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Address: 44 Lane 31 Xuan Dieu, Tay Ho, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
Phone Number: +84 4 3718 8246
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Description: Want to see the REAL Hanoi? Explore the backstreets and find Hanoi's...
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

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2014
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Singapore
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 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 

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Gig Harbor, Washington
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 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 

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Hong Kong
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7 reviews 7 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 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 

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Bern, Switzerland
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 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 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 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 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 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 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 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 

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Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 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 

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Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 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 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 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 

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