18 kilometers; 10:00am - 5:00pm
This tour can also be booked for other days, with a minimum of 10 guests.
On this NEW TOUR, we start at the Huangpu Ancient Port, the entry point to Imperial China for foreign traders. We cross the ferry to Changzhou island, and visit historic sights, including the Huangpu Military Academy, an architectural highlight, and a hidden fortress used during the Opium Wars. Criss-crossing through urban villages, and along a canal some call the 'Venice of Guangzhou', we have a sumptuous local lunch, overlooking the farms and fields of the rural parts of the island. After cycling through fields, greenways and more urban villages, we visit a small hill for spectacular views of Guangzhou. Finally we explore the first foreign graveyard of China, the final resting placing of many foreign diplomats, traders and sailors, including the first US Minister to China, who lie here since the late 1700s. We finish with a refreshing, well-deserved beer at the local village. An epic tour, exploring the rusty fringes of the city that is still partly rural. Everything you need, from bike to water, and lunch to guides, is included and taken care of.
10:00 Meet at the entrance of the Huangpu Ancient Port Museum
10:05 Introduction of the tour, visit to the museum
10:25 Departure of cycle tour, visit to urban villages and Pearl River
11:00 Ferry across Pearl River to Changzhou Island
11:25 Outdoor market, urban villages
12:00 Visit to hidden fortress
12:35 Ride through the 'Venice of Guangzhou'
13:00 Lunch at a famous local restaurant with views over surrounding fields
14:20 Visit to Huangpu Military Academy
15:10 Ride through fields, greenways and urban villages
15:50 Short hike up a small mountain for a 360 degree view of Guangzhou
16:25 Visit to foreign graveyard
17:00 Finish in the local village for cold drinks
This tour is offered for 560 CNY/adult, 280 CNY/riding child and 80 CNY for children in bike seats. Included in the price is everything you need: bike, helmet, guide, water, drinks, lunch and snacks. For inquiries and reservations you may add Bram on WeChat at user ID bram_wechat (QR code above) or phone number (+86) 15626406926. You may also direct questions on email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Full payment upfront is required through WeChat Pay or AliPay. A reservation is not complete until paid!
Full refunds are provided when cancelling or changing the date more than 48 hours prior to departure. Cancellations between 24 and 48 hours before departure can claim a 50% refund. No refunds are provided for no-shows or cancellations within 24 hours of departure. We never cancel tours in case of rain, since it very rarely rains for more than 15 minutes. We never cancel tours in case of rain, since it very rarely rains for more than 15 minutes.
We meet at the entrance to the Huangpu Ancient Port Museum. The Chinese address for DiDi is: 粤海第一关纪念馆, or Yuehai First Pass Memorial Hall if you use the English version. Please note you will need to walk the last few minutes. If you have any problems finding the place, you can contact Bram at 15626406926. We meet at 10:00am and after finishing the museum visit we will depart from there at 10:25am at the latest. Several days before the tour you will be added to a WeChat group with all participants on the tour.