with Lotussia Travel team at your hotel in Hanoi. Transferred by car to Bac Ninh province. It is possible for you to start the ride from their hotel in Hanoi city center (This is only an option since the traffic is quite busy on the way from Hanoi city center to our start point).
After about a half hour drive, you will arrive the Duong riverside where the cycle tour begins. The name of the Duong River sounds intimately in the heart of every Vietnamese because of the charming and peaceful countryside the river meanders through. The numerous pagodas bordering the Duong River through history have added a major attraction to the Kinh Bac (northern) region.
You will cycle through rice fields, vegetable gardens and small countryside villages, meeting up with friendly local farmers before arriving at But Thap Pagoda in time for lunch.
The name “But Thap” (Pen Stupa) was given by King Tu Duc in 1876 when, in Kinh Bac, he saw the beautiful stone stupa shaped like a pen at this pagoda, which had previously been known as Ninh Phuc Tu (Pagoda of Peace and Happiness).
After visiting the But Thap pagoda, you continue pedaling to Dong Ho painting village is famous for an old and special art form called Dong Ho. This art is attractive to the local and foreign people alike. Coming here visitors watch the artisan’s produce pictures using carved boards painted with various colors of ink. Once in the village a visit will be made at craftsman Nguyen Dang Che’s house who is renowned for his traditional paintings.
The alternative option is to take another biking trail to reach the Phat Tich pagoda, is famous for its beautiful architecture, serene landscape and sets of precious stone statues imbued with sculptures of the Ly Dynasty.
Late this afternoon, you will be transferred back to Hanoi. You will be dropped off at your hotel. Trip ends.