Dec 28, 2014 at 03:48 AM
China is an amazing place filled with history, gorgeous scenery, winding roads, delicious foods, and many surprises. Beijing is full of wonders that include ancient monuments, Hutongs or alleyways and the throbbing new Beijing. Tourists are mesmerised by its vastness and bike tour is definitely one healthy way to discover Beijing. Bike ride in Beijing is a great experience and wonderful way to see how the real people live in the hutongs of Beijing. The ride is only about an hour long and really an informative tour. The bike ride in Beijing is a favourite part of visiting Beijing. Visitors are enthralled and love being able to see the back streets and how people really lived in olden times. Tourists who are discerning and photo buffs will relish all the colourful cultural scenes. Make sure you take a walk around the area after the bike tour. Bike ride in Beijing around Hutong and other parts is a great way to know the city. Riding bikes is the perfect way to tour other sites in old Beijing, like the Lama Temple, Confucius Temple and the Forbidden City. Tourists stop at temples along the way to admire these ancient structures and its importance in modern life of the Chinese people. There are many local guides available who are especially knowledgable, friendly, and extremely safety conscious. On a pleasant and beautiful day, everyone must give bike riding in Beijing a try. The bike tour is undoubtedly a favourite item on the itinerary of visitors to Beijing. This tour is a fantastic way to explore and learn about traditional Beijing, bond with fellow tourists and interact and observe the locals and their lifestyle. Many Hutongs are time capsules carefully preserving a bit of the past. It gives tourists in Beijing a chance to step back into time and experience what Beijing life was like for centuries. Autumn is the most preferred season to visit Beijing. During autumn, the weather is just right: clear azure blue sky, and a comfortable temperature with just a slight cool breeze. The hutong bike tour is a really nice way to catch the simpler lifestyle of old Beijingers. Undoubtedly, it is a learning and de- stressing trip.
Dec 03, 2014 at 11:43 PM
As Beijing's traffic can be very hard, Tourist Tube suggests you to rent a bicycle, even though you must be very careful when riding it because of the chaotic and crazy car drivers and also if you are not used to cycling in heavy traffic, it can be intimidating. It's a great way to explore and that's a good opportunity to be a local for a moment! Bicycles are still by far the best way to get around the city (up to the 3rd ring road). While cabs and subway trains are cheap, these have their drawbacks. The traffic jams in beijing are horrendous and cars are basically stuck on the roads; and the use of subway trains would still involve a lot of walking from the stations to the places of interests. Bicycles are flexible. They can turn into the hutongs, and circled round the lakes. Most rented bicycles will come with a lock, and there're parking areas for bicycles, guarded by parking attendants Bicycling is one of the best ways to visit Beijing. It is a safe, healty, convenient, economical and environmentally friendly means of travel and transportation. In China, it is also a kind of life style for the people. Due to the unique bicycle culture, China is nicknamed the "Bicycle Kingdom". Beijing is undeniablly the king of the bike kingdom best manifested by the top song singed by Katie Melua titled "Nine Million Bicycles in Beijing". The song also tells the westerners feeling about the bikes in Beijing.Bicycling is one of the best ways to visit Beijing. It is a safe, healthy and environmentally friendly means of travel and transportation. The bikes to Chinese people are what the cars to the westerners. They are more than means of transportations, they are a way of life, a kind of Chinese culture and people's friends. People at all ages love bikes in China. Cyclists are therefore given high priority in the traffic.
Dec 08, 2014 at 09:50 PM
Bicycles are still by far the best way to get around the city (up to the 3rd ring road). While cabs and subway trains are cheap, these have their drawbacks. The traffic jams in beijing are horrendous and cars are basically stuck on the roads; and the use of subway trains would still involve a lot of walking from the stations to the places of interests. Bicycles are flexible. They can turn into the hutongs, and circled round the lakes. Most rented bicycles will come with a lock, and there're parking areas for bicycles, guarded by parking attendants. Be like a local and hire a bike! Bikes are everywhere in Beijing and if you're comfortable negotiating the traffic then hop to it! The roads are very flat and very easy to negotiate. Bike hire is very reasonable and available. Hiring a bicycle taxi from Beihai Park to the Wangfujing Road. The driver quotes 20r for the trip. This is also a cheapest form of transportation in beijing. The driver asked for more money than quoted of course, but we paid the agreed amount and walked the last bit of the journey. 'It looks like a fun ride!' If you're staying at one of the cheap budget accomodations in Beijing then they may have bicycles available for rent around 15 RMB per day with a deposit. Riding around Beijing is easy as there are sufficient bicycle lanes for you to use and the downtown area is mostly flat terrain. Bike riding is a great way to get off the main roads and head for the hutongs between Beihai Park and the Drum Tower. Be sure to lock your bicycle as bike theft is still a big problem in Beijing. There are some bicycle parking lots on the side of the street that have an attendant who will watch your bike for a small token fee.
Dec 06, 2014 at 11:22 AM
You can ride a bicycle tour through this area, sit at a cafe drinking a cup of coffee, rowing a boat with family members in lakes or board a tricycle rickshaw as a display of antique prints of hutongs Standing on the banks of the lakes. Or maybe you can sit beside the lakes, see willow trees dance and think something.When visit Beijing, you may wonder if everywhere in Beijing is as busy as the Forbidden City, the Summer Palace, Market Silk and other famous tourist attractions in the city center. If you're asking this question and want to enjoy a different side of Beijing, then come and participate in our field experience Beijing. On this trip, you can see a different side of Beijing enjoying a peaceful bike ride in the countryside of Beijing and learning how to make balls of traditional Chinese dumplings, traditional delicacy in northern China. Also, if you have the interest and energy, you can also go to the golf experience for yourself the daily farm work of Chinese farmers.
Dec 17, 2014 at 02:03 AM
Bicycling is one of the best ways to get around Beijing in morning. So as the sun come up somewhere between 4.30 and 5.00am Beijing's morning and the day looks like beautiful. Early morning, for a bike ride to see best areas in Beijing would be a great idea to start a day in Beijing. Beijing you will find many bicycle paths. It is said that Pu Yi, the Last Emperor of the Qing Dynasty loved bicycles so much that he went so far as to order his servants to saw off the thresholds of the gates to make it more convenient for him to ride his bicycle. Do you have the fancy idea of riding a nice bike shoulder to shoulder with the locals to see the imperial city, and explore the Hutongs? Hit the places by riding bikes and explore each and every alley of Beijing which are famous for their antiqueness.It is a safe, healthy, convenient and environmentally friendly means of travel and transportation. In China, it is also a kind of life style for the people. Due to the unique bicycle culture, China is nicknamed the "Bicycle Kingdom". Beijing is undeniablly the king of the bike kingdom best manifested by the top song singed by Katie Melua titled "Nine Million Bicycles in Beijing". The song also tells the westerners feeling about the bikes in Beijing. Bike is a good way for a short trip, and the other modern and energy-saving means of transport will be in the development. There are many advertised bike tours through the Hutongs (traditional courtyard houses) , this alley is a great place to go to on bike.The buildings were close together and rather ramshackle but this felt much more Chinese than the main roads and department stores did.
Dec 13, 2014 at 01:54 PM
See the beautiful city of Beijing light up at night on this private bike tour of the Chinese capital. Your expert guide will lead you through the winding streets of Beijing and tell you stories and facts about every stop you make. See the beautiful city skyline illuminated as you bike along Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. Enjoy the scenic and lush environment of Shichahai Lake and Jingshan Park and cycle down Nanluoguxiang Alley to see trendy shops and bistros built along Beijing’s ancient alleys. Spotlight - 3 hour private bike tour of Beijing at night, See top Beijing attractions including Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City,View the Beijing city lights illuminated at night on Shichahai Lake and Jingshan Park,hear interesting facts and stories as you ride from site to site with your expert guide and avoid the crowds on this relaxing guided bike ride through beautiful Beijing at night! After meeting your tour guide in front of the Drum Tower, hop on a bike and start your three-hour evening adventure in Beijing, where you can stop, take pictures and learn about the various sites you visit. Follow your guide on a moderate ride along a hutong (an ancient alleyway lined with traditional courtyard residences) near Drum Tower and make your way to the scenic Shichahai Lake. See the lights beautifully reflected on the lake as you ride past ancient buildings coupled with modern restaurants, bars and shops. After a few minutes of cycling, find yourself in beautiful Jingshan Park, where you can admire traditional Chinese temples and pavilions peeking behind the park's lush greeneries. Head toward the Forbidden City and ride alongside the moat as the imperial city looms in the background. Then, make your way to Tiananmen Square to see important structures like Tiananmen Tower, Chairman Mao’s Mausoleum and the Great Hall of the People. Enjoy this calm square at night and marvel at the city lights illuminating beyond. Cycle over to Wangfujing Snack Street and enjoy the wonderful scents of street food vendors. Sample some local delicacies to replenish yourself for your bike ride! Then, see past and present collide with a visit to Nanluoguxiang Alley, where modern boutiques, bars and restaurants stand on ancient streets beside traditional courtyard residences. After enjoying the sights, smells, sounds and tastes of Beijing at night, your guide will lead you back to the original departure point.
Jan 13, 2015 at 11:27 PM
Beijing is a behemoth with its massive new constructions. But this is also an ancient city with a history of about 3000 years. For the past 800 years it served as the political capital of different imperial dynasties. Hence a tour of the city on cycle is a great idea. Bike sharing in Beijing is a wonderful experience and exciting way to see how the real people live in the hutongs of Beijing. The ride is only about an hour long and really informative. Bike sharing in Beijing is a favourite item on the wish list of all visitors to Beijing. Visitors are enthralled and love being able to see the back streets of Beijing. With bike sharing in Beijing, tourists who love clicking pictures, get to capture umpteen majestic sites. Do stroll around on foot the area after the bike sharing in Beijing tour. Biking around Hutong and other parts of Beijing is a great way to know the city. Riding bikes is the perfect way to tour old Beijing wonders such as Hútòngs, Lama Temple and the Forbidden City. This picture of bicycles available on rent is of old city. Dongcheng district is famous for renowned Confucius Temple and Lama Temple of the Buddhists. Tourists stop at temples along the way and click amazing photos. There are many local guides available who are especially knowledgable, friendly, and extremely safety conscious during the tour. On a pleasant and beautiful day, everyone should give Bike sharing in Beijing a try. Visitors love being able to observe life of common man and ancient quadrangle alleys, lifestyle of common people. Those who are cultural afficiandos will relish authentic Chinese scenes. This is a fantastic way to explore and learn about traditional Beijing way of life, bond with fellow tourists and interact and observe the locals and their lifestyle. The bikes are of good quality and available at affordable rates. For a tourist on the tour of the Asian Dragon, modern Beijing can get pretty hectic and overwhelming at times. Hutong tour is a welcome change for them. If time allows, I would recommend this tour to every traveller of this great city. Go and get it !
Jan 18, 2015 at 06:47 PM
Bike Tour of the Hutongs in Dongsi North street is a hot favourite among the tourists.This is one of the highlights of Beijing trip. The most convenient and preferred mode of transport is the bike for such an adventurous tour. This is conducted by experienced and expert tour operators with well informed guides. The guides speak excellent English and are very knowledgable. It is a great way to see the real old Beijing. Bike Tour is highly recommended for a fantastic fun filled day. While visiting the various siheyuan or courtyards of yore, one gets a glimpse into the lifestyle of people in China before the advent of modernity. Earlier, family was the nucleus of all social structure and joint family was common in China. Elders were respected and they were taken care off. In return, they took upon themselves responsibility to raise young ones born to the young adults in the family. In Hutongs, people have been living for generations. Thus, they know neighbours living in the nearby houses too. The entire needs of the families are met with infrastructure and economy of the neighbourhood itself. There are Confucius Temple and Lama Temple in the vicinity which may be visited while on a tour of the hutongs. In fact hundreds of locals as well as tourists visit the Dongcheng district everyday to have a glimpse of old Beijing. Confucianism holds a revered place in Chinese philosophy and his temple in Beijing is a rich treasure house of his teachings. Bike tour of the Qianliang Hutong is the first trip to real Beijing. In company of a knowledgeable guide, bike tour keep is an exhilarating session. Bike tour is strongly recommend for an enjoyable get away from all the glitz and glamour of modern Beijing. At a reasonable price, one can discover the Chinese culture with friendly guides. Far from the shopping malls, one can enjoy the old Beijing and the life in countryside. A friendly experience full of authenticity. It would certainly be a different way to experience Beijing tour. Do explore the city on the two wheels. It is definitely a healthier and even more relaxed way of exploring Beijing. Avail this opportunity while around!
Feb 20, 2015 at 07:54 AM
Beijing is neat, in that there are bike lanes everywhere. Not just skinny lanes off to the side added as an afterthought. Actual full lanes, with a curb separating most from the general vehicle traffic. Riding a bike in Beijing is one of the best, most convenient, cheapest, healthiest and safest methods to get familiar with the city. The roads in Beijing have special tracks for bicycles and places for renting bikes are everywhere. And if you have a flat tire you will find right in the corner someone to repair it .Many hotels also rent bicycles and the price is about CNY20-30 for the whole day plus a refundable cash deposit. Just grab one bike and go, go to see the hutongs (small alleys), talk to people, eat on the streets, go and explore the wonderful city of Beijing. In Beijing traffic, there is always a choice. You can be stuck in a cab, going nowhere, because incapable drivers, trying to get ahead in busy traffic, have blocked up some intersection, leaving an entire block trapped in a huge gridlock. Alternatively, you could be peddling your way through the most narrow hutongs, the wind in your hair, swerving around any obstacles that you might come across, free as a bird. The choice is yours. I genuinely think this is the most enjoyable mode of transportation inside the center of Beijing. If you never ride a bike in your normal everyday life, just stick to the hutongs. A bicycle will give you the freedom to stop where and whenever you want and allows you to cover larger distances than on foot. Renting a bicycle for a day should cost you around 20 to 50 RMB, depending on the quality of the bike. Ask your hotel for directions to the nearest rental place. The experience is very unique and refreshing.
Feb 11, 2015 at 10:47 PM
This little bike tour group has a maximum of 12 participants, allowing you a more personalized experience as you bike through Beijing. Meet at the Shichahai subway station before heading to the bike shop, where you will be given a full safety briefing and equipped with bike and helmet. Cycle your way through the winding streets of Beijing for a peek at the old town and a more simple life. You are cycling through the hutongs, unchanged over time, but being rapidly expelled from the city through development. Experience centuries of daily life as you cycle along the moat of the Forbidden City and through ancient streets of Beijing. Dining at an NGO based in the community. More information about the work they do with physical and mental disabilities before jumping back on their bikes and continuing through the hutongs to reach its final destination in the Drum Tower.Head towards north to visit the Bird's Nest, the main venue of the Olympic Games in 2008, and a true symbol of economic and technological achievements of China. Designed by Herzog and De Meuron, the most unique feature of the structure is its system of "cushion" that can fill the spaces within the building facade to regulate wind, weather and sunlight.
Feb 01, 2015 at 09:43 PM
Bike tour appears to be a total different and entertaining way to travel for travelers anywhere. China provides its travelers to fully enjoy such chances with its various bike tours available all through the country for unlike places. In face much of china can be seen on bikes. Bike tour has its own rewards, though it is time taking but one gets to view things in a much more detailed manner as associated to any other medium of transport for that matter. With the bike tour one gets a personalised tour of the ancient civilization and the progressing civilization of Beijing. Wandering on bikes is not only healthy but also a safe and suitable means of restitution. There are many shopkeepers who rent bikes for travellers at reasonable prices and with other services such as helmets, class services and travel guides too. The travellers have the choice to plan the trip according to their own accessibility. The bike tour is a bit of a challenge but is open to all with the diversity of bike that are made available, such as the mountain bikes, hiking bikes, foldable bikes and also bikes for children and a whole lot of other variety. The whole of the Beijing city can be travelled on bikes and the bike tours include the visit to the Great Wall of China, a tour to the Forbidden City, the ancient hutongs and any other place in china. This tour includes the tour to the imperial Beijing which includes biking around Beihai park, the Jingshan Park, the Forbidden City, the Great Hall of People, National Grand Theatre and Qianmen and other places around. The bike tour to the ancient hutongs covers the various courtyards where one can witness the architectural beauty of the town with the blend of modern and tradition artistry. One can also go for the lakes around the hutongs for the view of some natural beauty of Beijing. Other then that is the cultural bike tour of Beijing where one can travel through various temples and museums of Beijing. Travelers appreciate these bike tours since one gets to rest and enjoy the beauty of the classy culture of Beijing.
Jan 16, 2015 at 11:11 PM
the Chinese youth between the bicycle culture is a renaissance in the making. The following may be sure, is a small but traditional residence Beijing Courtyard of historical or small lanes hutongs around the formation of a ride in a row, amateur bike city provide an overview of the many attractions hotspot Bicycle rental service bicycle rental .public 50000 is set at 1,000 sites in 2015, launched in Beijing in 2012. This is a good way for a short trip, and other modern media and savings transport energy will be in development. Rickshaw is a traditional transport equipment. Today, it's more like an interesting tourist program hutongs and can take a leisurely way to experience the local culture. It was felt that a city once a certain critical experience is riding a bicycle "kingdom of bicycles". The crowd in the streets and sidewalks, following a move around us (or what mode of transport to Beijing normal, above, this type of creativity can be seen in the city and a walk-suite).In all cases, they have bike lanes directly in your head is bad if you think that the pavement to have a bar became hysterical and loose.