Active Xian

    • 3 - 4 hours
    • CNUG
    • Total price tool tip
    • *Approx package price

Mingle in a typical Xi'an morning, try your hands at a Ping Pong game with your guide and some locals, cycle on the most intact city wall in China, explore the back streets inside the city wall for a real perspective of local life, and learn about the local religion in a Taoist temple.


* Join in with locals practicing their morning exercises

* Have a go at pingpong with your local guide and other locals

* Wind through the maze like back alleys of the city

* Cycle along the ancient city walls of Xi'an

* Admire the well-preserved architecture on the streets of Xi'an

* Visit a low key local Daoist temple for more legends and myths

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Bell Tower Hotel: 西安钟楼饭店,西安市南大街110号
    110 Nan Da Jie, Xian, 710001
    Tel: (86-29) 87600000
    The Bell Tower Hotel is located at the south west corner of the Bell Tower, it is nearby a China construction bank on the north part of south street.
  • Finish:

    South Gate of City Walls
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 12
  • Inclusions:

    Local English speaking guide, a round of pingpong with local guide,  entrance to the City Walls, and bike rental (100 mins)
  • Exclusions:

    Items of a personal nature, tips / gratuities for guide.

Additional information

Carbon Offset:Voucher exchange details

Please present your voucher to the local guide at the beginning of the tour.

Confirmation of booking

If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point. <br /> 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.

Dress standard

Comfortable shoes and clothes for the active nature of the tour.

Child policy

Children must be 6 years of age to 11 years inclusively. Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.



Tipping Info

If you are happy with the services provided by your local guides a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many Intrepid Urban Adventures destinations. Please consider this when budgeting for your extra expenses on this tour.


Get into action on this active city tour that uncovers a slice of daily life while exploring the ancient and modern sides of Xi'an. Start the day by meeting an enthusiastic local guide in central Xi'an. Weave through the backstreets and modern thoroughfares of Xi'an and stop at a park in the shadow of the ancient city walls to join the locals in their morning exercises. Get into a swift pingpong move with your local guide, who knows that maybe some locals may want to challenge you for a round or two!
Then, climb to the top of the wall and choose a bike to cycle on. Go it alone or pair up on a tandem bike for some extra fun! Ride around the city walls, appreciate the ancient architecture and revel in the unique view of the city. It may be a little bumpy at times but the incredible view and insight into local life is second to none. Stop to see city landmarks, take snapshots, and learn about legends and tales of charming Xi'an. Depending on the weather (and the fitness of the group) the ride could last up to 14 km if the whole circumference of the wall is completed.
Get off the wall and continue your exploration in the culture streets, which will be lined with traditional Chinese curios along with other fun stuff to check out. End your tour with a visit of a local Taoist temple where you can learn about this ancient local religion and the romantic legends about it.
After the tour, you'll have the option of further exploration or choose a local restaurant for some amazing local dishes. Our guides will be able to provide you with some fantastic options.

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