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3-Hour Beijing Hutong Bike Tour

  • 3-hour bike tour of Beijing’s hutongs
  • Follow a knowledgeable guide through the back alleys of old Beijing
  • See traditional courtyard architecture in the hutongs
3-Hour Beijing Hutong Bike Tour
From USD 56.00
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3-Hour Beijing Hutong Bike Tour
USD 56.00
Bike through Beijing’s historic hutongs with an experienced guide on a leisurely 3-hour tour that provides an intimate look at the old city. Learn about the history and traditions of the hutongs as you pedal through atmospheric districts and view top sites such as the Forbidden City, the park outside the Imperial City walls, Tiananmen Square, Drum and Bell Towers, Houhai Lakes and more. Hear how modern development has encroached on the hutongs, and glimpse the past and future of Beijing on a fun and fascinating bike tour.
What to Expect
The hutongs wind through local residences, exposing years of tradition and history. Your tour guide knows the name of each alley, and will share the unique history hidden within every single one of them. You’ll learn the code to identify the resident’s rank and prosperity. You’ll explore the courtyards, antique street, the lakes in Beijing and the Drum Tower. Riding a bike among the hutongs to explore the civilian Beijing, you will be telling the story of growth and change and knowing the daily local life from ancient to present from your guide. In the end of this tour,you will cycle around the Forbidden City or Tian'anmen Square and finish this tour at the bike shop in Beijing.

The highlights of this tour:
Imperial City Wall Park
Old Hutongs
Drum Tower
Bell Tower
Houhai Lake
Ancient Residential Area
the Fobidden City
Reviews (25)
1 - 5 of 22 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great way to oeientate yourself and plan where to explore in more detail

Although pricey, it was great to cycle about and get a sense of the city the day we arrived. We always do a cycle tour somewhere new as it's a great way to get a feel for the city, allay any fears about where to...More

Thank Josie S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Pretty average bike tour

Reading some of the five-star review makes me realize the tour guide you have really impacts your impression of the tour. Ours was pretty indifferent, on his phone a lot, and wasn't especially enthusiastic. The result was that our tour was pretty average. I’ve been...More

Thank zuttoman
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
A great way to find your bearings

This is a great way to get a sense of the geography of the city centre. You need to be ready for the rather chaotic traffic behaviour - especially the right turning vehicles coming through the pedestrians and cyclists who are crossing. The real challenge...More

Thank tennair
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile
Highly Reccomend

I think there is no better way to explore a city than by bike and this tour was no exception. There is no way I would have found some of the interesting hutongs we cycled through on my own! While I am a regular cyclist,...More

Thank SMRoberts
Reviewed 11 July 2018
Interesting and fun way to see Beijing

I did the three hour Hutong Bike tour, which also took us past the Forbidden City and Bell and Drum Towers. The tour guide was a delight, very friendly and passionate about Beijing, and was very informative. It was an exciting and different way to...More

Thank arq16
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Darla R
7 September 2018|
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Response from sherylstaylor | Reviewed this property |
In my review, I included pictures and one of them is me and our guide on our bicycles and you can see that it is a ladies style bike.
Jay R
21 August 2018|
Response from sherylstaylor | Reviewed this property |
I guess it means if you wanted to go in to the Drum Tower or something like that. We were not interested so kept on bicycling. There were no fees associated with just bicycling and seeing the hutongs, etc.
15 August 2018|
Response from arq16 | Reviewed this property |
For that tour, there is a 10am start and a 2pm start. So there's none at 9am. :(