Beijing by Bike

    • 5-6 hours
    • CNUA
    • Total price tool tip
      AUD $106
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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  

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Shichahai Metro Station (Line 8), outside exit A2.
    什刹海地铁站A2出口,地安门商场附近
  • Finish:

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

    Min 1 , Max 12
 
  • Inclusions:

    Local English speaking guide, bike rental, lunch, NGO visit
  • Exclusions:

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

Additional information

Carbon Offset:Voucher exchange details

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

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

You will need comfortable clothes for cycling.

Child policy

Children are not permitted on this tour – all participants must be above 18 years old.

Language

English

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

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 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.

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