A survey conducted by travel accommodation booking company Booking.com says that Hanoi is one of the six best places for bicycle tours. The company says that the Vietnamese capital offers a network of excellent cycling lanes that enable visitors to explore the area with locals on bicycles and scooters.
Hanoi is famed for its centuries-old architecture, lakes, parks and more than 600 temples and pagodas. Old monuments and palaces have been devastated by war and foreign aggression, yet there are still many interesting historical and picturesque spots to look at.
The Co Loa fortress, the Temple of Literature, the Mot Cot Pagoda and the Temple of the Trung Sisters are just a few of the ancient places that may be visited. The Central Sector of the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long is another well-known location and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Important cultural institutions to visit include the University of Hanoi, the Revolutionary Museum, the Army Museum and the National Museum. One can even enjoy the most delicious Vietnamese food here, made of herbs, lime juice and chili. Grilled pork with noodles, shrimp cakes, steamed rice rolls, savory pancakes are other food items to enjoy.
“Visitors can park up in the city’s colorful Old Quarter and refuel on delicious Vietnamese street food such as beef noodle soup and shrimp cakes,” says Booking.com.
The website also suggests a Tour of Hoa Lu with Boat and Bike Ride for individuals who prefer a day trip outside the city. This will allow them to tour the historic imperial capital, followed by a traditional sampan sail alongside rice fields and a leisurely ride through a local town. Uyuni in Bolivia, Valencia in Spain, Moab in the United States, Riva del Garda in Italy and Carretera Austral in Chile are among the other recommended cycling vacation spots mentioned by Booking.com.
A sample of 48,413 respondents from 31 markets around the world participated in the poll commissioned by Booking.com. The respondents had to have taken at least one trip, either for work or pleasure, in the previous year. Additionally, they must be either the main decision-maker or actively involved in the process of developing travel plans for this year.