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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... read more

Reviewed July 28, 2014
captainjill
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Singapore
See the real Hanoi

If you can handle the "thrill" of cycling in Hanoi traffic, this is the way to see the city and... read more

Reviewed March 2, 2014
RolfT8008
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Gig Harbor, Washington
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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 Bien Bridge respectively. Besides we learned much about daily life in Hanoi, enjoyed delicious local drinks and food and lost fear of eating streetfood. Our tour guide was careful and funny.

2  Thank tom11004
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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 provided a lot of information and was very keen on showing the real Vietnam. She took us safely and with confidence through traffic. It made our boys conclude that cycling was actually easier than at home, “since here, you do not need to know any rules”.

The bicycles were in good condition. They had them in the size of our kids.

Would do it again.

2  Thank A1V1
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Reviewed May 6, 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 but nothing too difficult to manage.

Our guide Doan was very relaxed but attentive and we really enjoyed our chat over a cup of tea at a local spot away from the Old Quarter. And lunch was delish :)

A great way to spend a morning away from the hustle and bustle, easily recommend for all levels.

1  Thank Shellibells
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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 was definitely a highlight of my trip. I do think one needs to have a degree of comfort with the traffic as you will be riding in traffic at times. However, most of the trip is on the backroads and very relaxing. Since Hanoi has no hills to speak of (I bike in Seattle, wa.), I was not tired after the experience!

1  Thank Karensc2011
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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. One minute we were up to our necks in motorbikes and trucks, the next we were bumping along dirt tracks in silence. From the backstreets to the countryside to the city traffic, we saw it all. There were regular stops along the way and the actual cycling wasn't strenuous.

If you are confident in the Hanoi traffic and want some adventure in your daily travels, then jump on a bike!

2  Thank Brad W
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