Get into action on this active city tour that uncovers a slice of daily life while exploring the ancient and modern sides of Xi'an. Start the day by meeting an enthusiastic local guide in central Xi'an. Weave through the backstreets and modern thoroughfares of Xi'an and stop at a park in the shadow of the ancient city walls to join the locals in their morning exercises. Get into a swift pingpong move with your local guide, who knows that maybe some locals may want to challenge you for a round or two!
Then, climb to the top of the wall and choose a bike to cycle on. Go it alone or pair up on a tandem bike for some extra fun! Ride around the city walls, appreciate the ancient architecture and revel in the unique view of the city. It may be a little bumpy at times but the incredible view and insight into local life is second to none. Stop to see city landmarks, take snapshots, and learn about legends and tales of charming Xi'an. Depending on the weather (and the fitness of the group) the ride could last up to 14 km if the whole circumference of the wall is completed.
Get off the wall and continue your exploration in the culture streets, which will be lined with traditional Chinese curios along with other fun stuff to check out. End your tour with a visit of a local Taoist temple where you can learn about this ancient local religion and the romantic legends about it.
After the tour, you'll have the option of further exploration or choose a local restaurant for some amazing local dishes. Our guides will be able to provide you with some fantastic options.
Inclusions: Local English speaking guide, a round of pingpong with local guide, entrance to the City Walls, and bike rental (100 mins)
Exclusions: Items of a personal nature, tips / gratuities for guide.
Dress standard: Comfortable shoes and clothes for the active nature of the tour.
Your Trip: For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point.
Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.
Additional Information: During national holidays and on weekend sights in Xi'an can be extremely crowded. If you wish to avoid the busiest times we recommend visiting Xi'an outside of these periods or taking your Urban Adventure on a weekday.
Closure of sites: If we are unable to cycle due to poor weather conditions (rain or snow) we will complete our tour of the City Walls on foot and include a visit to the Ancient City Wall Museum.
Child Policy: Children must be 6 years of age to 11 years inclusively. Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.