Go green this spring and get moving on two wheels! Read on for a great cycle routes around Shunyi
A relaxed ride through quiet streets
Highlights A moderate ride around some of Shunyi’s best places to eat, shop or just relax.
Stop 1: Caffeine up
Start the day with a coffee and a bite to eat from Jamaica Blue located next to the Yosemite Club House, across from the west gate of the International School of Beijing (ISB), off Yuyuan Lu. There’s a full menu of Western breakfast and lunch options for people both on the go or for those wanting to dine in. There’s lots of seating inside as well as some outside tables for those sunny days.
Stop 2: Treat yourself at a spa...
Coming out of Jamaica Blue, head south on Yuyang Lu and follow it round (veering to the left) until you hit the South Gate of River Garden. Le Spa, located across from Victors Restaurant (which is a great Thai and Indian restaurant) is a full-service spa, offering anything from facials, foot massages and manicures to hair dressing services. They often have various promotions and the women at reception have excellent English!
Stop 3: ...And a spot of shopping
Continue along Yuyang Lu and follow it left past The Swan with Two Necks pub and Jenny Wang’s until you arrive at Pinnacle Plaza. This is a great place for lunch or dinner with a wide variety of restaurants and bars, including Thai, Japanese such as Haru, Vietnamese, and lots of Western options such as Juice by Melissa or Dunkin’ Donuts. Take a few minutes to pop into the largest Jenny Wang’s in the area for all your Western food shopping needs!
Stop 4:Cycle along the reservoir
If you’re feeling energetic and would like to spend some time outside, head towards the Lou Ma reservoir by continuing north on Yuyang Lu until you hit Tianbei Lu. Make a left on Tianbei Lu and follow it across the roundabout. You will see the reservoir on your left. You can cycle along the a left on Tianbei Lu and follow it across the roundabout. You will see the reservoir on your left. You can cycle along the water starting from Luomahuzuodi Lu all the way round to Luomahuyoudi Lu. There are also some small restaurants and bars along the reservoir if you’re looking for a break.
Stop 5: Dinner and fun at Shine Hills
Finish your day by heading back down Tianbei Lu around the roundabout, this time exiting on the third exit on to Housha Lu. Cross the canal and take your first right. Follow the road until you see Anxiang Jie
and make a left. Shine Hills is a massive shopping complex, with many clothing stores like Uniqlo and Gap, lots of excellent Western and Asian restaurant and bar options, several gyms and plenty of movie options at the cinema.
It’s a nice change from your classic mall that has everything inside. Most places here have their own outdoor storefront so you can wander around on a nice day or sit outside when dining. In the summer, they set up a children’s water park and host lots of outdoor activities for kids – there is so much going on there you’ll be able to see it
a mile away!