Chengdu, China

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clock-o5 hours (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
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commentOffered in: English and 1 more

Overview

Enjoy an alternative sightseeing experience on a half-day bike tour of Chengdu, led by a knowledgeable local guide. Immerse yourself in the traditional culture of the city as you visit the favorite haunts of locals to see how they pursue daily leisure activities. Visit legendary landmarks like the Wenshu Temple and the Qingyang Palace and cycle between impressive monuments at a leisurely pace tailored to your ability. Gain fascinating insight into the rich heritage of Chengdu as you absorb its unique ambience on this energizing and enriching excursion.
  • Cycle through the streets of Chengdu
  • Roam along Chengdu's ancient street, China's Lane (Kuan-zhai Lane)
  • Take part in the locals’ daily activities at People's Park
  • Learn about the difference between a Taoist and Buddhist temple by visiting Qingyang Palace and Wenshu Temple
  • Explore the various curio offerings of the Song Xian Qiao antique market
Greet your guide at a central Chengdu location and obtain your bicycles from a local rental shop. Climb onto your bike and pedal past the luscious landscape of People’s Park, watching locals drink tea, practice tai chi and play chess as you cycle. 

Absorb the amorous ambience of Match Corner, an part of the park in which parents swap the pictures and contact details of their infants in the hope they’ll marry later in life. Admire the charming architecture of Kuan-zhai Lane then continue to the majestic structure of Qingyang Palace to witness the sacred splendor of the Taoist monument. 

Gain fascinating insight into the origins of the Tao religion from your guide, and then browse the intriguing stalls of Song Xian Qiao antique market during a brief pit stop. Ride over the Wenshu Temple to appreciate the precious artworks housed within then enjoy a well-deserved rest in the air-conditioned confine of your vehicle during the journey back to your Chengdu hotel.

Reviews

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L
, Apr 2018

This is a great way to see a city as big as Chengdu! The guide was great and the day is completely customizable.

T
, Oct 2016

The guide and I started this tour at People's Park. We then went to wide and narrow alleys. We biked past a central square with a statue of Mao and then went to a large mall off of Taikoo Li where the panda is climbing the IFS building. Within this mall there is a monastery or temple that I heard later would have been worth seeing inside. Finally we rode past the Wohou temple and Jinli street. This temple is very crowded and we did not go inside. My recommendation would be to ask the guide to allow you to go inside the temples, stop to shop or grab a recommended snack, or have tea in People's Park. The tour guide's English was good, but I would have liked her to have shared more information with me.

T
, Oct 2016

The guide and I started this tour at People's Park. We then went to wide and narrow alleys. We biked past a central square with a statue of Mao and then went to a large mall off of Taikoo Li where the panda is climbing the IFS building. Within this mall there is a monastery or temple that I heard later would have been worth seeing inside. Finally we rode past the Wohou temple and Jinli street. This temple is very crowded and we did not go inside. My recommendation would be to ask the guide to allow you to go inside the temples, stop to shop or grab a recommended snack, or have tea in People's Park. The tour guide's English was good, but I would have liked her to have shared more information with me.

E
, Sep 2016

This was a really cool way to see and understand the culture in Chendu. I really enjoyed touring the local market and walking through the People's Park and learning about some of the activities that take place there.

A
, Jul 2016

Really loved the bike tour, lots to see. Chengdu is an amazing city.

P
, Jan 2015

Our guide Rhea was fantastic and the bikes were ok. There was no confusion on them picking us up at our hotel. I made the reservation about 36 hours in advance and was glad they could accommodate our party of 4. The bikes weren't ready upon arrival to the tour starting point, but were quickly rectified within 15 minutes. They weren't fancy, but they had gears and handbrakes, so no complaints. The half-day tour was perfect in length. Right about the time our butts were hurting, it was over. A great day and a great way to really get the lay of the land. Having a guide through the People's Park added great insight.

s
, Dec 2014

This tour was extremely expensive for what it was: renting a bike and go around with a student who was nothing like a guide. Didn't know any informatiom about Chengdu i later read, we got lost in the city and he also didn't have an any information on the tourist sites we visited. For a tour costing 70 dollars while the rental bike for a day is 20 yuan so less than two dollars it was an incredible deception! I was really fortunate that the student "guide" called the local manager and the manager accepted to stop the tour after the first temple visit. I got something like 50 dollars back. But I lost my day, i would have loved to have a true guide a learn about the city and temples! ...and of course 20 dollars lost as well!

J
, Jun 2014

Because Viator is recomended at LP I was expecting more of the tour. We paid for China Standards a high amount of money of 50 USD per person to see the main square, the main park and a touristic street. I hoped to see and hear more About Chengdu. The guide was friendly and spoke good English though.

B
, Oct 2013

Nice guide, bikes very old and not in a good state. I do not recommend this bike tour with small children, traffic is really dangerous. But with our Dutch girls used to cycle it was great fun. People Parc was the best!

G
, Jul 2013

My family of four (children age 13 and 10) took this tour with Lillian and would highly recommend it to others of all ages and abilities. Riding a bike in China was more enjoyable than we expected as the traffic seems to respect bikes and moves at a safe pace.


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