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Cycling in Hanoi with Famous Routes and Destinations

Recommend a cycling route to visit famous places in Hanoi

A 12km cycling route in Hanoi allows you to explore landmarks such as Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Quan Thanh Temple, Tran Quoc Pagoda, Long Bien Market, Thang Long Water Puppet Theater, Hanoi Opera House, St. Joseph’s Cathedral, Hoan Kiem Lake, Hoa Lo Prison historical site, Temple of Literature, Vietnam Museum of Fine Arts, and Thang Long Imperial Citadel.

For a shorter route of about 6km, you can skip Quan Thanh Temple, Tran Quoc Pagoda, Long Bien Market, and the Opera House.

The route starts at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, passes through the Old Quarter, and goes past Tran Quoc Pagoda (West Lake)

You should go early in the morning to join the flag-raising ceremony at the Mausoleum and visit nearby places like Uncle Ho’s stilt house, One Pillar Pagoda, and the Botanical Garden.

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>>> Explore more about destinations: West Lake

Quan Thanh Temple is a temple located in the heart of Hanoi, Vietnam. Built during the Ly Dynasty, it holds significant historical value for the Vietnamese people and is a must-visit when in Hanoi.

Route from Tran Quoc Pagoda to Hanoi Opera House

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This is the longest route, spanning about 5km of cycling. You will pass through Long Bien Market, the National Museum of Vietnamese History, and finally reach the Hanoi Opera House. The Hanoi Opera House features classical European architecture blended with Vietnamese architectural elements. It has a seating capacity of approximately 600 people and is equipped with modern sound and lighting systems to accommodate stage performances, opera, ballet, and other artistic programs.

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Route from Hanoi Opera House to St. Joseph’s Cathedral

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The route from Hanoi Opera House to St. Joseph’s Cathedral allows you to bike around Hoan Kiem Lake. Near the Hoan Kiem area, you can visit the Thang Long Water Puppet Theater at 57B Dinh Tien Hoang, Hang Bac, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, to experience this unique art form. According to our information, performances are scheduled at 13:45, 15:00, 16:10, 17:20, 18:30, 20:00, and 21:15. You should pick up your tickets at least 30 minutes before the show starts (Monday through Saturday). Plan your visit accordingly!

>>> Explore more about destinations: Old Quarter

Route from Hanoi Opera House to Old Quarter – Temple of Literature – Hanoi Flag Tower

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The cycling route in Hanoi passes through the Old Quarter, Vietnam Museum of Fine Arts, Temple of Literature, Hoang Thanh Thang Long (Imperial Citadel), and Hanoi Flag Tower. This route covers some of the most iconic and historically significant landmarks in Hanoi. It spans approximately 12km, so if you can’t visit all the places in one go, you may consider skipping the Hanoi Opera House and Tran Quoc Pagoda and exploring them on another occasion using alternative transportation. Finish your journey at Hoang Thanh Thang Long and return towards Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum to return the bike.

>>> Explore more about destinations: Old Quarter

Cycling Around West Lake, Hanoi

You can rent bicycles in Hanoi from various rental shops around West Lake and begin your journey. However, ensure traffic safety and choose a suitable cycling route to avoid heavily congested roads. Cycling around West Lake offers a chance to enjoy fresh air and admire the beautiful landscape of Hanoi. You can make stops at destinations such as Yen Phu Flower Garden and Quan Thanh Temple.

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>>> Explore more about destinations: West Lake

Your final destination could be Tay Ho Tay Eco Green Park, where there are areas for vegetable and fruit cultivation, along with recreational activities like kayaking, mountain climbing on suspension bridges, or trying out sports like football, badminton, and volleyball.

Cycling Route around Hanoi on Phan Dinh Phung Street

Cycling along Phan Dinh Phung Street is ideal for those wanting to capture charming scenes of Hanoi

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Phan Dinh Phung Street is one of the famous streets in Hanoi, Vietnam. It is a spacious boulevard lined with refreshing green trees and distinctive architectural buildings. Cycling on Phan Dinh Phung Street allows you to enjoy the fresh air and admire the beautiful cityscape of Hanoi. You can also stop at destinations such as Thu Le Park, Yen Phu Church, or Vinh Phuc Pagoda to explore Vietnam’s culture and religious practices.

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Additionally, you can indulge in Hanoi’s signature dishes such as banh cuon (steamed rice rolls), pho (noodle soup), bun cha (grilled pork with noodles), or fried fermented pork rolls at eateries around Phan Dinh Phung Street.

Cycling Route from Hanoi to Mount Tram

Mount Tram is a popular tourist destination located about 60km northwest of Hanoi city center.

To cycle from Hanoi to Mount Tram, you can start your journey from Hoan Kiem Lake, passing through main streets like Ly Thuong Kiet, Lang Street, Tran Phu Street, and then head towards Ba Vi district. Continue cycling to Mount Tram. This journey takes approximately 4-6 hours depending on your cycling speed. It’s important to prepare enough drinking water, snacks, and protective gear for this trip.

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Upon reaching Mount Tram, you can explore Ba Vi National Park, the Ba Vi mountain range, and Mount Tram itself. There are various outdoor activities to enjoy such as cable car rides, mountain climbing, boating on the lake, and sampling local cuisine.

>>> Explore more about destinations: Ba Vi National Park

Cycling Route from Hanoi to Co Loa Citadel

Cycling from Hanoi to Co Loa Citadel is an exciting and challenging journey. Co Loa Citadel is an important historical site in Vietnam, located about 20km northeast of Hanoi.

To cycle from Hanoi to Co Loa Citadel, you can start your journey from Hoan Kiem Lake, passing through streets like Hang Bong, Hang Gai, Hang Dao, and continuing to Phung Hung Street. Here, you can catch bus number 07 to Co Loa Citadel or rent a bicycle to pedal yourself there. The journey from Hanoi to Co Loa involves steep climbs and challenges, so be sure to prepare enough drinking water and snacks.

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Upon reaching Co Loa Citadel, you can explore famous historical relics such as the Outer Gate, Upper Palace, Stone Lady Temple, and underground tunnels, learning about the history and culture of the area.

>>> Explore more about destinations: Co Loa Citadel

These are some popular cycling routes from Hanoi that many people enjoy. If you prefer cycling for photography and checking in at famous spots in the city center, consider the routes in section 1. However, if you’re into adventurous cycling, choose longer routes.

For long-distance cycling enthusiasts, good physical conditioning is essential. You should train your leg strength, breathing rhythm, and endurance at home on a stationary bike. This preparation will challenge your cycling abilities, making it easier to conquer long distances.

Are you interested in renting a bicycle?

If you want to rent a bicycle, visit us at 128 Yen Hoa St, Tay Ho Dist, Hanoi. With the suggestions provided here for a tour of Hanoi, Hanoi Bike Tour hopes to offer you more options for your day trip in HanoiContact us at (+84) 918889981 or email us at contact@hanoibiketour128.com for the best-priced tours in Hanoi.

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Comments

  • Eileen

    8 Tháng Bảy, 2024

    Your article is very helpful. I love Hanoi very much. Can you advise me on a one-day tour program in Hanoi?

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    • Hanoi Bike Tour

      9 Tháng Bảy, 2024

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  • Sarah

    8 Tháng Bảy, 2024

    Hello, my family consists of 5 people, and we plan to visit Hanoi on December 23rd. We are really interested in cycling around the city of Hanoi.

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    • Hanoi Bike Tour

      9 Tháng Bảy, 2024

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  • Emily

    8 Tháng Bảy, 2024

    We want to rent 8 bicycles in Hanoi. Can you deliver them to Hanoi Old Quarter?

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    • Hanoi Bike Tour

      9 Tháng Bảy, 2024

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  • Simon

    8 Tháng Bảy, 2024

    Hello, We want to explore Hanoi culture and cuisine

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    • Hanoi Bike Tour

      9 Tháng Bảy, 2024

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  • Pottaix

    8 Tháng Bảy, 2024

    Useful article. I really enjoy exploring Hanoi. I only have one afternoon in Hanoi. Can you suggest an itinerary?

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    • Hanoi Bike Tour

      9 Tháng Bảy, 2024

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  • Ludovic

    8 Tháng Bảy, 2024

    The Mai Chau cycling program to Cuc Phuong and Ninh Binh gardens sounds very interesting. I will be visiting Vietnam in January 2025.

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    • Hanoi Bike Tour

      9 Tháng Bảy, 2024

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  • Marmonol

    8 Tháng Bảy, 2024

    We need 4 bicycles in Ninh Binh on July 25th.

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    • Hanoi Bike Tour

      9 Tháng Bảy, 2024

      Yes, Can you provide the specific time you need the bike? Thank you!

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  • Pawel

    8 Tháng Bảy, 2024

    Do you have a tour program from Hanoi – Sapa? Thank!

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    • Hanoi Bike Tour

      9 Tháng Bảy, 2024

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  • Anna

    8 Tháng Bảy, 2024

    Hello, your cycling program is quite interesting. Do you have a Hanoi – Cao Bang cycling program?

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    • Hanoi Bike Tour

      9 Tháng Bảy, 2024

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