'Old to New - Hidden Gems' Cycle Tour of Guangzhou

13 kilometers; 13:20 - 5:30pm

On our award-winning Hidden Gems - Old to New Tour we take you off-the-beaten track and bring you deep into the heart of the city. An authentic experience bringing you from Old to New Guangzhou: from the traditional and historic neighborhoods, to the shiny skyscrapers of modern China. Visit historic buildings, greenways, an ancestral hall and wet market. Meet a famous kungfu master and mingle with the locals over a dance and game of hackysack in People's Park. Ride along the Pearl River and Ersha Island, and learn stories about the development and architecture of the Guangzhou's modern skyscrapers. Meet the friendly locals and experience the contrasts of contemporary urban China. Our professional and fun guides, small groups, a route almost entirely away from traffic and a slow pace of riding, will make this a great afternoon. Everything you need, from bike to water, and snacks to guide, is included and taken care of.

Practical info


Thursday August 8th, 1:20 pm - 5:30 pm

Meeting point

Taojin to Zhujiang New Town


420 CNY for adults, 250 CNY for kids riding, 150 CNY for kids in seat

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13:20  Meet at Happy Monk on Jianshe 5 Ma Lu in Taojin

13:25  Introduction and departure

13:40  Exploration of Zhongshan 3 area, with historic buildings and Mao Zedong's old school

14:15  Donghaochong Greenway public space project

14:30  Oujiaci Ancestral Hall

14:45  Kungfu Studio, demonstration of Wing Chun style kungfu

15:10  Wet Market, try snacks

15:40  People's Park, picnic and mingling with locals

16:20  Beijing Lu shopping streets

16:45  Pearl River and Ersha Island

17:10  Huacheng Plaza and Zhujiang New Town

17:30  Finish at Social&Co / Morgan's on Huajiu Lu in Zhujiang New Town




This tour is offered for 420 CNY/adult, 250 CNY/riding child and 150 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 2 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 PayPal, 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 meet at Happy Monk on Jianshe 5 Ma Lu in Taojin. If you have any problems finding the place, you can contact us at 15626406926. We meet at 1:20pm and will depart, with or without you, at 1:35pm at the latest. We finish at Morgan's Public House on Huajiu Lu in Zhujiang New Town. 



If your group consists of three of more people, we will 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! If there are only one or two guests joining, you will ride one of the many shared bicycles available, which we will arrange for you.
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