Beijing by Bike

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  • No booking fees
  • duration 5.5 hours
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 18+ yrs
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
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  • Starts Beijing, China
  • Ends Beijing, China
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
  • Discover the secrets and backroads in the ancient city for a real insight into the local life
  • Make some friends as you enjoy lunch with a local family at a friendly hutong house and experience their lifestyle firsthand  
The Beijing by Bike tour starts and ends in Beijing. The Beijing by Bike is a bicycle tour that takes 5.5 hours.

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, to admire some of the city’s top sights and to enjoy a tasty local lunch.
CUSTOMER REVIEWS ABOUT URBAN ADVENTURES
5 - Excellent
Based on 802 reviews
Karen's review for another Urban Adventures tour
5 - Excellent
  • Karen
  • On Nov 20 2015
“Absolutely fab - highly recommended”
Ms. Helen's review for another Urban Adventures tour
5 - Excellent
  • Ms. Helen
  • On Mar 09 2016
“I loved it. Very positive but not too serious guides which made it fun. Well presented and good pace. Not too "slick" which made it feel like it was a bit exciting (probably more so to the nervous ones). Good knowledge of the history and culture without beign boring. Well handled despite people shooting off and not following directions well. Enthusism by the guides was evident and infectious.”
Ms. Amy's review for another Urban Adventures tour
4.5 - Excellent
  • Ms. Amy
  • On Jul 06 2016
“Kevin was a great guide. He was super knowledgeable and was very engaging. I wish we could have stopped a few times in Casco Viejo (even to just grab a cold drink or sit for a minute), but overall my entire group had a blast.”
ITINERARY

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 a very well preserved Hutong family home and enjoy an authentic Chinese lunch, cooked with love by the family themselves and chat to them about life in Beijing. 

Hop back on to your bikes and continue our cycling journey through the hutongs until you are back at the drum tower. We’ll then hop on the public bus for a 15 minute ride back to the bike rental place, as your guide points out more of the city’s historic landmarks and top foodie joints!

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.

WHAT'S INCLUDED
Meals
  • Lunch at a Hutong
Guide
  • Local English speaking guide
Others
  • Bike rental
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Items of a personal nature
  • tips / gratuities for driver or guide.
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GOOD TO KNOW
CANCELLATION

Cancellation for this Beijing by Bike tour is free up to 48 hours before the chosen start date - full refund will be given. If cancellation is made less than 48 hours before the chosen start date, no refund applies.

Payment

For any tour departures within 27 January 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 27 January 2021, a deposit of 100% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 0 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Beijing by Bike tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this Beijing by Bike tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

Meeting start point :

Nanluoguxiang Station,  Exit F

Meeting end point :

Nanluoguxiang Metro Station (Exit F, Lines 6 & 8), Nanluoguxiang is a central spot near the market and bell and drum tower

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour follows established guidelines that are in line with the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ framework against COVID-19.
  • This tour follows the local government(s) recommendations for gatherings and group sizes.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing is highly encouraged on this tour. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected.
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