“Slow” experience in the world’s most ideal cycling destination of Vietnam

Hanoi Old Quarter, Vietnam

Currently, Hanoi – a proud thousand-year-old heart of Vietnam not only stands among the top 25 World Destinations for motorbike experience but is also recognized as one of the world’s six best attractions to travel by bicycle according to Booking.com agency besides 5 other cities from Bolivia, Spain, the US, Italy, and Chile.

Riding a bicycle is a great chance to exercise and improve physical and mental health after long days of hard work. Moreover, traveling to Hanoi by bike will bring to visitors a deeper understanding of history, culture, religion, and cuisine. Only by simple transportation and slow speed, through the long and narrow streets, travelers can explore many historical monuments and architectural works, enjoying the combination of modern and ancient atmosphere or fulfilling their stomachs with various kinds of delicious foods.

Through the ups and downs of history, until now, Hanoi has still preserved some important spots associated with famous events in the S-shaped country such as Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, The Opera House, Hoan Kiem Lake, Vietnam National Museum of History,… Furthermore, Hanoi is home to many major religions in Vietnam with diverse religious places including Tran Quoc Pagoda, One Pillar Pagoda, Bach Ma Temple, and St. Joseph’s Cathedral. Especially, this is also a “wonderful paradise” for a food lover. Your trip traveling to Hanoi is not perfect if you do not taste Pho (Vietnamese beef noodle soup) ranked 2nd of the 20 best soups in the world by CNN or Banh mi (Vietnamese baguette), Banh Cuon (Vietnamese steamed rolled rice cake), Egg Coffee,…

Legend Beer Hanoi
The tranquil Hanoi Old Quarter

Joining a bicycle tour in Hanoi, each street will bring a new experience and different beauty to you. Riding a bike along the ancient streets in Hanoi Old Quarter, you will immerse in the crowded atmosphere of diverse merchandise, smelling the amazing fragrant food as well as the true daily life of Hanoians. Different from The Old Quarter, the road around West Lake is very romantic and poetic with the cool air and modern building.

 

Riding a bike around West Lake
Riding a bike around West Lake

To have a good experience exploring Hanoi by bike, you should choose a suitable bike for yourself and remember to avoid rush hours in the morning and the late afternoon. Some of the best times to take a beautiful view and picturesque images are in the early morning or when the sun calms down.

In conclusion, depending on your preference and need, discovering Hanoi by bike or motorcycle will bring you many unforgettable memories and “new” tastes.

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