Biking distance/time: 4 hours/50 km – City roads – Easy
Place for biking: Thang Long Royal citadel, Ho Chi Minh complex, West Lake, Long Bien Bridge
Breakfast at your hotel before start a full day of city passes on your pedal. Start biking to Ho Chi Minh complex, Ba Dinh square where former President Ho Chi Minh declared the Independence of Vietnam in 1945, Ho Chi Minh stilt-house where he lived and worked during Vietnam War. Then we bike to Thang Long Royal citadel UNESCO World heritage nearby where we walking inside about 1 hour in the former royal palaces. Lunch at a local restaurant.
Afternoon we continue the tour to bike around 30km round of West Lake, the largest & peaceful lake of Hanoi to see the contrast between a new Hanoi and an old Hanoi, skyscrapers standing next to ancient temples and pagodas. Enjoy a cup of jasmine tea or Robusta coffee in a lakeside shop. Enjoy slowly biking along the dyke to Long Bien bridge since 1902, the icon of French colonism in Vietnam during 20th century. View sunset down on Red river and immerse yourselves in daily life. Return to your hotel in the afternoon and relaxing in the rest of day.