Beijing Hutongs Bike Tour: Private, Half-Day

Location: Beijing, China

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  • Explore the ancient hutongs, alleys or lanes typical to Beijing.
  • Cycle through history and discover it from a local's perspective


  • 4 Hours

  • Your hotel in downtown Beijing

  • Your hotel in downtown Beijing

  • English

What You Can Expect

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    According to the Katie Melua song there are “Nine Million Bicycles” in Beijing. How would you like to ride one? Even if Melua didn’t get her numbers exactly right, there is no question this is the best way to see the ancient city streets. And the Hutongs are among the most ancient. These fascinating alleys are typical to Beijing and, fast disappearing, you will get to cycle down them to discover local residences, expose years of tradition and experience streets that are more than 700 years old. This tour explores civilian Beijing as it goes about its every day life, telling the story of growth and change as it affects the locals. A bike is definitely the best choice to explore these timeless mazes that surround the Forbidden City and is the preferred mode of transport for most of the residents. Your local guide knows the name of each street, however tiny, and will share the unique history hidden within. You will even learn the code to identify the resident's rank and prosperity, as you pass celebrity properties and explore ancient courtyards and antique lanes. You can start your tour any time you like between 10:00 and 14:00 for the 4-hour ride through a fascinating history, as you join one of those nine million Beijing bicycles, give or take a bike or two.


    • Bike
    • Helmets, and accessories
    • Expertise and services of an experienced English speaking tour guide
    • A bottle of water
    • Meals
    • Half day tours cannot enter the monuments due to time constraints
    • Minimum of 2 people required
    • You will get our confirmation email
    • You will get our electronic voucher
    • Local operator will contact you

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