'Art & Vélo' Cycle Tour of Dongshankou

6 kilometers; 1:30 - 5:00pm

This tour can also be booked for other days, with a minimum of 4 guests. 

Get funky on this astonishing tour in the culturally rich Dongshankou neighborhood, where lines of East and West meet. Packed with 100-150 year-old historic buildings, this is the breeding ground for both Nationalists and Communists. Get lost in 19th-century Guangzhou and learn how Dongshankou made a revival to become Guangzhou's hippest destination. We start with a visit to Fei Gallery, Guangzhou's oldest art exhibition. We then ride through small streets and alleyways that are lined with historic villas from the 1920s, as we stumble across boutique fashion stores, hip coffee shops, and speakeasy cocktail bars. We have a break at Triple Rooster coffee shop and art gallery for handcrafted drinks and snacks, and pass by the Dongshan Baptist Church. Riding through more tree-lined streets and the Xinhepu canal, we finish at Kuiyuan Gallery for more art and a balcony-view over the neighborhood. Join once, and you'll find yourself flocking back to Dongshankou all the time!

Practical info

When

Sunday April 25th, 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Meeting point

Dongshankou Metro Station C to Triple Rooster, Dongshankou

Price

350 CNY for adults, 200 CNY for kids riding, 80 CNY for kids in seat

Bookings

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SCHEDULE

13:30  Meet at Starbucks on Nonglinxia Lu (outside exit C Dongshankou)

13:40  Introduction and departure

13:45  Visit to Fei Gallery

14:45  Exploration of Donghua Dong area and Mao Zedong's former residence

15:15  Break at Triple Rooster creative space

15:45  Discovery of eastern Dongshankou

16:15  Visit to Kuiyuan Gallery and view over Guangzhou

16:30  Finish at Kuiyuan Gallery, Dongshankou

 

 

HOW TO BOOK

This tour is offered for 350 CNY/adult, 200 CNY/riding child and 80 CNY for children in bike seats. Included in the price is everything you need: bike, helmet, guide, water, drink and snacks. Tours can be booked for fixed dates (see the monthly schedule on the Home page), or for most other days with a minimum of 4 people. This tour could also be offered as a walking tour. 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: info@cyclecanton.com. Full payment upfront is required through WeChat Pay or AliPay. A reservation is not complete until paid!

 

CHANGES AND CANCELLATIONS

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.

 

Where to Meet

We meet at Starbucks on Nonglinxia Lu IFC, right outside exit C of the Dongshankou metro station. The Chinese address for DiDi is: 东山口地铁站C口. If you have any problems finding the place, you can contact us at 15626406926. We meet at 1:30pm and will depart, with or without you, at 1:45pm at the latest. We finish the tour at Kuiyuan Gallery in Dongshankou. Several days before the tour you will be added to a WeChat group with all participants on the tour.

 

GO LOCAL

Ride on China’s classical Fenghuang ('Phoenix') bicycles. These are what Katie Melua refers to when she sings about "nine million bicycles in Beijing". We replaced most parts for increased safety and comfort, while retaining its famous look. The locals will be giving you jealous looks!
We have done, and continue doing, extensive research into the Guangzhou's past, present and future. Besides the dozens of books, magazines, and articles we went through, many of the stories we learned from talking to the locals on the streets along our route. The stories we share with you, are the real folk stories that cannot be found in travel guides! Furthermore, we share old pictures of the places we visit, showing you the immense change of this thriving city! Along the tours we provide you with water and local snacks