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icon5 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

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What you can expect during your visit
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

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
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Lunch at a Hutong
Local English speaking guide
Use of bike
Gratuities
Hotel pick up and drop off
China, Beijing Shi, Dongcheng Qu, 地安门东大街61号西90米

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
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.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Wangfujing Street
From our meeting point, we will pick up our private bikes nearby Wangfujing street- as one of the symbols of Beijing's commerce, is the most well-known shopping and snack street. Located near the city centre, the street is one of the four most prosperous business zones in Beijing.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Shijia Hutong
Visit this hidden Hutong is a great way to learn life and history in this area. We will also enjoy looking at the detailed miniature models of hutong in an NGO museum and set up of life back in the 60s to 90s. And we will stop visit and then cycle around the neighbourhood (please note: we will have to change this place to another museum due to the closure on Monday).
Duration: 35 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
National Art Museum Of China
Before we have water or coffee stop, we will pass by One of the best collections of the art museum in China and Former Peaking University where Chinese Chairman Mao worked as a libertarian there.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Jingshan Park (Jingshan Gongyuan)
We will visit inside and hike up to the hill where we can enjoy the view of the city and then cycle around Hutong areas close by.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Houhai
With the beautiful view of the central lake, this place is very popular for nightlife. Here also has a lot of temples and Markets .we will have more time here after visiting God of fire temple.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
77 Di An Men Wai Da Jie
A worthwhile quiet Taoism temple stop between the known sites. We can see the monks do activities and a lot of God are dedicated here.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Bell and Drum Towers
The two towers on this mini plaza (Drum and Bell) are imposing and interesting to visit—but the main attraction here is the locals and walking paths in the neighborhood.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Nanluoguxiang
Included lunch (drinks are optional), we’ll grab a simple lunch at a local restaurant to devour tasty authentic Chinese food nearby this Market, and then cycle back to bike place.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
  • Passports are required when booking tickets for the Forbidden City so please bring yours with you
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Local Impact: How you will help the local community by joining this tour: As part of your tour you visit a local NGO museum (closed on Mondays) to learn about Hutong culture and support their efforts to protect their local community.
  • You will also enjoy lunch at a local family home, giving you insight into local food, traditions and culture.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Urban Adventures China

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Beijing Bike Tour?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Beijing Bike Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Beijing Bike Tour?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Beijing Bike Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Beijing Bike Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Beijing Bike Tour.

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This was a very lively tour on the...
Dackel
, 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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I enjoyed this bike trip in March of...
sean k
, 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.
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Very good guide, learned a lot about...
Anne Marie B
, Sep 2015
Very good guide, learned a lot about China in e few hours
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I was very pleased with the tour, it...
Noel L
, 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.
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An awesome experience and Kevin was...
Anna M
, Oct 2011
An awesome experience and Kevin was a wonderful guide with a lot of knowledge of the area. Bikes are a great way to see the nitty gritty’s of Beijing!
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After visiting some of China's...
Gabrielle K
, 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!
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