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Beijing by Bike

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Beijing, China

From USD 83

Office phone number: +86 150 1086 4484

Minimum age
18 years
Language
English
Starting time
9.00 AM
Duration
5-6 hours
Culture shock
Medium
Physicality
Medium
  • “”
    • My guide Jerry was great and the day was one of the best things I did in my time in Beijing. Thanks!

      Mr. Paul D., United Kingdom - 20 Apr 2013

    • Kevin readily adapted the trip to what I already had experienced in Beijing at earlier visits

      Mr. Gustaaf v., USA - 24 Aug 2014

    • Our guide was great showed good knowledge, enthusiasm and patience

      Mrs. Cathryn M., New Zealand - 18 Oct 2012

  • Tour snapshot

    Be one of the estimated nine million bicyclists in China on this Beijing tour. Spin your wheels through the backstreets and hutongs, stopping for quirky hutong stories, a tasty local lunch, and a visit to a local community organisation.

  • Highlights

    • Zigzag through the ancient alleyways and hutongs of Beijing
    • Bike along the moat of the Forbidden City for a different perspective of this former royal palace
    • Learn the secrets and backroads in the ancient city for a real insight into the local life
    • Make some friends while enjoying lunch with our friends at a local community organisation  
  • Schedule details

    • Duration: 5-6 hours
    • Meeting point:

      Shichahai Metro Station (Line 8), outside exit A2.

      什刹海地铁站A2出口,地安门商场附近

    • Starting time: 9.00 AM
    • Ending point:

      Bike rental point near Drum and Bell Square, Xicheng District (GULOU area).

  • Beijing is a city that’s both modern and traditional, forward-looking and connected to its past, and in our opinion, one of the best ways to experience it all is by bike.

    Although modernising at a rapid pace, for now, China's capital still preserves its ancient and traditional heart in the winding alleyways and backstreets around the Forbidden City. Known as hutongs, these lanes are still home to many of Beijing's residents as well as shops, markets, temples, and historic buildings.

    As our Beijing bike tour winds through the hutongs, you'll have a unique view of this traditional way of life and witness this neighbourhood as it slowly disappears and the developers move in. Riding along the Forbidden City moat and through the parks nearby is hands down one of our favourite experiences, as it gives you a different perspective on this formerly “forbidden city” now being a welcoming open place for the non-royals.

    Visit some of our local friends at Huiling and enjoy a simple, yet tasty Chinese lunch in a hutong house. Huiling is a community-based NGO which does great work for mentally challenged people, and on our visit you will have a chance to learn about the work that they do and make some friends in the workshop.

    Hop back on to your bikes and continue our cycling journey through the hutongs until you are back at the drum tower, where our Beijing bike tour will come to an end.

    If you’d like to continue to the hutong experience in a different way, sampling some of the most popular snacks and visit a local produce market to learn a bit about Chinese cooking ingredients and spices, feel free to join us in the afternoon Beijing food tour which starts at 4pm. Your local guide can give you more information if you are interested.

    Additional information

    Inclusions: Local English speaking guide, bike rental, lunch, NGO visit

    Exclusions: Items of a personal nature, tips / gratuities for driver or guide.

    Dress standard: You will need comfortable clothes for cycling.

    Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point.  Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.

  • Local contact

    Office phone number: +86 150 1086 4484
    Email address: info@beijingurbanadventures.com

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Rating summary

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Met expectations

  • Mr. Gustaaf v. from USA travelled on 24 Aug 2014

    Kevin readily adapted the trip to what I already had experienced in Beijing at earlier visits

  • Ms. Bernadette B. from travelled on 23 Jun 2013

    Had a great time with Feng even though my bicycle skills and traffic management were dodgy.
    Maybe a better meeting place as we got confused by 2 similarly named hotels near each other.

  • Mr. Paul D. from United Kingdom travelled on 20 Apr 2013

    My guide Jerry was great and the day was one of the best things I did in my time in Beijing. Thanks!

  • Mrs. Cathryn M. from New Zealand travelled on 18 Oct 2012

    Our guide was great showed good knowledge, enthusiasm and patience

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