One day tour biking to the traditional pottery village and rolled rice pancake making village will pull you out of the hustle and bustle of Hanoi capital. Taking this biking tour, you will have the chance to visit Bat Trang village which is famous for its high-quality ceramic and pottery products, learn how to make a handicraft pottery and immerse yourself in traditional culture as well as the local’s daily life. Another highlight of this trip will also help you taste and try making rolled rice pancake (Bánh Cuốn) which is a specialty of Hanoi in Thanh Tri Village.
After breakfast by your own account, you will start the trip by cycling along the Red River dyke, passing the Red River through the legendary Long Bien Bridge, the pride and symbol of architecture in the Far East. After getting out of busy Hanoi center, you will join the small biking trail and spend your time leisurely on cycling through the scenic countryside passing the villages with lush rice fields, cornfields, vegetable farms and fruit farms to Bat Trang Pottery Village.
When you arrive to Bat Trang Village, you will take the first walk along the village to see the local life and the traditional handicraft and then get a chance to shop at the largest ceramic markets in Hanoi. After that, your tour guide will take you on a visit to the local oldest craftsman’s house to learn about the history of this handicraft village and steps of making a handicraft pottery product.
Saying goodbye to Bat Trang, you will continue biking along Red River dyke and experience the local daily life - with your own eyes seeing “xetho” (pack bikes) – the local's means of transporting goods and commodities and other local means of transportation. A short trip on a local ferryboat passing the Red River to Thanh Tri Village will surely give you amazement. Located in the Southern Hanoi, Thanh Tri has been well-known for its rolled rice pancake for many years. Here, you will stop by a local family to learn all the steps of making rolled rice pancake and have the opportunity to make your own one under the instructions of local villagers. Lunch will then be served with rolled rice pancake specialty. After lunch, you will take a short rest before cycling back to Hanoi passing some ancient pagodas and a busy local market. Arriving in Hanoi in the late afternoon, you will return your bike and cheers up with some local drinks.
- Breakfast and accommodation sharing a twin or double room.
- The services of experienced English-speaking guides as indicated in the itinerary.
- Where necessary, entry fees for all visits as mentioned in the programme.
- Good quality touring cycles for all cycling days in the programme.
- Drinking water for cycling days as itinerary.
- VAT and other taxes.
- International flight tickets and airport tax.
- Lunches and dinners, except as specified above.
- Drinks, gratuities and personal expenses.
- Surcharges for peak season (if any)
- Compulsory meals (if any)