Hanoi cycling trip

Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam offers a wide selection of both day cycling trips and short cycling excursions. The most popular Hanoi cycling trips are the half-day and one-day trips are arranged in Hanoi city and its surrounding countryside area.

The guests will be picked up at their hotel lobby in Hanoi and transferred to the place where they begin the ride. After the trip, they will be transferred back to their hotel where the trip ends. It is possible for the guests to start the ride from their hotel. If they start pedaling from their hotel in Hanoi city center, they should be familiar with bicycle riding in the city. Since the traffic in Hanoi is very busy, especially during the rush hour. Sites to be included in the day trip are the Ho Chi Minh complex, the temple of literature, the Tran Quoc pagoda and the ethnic museum.

For those who travel with their children, booking a Hanoi countryside cycle trip may be a better choice. A vehicle will be used for transfers and support. The bicycle ride will be only arranged in the area where the traffic is safe. The most popular Hanoi countryside cycle trips are one day cycle to But Thap pagoda and Dong Ho village, a day trip to Duong Lam ancient village, a day trip to Tay Phuong and Thay pagoda. The day trip to Tam Coc or “Halong bay inland” is also provided with two or three hour riding through countryside villages.

The bikes that will be used for these trips are classic road bike, push bikes and mountain bikes. If you just look for fun and easy cycle, then one or two hour cycling will be fine. In this case the one speed push bikes will be recommended. If you look for more active bike trips, then you should ask for a good mountain bikes. The riding will be longer and the local trip guide will take you to more places while riding.

Hanoi cycling tour

Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam offers a wide selection of both day cycling tours and short cycling excursions. The most popular Hanoi cycling tours are the half-day and one-day tours are arranged in Hanoi city and its surrounding countryside area.

The guests will be picked up at their hotel lobby in Hanoi and transferred to the place where they begin the ride. After the tour, they will be transferred back to their hotel where the tour ends. It is possible for the guests to start the ride from their hotel. If they start pedaling from their hotel in Hanoi city center, they should be familiar with bicycle riding in the city. Since the traffic in Hanoi is very busy, especially during the rush hour. Sites to be included in the day tour are the Ho Chi Minh complex, the temple of literature, the Tran Quoc pagoda and the ethnic museum.

For those who travel with their children, booking a Hanoi countryside cycle tour may be a better choice. A vehicle will be used for transfers and support. The bicycle ride will be only arranged in the area where the traffic is safe. The most popular Hanoi countryside cycle tours are one day cycle to But Thap pagoda and Dong Ho village, a day tour to Duong Lam ancient village, a day tour to Tay Phuong and Thay pagoda. The day trip to Tam Coc or “Halong bay inland” is also provided with two or three hour riding through countryside villages.

The bikes that will be used for these tours are classic road bike, push bikes and mountain bikes. If you just look for fun and easy cycle, then one or two hour cycling will be fine. In this case the one speed push bikes will be recommended. If you look for more active bike tours, then you should ask for a good mountain bikes. The riding will be longer and the local tour guide will take you to more places while riding.

Hanoi bike tours reviews

The capital of Vietnam, Hanoi offers a wide selection of day bike tours and short cycling excursions. The most popular bike tours are offered by hotel travel desk are the half day and the full day Hanoi cycling tour.

The guests will be picked off at their hotel lobby in Hanoi and transferred to the place where the bike tour will be arranged. After the tour, they will bike back to their hotel where the tour ends.

No support vehicle is required for the half day the one day Hanoi city tour by bike. Travelers should be familiar with riding in the city. The traffic is very busy, especially during rush hour. Sites to be included in the day tour are the Ho Chi Minh complex, the temple of literature, the Tran Quoc pagoda and the ethnic museum.

For those who travel with kids, Hanoi countryside bike tours may be much better. A vehicle will be used for transfers and support. The bike ride will be only arranged in the area where the traffic is safe. The most popular Hanoi countryside cycle tours are one day cycle to But Thap pagoda and Dong Ho village, a day tour to Duong Lam ancient village, a day tour to Tay Phuong and Thay pagoda. They day trip to Tam Coc or “Halong bay inland” is also provided with two or three hour riding through countryside villages.

The bikes that will be used for these tours are classic road bike, push bikes and mountain bikes. If you just look for fun and easy cycle, then one or two hour cycling will be fine. In this cased the one speed push bikes will be recommended. If you look for more active bike tours, then you should ask for a good mountain bikes. The riding will be longer and the local tour guide will take you to more places while riding.

For more information on Hanoi bike tours, visit http://www.vietnamcycling.com/holiday-tours/cycling-destinations/cycling-in-around-hanoi/ or http://www.lotussiatravel.com/vietnam-tours/cycling-adventures/

Hanoi bicycle tours reviews

The capital of Vietnam, Hanoi offers a wide selection of day bicycle tours and short cycling excursions. The most popular bicycle tours are offered by hotel travel desk are the half day and the full day Hanoi cycling tour. The guests will be picked off at their hotel lobby in Hanoi. After the tour, they will bike back to their hotel where the tour ends. No support vehicle is required for the half day the one day Hanoi city tour by bicycle. Travelers should be familiar with riding in the city. The traffic is very busy, especially during rush hour. Sites to be included in the day tour are the Ho Chi Minh complex, the temple of literature, the Tran Quoc pagoda and the ethnic museum.

For those who travel with kids, Hanoi countryside cycle tours may be much better. A vehicle will be used for transfers and support. The bicycle ride will be only arranged in the area where the traffic is safe. The most popular Hanoi countryside cycle tours are one day cycle to But Thap pagoda and Dong Ho village, a day tour to Duong Lam ancient village, a day tour to Tay Phuong and Thay pagoda. They day trip to Tam Coc or “Halong bay inland” is also provided with two or three hour riding through countryside villages.

The bikes that will be used for these tours are classic road bike, push bikes and mountain bikes. If you just look for fun and easy cycle, then one or two hour cycling will be fine. In this cased the one speed push bikes will be recommended. If you look for more active bike tours, then you should ask for a good mountain bikes. The riding will be longer and the local tour guide will take you to more places while riding.

For more information on Hanoi bicycle tours, visit http://www.vietnamcycling.com/holiday-tours/cycling-destinations/cycling-in-around-hanoi/ or http://www.lotussiatravel.com/vietnam-tours/cycling-adventures/

Hanoi bicycle shops

Bicycles are no longer the most important mean of transport of Hanoian people. Now it is the time of scooters and motorcycles. People go to work by motorbike. They go on holidays by motorbike as well. Therefore, it is still easy for you to find a bicycle shop in Hanoi.

Most of the Vietnam bicycle shops are located in Ba Trieu street where a wide selection of bicycles are offered ranging from good imported bikes for professional cyclists and made-in-Vietnam bicycles. Small bikes for kids are available as well.

Some other bicycle shops can be found on Thai Ha street as well.

Most of the bicycles being sold by local shops in Hanoi are made in Vietnam such as Thong Nhat bicycle, Xuan Hoa bicycles… The quality is medium. The price is reasonable. The bicycle models are diverse offering customers a real big choice.

There are also imported bikes such as Giant, trek bikes, BMV bikes…which are good for mountain biking. These imported bikes are usually used by tour operators, travel agents who arrange bicycle tours for their foreign customers.

“Lots of Vietnamese people are now interested in buying good imported sport bikes for their children. The price is quite high. But these bicycles are very strong and offer a high standard in terms of security. Buying a bike for their children is much better than buying them a toy. Because the bike is not only a good toy, but this is also a good sport gear for their children to do some training” – According to Trung, a bicycle shop owner in Ba Trieu street.

Online bicycle shops are also available in Vietnam. Need further information? Contact us.

Hanoi bicycle repair

Every street corner has a bicycle repair man who’ll fix your punctures, pump your tyres and do repairs. But for mountain biking, that is more complicated.

The mountain bikes which are used on the tour are imported sport bikes. All the bike gears are imported and can be replaced with those are made in Vietnam. A mechanic is required when a bike has a problem.

If you book a bicycle tour, you should ask your tour operator if they provide a mechanic who will repair the bikes if there is any problem. If you rent lots of bikes for a group tour or an event, that is possible that your bicycle shop will offer a mechanic free of charge. This man will follow your itinerary on your support vehicle.

In case you only one or two bikes, this service is not offered free of charge. If you do not where you can find a bicycle repair, please contact Lotussia Travel.

Hanoi bicycle rental

Hanoi bicycle rental – If you look for a bicycle rental service in Hanoi, then you have just found the right place. Lotussia Travel offers a wide array of bicycles for you to rent.

We have different bicycles for your all your travel needs including mountain bikes for mountain biking travel, road bicycles for easy bicycle touring, and small bicycles for kids as well.

We don’t recommend you hiring the most expensive bicycles we have in our bicycle store. But we recommend you choosing the most suitable bicycle based on your tour itinerary and your budget.

If you book a short, fun bicycle trip, we provide day bicycle tours in and around Hanoi. These short bicycle trips are customized in the way you will experience the other life of the Hanoian people. Most of the one-day cycling tours are arranged around Hanoi city center. You will be transferred by our support vehicle to the site where you will enjoy biking. Booking these trips, classic road bicycles are highly recommended. Using classic road bicycles will save money since the cost of hiring these bicycles is lower than the mountain bicycles. Besides, there is no need to bring the bicycles from Hanoi. This also helps you to save money as well.

Mountain bicycles are advised for long bicycle ride. You should rent mountain bicycle when you book long cycling tour. If you have your own bicycles, then the bicycle rental fees will be deducted from the tour cost. Please contact our team for the bicycle availability and the most updated bicycle rental cost.

Tandem Bikes

Tandems are bicycles built for two. The front rider (captain) controls the steering, braking, and shifting. The back rider (stoker) sometimes has limited access to brakes. The pedals on a tandem are connected so that they revolve around the hub in unison. Tandems come in four subcategories: mountain, road, hybrid, and recumbent. These bikes feature the same characteristics as their namesake, but they’re built for two riders.

Pro: Great for leisurely or competitive rides and for those who want to ride together but would otherwise do so at different levels.

Con: Limits riding spontaneity.

Touring Bikes

Unlike higher performance road bikes and mountain bikes, touring bikes have eyelets for attaching racks. They also have the gearing and stable handling required to transport heavy loads. These bikes are also a good choice for those who don’t need the carrying capacity, but who do need low gears for hilly terrain.

Pro: Low gearing, smooth tires, and stable handling make long road rides comfortable. Designed to accommodate touring bags for multi-day rides.

Con: Slower ride and less agile handling than road racing bikes.

Hybrid Bikes

Like its name, the Hybrid is a combination of features from both mountain and road bikes. The wheels are not as sturdy on trails as those of a mountain bike, nor are they as thin and fast as those of a road bike on paved surfaces. But hybrid wheels are versatile enough that you could ride comfortably on either surface. Hybrids tend to have a relatively high number of gears and upright handlebars.

Pro: Good for riding on multiple surfaces. A little less expensive than a road bike.

Con: Mountain bikes are a better choice for trails and road bikes for road riding.

Mountain bikes

Built with strong components that can absorb rough riding, mountain bikes are designed for off-road use. They have high-performing brakes, suspension, fat tires and comfortable seats. It is advisable to switch the “fat tires” for thinner tires “slicks” for a multi-day road ride.

Pro: Extremely durable. Even street riders can enjoy the durability when faced with potholes, curbs, and buckled pavement.

Con: Wide tires make mountain bikes less than ideal for traveling far on flat surfaces. They’re also heavier than other bikes due to their sturdy frames.

Road bikes

Road (“road racing”) bikes are characterized by their light frames and narrow, high-pressure tires. They’re generally less comfortable than other types of bicycles, but their design makes for a faster and more responsive ride.  Riding a lighter bike up a hill takes a lot less energy!

Pro: The fastest and lightest type of bike available.

Con: Riders used to wider tires and a more upright position may find this bike style uncomfortable and somewhat hard to handle. Time in the saddle usually eases these concerns.