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Address: 44 Lane 31 Xuan Dieu, Tay Ho, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
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+84 4 3718 8246

Want to see the REAL Hanoi? Explore the backstreets and find Hanoi's hidden...

Want to see the REAL Hanoi? Explore the backstreets and find Hanoi's hidden gems in our half-day guided cycling tours.

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Not for the faint-hearted!

A group of six of us went on the West Lake Tour, which started in a little Spanish tapas bar & bicycle shop named The Hanoi Bicycle Collective. They assigned two guides to us... read more

Reviewed 28 July 2014

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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 28 July 2014

A group of six of us went on the West Lake Tour, which started in a little Spanish tapas bar & bicycle shop named The Hanoi Bicycle Collective. They assigned two guides to us, Vaness and Binh, who were knowledgeable, attentive and took great care of us. The whole tour took nearly five hours as we stopped at many sights... More 

2 Thank captainjill
Gig Harbor, Washington
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39 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2014

If you can handle the "thrill" of cycling in Hanoi traffic, this is the way to see the city and learn about the culture. The Hanoi Bicycle Collective in the Tay Ho District near West lake provides good bikes and helmets. Four of us did the Red River Tour. Our guide, Binh, was delightful and knowledgeable. She provided us with... More 

Thank RolfT8008
Hong Kong
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2013

Booked the West Lake tour with my friends. We were cycling along the West Lake with beautiful scene, nice weather and autumn breeze. The tour guide leaded us to those spots by bicycle. We were enjoyed so much. We had local foods for lunch. The most exciting part is we cycled in a busy traffic with those motorbikes, trucks and... More 

2 Thank Pollylau
Bern, Switzerland
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38 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2013

We booked the West Lake and the Red River tour. Concerns about the traffic in Hanoi were dispelled rapidly as we began to cycle along quite small alleys and learned bit by bit to immerse the traffic and after two days we felt quite easy. We cycled around West Lake and found Lake B-52 and we crossed the impressive Long... More 

2 Thank tom11004
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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39 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2013

After 5 days of walking and looking at the traffic, it was time for us to join. We did a tour around the lake with just our family (boys of 8 and 10). It was approx 17 km and it took us approx 3.5 hours. Our guide was very flexible, the boys fun and wellbeing was leading in here. She... More 

2 Thank A1V1
Wellington, New Zealand
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2013

We had loads of fun on this tour, biking was a nice change from walking and you covered a fair bit of ground while getting a bit of history. We chose the Red River tour from 8.30am-12.30pm which took us by a beautiful cemetery, along wide calm back streets and farmland, across the river, and yes into a little traffic... More 

Thank Shellibells
Seattle, Washington
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 April 2013

I thoroughly enjoyed this cycling adventure and concur with other reviewers that this was an opportunity to see the side of Hanoi not seen by most tourists with a capable and interesting guide. From seeing a closeup of a cemetery to crossing the Long Bien Bridge, to having a cup of tea with the locals to seeing farming closeup it... More 

1 Thank Karensc2011
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17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2012

We are fans of city cycle tours...they usually show a different side of the city. We weren't disappointed with Urban Discovery. Despite being a little apprehensive about tackling the crazy city traffic, we were advised to simply be 'a rolling stone in a stream', so strapping on our helmets we threw ourselves into the abyss. It was a tremendous morning.... More 

2 Thank CravenWebb
Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2012

A good way to get around and see the real Hanoi. You cover a lot of ground (about 20km) and you become part of the crazy traffic (which just seems to work!). My bike broke down and the guide had it fixed by one of the mechanics you see on the foot path, so we got the full experience. A... More 

1 Thank ant_greeny
Johannesburg, South Africa
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38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2012

A very well organized bicycle tour in and around Hanoi, for me there was nothing too spectacular about the scenery or surrounding areas that the tour navigates except for a nice pagoda attached to an orphanage, but what makes this tour very good is the fact that it takes in the parts of Hanoi that the tourists don't venture into.... More 

1 Thank Mannymia

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