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Historic Bike Authentic Bite: VIP tour

bike ride

Historic Bike Authentic Bite: VIP tour

75 reviews
Paused until 30 April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
3.5 hours
Group size
Up to 5 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Equipment
Hosted in
English, Chinese (Simplified)
bike ride

Historic Bike Authentic Bite: VIP tour

bike ride

Historic Bike Authentic Bite: VIP tour

75 reviews
Paused until 30 April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
3.5 hours
Group size
Up to 5 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Equipment
Hosted in
English, Chinese (Simplified)

What you'll do

Live the real Beijing like a local on a four-and-a-half-mile, 1000-year long bike ride along historic Chaofu Road, from Kublai Khan's ancient White Tower stupa to Zaha Hadid's space-age Galaxy SoHo. Co-host Tony and I invite you to come along as we explore this incredibly diverse city: stop in at temples and museums, sample authentic street food, and stop in for a break at some of the city's best independent coffee and tea houses. We'll cut through imperial gardens and shrines that were forbidden to commoners for half a millennium, see maybe a Mongol Emperor’s 3.5-ton jade wine cup in the Round City and maybe check out the latest in the renovation of historical courtyards. And yes—we know all the best spots for pictures! Biking is the best way to see Beijing, and the city is built for it—we'll go the whole route in wide, dedicated bike lanes protected from traffic, and the hi-tech share bike system lets us pick up and leave bikes any time we want to make a stop. The route is fully customizable—we can pick ancient or modern sites; spicy, hearty, indulgent or healthy food; chances to follow serendipitous encounters down the city's hutongs.

Your host

Learn more about Serenitie

Serenitie

A professional data analyst, My friend Tony's wanderlust and appetite are powered by big data. He always knows where to find the best in the city. Apart from the geek side, he's also an award-winning Airbnb super host that enjoys meeting people from all over the world. I am Serenitie, a bilingual journalist who overloads my mind with breaking news at work and then flosses it with outdoor sports, yoga and painting. Tony and I study the city's history and know its life and its buildings. We will share an alternative view of the world of Beijing—and we will explore it with you.

What's included

Food
Beijing cuisine. Beijing snack Alcohol not provided.
Drinks
water
Equipment
bikes We use share bikes

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Where you'll be

Fuchengmennei Ave---Mashi Ave---Xianmennei Ave---Wenjin Jie---Jingshanqian Jie---Chaonei Ave The historical sites lined the route include Batasi Temple, Emperors Temples of Past Dynasties, Guangjisi Temples, Round City, Beihai Park, Jingshan Park, National Art Museum, old Peking University building, Forbidden City, old State Library... etc and some hidden gems! In the end, we will sit down and have authentic Beijing food together.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 5 guests ages 12 and up can attend. Local laws do not require helmets for biking. If you want a biking helmet, please let us know ahead of departure.

What to bring

comfortable apparels for biking

More tips

-We will wait for you 15 min top. Please arrive on time. -This experience is featured on: https://bit.ly/2MHObyJ -Tony has another route in Chinese: https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/313971

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

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Serenitie
Historic Bike Authentic Bite: VIP tour
75 reviews
£41/person
75 reviews
£41/person