18 kilometers; 10:00am - 5:00pm
On this very special 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 150 years ago. Criss-crossing through urban villages, and along a canal some call the 'Venice of Guangzhou', we have a large local lunch, overlooking the farms and fields of the rural parts of the island. After cycling through fields, greenways and more urban villages we park our bikes and go for a brief hike to a lookout point. Our last highlight will be China's first and oldest foreign graveyard, 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. Following a brief ride through farms we finish for a refreshing drink by a pond of the local village. An epic tour, exploring the rusty fringes of the city that is historic, partly rural and mostly overlooked!
9:50 Meet at the entrance of the Huangpu Ancient Port Museum
10:00 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
11:20 Outdoor market, urban villages
11:45 Visit to Baihegang hidden fortress
12:15 Ride through the 'Venice of Guangzhou'
12:30 Lunch at a famous local restaurant with views over surrounding fields
14:00 Visit to Huangpu Military Academy
14:40 Ride through fields, greenways and urban villages
15:30 Short hike up a small mountain for a 360 degree view of Guangzhou
16:10 Visit to foreign graveyard
17:00 Finish in the local village for cold drinks
You can book this tour for 580 CNY/adult, 280 CNY/riding child (including tandem) and 80 CNY for children in child seats. Included in the price is everything you need: bike, helmet, guide, lunch, snacks, water and entrance to sights.
Please book by clicking the large green button at the top of this post. Full payment upfront is required through WeChat Pay or AliPay. Bookings are handled on a first come, first served basis and a reservation is not complete until paid! For questions you may contact Bram on WeChat (QR code above) or phone: (+86) 15626406926.
Full refunds are provided when cancelling earlier 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 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 9:50am 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.