This expert-led experience kicks off with a fascinating visual presentation that captures the spirit of this unique period in Beijing’s history, covering everything from the history of the bicycle in China to the unique ‘negotiated’ flow of Beijing’s traffic, mobile knife sharpeners and new urban cycling trends.
You’ll then be personally guided on a bike tour through Beijing’s maze of hutongs on top-of-the-range folding bikes to witness first hand the enduring aspects of the city’s bicycle livelihoods (refuelling with a couple of traditional Beijing snacks along the way!)
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How long will it take? 2-2.5 hours
When can I do it? Anytime you like!
Getting there: The cost does not include transport to and from the meeting point. You can transfer by subway, taxi or hire a car from Bespoke.
Start Point: Ditan Park South Gate
End Point: Ditan Park South Gate
Children: We do not recommend this tour to children, however young adults aged 16 and above are very welcome to join!
How far in advance should I book? As far in advance as possible, due to the availability of the guide.
What to bring: We’ll provide a bike, helmet and accident insurance cover, just make sure to bring appropriate clothing for the weather.
Our favourite bit: The dawning realisation of just how much Beijing still belongs to the bicycle as you wind through the city – and how essential it is to the city’s livelihood, not just its people’s.
Is this an expert or local personality-led tour? Expert