Beijing by Bike by Urban Adventures


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Beijing by Bike by Urban Adventures

Highlights / General details
Zigzag through the ancient alleyways and hutongs of Beijing.
Bike along the moat of the Forbidden City for a different perspective of this former royal palace.
Discover the secrets and backroads in the ancient city for a real insight into the local life.
Make some friends as you enjoy lunch with a local family at a friendly hutong house and experience their lifestyle firsthand.

Local English speaking guide; Bike rental; lunch at a Hutong.

Items of a personal nature; Tips or gratuities for drivers or guide.

Hours of operation
Available Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 9:00am.

Approximately 3.5 hours.

Meeting point: East of Tiananmen Square at Dong Metro Station, Line 1, outside Exit C. Staring Jan 1, 2019 the new meeting point will be Nanluoguxiang Station, Exit F, Line 6 & 8.
Finish point: Nanluoguxiang Metro Station (Lines 6 & 8), Nanluoguxiang is a central spot near the market and bell and drum tower.

Beijing is a city that’s 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 modernizing 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 neighborhood 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 favorite 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. We’ll 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 city’s historic landmarks and top foodie joints!
If you’d 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 4:00pm. Your local guide can give you more information if you are interested.

Additional Information
You will need comfortable clothes for cycling.
Helmets are provided at the beginning of the tour.
Passports are required when booking tickets for the Forbidden City so please bring yours with you.

Participant restrictions
Children and teens under age 18 are not permitted to join this tour.

Cancellation: 2 days prior 100% penalty. No show 100% penalty.
For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point.
Complete information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be included on your Confirmation Voucher.

**All information requested must be supplied or booking is subject to automatic cancellation**

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