Have you the idea of cycling Hanoi with kids? That is absolutely possible at http://www.cyclinghanoi.com. Based on your departure date, in summer or winter you can have an itinerary for your family.
At Lotussia Travel we run a couple of bike tours are suitable for family travel or touring with kids. These day tours include about 1 – 2 hours cycling on flat, paved roads that might be appropriate for both parents and the children aged 8 – 12 years. For kids are under 8, we recommend you taking the kids on the back seats of the bikes.
The first option you should consider is the day trip to Bat Trang ceramic village. You are picked up at your hotel in Hanoi and brought to our bike garage where you start cycling on the back roads. You pedal through vegetable gardens, local hamlets and temples for about two hours with possible breaks en route. You have lunch, visit local ceramic workshop and then take the car to get back to your hotel . The highlight of the tour is the Bat Trang ceramic village where your children have the opportunity to learn how to make a pottery, to try to make some by their own.
The second option is the day tour to Tam Coc or “Halong bay in-land”. The highlight of the tour is the beautiful landscapes of the karst formations, rice paddies, the rowing-boat trip. The only inconvenience is the long drive from Hanoi to Tam Coc. This takes about two hours and a half per way. You have about one hour and a half for the bike ride. You also pedal on paved, flat roads. We use local push bikes for this option.
The third option you may also consider is the day tour to the Duong Lam ancient village. The ancient village has a history of about 1,200 years with many houses dating back up to 400 years. One special thing about the village is that most of the buildings here are made of laterite and mud, two materials that are abundant in the area. It takes about one hour and a half by car from Hanoi to the village (one way). There you have the opportunity to visit an ancient village and to experience the real life of the local farmers. There are also about two hours cycling on village lanes. We also use local push bikes for this option.
Do you have any other idea? Just let us know. We will see how we can customize a tour for your family.