Private Beijing Bike Tour

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 5 Hrs 30 Mins
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    09:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    京九城房地产地安门分部, China, Bei Jing Shi, Dong Cheng Qu, 地安门东大街61号西90米 邮政编码: 100009
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Be one of the estimated nine million bicyclists in China on this Beijing tour. Spin your wheels through the backstreets and hutongs, stopping for quirky hutong stories, to admire some of the citys top sights and to enjoy a tasty local lunch.

Highlights

  • Lunch included
  • Small-group tour
  • Led by a local guide
  • Cycle the city streets to absorb the local atmosphere
  • All entrance fees included

Know More about this tour

Beijing is a city thats 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. Riding along the Forbidden City moat and through the parks nearby is hands down one of our favourite experiences, as it gives you a different perspective on this formerly forbidden city now being a welcoming open place for the non-royals.

Visit a very well preserved Hutong family home and enjoy an authentic Chinese lunch, cooked with love by the family themselves and chat to them about life in Beijing.

Hop back on to your bikes and continue our cycling journey through the hutongs until you are back at the Drum tower. Well then hop on the public bus for a 15 minute ride back to the bike rental place, as your guide points out more of the citys historic landmarks and top foodie joints!

If youd like to continue to the hutong experience in a different way, sampling some of the most popular snacks and visit a local produce market to learn a bit about Chinese cooking ingredients and spices, feel free to join us in the afternoon Beijing food tour which starts at 4pm. Your local guide can give you more information if you are interested.

Inclusions

Lunch at a Hutong

Local English speaking guide

Use of bike

Entry/Admission - Jingshan Park (Jingshan Gongyuan)

Exclusions

Gratuities

Hotel pick up and drop off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Minimum age is 18 years

Passports are required when booking tickets for the Forbidden City so please bring yours with you

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.

Not wheelchair accessible

Near public transportation

You will also enjoy lunch at a local family home, giving you insight into local food, traditions and culture.

Effective Sept 1, 2021, travellers 18+ must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Children 6-17 must present a negative COVID-19 test (PCR or lateral flow) conducted maximum 72 hours prior, proof of recovery dated up to 9 months or proof of vaccination. View full policy at urbanadventures.com/vaccine.

Most travelers can participate

This experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for travelers

COVID-19 vaccination required for guides

Effective Sept 1, 2021, travellers 18+ must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Children 6-17 must present a negative COVID-19 test (PCR or lateral flow) conducted maximum 72 hours prior, proof of recovery dated up to 9 months or proof of vaccination.

Traveler Reviews

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  • 12-Apr-2020

    Our time in Beijing was limited so we booked a private tour, and boy did we pack a lot in. Lily was amazing. We saw Tiananmen Square, and sat and enjoyed a delicious lunch before casually walking through The Forbidden City and climbing to the top of Jingshan Park. We finished with a special request, a bike ride out to Houhai Lake and Bar Street. Lily was a wealth of information, we enjoyed her company and had a great time. Highly recommended!!

  • 10-Dec-2019

    The bike tour was awesome! Do it like a local and enjoy a customized tour. I had a lot of fun and had the impression that I saw almost all important attractions in Beijing. Lily did a fantastic job. Thank you so much.

  • 21-Oct-2019

    We have a great bike tour with our host Lily. The pick up was easy like the description, directly at the metro station. Liliy was so nice, helpful and flexible. We visited the National Theater "Birds Egg", Drum and Bell Towers and saw water calligraphy painter at the bridge of Qianhai Lake. We biked for several hours around the Forbidden City, past Tiananmen Square and other Beijing attractions. It was great that she organized a visit to Hutong so we could talk to a family about local life. We had lunch in a nice Chinese restaurant and did visit non tourist areas. It was great. Thanks to Lily !!!

  • 24-Aug-2019

    I was in Beijing for 2 days on a recent weekend with nothing to do before heading out to hike a remote section the Great Wall. I checked out the Beijing Urban Adventures (BUA) bicycle tours and, to my dismay, discovered that they don't offer them on weekends :-( After a round of emails to BUA HQ, I was offered the option of individual "custom tours" on the weekend that corresponded to the regular group tours that occur on the weekdays. So, that is what I did. Day 1 was a personal tour that corresponded to the BUA "Beijing by Bike" tour, followed by the Wine, Beer and BBQ Tour later in the day. Day 2 was a personal tour that covered the "Places that tourists normally don't go". My tour guide on Day 1 was Wong Li (Lily). She was great! We biked for several hours through Hutongs, around the Forbidden City, past Tiananmen Square (it was closed due to some kind of function) and other Beijing attractions. After the tour I went back to the hotel and took a nap and then met up with Lily again later for the Wine, Beer and BBQ Tour. That tour was also great. We had food from a small streetside counter, went to a small, boutique wine bar and sampled a variety of rice wines - all of which were quite good and then on to a craft beer bar with a wide variety of taps and an excellent sampler offering in one of the Hutongs. A great day! Day 2 was the non-tourist bike tour. The guide on this day was Xing Xing (Emma). We toured an affluent Hutong and went to the Hutong museum there. Then on to the old Beijing University building where Mao served as a librarian under other individuals who figured prominently in the eventual revolution and rise of the communist party. We biked though the antique market and more Hutongs and then to the Urban Planning Museum which has an amazing model of the entire city of Beijing filling almost an entire floor of the building. Another great day!

  • 23-Aug-2019

    I had an amazing time on this bike tour with our host Lily. I originally done the Great Wall of China tour with Lily and enjoyed this so much that i decided to join the bike tour the next day as i know she was going to be the guide for this tour! Her local knowledge was great and I was able to see a lot of Beijing on the bike. Lily was very friendly and chatty and i really enjoyed her company on the tour.

  • 28-Jul-2019

    We had a great morning with Lucy biking thru the Hutongs and visiting the Drum and Bell Towers. Had a nice local snack of pancakes and enjoyed Lucy's explanationsnof local life.

  • 22-Jul-2019

    Our 1st day in Beijing. There is no better way to get your bearings and be introduced to Beijing. With Lucy as our wonderful guide we toured many of the tourist highlights, as well as some of the hidden gems in the hutongs and old town. Lucy was great company, extremely knowledgeable, and nothing was to much trouble. She seemed to know exactly what we wanted (including organising a haircut on the street). We finished with a great lunch and fun stories. Very much appreciated her help & she comes highly recomended.

  • 22-Jul-2019

    The bike tour was a great way to begin our stay in Beijing. Our guide, Lucy, made us feel welcome. She was happy to tell us about her city and share her extensive knowledge. The cycling was not difficult but made you feel like one of the locals. So much fun! Thanks Lucy!

  • 17-Jul-2019

    Highly recommend this. Guide- Emma from Urban adventures amazing. Riding around Beijing was chaotic but lots of fun.

  • 19-Jun-2019

    Our experience with Lily was phenomenal She was expert at navigating Bejing's busy streets and was so accommodating of our requests and needs. She understood and communicated the history of Beijing very well and we really enjoyed her company. At the end of the tour, Lily went out of her way to escort us to our next destination. It was truly five star service! Thanks, Lily for a great day!

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