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Private Beijing Bike Tour at Night

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  • Departs: 18;00
  • Returns: 25/04/2019
  • Price: ¥300

Explore the winding streets of Beijing on a 3-hour private bike tour with an experienced guide. Admire the illuminated city at night as you bike along Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. Cycle down Nanluoguxiang Alley to see trendy shops built along Beijing’s ancient alleys, and enjoy the lush environment of Shichahai Lake and Jingshan Park. Price from 300. Final price depends group size!

Meet your guide in front of Drum Tower, then receive a safety briefing before starting your evening bicycle adventure in Beijing.

From Drum Tower, your guide leads you through a classic hutong — older alleyways lined with traditional courtyard residences — while sharing stories about the changes of modern-day development in Beijing. Pedal over to picturesque Shichahai Lake where the city lights reflect on the water, then ride past a mix of old buildings flanked by new restaurants, bars and shops.

A few minutes later, enter the lush oasis of Jingshan Park, where traditional Chinese temples and pavilions dot the green expanse. Your guide steers you to the Forbidden City; ride next to the moat and marvel at the sight of the imperial city glowing with light against the night sky. Continue to Tiananmen Square and enjoy the tranquility of this place at night while viewing Chairman Mao’s Mausoleum, Tiananmen Tower and the Great Hall of the People.

Take a break for some authentic local treats at Donghuamen Night Market and Wangfujing Snack Street where street vendors cook up a variety of tasty dishes from all over China. Stroll through the bustling stalls and sample some savory or sweet bites (own expense). Your guide is happy to offer recommendations and insights into local favorites.

Your final destination is Nanluoguxiang, an alleyway with traditional hutong courtyard houses, some that are 800 years old. The vibrant alleyway houses a collection of restaurants, bars, galleries and boutiques.

Expect a moderate ride that proceeds at a relaxed pace, with plenty of stops for conversation and photo ops. After enjoying the sights, sounds and snacks of nighttime Beijing, your guide returns you to your starting point where your tour ends.

Hear stories about Beijing’s history and contemporary life from your informative guide, and enjoy frequent stops for photo ops. Your guide ensures a safe, fun and fascinating tour of Beijing by bike.