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clock-o5 hours 30 minutes (Approx.)
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commentOffered in: English


Get to know Beijing on a 5-hour bike tour with an experienced local guide who shares parts of the city far from the crowds. Cycle through small alleys known as hutongs, where traditions continue from centuries ago. Discover the charm of old Beijing as you cycle around the winding hutongs and behind the Forbidden City, have lunch at a local NGO, and end at Drum Tower (Gulou) and Bell Tower (Zhonglou). This small-group tour is limited to 12 participants to ensure a more personalized experience of Beijing.
  • 5-hour bike tour of Beijing with a local guide
  • Cycle through Beijing's hutongs
  • Meet local people and witness daily life
  • Enjoy lunch at a community-based NGO
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of 12 participants ensures customized attention from your guide
Make your own way to the Shichahai Metro Station to meet your guide, then walk together to the bike shop where you receive a safety briefing and get outfitted with bike and helmet.

When you're ready, follow your guide through the winding streets of Beijing. Bike through the hutongs, small lanes with traditional homes that have not changed much over time, but with present day development, they are rapidly being squeezed out of the city. For now, you can glimpse a simpler way of life as you bike through Beijing's ancient laneways and along the moat of the Forbidden City.

Learn from your guide about the sights you pass and the history of Beijing. Then enjoy a sit-down lunch at a community-based NGO that works with people who have physical and mental challenges.

After lunch, hop back on your bike see more of the hutongs on the way to your final destination: Drum Tower (Gulou) and Bell Tower (Zhonglou), two top landmarks that were built centuries ago. Learn about their history from your guide then make your own way to your next destination from there.


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, Apr 2018

I enjoyed this bike trip in March of 2018. My guide spoke excellent English and was very friendly. I ended up being the only one booked on the tour this day so I had a private tour. Beijing is bike friendly city so with the exception of one road we were always on bike paths or safely on the shoulder. A couple of items to note: First, if your looking for a high end bike this is not the tour for you. Your bike will be an old rust bucket that you pick up in a rustic Hutong alleyway... The good news is that it will be a fully functional rust bucket. Second, if your counting on a helmet for safety I didn't see any so you may have to risk or bring your own. The good news is this a great tour of sites in the city and lunch was in a rustic Hutong Alley restaurant that was excellent. My guide also arranged to have someone visit our lunch table to show me crickets and explain ancient Chinese cricket fighting. From lunch my guide was kind enough to take me to the park overlooking the Forbiden city to go to a tea house to sample and learn about Chinese tea and tea drinking. A word of warning - the tea sampling is free but you feel the squeeze to buy something when all is said and done so bring you wallet.

, Oct 2015

Very good guide, learned a lot about China in e few hours

, Jun 2012

I was very pleased with the tour, it showed arears we normally would not venture. My guid Kevin was most informative, and very helpfull.The tour gave you ample time to have a good look at points of intrest and value for money it is also worth the cost.

, Jul 2011

After visiting some of China's biggest attractions with hundreds of tourists, it was great to get on a bike and ride! Loved the day!

, Jun 2018

This was a very lively tour on the bike through the Hutongs of Beijing, with the very likeable and friendly Luzie, who has shown us beautiful places and brought the Chinese culture closer, e.g. at the big cricket- and grosshopper-show, chinese music and by a lovingly arranged meal at the private home of a family who lives in the Hutongs. Thanks to Luzie and many greetings!!

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