Countryside Cycling to the Sea of Flowers | Riding through the forest
Riding through the forest.

Countryside Cycling to the “Sea of Flowers”

An easy bike ride along forested country lanes and roads, passing by rivers and woods on the way to the ‘Sea of Flowers’. Includes a mid-ride meal.

Level 2
approx. 5 hours of riding over 26km (Can I do it?)
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Booking info

Sunday, June 2

¥518 for adults / ¥478 for 5-12 year olds / 10% discount for Beijing Hikers members

  1. 7:30am departure from the Liangmaqiao subway area
  2. 8:00am departure from the Lido Metropark Hotel Starbucks
Includes a mid-ride meal.
Payment in advance required for this hike. More about payments

Bike and helmet rental included in the price.

Itinerary outline

Itinerary for the hike
07:30 Depart from Liangmaqiao pickup and drive to Lido Metropark Hotel Starbucks
08:00 Driving to the start point
10:30 Arrive at the cycling club and get set up with your bike
10:45 Safety briefing and ride introduction from the cycling guide
11:00 Ride your bike to the river, and then on to the farmhouse for lunch
12:00 Lunch at the countryside restaurant
13:00 Ride your bike to the Sea of Flowers
13:30 Ride through the Sea of Flowers, stopping for photos
13:45 Ride on through woods and cornfields to the stream
15:30 Take a break by the stream, and then ride on to the end
16:30 Finish back at the cycling club, return the bikes
16:45 Warm down and stretching before boarding the bus
19:30 Back at the Lido Hotel, then on to Liangmaqiao (est.)

Please contact us if you'd like more details about the plan.

Crossing a stream in the forest
Crossing a stream in the forest. (Click for larger image)

Inclusions

  • Bicycle rental and cycling guide
  • Lunch at a countryside restaurant
  • Transport and support vehicle
  • AXA outdoor insurance
  • Bottled drinking water

General information

The bikes

  • The cycle club has bikes suitable for kids who are at least 130cm tall. Helmets are provided.
  • Our bus has very limited space for transporting your own bikes, and we’d recommend you drive yourself if you want to use your own bike. We’d give you a discount if you drive yourself and/or use your own bike, and we’d send you the exact location to meet up.
  • The trip is not suitable for children under 130cm tall or those who don’t have bicycle experience.

Payment

  • We’ll collect your payment in advance using a Wechat or Alipay QR which we’ll email to you.
  • A full refund is available if you cancel before 5pm on May 31.If you cancel after 5pm on May 31 a cancellation fee of 30% will be charged. If you cancel on the morning of the trip or don’t show up in time, we can give a refund of ¥100 per person.
The ‘sea of flowers’.
The ‘sea of flowers’. (Click for larger image)

Participation notes

Safety and supervision: Bike helmets and personal insurance are mandatory for this trip. We’ll warn you about any parts of the ride that require extra attention. You’re responsible for watching your children.

Vehicle: all participants must wear seatbelts while in the vehicle.

Weather: if the weather doesn’t look like fun, we’ll cancel or postpone the trip.

Food: a mid-ride lunch at a countryside restaurant is included. Bring your own snacks and extras.

Taking the bikes over a stream
Taking the bikes over a stream. (Click for larger image)

COVID-19 and participation precautions

The current precautions are minimal. Please read in full here: Operating hikes under COVID-19 precautions

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