Hanoi, a city over 1,000 years old, is more attractive in the fall. Cycling to discover the city is an exciting new experience. Below are the best places for a cycling tour.
1. The Old Quarter
Taking a bike ride around the old streets, you will be surprised. Instead of the noisy, bustling, and cramped alleys that you usually see, the everyday life of the people here takes place like a slow-motion movie, which is real and as lively as ever.
Cycling around the old quarter in the evening, you will enjoy lots of delicious famous dishes on the sidewalk.
2. The beautiful streets in the city center
Cycling between two rows of ancient trees on the roads of Phan Dinh Phung, Tran Phu, Hoang Dieu, Thanh Nien, the most beautiful streets of the capital, you will feel the romance, and the charm of Hanoi's autumn. You will not just enjoy the fresh air, but also see a lot of old villas built in the French colonial era, and famous works such as Cua Bac church, Imperial Citadel of Thang Long, Tran Quoc Pagoda, among others.
3. West Lake
The West Lake is also a popular romantic rendezvous in the evening for couples. On a beautiful day, you should try to take a bike ride around the lake. You will feel to grow young again. If you want to have a longer stop, park on the roads of Xuan Dieu, To Ngoc Van, and Dang Thai Mai.
4. Long Bien Bridge
Cycling on the oldest bridge in the city, sometimes you will be startled by trains running through. It is also an interesting experience for your trip. In the evening, you can stop near the bridge to taste baked sweet potatoes or sip hot or iced tea.
Bike rent: VND80,000-VND100,000/day; VND60,000/bike for those who rent 10 bikes upward.
Electric bicycle rental: VND15,000/hour.
Rental bike shops: Lang Ha Street, Hoang Hoa Tham Road, Hang Dieu Street, Long Bien, among others.
The suggested route for a bike tour during a day is the Old Quarter - Hoang Dieu Street – Thanh Nien Road - West Lake and Long Bien Bridge - West Lake - Old Quarter.
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