Duration: full day cycling (7-8 hours – 30km total).
Cycling to Countryside of Hanoi to Co Loa ancient citadel
6:30Am Meet up at your hotel. After a short briefing about the bike, gears, and the biking trail, you will begin your adventure by pedaling from your hotel to the other side of the Red River. You cycle across the Long Bien Bridge, the first steel bridge spanning the Red River in Hanoi, built by the French (French architect Gustave Eiffel, 1899-1902) and named after Paul Doumer (Governor General of French Indochina).
Continue cycling to Duong river, crossing the countryside of the Red River delta, a good chance for taking nice photos and witness the rural daily activities on the farm.
Then take a local boat crossing the Duong river. You will arrive in the area where people live of agriculture, cycle from villages to villages, through rice fields and friendly people. You will arrive Co Loa citadel around noon. This old fortress attracts many foreign tourists for its historical and cultural value. Cycling around the ruin of Co Loa citadel, hearing historical stories about the construction of citadel, the war against invaders. This spiral-shaped complex will take you to the mysterious ancient Vietnam thousands of years ago. Spend time to visit the temple of King An Duong Vuong at the center of the citadel.
Lunch will be served at a local restaurant or picnic lunch can be arranged.
After lunch, biking the road back your hotel or you can be picked up by our vehicle and transferred back to your hotel in Hanoi.