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Beijing Shi, China
Private Tour-Beijing by Bike at Night

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 2 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

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. 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.
  • 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
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Professional English-speaking guide
Bike rental
Sightseeing and photo stops at sites listed in itinerary
Bottled mineral water
Gratuities to tour guide(recommended)
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

68 Zhong Lou Wan Hu Tong, Dongcheng Qu, Beijing Shi, China, 100013

Departure Time

5:00 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
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.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Bell and Drum Towers
The Drum Tower was built in 1272 during the reign of Kublai Khan, at which time it stood at the very heart of the Yuan capital Dadu. At that time it was known as the Tower of Orderly Administration (Qizhenglou). In 1420, under the Yongle Emperor of the Ming dynasty, the building was reconstructed to the east of the original site and in 1800 under the Jiaqing Emperor of the Qing dynasty, large-scale renovations were carried out.
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Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang)
Tiananmen Square is a city square in the centre of Beijing, China, named after the Tiananmen ('Gate of Heavenly Peace') located to its north, separating it from the Forbidden City. The square contains the Monument to the People's Heroes, the Great Hall of the People, the National Museum of China, and the Mausoleum of Mao Zedong. Mao Zedong proclaimed the founding of the People's Republic of China in the square on October 1, 1949; the anniversary of this event is still observed there.Tiananmen Square is within the top ten largest city squares in the world (440,500 m2 – 880×500 m or 109 acres – 960×550 yd). It has great cultural significance as it was the site of several important events in Chinese history.
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Forbidden City-The Palace Museum
The Forbidden City is a palace complex in central Beijing, China. It houses the Palace Museum, and was the former Chinese imperial palace from the Ming dynasty to the end of the Qing dynasty (the years 1420 to 1912). The Forbidden City served as the home of emperors and their households as well as the ceremonial and political center of Chinese government for almost 500 years. Constructed from 1406 to 1420, the complex consists of 980 buildings and covers 72 hectares (over 180 acres).The palace exemplifies traditional Chinese palatial architecture, and has influenced cultural and architectural developments in East Asia and elsewhere. The Forbidden City was declared a World Heritage Site in 1987, and is listed by UNESCO as the largest collection of preserved ancient wooden structures in the world.
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Jingshan Park (Jingshan Gongyuan)
Jingshan Park is an imperial park covering 23 hectares (57 acres) immediately north of the Forbidden City in the Imperial City area of Beijing, China.The focal point is the artificial hill Jingshan, literally "Prospect Hill".Formerly a private imperial garden attached to the grounds of the Forbidden City, the grounds were opened to the public in 1928. The park was formally established in 1949. It is listed as a Key State Park and is administratively part of both Xicheng and Dongcheng districts in downtown Beijing.
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Shicha Lake Park
Shichahai is a historic scenic area consisting of three lakes in the north of central Beijing. They are located to the north-west of the Forbidden City and north of the Beihai Lake. Shichahai consists of the following three lakes: Qianhai , Xihai and Houhai . In imperial times it was called the Riverbank.Shichahai consists of 147 hectares and dates back to the Jin Dynasty. From the time of the Yuan Dynasty it was the northernmost part of the Grand Canal linking Hangzhou in the south to Beijing in the North of China. Because of this, the Shichahai area used to be the most important commercial district with all kinds of activities going on. It harbors several temples and mansions. Shichahai literally means "the lake of ten temples". Around the lake there are ten famous Taoist and Buddhist temples and several formal royal mansions and gardens. The most well known are the Prince Gong Mansion and the Prince Chun Mansion. Shichahai is a famous scenic spot in Beijing, and it is near the north-gate of the Beihai Park. The borders of the lakes are lined by tall trees. In the summer tourists rent boats to paddle on the lakes. In the winter many people come to ice-skate.
Stop At:  
Wangfujing Street
Wangfujing is a shopping street in Beijing, China, located in Dongcheng District. The majority of the main area is pedestrianised. Since the middle of the Ming Dynasty there have been commercial activities in the area. In the Qing Dynasty, ten aristocratic estates and princess residence were built here, soon after when a well full of sweet water was discovered, thereby giving the street its name "Wang Fu" (princely residence), "Jing" (well). Many exotic foods are served on Wangfujing snack street.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Distance of bike ride is approximately 9 miles (15 km) on moderately flat ground; comfortable clothing and shoes is recommended
  • Minimum age is 12 years
  • Your insurance must cover all the potential risks and damages for the bike tour
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY China Comfort Travel
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Dean was awesome awesome as a guide...
Guadalupe P
, Mar 2018
Dean was awesome awesome as a guide. Very knowledgeable about the area we saw. He made biking through the streets fun and a great cultural experience. We experienced the city in a very different way. Highly recommended!
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The tour voucher said we must...
John F
, Nov 2017
The tour voucher said we must confirm the tour by phone or email 24 hours prior. Despite multiple attempts we were unable to contact the local operator by phone. A last ditch effort by email did get a response but too late for us to make the one hour trip across Beijing for the tour. We were not willing to make that trip without confirmation. Not sure why we should have to confirm a tour that was payed for in advance. If a local number is supplied, someone should answer the phone. Very poor service. Very disappointed we missed the tour.
star-5
Thanks Torry! Very Nice and entusiastic...
Aleksander W
, Nov 2017
Thanks Torry! Very Nice and entusiastic even in freezing condotions!
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had a lot of fun. took night tour...
Richard M
, Mar 2017
had a lot of fun. took night tour between flights. hour from airport. we were 1.5 hours late. but the guide was still there waiting for us. it would be a lot better in the day as you would see more. but at night there was no traffic. guide was awsome. perfect english. was a easy ride. bike was typical old thing. but worked perfectly. super easy way to see many of bejings sites.
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The private bike tour around Beijing...
Kevin H
, Nov 2015
The private bike tour around Beijing was excellent, even though the temperature was near freezing. The tour guide, Herbert, was very knowledgeable and took me to places I would not have found myself. It was an excellent cultural experience. I would highly recommend the tour!
star-5
Dean was our tour guide. His English...
Stephen P
, Nov 2015
Dean was our tour guide. His English was excellent and almost as important he was very personable. I really liked how he was willing to adjust the tour to myself and my daughters interest. We were a little nervous about biking in Beijing at night.....have no fears ....felt very safe! Biking for us personally is by far and away the best way to see a city.
star-5
My son had not ridden a bicycle in...
William J
, Jul 2015
My son had not ridden a bicycle in years, so we was not comfortable on his bike. Our tour guide, Dan, was very understanding and offered to make the tour a walking event instead. We likely missed a few sites, but Dan was great and was patient in walking with us through the sites all the way to Tienamen Square several miles away. It was great to see sites at night that we would also see in the day time a few days later. Dan was very engaging, information, and spoke great English.
star-5
Lucy the guide was a pleasure to...
Thomas W
, Jul 2015
Lucy the guide was a pleasure to have to show me around. Great way to see some of the highlights in a couple hours in the evening.
star-5
Yesterday was our first day in Beijing...
Mel-A-Nee
, Oct 2014
Yesterday was our first day in Beijing & we have already seen so much. We did your Private Bike Tour at Night & our guide was Amy. Amy was absolutely amazing. She was fun, thoughtful & so knowledgable about all of the local sights & customs. Her English was perfect which was a huge relief, as we don't speak the local language at all. We saw lots of the major attractions as well as tiny little crowded lane ways with so much culture & history. We are extremely glad that we did this tour & would recommend it to any newcomers to China. We give Amy a 5 star rating! 10 out of 10 for sure!
star-5
On our very first day in Beijing, we...
Mel-A-Nee
, Sep 2014
On our very first day in Beijing, we did this Private Beijing Bike Tour at Night. Our guide, Amy, was absolutely amazing. She was fun, thoughtful and so knowledgeable about all of the local sights and customs. Her English was perfect, which was a huge relief, as we didn't speak the local language at all. We saw lots of the major attractions as well as tiny little crowded lane ways with so much culture and history. We are so happy that we chose this tour and would recommend it to any newcomers to China. Amy was 10/10 for sure. PS be prepared for some crazy traffic on this tour, Just a warning :)

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