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Favorite Cycling Routes of Hanoi Residents

In recent years, urban life in Hanoi has been elevated, particularly regarding mental well-being. Many residents have taken to sports bicycles, not just for health and fitness, but also as a cherished part of their daily routine.

Imagine the joy of cycling through the city’s streets in the early morning or as the sun sets, soaking in the sights and sounds of the capital. For cycling enthusiasts, Hanoi offers a range of beloved routes that locals swear by. Hanoi Bike Tour invites you to explore these scenic paths, promising that you won’t regret experiencing the beauty and charm of these routes at least once.

Thanh Nien Road at West Lake

Thanh Nien Road is one of Hanoi’s most beautiful cycling routes. Stretching about 1 km between West Lake and Truc Bach Lake, it runs from Yen Phu slope to the intersection of Quan Thanh and Thuy Khue. What makes this road unique are the lush, ancient trees that line both sides, creating a cool and refreshing environment. Cycling here in the early morning allows you to enjoy the fresh air and momentarily escape life’s stresses.

The best times to cycle on this road are early morning or late afternoon when traffic is lighter, making it easier to appreciate the scenery and ride leisurely.

Thanh Nien Road is especially popular among young people because of its consistent beauty and charm. Viewed from above, the road’s gentle curves through the green trees create a picturesque and romantic scene. It is also one of the greenest and cleanest roads in Hanoi. In the early morning, a light mist adds a peaceful, magical touch, while at sunset, the tranquil waters of the lake offer reflective moments.

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Vong Thi area surrounding West Lake

Vong Thi, also known as “Han Quoc Street,” is a tranquil haven favored by Hanoi’s youth for cycling. Despite its location from the city center, this route offers cyclists a serene and relaxing space. Especially in summer, when the air is filled with the fragrance of lotus blossoms from the nearby lake, Vong Thi becomes an ideal spot for relaxation and enjoyment.

Riding leisurely on the smooth paths along the expansive lakeside, surrounded by lush greenery and clear waters, creates a sense of tranquility and peace. Feeling the cool breeze from the lake and witnessing the sunset adds to the serene experience, making life’s hustle and bustle feel lighter and more enjoyable.

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Hoan Kiem Lake

Situated in the heart of Hanoi, Hoan Kiem Lake is a picturesque oasis adorned with lush greenery, offering a serene haven for cycling enthusiasts. Beyond its iconic status, cycling around Hoan Kiem Lake provides a panoramic view of central Hanoi, featuring landmarks like Turtle Tower, Ngoc Son Temple, and the charming red-painted Huc Bridge. Exploring the Old Quarter by bike adds to the adventure, with opportunities to visit showrooms of renowned brands and savor delectable street food and beloved ice cream treats.

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From early morning to dusk, elderly locals can be spotted cycling for exercise around the lake, while on weekends see cycling clubs gathering to swap stories and tips. Don’t miss the chance to pedal along the lakeside, immersing yourself in the beauty and vibrancy that defines Hanoi.

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum – Hung Vuong Stress

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum offers a unique cycling experience, featuring expansive grounds and wide avenues that create a spacious and serene environment. It’s a favored destination where many cyclists gather daily, benefiting from minimal traffic that allows for comfortable riding and the opportunity to practice advanced techniques. Evenings are particularly vibrant, especially around 9 PM during the flag-lowering ceremony at the Mausoleum. This time presents a special chance to cycle freely while appreciating the solemnity and grandeur of the ceremony. The dignified atmosphere and open surroundings provide unforgettable moments, offering a refreshing escape from daily fatigue.

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If you’re looking for a place to enjoy both cycling and cultural immersion, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is an ideal choice in Hanoi. Its peaceful setting and significant ceremonies create a unique blend of physical activity and historical reverence, making it a memorable destination for cyclists of all levels.

The island in the middle of the Red River

Nestled amidst the Red River, this island boasts a small, gently sloping road that adds a rustic charm to its landscape. Despite its rugged allure, it offers a serene retreat for those seeking new experiences. Cycling here promises delightful adventures, providing a refreshing escape from urban life to embrace nature’s beauty and the untamed scenery along the riverbanks. For avid mountain bikers, it’s an ideal spot to test and refine your riding skills. Surrounding the island are verdant vegetable fields tended by local farmers, inviting visitors to explore and purchase fresh produce.

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These routes are among Hanoi’s cherished cycling paths. If you’re planning an outing, discover these scenic routes and consider inviting friends for a truly enjoyable journey.

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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