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Old Beijing Folk Life Experience: Hutong Bike Tour

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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
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Overview

Get off the tourist trail and explore several authentic hutongs in Beijing on this 4-hour biking tour led by an experienced guide. Travel back in time to old Beijing as you bike through the hutongs, stop at Longfu Temple morning market, pass by the National Art Museum of China, and see the Memorial Hall of Mr Lao She. Enjoy about one hour to check out the food stalls at bustling Wangfujing street, then pedal into Jingshan Park for sweeping views of the Forbidden City and the city of Beijing.
  • 4-hour biking tour of Beijing hutongs with an expert guide
  • Visit hutongs and witness local life that most tourists don’t experience
  • Cycle through four hutongs with interesting stops along the route
  • See landmarks like National Art Museum of China and the Memorial Hall of Mr Lao She
  • Check out Wangfujing street and Longfu Temple morning market
  • Ride through Daowan hutong, the narrowest hutong in Beijing
  • Enjoy panoramic photo ops over the Forbidden City from a hill in Jingshan Park

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The experience was ok but not great...
hugo_araujo
, Aug 2017
The experience was ok but not great. Booking, schedule, bike, etc was everything on time and according to the add and staff was friendly. My tour guide was also freindly but he was kind of silent, he answered every question with detail but I had to ask, otherwise he would barely say anything. As this was not my first time in Beijing I guess I was not that impressed but at least this helped me to realize how easy is to rent a bike by yourself and explore the city.
star-5
This was truly a highlight. Tour guide...
Sara J
, Nov 2016
This was truly a highlight. Tour guide Jerry was excellent - very knowledgeable, accomodating. It was informative, culturally enriching and while I could have biked it myself, it's far more confusing and wouldn't have been able to hone in on the landmarks as well. The stops were delightful as well - a must see view is the one from the top of Jinshaling Park. Highly recommend it - a unique perspective of a long standing rich part of the culture that is undergoing a transformation.
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Our guide was really great and...
Tri Adiyanti S
, Oct 2016
Our guide was really great and friendly. Not sure about his name, but I think his name is Jerry. He brought us cycling in small and quite street. Additionally, he has a broad knowledge about the history of China. You will get difference experince than joining normal trip to common touristic places.
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Good fun!! This was a good way to spend...
janetwoollard
, Jul 2016
Good fun!! This was a good way to spend the morning, a different way to see the sights. The pace we perfect so we could actually enjoy the sights. Our guide was knowledgeable and was able to give us a lot of information as well as answer our questions. One negative point was that the guide did not provide helmets, which I was not too happy about for our 10 year old child.
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I absolutely loved my hutong bike tour...
Nathan T
, Jul 2016
I absolutely loved my hutong bike tour! I was fortunate enough to have the tour all to myself and my guide was super informative and helpful. I had already seen some of the things on the tour and my guide was able to adjust the route so that I could see some new and exciting things. I particularly liked that when visiting the museums I was left on my own to explore at my leisure. I enjoy wandering and this tour gave me the ability to do that. Would 100 recommend to anyone visiting Beijing!
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I was the guides only participant...
Barbara m G
, Jul 2016
I was the guides only participant, which was a good thing. Especially crossing some of the major streets. Guide didn't talk much or give information. Not sure we hit all the locations mentioned in description, but did spend 1.25 hours of tour in the National Art Museum. Maybe this was due to the heat! Bikes were in good working order.
star-5
This was on of the highlights of our...
James M
, Jul 2016
This was on of the highlights of our trip. It was an amazing day. Zach provided excellent directions to the meeting point in advance. Gerry our guide was brilliant taking us around the Hutongs, the art gallery and the park with a fantastic view of the forbidden city. A "must-do" activity in Beijing
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This was a bike ride around old town...
David B
, Jun 2016
This was a bike ride around old town. Not a lot of info but all I really wanted was the ride through some of the cool parts of town. This was it. Small group me and friend
star-5
Excellent bike ride through the...
Frank B
, May 2016
Excellent bike ride through the hutongs, very nice guide Thierry who had good stories all around the hutongs. Very recommend and thanks again Thierry for your nice guiding!
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This has been the highlight of our trip...
Tracy H
, May 2016
This has been the highlight of our trip thanks Gerry for the great tour

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