Beijing by bicycle

Explore Beijing's beauty on just two wheels with our bike routes

Our city's rapid development over recent decades has seen cars, subways and buses all overtake the humble bicycle as the Beijinger's favourite way from A to B. That said, the (usually) generous bike lanes and abundance of well-priced two wheelers, not to mention the recent bike-sharing boom, mean it's still the go-to for the savvy commuter – or explorer.

From artistic parks to hutong hideaways and the city's historic backbone, we've picked five fantastic routes to explore the city and see some of its best sights on just your two wheels. Be sure to view the larger maps (see links embedded in each route) for a detailed view of each bike route.

Tsinghua to Beida

Tsinghua to Beida

Peddle the stately grounds of the Mainland's most prestigious universities

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Sanlitun to Caochangdi

Sanlitun to Caochangdi

An absorbing amble through embassies and art districts

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Dongsi to Confucius Temple

Dongsi to Confucius Temple

Wind your way through the city's hutong maze

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Tongzhou Canal

Tongzhou Canal

A long, flat meander along both banks of the gorgeous Grand Canal

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Tiananmen to Bird's Nest

Tiananmen to Bird's Nest

Ogle the capital's big ticket items on one convenient ride

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Finding your wheels

Beijing's best bike shops
Shopping

Beijing's best bike shops

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How to use Mobike shared bikes
Blogs

How to use Mobike shared bikes

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How to use Ofo shared bikes
Living in Beijing

How to use Ofo shared bikes

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How to rent a public bike
Visiting Beijing

How to rent a public bike

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Biking basics

Repair prices and translations
Health & Wellness

Repair prices and translations

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How to keep your bike safe in Beijing
Blogs

How to keep your bike safe in Beijing

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Bike lane etiquette and safety
Health & Wellness

Bike lane etiquette and safety

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