08:00AM, depart from hotel. Leave behind the hustle & bustle of the city to the outskirt where a small village locates, on the left bank of the Red river- Bac Bien Village. Arrive in local guide’s house. Welcomed coffee, tea and snacks. Tour guide gives a briefing session and self-introduction and about his village, tour, bikes.
Start pedaling through small alleys of Bac Bien village to the Duong river’s bank. Then take a local boat ferry to cross the river to its left bank. Ride a bike along the dike, from villages to villages, where we can see many traditional typical houses; pagodas, temples, local market and be caught in the beautiful rice paddy fields, gardens of vegetables and corns.
We have a rest at a “local bar” in village to have a drink & get interesting historical story about An Duong Vuong’s dynasty (over 2000 thousand years ago)
Visit Co Loa Museum, An Duong Vuong King temple. Then, Cycling around the vestige of citadel with the beautiful gardens, rice paddy fields, villages.
Have lunch with Vietnamese food at a local restaurant
Pedal through some other villages to a dike of the Red river, cross 2 villages outside of the dyke. We come in a local house in traditional style, have a conversation with the villagers to understand more about their lives, works. Cycling on the dyke along the Red river, we will see the meeting point of 2 rivers. We stop under an old tree by the river for drinks, snacks, and photos. Heading back to the ferry. Crossing the Duong river by ferry again.
Stop by a local temple, which is located by the Red river. By good luck, we have a chance to see a unique ceremony of Vietnamese people –“Len Dong” or “Going into a trance”. This ceremony is very interesting, and unique to foreigners.
Have a drink with a family in the village to know more about their life, and the changes of the village & surrounding area.
At around 04.00 PM: take a taxi or car back to hotel.
Tour starts: 08.00 A.M at hotel – Meet up with a local guide
Tour ends: 16. 30 P.M at hotel
Cycling distance: 35 km (depends on clients). Biking level: Easy
Responsible Travel: Traveling by bicycle is an eco-friendly, emissions-free way to sightsee.
FORM REQUIREMENTS: Participants in any adventure travel will be required to complete and submit a signed terms and conditions agreement including the voluntary participation, assumption of risk, release from liability and hold harmless provisions. Where minors are involved, parental or guardian permission may also be required. Travel documentation will not be released unless these forms are complete and on file with 365 Travel.
NOTE: This program may alter due to local conditions, the strength of the group and other unexpected circumstances. We will do our very best to adhere to the set itinerary, however we cannot be held responsible for any last minute changes that might occur. In all such circumstances, your biking or guide will have the final say.
Booking minimum 24 hours in advance.