Beijing by Bike

    • 7-8 hours
    • CNUA
    • Total price tool tip
      AUD $79
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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 some market appreciation, lunch, green tea, and a game of mahjong with the locals. Good luck winning that one, you're gonna need it!

Highlights

* Bike through the ancient alleyways and hutongs of Beijing

* Explore a neighbourhood on the cusp of development

* Indulge in a traditional Chinese lunch with locals

* Experience a local Beijing produce market

* Learn to play the popular game of mahjong (and even pick up a trick or two)

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Sunworld Hotel 天伦松鹤大酒店 灯市口大街88号
    No. 88 Dengshikou Street, Dong Cheng, Beijing, 100006
    +86 10-58168999
    Directions:
    Dengshikou Station, Metro Line 5, Exit A.
    Turn left, then turn left at the Dengshikou Dajie, Sunworld is 250m down Dengshikou street on the left hand side of the road.
  • 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, transportation, entrance fees as indicated.
  • 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 must be 12 years of age or older.

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. Cycle to the local market to check out the fresh produce, learn more about traditional ingredients in Chinese cooking, and maybe pick up some snacks for later in the day.
Climb back on your bike and head off to visit some of our local friends and enjoy a tasty Chinese lunch. If you're up for it, help with some of the meal preparation or watch how some local dishes are prepared before sitting down for a typical Chinese meal in a traditional courtyard.
After lunch, hop back on your bike as our Beijing cycle tour continues with a short ride to our next stop where we'll learn how to play the popular game of mahjong. Discover the intricacies of this tiled game while sipping cups of green tea with our neighbourhood friends. You may not have enough time to become a mahjong expert, but you might pick up some tips and tricks from well-played locals!
In the late afternoon, we'll make the final cycle through the alleys back to the drop off point, where this revealing local Beijing bike tour comes to an end.

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