Cycling around West Lake Hanoi (12)
Cycling around West Lake Hanoi (11)

Cycling around West Lake Hanoi

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Cycling around West Lake Hanoi starts from our bike shop near Hanoi old quarter. You firstly cycle on the Hanoi back roads, small alleys going along the Red River. The second part of the bike ride goes along Hanoi west Lake. The bike ride offers the chance to discover another side of Hanoi.

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      Day Trip Cycling, Family Cycling
    • Activity Level Moderate
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    • Group Size Small Group
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    Cycling around West Lake Hanoi

    Cycling around West Lake Hanoi starts from our bike shop near Hanoi old quarter. You firstly cycle on the Hanoi back roads, small alleys going along the Red River. The second part of the bike ride goes along Hanoi west Lake. The bike ride offers the chance to discover another side of Hanoi.

    The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
    What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.

    Our trip cost usually includes the following services. Please bear in mind JET Travel is specialized in tailor-made trips. Trip cost vary depending on group size and other details.

    Vehicle for transfers and support
    Tour guide. The English-Speaking guide is provided by default. Other language may be available upon request (with extra charge).
    Bicycle rental
    Meals
    Snacks
    Sightseeing entrance fees.
    Bottled water.

    Whats not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.

    Unless required most of the following services are usually not included in our tour price.

    Visa (required)
    Flight/Train tickets.
    Accommodation pre/post trip.
    Travel insurance
    Tips
    Personal expenses

    1. Day 1 Cycling around West Lake Hanoi

      You will be met up with JET Bike Tours 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.

      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.

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    Bicycle Advice

    Suitable Bicycle. MTB, Touring Bike, Cyclocross/Gravel bike.

    At JET we hold firmly to the opinion that using your own bike, the bike on which you feel at home and comfortable is the finest way to enjoy a cycling adventure.

    Most kinds of bicycle, except light-weight racing bikes are suitable for this tour: touring bikes, mountain bikes, hybrids or cyclocross bikes are all fine. Road conditions vary from asphalt to gravel and some hard packed dirt tracks. Tyre’s from 35mm in width upwards will be fine but we recommend 40mm on 700c and 2” on 26” wheels as a minimum.

    South East Asia is generally a warm place so the ability to carry one or two water bottles is essential (either on your bike or in a backpack). Our back-up vehicle carries water and tools although for those competent with tools bringing your own pump, puncture kit, and multi took is recommended as it would speed up repairs and minor adjustments. If bringing your own bike please bring along a few spare spokes that fit your wheels (please note that different wheels have different size spokes). If your bike has disk brakes or hub gears please bring any components that you feel may be necessary. We carry some spares for our hire bikes but we cannot guarantee that we will have any tubes other than 26” car type valves. Tyres and tubes other than 26” can be difficult to come by in many parts of the world so please make sure you have spares. If in doubt please ask at your local bike shop. A means of carrying your camera, sunblock etc is also useful – either an on-bike bag, handlebar or saddlebag for example, or a lightweight day-pack.

    Recommendation: Although our hire bikes come equipped with a saddle if you have a saddle you use and are happy with it is strongly recommended that you use it on tour. If you use SPD type shoes please bring your own matching pedals. We are happy to fit these for you. You may also like to bring bar ends if you use them at home.

    ESSENTIAL! Please be sure that your bicycle is in perfect condition before you leave home. Again, if in doubt please consult your local bike shop.

    Rental Bicycles

    If you wish to hire a bicycle for the duration of your holiday with us we can arrange for the hire of good quality cycles from our in-country agent. Typically these bikes are mountain bikes, often Trek 4 series or similar. Please request a hire bike at the time of booking, fields to do so are on the booking form. Payment for hire bikes can be made with the balance of the tour payment or in cash on arrival.

    Rental Bicycle Recommendation. Although our hire bikes come equipped with a saddle if you have a saddle you use and are happy with it is strongly recommended that you use it on tour. If you use SPD type shoes please bring your own matching pedals. We are happy to fit these for you. You may also like to bring bar ends if you use them at home.

    Special offers :
    – Mineral water drinking.
    – Seasonal fruits.
    – Snacks
    – Fresh tissue and some fruits while touring !

    What to bring :
    Sun Block , Wide brim hat, Camera + Film, Comfortable shoes, Rain Gear , Warm clothes in winter, Original Passport, Small backpack , Shoes and shorts for cycling ,Sunglasses , Gloves , Professional Pedal ,Insect repellent ,Wide brim hat ,Bike water bottle (if you don’t want to use ours bottle)

    Notes:
    Minor program changes are sometime necessary, depending on road conditions and weather.
    This itinerary allows for 1 days on the cycling section. You will be able to decide for yourself at any time during each of these days how far you want to cycle. Average daily cycling distances are approximately 40 -100 km. These distances may vary according to weather, road conditions and group fitness and preferences. This is a sightseeing cycle tour, not a marathon or time trial.

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