HANOI – BA VI – DUONG LAM – HANOI ( full day trip with cycling)

Cycling Tours Viet Nam Day Trips Vietnam

If you don’t have much free time left in your holiday schedule, but you refuse to go back home without a quick taste of ancient and rural Vietnamese lifestyles, this trip will suit your needs perfectly.

Let’s go back in time, walking paths paved with tradition and cycling along rural trails and along rich fields.  We always meet local families along the way, and your guide makes it easy to learn more about the intersection between ancestral culture and modern changes.

We leave from your hotel at 8.00am, bikes packed in the minibus. After a 2-hour highway drive out of the bustling capital, we reach a small tea village bordering Ba Vi National Park. Time for a cold drink if you like while your guide preps the bikes.

The tea village lies within a woven network of surrounding various plantations connected by a web of small roads and trails that make up our biking route. We start our ride around the lush green of the tea plantations. Tea is everywhere in these surroundings with various other farms scattered across the emerald landscape. We then cycle through other areas where lychee, cassava, corn, rice and pineapple are grown; stop by the big old tree standing like a lighthouse alongside the Da river; and finally end the loop on a small road that winds between corn fields along the river.

After cycling we take a short drive to the ancient village of Duong Lam, where we stop to share lunch in a 400-year old family house. They have lived in their charming house for generations and treasure their ancestral knowledge of producing a local delicacy called ‘Che Lam’ – a tasty treat made from ginger and peanuts.

Two options are offered in the afternoon. You can choose to spend more time to walk throughout the village, visit other houses, meet other families and visit the local temple and pagoda. Or you may prefer more cycling with another loop in a beautiful rural atmosphere. The loop would also end at the pagoda and you could have a quick glance at it before returning Hanoi.

At about 3.30pm, we get back in our car and return to Hanoi. Arrival at Handspan office is about 5.30pm.

Private tour price:

 Group size (person)  1 pax  2 pax 3 pax 4 pax  5 pax  6 upper
 Price (USD)/person  155  95  90  85  80  75

** Discounted rates are available for larger groups; please contact our travel consultants at info@vietlinktravel.com.vn


  • Meals as specified in the program
  • Travel in an appropriate air-conditioned vehicle with an experienced driver
  • Mountain bikes and safety gear
  • The services of an experienced English-speaking guide
  • All entrance fees
  • VAT and other taxes


  • Hotel in Hanoi
  • Beverages, guide gratuities and personal expenses
  • Camera fees (if any)
  • Insurance