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“First thing to do in Shanghai is get on this bike tour!”
Review of China Cycle Tours

China Cycle Tours
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3-Day Private Tour of Xi'an and Beijing from...
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Owner description: China Cycle Tours is a Shanghai and Suzhou based bicycle tourism company specializing in guided city and countryside biking tours.China Cycle Tours operates carefully chosen cycling routes both in the cities (Shanghai and Suzhou) and in the surrounding mountains and countryside. It also can provide customized tours if the customers are interested in travelling off the beaten path.The people working in China Cycle Tours speak both Mandarin and English, they are well travelled and love to share the passion for cycling with other people. They guide various tours and handle all logistic details from activities, transportation, food and lodging.
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Reviewed May 26, 2013

Amazing introduction in to a great city. Street level action with the sights and smells and tastes to stimulate all senses beyond belief. Stella are guide was STELLAR! Loved the tour of Fuxing park, the people watching was amazing. Having a local guide that walked us in to a local home in old shanghai was amazing. Stella answered all the questions you want to know about Chinese life. We did the full day historical tour. Well worth the time and expense.

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Reviewed May 16, 2013

i did a six hour private tour starting at 3pm on the basis of TA recommendations! My guide was the famous Stella and the tour was everything that is written in other reviews. Firstly, I felt much safer than in any western cities as we used cycle only lanes for much or the tour and sneaked through many alleys in Shanghai old town. We saw so many things during the trip..too many to mention....i was astonished at how much there was to see in such a short space of time. We had hotpot for dinner in a restaurant above a fashion shop...this was delicious. By the time we came out it was dark...no problem in Shanghai! We overan the end of the trip...the only negative was not being able to say thank you properly to Stella for such a wonderful experience as she had to ambush a taxi for me to get back to my hotel. Go on this tour!

2  Thank ukrandomtraveller
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ChinaCycleTours, Manager at China Cycle Tours, responded to this reviewResponded May 20, 2013

Dear ukrandomtraveller,

Thank you very much for taking your time in reviewing our tour and the great pics. It`s an excellent read and I hope that others enjoy reading your review as well.

Big thanks from all of us at ChinaCycleTours.

Warmest regards,

ChinaCycleTours Team

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Reviewed April 11, 2013

We booked two tours with China Cycle Tours during our stay in Shanghai - a half-day tour of the old city and a full day in the countryside. The first provided a fascinating glimpse of the 'real' Shanghai with guide Stella weaving us expertly through the traffic to visit markets, narrow alleyways and the French park (where our boys loved trying diabolo spinnjng and playing marracas!). Hannes, our guide for mountain bike by a large lake 100km to the west of the city, led us to tiny fishing villages and terraces filled with tea plantations - a real contrast to the bustle and excitement of Shanghai. The two bike tours were real highlights of the holiday for the whole family and have given us some great memories. Highly recommended.

3  Thank PhilipJ667
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ChinaCycleTours, Manager at China Cycle Tours, responded to this reviewResponded May 20, 2013

Dear Philip,

Thank you very much for your detailed review on both the Shanghai city and Tailake tour!

It was a true pleasure having your family on our tour and hopefully we can show you more of Shanghai on your fourth trip to Shanghai.

Kindest regards,

ChinaCycleTours Team

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Reviewed March 6, 2013

I absolutely loved this tour, highly recommended because you get to see the real Shanghai with an awesome tour guide. First off, not only is the guide very knowledgable but they are extremely professional and personable. For me, a smile and a personality go a long way. Let's not forget the best part...the price. Very reasonable for a half-day or full day bike ride through the city. in USD it is about 30$ for a half day.
This guide took me to the best places to get food, where to buy reasonably priced souvenirs, best sightseeing in Shanghai, and of course to the birthplace of Chinese communism. How many people can say they've seen that? You do this all on a bike, which is the best part. I enjoyed this tour immensely and I am sure if you book with them you will too.

4  Thank Blahhh_12
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Reviewed February 24, 2013

We booked our tour after seeing good reviews of China Cycle Tours on TripAdvisor. Little did I know that I would have quite a few skiing injuries by the time we got to Shanghai. Nevertheless we really wanted this different experience of Shanghai. We were a bit apprehensive as we are seniors more used to casual weekend cycling on bike paths and in parks. But there was nothing to worry about. The bikes were easily height adjustable and provided with helmets and baskets. Our guide Stella steered us confidently through the traffic and side streets, to markets and museums, and to a dumpling place for lunch. There was no pressure on us to finish by the appointed hour and we could have gone on all day. We had the best time. Definitely recommended.

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