Biking through Beijing’s Hutongs

» Beijing » Beijing » Beijing

From $181.34

Price varies by group size

Lowest Price Guarantee

Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 3 hours

Departs: Beijing, Beijing

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

Learn more


History preserved nearby Beijing’s modern developments and viewed from a bicycle saddle. The Hutongs by bike offer an up and close insight in the history of the capital’s historical buildings through alleys, where a leisurely pace lifestyle rules.

• Watch how history is preserved in modern Beijing
• Head out on a leisurely bike ride, exploring the Hutong
• Follow in the track of an experienced cycling guide
• Turn into new corners, see courtyard houses and more
• Return transfers from and to your hotel are included.

What's Included

A half-day tour with a professional English-speaking guide only

All applicable taxes and service charges

All entrance fees for visits as mentioned in the description.

Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle with professional driver

Use of a well-maintained bicycle during the tour, complete with helmet

What's Not Included

Hotel accommodation in the destination of commencement.

Personal expenses such as meals, drinks, tips and gratuities, shopping, portage fees

Supplements for transfers outside Beijing city centre; this includes any cruise port as well as the airport.

Travel insurance coverage for customers (highly recommendable)

Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 2 - 11
  • ADULT: Age: 12 - 80

Additional Info

  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • In the event of no-show or change of accommodation without prior consent and confirmation from us within 24 hours may result in the applicable cancellation charges as outlined in the terms and conditions.
  • It is the responsibility of the customer to provide us with the correct hotel information, should pick-up and drop-off services be included in the package. Any changes in accommodation outside 24 hours will be handled accordingly: changes within 24 hours
  • Please note pickup and drop-off services may not be confirmed for customers staying at private residences, apartment complexes, or other non-registered tourism accommodations. Customers may be asked to meet at a nearby hotel for pick-up and drop off.
  • Return transfers for this excursion apply only / are inclusive for customers staying in and inside downtown Beijing. Transfers outside these areas, including any accommodation outside the Central Business District and both Beijing’s International Airports
  • There will be ample time for customers to spend time on their own to admire the sites at their own pace or browse along the shops for souvenirs.
  • This tour is only operated in the morning.
  • We always will make efforts to confirm the exact pick-up time upon reservation. For any operational issues in which are not able to confirm the exact pick-up time in advance, we reserve the right to inform you the day before the departure of the tour.
  • When additional time needs to be allocated for more time at leisure or shopping, this can be discussed with the guide on spot.
  • Certain sights in this excursion may not be photographed for specific reasons. We kindly ask for your understanding by following local regulations.
  • Customers are advised that during the Lunar Festival celebrations (celebration of Chinese New Year), excursions and tours may be subject to supplementary charges and/or may see longer waiting times than normal.
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for travelers
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • This bicycle tour is a recreational one and covers approximately 10 kilometres of cycling with various stops made en route
  • This tour is operated on full private basis with English-speaking guide. Other languages are on request / subject to availability and supplementary charges may apply
  • We regret to inform you that most of the museums in China are closed all day on Mondays; wherever possible, we will try to offer alternative visits for touring options on this day.

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • 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.

What To Expect

Beijing Hutong culture tour
Your guide and driver will be ready at your centrally located hotel in Beijing for a ride through downtown Beijing, where cars, motorcycles and bikes move in all direction of this metropolis. We arrive at the starting point of the Beijing Hutong. A connection of narrow network of lanes created by closely built quadrangular homes not only show reminders of the construction skills of the Chinese during the Yuan, Ming, and Qing dynasties but still provide living quarters, quaint cafes and galleries for those appreciating the older times. Your cycling trip will bring you passing traditional courtyard houses, hidden behind high walls as you paddle along tree-lined alleyways that form the heartbeat of this unique city and a real-life link to its fascinating past. Many of the houses and buildings have ornately carved characters intended to bring good fortune to the house owner and his trade. The size and style of gate denoted the owner’s wealth and social rank.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Your guide will be able to explain the details and the various unique sights passing by such as a little-known temple, parks where locals spending quality time chatting and mingling. A visit to one of the old courtyard houses gives you a sneak peek inside these stone walls and ancient aristocratic architecture.

In the end, we have to leave the unusual mix of and current-day locals, giving the hutong alleys their unique character behind as we end our cycling tour near the Forbidden City. Transfer back to your booked accommodation in downtown Beijing is included.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

« All Activities

Beijing activities and shore excursions by group:

© Copyright 1995 - 2023 Beijing Travel Guide