Hanoi Biking Travel
Hanoi Biking Travel offer customised tours across Vietnam such as cultural tours, food tours, and scenic tours. They have tours to suit your budget, group size, individual needs and requirements.
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Normally: USD $55
Our Price: USD $35
- “Countryside Biking with dinner” Review by demi
The communication on booking up front was brief and minimal, so it concerned me a bit. It shouldn't have though. Our guide, Tinh (Tony), arrived on time at our hotel and everything went as expected. He was laid back, friendly, and provided us with great info throughout the tour. Hue, the owner, is just a lovely person. Such a sweetheart and a driven business woman.
You need to be feel very comfortable on a bike, be daring since you are maneuvering in the traffic, and be in pretty good shape. This was not a leisurely bike ride. It was hot and strenuous. We probably biked 18-20 miles, if I had to guess.
Tinh weaved us in and out and across the crazy Hanoi traffic with ease. He's an expert at it. What a rush to be part of traffic. I had a permanent smile on my face as we started. I was so scared but at the same time, exhilarated. We stopped at the Opera house for a quick peak, went over to the mosaic wall, over a bridge, and into the countryside.
In the countryside, we stopped for some refreshments and also walked around a temple. We rode through small villages and enjoyed saying "hello" to all the children we passed. It was dark outside by the time we headed back to the city. This did make me a tad nervous since we didn't have any lights on our bikes. I would suggest the owners invest in some reflectors and a small front and/or back bike light as a nice safety precaution for these night time circumstances. Once we were back in Hanoi, we stopped for some fresh coconut water. It was much needed and delicious. We were worn out and a sweaty mess.
Finally, we arrived at Hue's home. I thought we were going to have time to go to our hotel to freshen up first, but I guess there wasn't any. I really wish I could have had a shower before being a guest in her home. I felt bad because I knew I smelled and looked disheveled. Her family, in no way at all, made me feel self conscious though. It was all my own insecurity.
Dinner was simply wonderful. Hue put out an amazing spread for us. She and her family were warm, welcoming, and so gracious. They offered us a couple varieties of "happy wine", to which we happily obliged to try. We also were given cold beers throughout our visit. The conversation never stopped, and Hue was open with us about her life experiences. It was a dinner I will always remember fondly.
If I had the chance to do it again, I would book the city tour instead, something that had some cycling around the West Lake area. There were some areas of Hanoi I didn't have the opportunity to see, and I know now that I would have preferred staying closer. This is simply a personal preference. When you bike to the countryside, you basically have to bike on interstate/highway type roads a good chunk of time before you get to the countryside. It didn't leave anytime to stop in any of the villages or markets - perhaps that was only our experience though because maybe we weren't fast enough cyclists! Stopping more to view the local life would have been something that would have enriched the experience for me. It was certainly a fun, crazy ride that I'm glad I did, but I now think I would have just preferred to have stayed just biking in and around the city.
If you like biking, I highly recommend you book with this company, and whatever tour you do with Hanoi Biking, absolutely make certain you add on the dinner at Hue's home. That is a must!
- “Great travel agent -so helpful” Review by Adrian B
Very helpful, even organised laundry
Booked ha long bay tour for 3 days with them
And taxi to airport
- “Simply Fantastic!” Review by melinjakarta
- “Wonderful biking tour” Review by landsnk
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Please note these are only expected deliveries times and occasionally delays may occur.
We use Australia Post for all of our deliveries except for Bulky Items. For bulky items we use Direct Freight Couriers.
COMBINED POSTAGE FOR THE PURCHASE OF SEVERAL ITEMS
Our internal shipping charge calculator will tell you the cost of your postage prior to your checkout. In most cases buying more than 1 item will result in cost savings to you.
- Small items up to 500g cost around $7 postage. Depending on the weight and size you will get 2 sometimes 3 small items posted for this amount.
- Most larger items post for about $12 and you will generally be able to add 1-3 small items at no extra charge
- Once you purchase products over 3 kg in weight there is generally, only a small amount of extra postage charged
COMBINED SHIPPING CHARGES FOR BULKY ITEMS
You can add smaller items together with bulky items and there will generally be no or a small added postage cost. Ordering items such as 2 bike cases may not result in any savings due to their volume. Ordering mid-size items like two fluid trainers together will result in very good savings though. You will get your quote for shipping costs before you checkout.
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