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Beijing: Old Beijing e-Bike Adventure

Product ID: 363400
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See the best sights of Old Beijing, both well-known and hidden. Experience the area's history and culture like a local, and discover great places which you can return to throughout your stay in the city.
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Duration: 2.5 hours
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Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the Hutongs that are the heart of Old Beijing
  • See the beauty of Old Beijing in all its glory
  • Smell the incredible cooking from the local residents and restaurants
  • Explore Old Beijing in style
  • Gain a feel for the hundred-year-old buildings and artefacts.
  • Hear the sound of the locals talking and playing
Full description
Following your e-bike safety briefing, you will set out on the adventure. Starting with a practice lap around the surrounding Hutongs, your guides will teach you about the history of the Hutongs, including some interesting facts about who lived there. Once you're a pro at riding, head to Ghost Street to see where you should come back for some food, you may even see a ghost.

Jump straight back into the Hutongs where you will navigate through some narrower streets to really get a feel for the culture. As you come out of those Hutongs, you'll see the gorgeous gateways and entrance to Lama Temple before crossing over the road to see one of the most beautiful streets in Old Beijing, Guozijian. This street is where you can give Confucius a wave if you catch his statue at the Confucius Temple. Following the temple, ride all the way along Guozijia, past the old academy where students would study, across the road and back into some more welcoming Hutongs. These Hutongs are some of the most densely populated with bars, restaurants, and cool cafes, including cat cafes.

Venturing through these Hutongs, you'll come out at the Drum & Bell Towers, which are 2 fantastic towers with over 700 years of history between them. In this courtyard between the towers is a social area for locals to have fun with their friends. It's also a point for you to have some fun trying a super fun social sport.

Riding towards Houhai Lake you're likely to see some local swimmers, both in summer and in winter. This magical lake is one of 3 main lakes created in the center of Beijing. Riding around the edge of the lake, you'll see that it is a very popular spot for locals to walk and socialize. You'll also ride by Prince Gong's mansion, which is the best-kept mansion from the Qing Dynasty.

From the lake, follow a river as it branches off towards Nanluoguxiang, which is a Hutong street which has turned into a very popular shopping street. Your last stop will test your memory and listening skills, so make sure to listen to what your guide has to say right at the beginning. Your tour will later conclude as you ride through the Hutongs back to the starting point.
Includes
  • Guide
  • e-bike rental
  • Helmet
  • High-quality photos
  • Blanket (if needed)
  • Water
  • Coffee and tea at the end of the experience
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People who can't ride a bike
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Please look for the eBikes parked outside and a white sign with green writing saying "Culture Yard".

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable clothes
Know before you go
• This experience is suitable for riders of all levels

From £46.96 per person

Organized by

BElectric Beijing

Product ID: 363400