Biking to Bat Trang Ceramic Village

Bat Trang, a quaint village nestled in the northern region of Vietnam, lies approximately 13 kilometers southeast of the bustling center of Hanoi, just beyond the Chuong Duong Bridge. What makes it a sought-after destination for many tourists exploring the northern landscapes? The answer lies in its renowned reputation for crafting exquisite ceramic and pottery items of exceptional quality. Familiar with Vietnam? Then it’s likely no surprise that Bat Trang’s vases, bowls, dishes, and various other ceramic treasures are coveted worldwide, gracing homes and collections across the globe. If you yearn to witness the skilled hands at work, shaping these intricate pieces with precision and care, a visit to Bat Trang is a must! Better yet, you can immerse yourself in the craft, trying your hand at pottery-making under the guidance of local artisans. Embark on a cycling adventure to Bat Trang, and you’ll not only marvel at the mastery of ceramic craftsmanship but also traverse the quaint alleys of an ancient village, delving into the tapestry of culture woven along the banks of the majestic Red River.

  • Destination

  • Departure

    128 Yen Hoa St, Yen Phu, Tay Ho Dist, Hanoi
  • Departure Time

    Please arrive by 7:45 AM for a departure at 8 AM.
  • Return Time

    Approximately 5 PM.
  • Dress Code

    Casual, comfortable athletic clothing, hat and light jacket.
  • Included

    Boat or Ferry Transfer
    Bottles of drinking water
    Car/ Taxi Transport
    English Speaking Cycling Tour Guide
    Entrance Fees
    Fruit & Snacks
    Hotel pick up and drop-off
    Meals as Mentioned
    Mountain Bike Trek Marlin 5/6 and Helmet
  • Not Included

    Breakfast
    Gratuities (optional)
    Hotel Homestay Room, Double Base
    Personal Expense
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8:00 AM: Departure

Meet up with Hanoi Bike Tour guide at your hotel. A short briefing about the bikes such as how to change the speed drivetrain (there are 24-speed drivetrain). He also gives information about the biking trail you can try to test our bikes riding for some rounds before starting your outdoor adventure.
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8:30: Banana Island and Guava Farm

Commence your day excursion with a cycling journey along the Red River dyke, traversing the iconic Long Bien Bridge, once hailed as a pinnacle of French colonial engineering prowess. Following the river crossing, pedal along the dyke for several kilometers before veering onto a quaint biking trail weaving through fields of popcorn, vegetables, and orchards, immersing yourself in the serene embrace of nature's wilderness. After approximately two hours of cycling, you'll reach Bat Trang village, nestled in the northern outskirts of Vietnam, a mere 13 kilometers southeast of Hanoi's bustling center, situated on the opposite bank of the Red River. Renowned for its exquisite ceramic and pottery craftsmanship, Bat Trang village beckons with its array of high-quality ceramic products.
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12:30 PM: Lunch Time

Lunch will be provided in a local restaurant in town
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Village walking tour:

you will have a short walk to visit the village, discovering the village ceramic market, the Bat Trang temple, Bat Trang communal house. Discover real life as you walk through tiny alleys that furrow continuously right and left. Before taking the ride back, you stop by a local workshop where you learn all the steps of making a pottery. You have the opportunity to make your own pottery before saying good-bye your “teacher” and enjoy two more hour cycling back to Hanoi.
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5:00 PM: return

Conclude the journey by cycling to 128 Yen Hoa, Yen Phu, Tay Ho district to return the bicycles. From there, transportation will be arranged to take the group back to the hotel.

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