Pedaling Through Hanoi's Hidden Gems and Banana Island

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: English
Guru: Sang
Quality Verified Registered on August 12, 2022

My name is Cris and We are local tour guides in Hanoi. We really love this city, and I would like to show you why! We cover everything from the city’s history from the past to its present, fun facts, culture, nightlife, and its hidden area. We are storytellers about Hanoi life, culture, history, if you are looking for a friend in Hanoi, please contact me, you and I am not perfect, we meet as well, if you already a predestined relationship, we will help each other improve and become better every day 1%. Let's start with the question why do you want to book this tour? Every place we build a tour program like this, we believe that this tour makes a difference in terms of Culture, History, People,....we always try to improve the tour and bring the best experience for tourists in Hanoi. So, what are you waiting for, do not join us to create a more beautiful Hanoi Join us and let’s discover Hanoi together!

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
  • Accepts electronic payment
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Tour description

Fully booked? Please Check If I have more availability. For questions my what's app number +84 962819091

Hi friends! My name is Cris and I invite you to join me on a wonderful bike tour through Hanoi. I'll take you for a spin and show you Hanoi like you otherwise never experience! We will approximately cover 10 km or 6 miles and visit some of Hanoi's most iconic and inspiring locations. The tour is safe and for all fitness levels! I am passionate about sports, culture, and anything out of the ordinary, whether it be people, things, or concepts. In my free time, I enjoy taking my road bike to explore the greater Hanoi area. I have lived and worked in Hanoi as a local tour guide and storyteller for as long as I can remember. I can't wait to share my passion for Hanoi and my love for cycling with you! Hop on and join the ride 

Hanoi Bicycle City Tours is a tour to explore Hanoi by bicycle, an eco-friendly vehicle, we will take you to the different points of Hanoi, where visitors will not be able to find by themselves, a part of the mystery of Hanoi. In a city of more than 7 million people, we will cycle through the small alleys of the city, visit Banana island, we will learn about the thousands of years of Vietnam's history and why we were not subjugated by the Chinese, French, Americans,...


  • Visit hidden gem learn more about the daily life of the local people.
  •  Join the bustling traffic in Hanoi
  •  Discovering Hanoi is very different from tourist destinations
  •  Visit hidden area like Banana island
  •  Enjoying traditional Vietnamese food

You will move to the pre-arranged location in the tour I have set up  to choose suitable bikes 

(You will pay for the taxi from the hotel to the bike rental shop and the bike rental is about 80,000 VND/half day)

  • The cycling schedule around Hanoi that you mentioned covers some of the popular tourist spots in and around the city. Here's a brief overview of each location:

  • Banana Island: Located on the West Lake, Banana Island is a small island that can be reached by a short boat ride. It's a peaceful retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city, with lush greenery and a beautiful view of the lake.
  • Long Bien Bridge: This historic bridge spans the Red River and was built by the French in 1903. It's a popular spot for photography and offers a stunning view of the river and the surrounding area.
  • Old Quarter: The Old Quarter is the heart of Hanoi and is known for its narrow streets, ancient temples, and bustling markets. It's a great place to experience the city's vibrant street life and sample local street food.
  • Train Street: Located in the Old Quarter, Train Street is a narrow street that has a railway track running through it. Visitors can watch as the train passes through the street, just inches away from the houses and shops on either side.
  • Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum: The mausoleum is the final resting place of Vietnam's revered leader, Ho Chi Minh. It's a grand building made of marble and granite, and visitors can view his embalmed body inside.
  • Lake B52: This lake is named after an American B-52 bomber that crashed into it during the Vietnam War. Today, it's a peaceful spot where locals come to fish and relax.
  • Cycling around these locations is a great way to see Hanoi and experience its culture and history. However, it's important to be aware of traffic and road conditions, and to wear appropriate safety gear while cycling.

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour). 

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    4 P. Hàng Chiếu, Đồng Xuân, Hoàn Kiếm...
    4 P. Hàng Chiếu, Đồng Xuân, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội, Vietnam
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    We will meet at the main gate of O Quan Chuong Gate ( 4A Hang Chieu - Hoan Kiem - Hanoi)

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Đảo Chuối - Banana Island
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Long Bien Bridge
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Ô Quan Chưởng
  • 4
    Outside visit
    St Joseph Cathedral
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Hồ Hữu Tiệp
  • 7
    Outside visit
    Railway Cafe

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Julie 11 Apr 2024
San Francisco

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Travelled alone - Apr 2024
Really unique tour! Takes you to places I would have never found myself. Highlight of my time in Hanoi! Really recommend
Stella 07 Apr 2024

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Travelled alone - Mar 2024
I had a great time doing the cycling tour. It was nice to receive some background information on the city and I liked visiting the banana island, which was quite a unique experience :)
Franz 03 Apr 2024

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Travelled alone - Mar 2024
I picked this tour to get a different perspective of the city and because I had taken several biking tours in South East Asia, which I had fully enjoyed each time. Unfortunately, this one did not fully meet my expectations. The guide arrived late, failed to introduce himself at the beginning and almost did not provide any instructions to ensure the participants' safety while manoeuvring through the heavy Hanoi traffic by bike. He also did not wait for participants. Some of the stops indicated in the itinerary where either just passed by (Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum) or not visited at all (Train Street). Instead, more than half of the time was spent on Banana Island, where the guide presented random, partly doubtful anecdotes about the people living there and conducted an intermediate, seemingly forced questionnaire/excursion into the vegetation to be found there. This tour has a lot of potential and I would do it again, if the points mentioned above could be improved.
liz 03 Apr 2024
Droitwich Spa

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2024
Fab and fun tour although getting used to cycling amongst the traffic took a little while Some great views and informative tour Well worth it!
Beth 30 Mar 2024

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2024
Great way to get out of the city. Pretty hectic cycling in the city but that's no surprise. Very interesting to travel a bit further afield to see what's happening on the outskirts so I think if you are ok on a bike then definitely do the trip. Thanks Nathan !
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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