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Urban Discovery

44 Lane 31 Xuan Dieu, Tay Ho, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
+84 4 3718 8246
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Ranked #122 of 380 activities in Hanoi
Type: Tours
Description: 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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Gig Harbor, Washington
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
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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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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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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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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Shanghai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

Many people solemnly know Hanoi from the Old Quarter, a great maze of streets in the oldest part of town. But Hanoi has so much more to offer and this cycling tour shows you it all!!! The guides are excellent and they really know all the small alleyways so you don’t need to worry about crossing some of the major... More

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