A Sidecar Exploration of Beijing

A Sidecar Exploration
of Beijing

Beijing is brimming with life, and this electrifying ride through its streets brings forward
an unforgettable experience of all senses. Riding aboard a sidecar to watch the capital’s
most recognisable landmarks just adds a whole new level of exploration.

WHY THIS TOUR?

The art of navigating through the streets of Beijing is an art form; doing this on board a vintage motorcycle with a sidecar is taking cool to a whole new level. Throwing away the window glare for a motorized, open-aired experience of China’s capital has been lauded as an authentic means to see the sights and hear the sounds of this diverse city differently.

Called “Kuazi”, these sidecar motorcycles sit back, relax and let your professional driver zigzag on three wheels from Beijing monument to monument. What you will experience during this half-day tour will remain forever with you.

TRAIL ITINERARY

A Sidecar Exploration of Beijing

18:00 - 20:30

Just as keen to start this side-car journey as you may be, the morning commences with seeing these vintage 1930s BMW Kuazis parked at a central meeting point in Beijing. With space for two per sidecar, venturing off into exploration mode commences right after being comfortably seated in the sidecar. These unique means of transportation were originally built in Russia before production was transferred over to China. Although the models used for this excursion date back to the 1980s/1990s to adhere to modern road and safety standards, the characteristics and outlines of this motorcycle remain in place. The planned route encapsulates all the essentials of what makes Beijing such a powerhouse of history, culture, and with its eyes towards the future.

During this 2-hour ride, you will see the thriving city centre with its modern skyline, interspersed with more ancient quarters and districts where the hues of the city’s dynasty still flow in abundance. Through a carefully inspected route, sights such as the shining dome of the National Centre for the Performing Arts, the famous hutongs and the bustling-with-life Sanlitun neighbourhood, the journey will include various stops for photos, leg stretching and listening to the stories behind each of these must-see Beijing landmarks.

Circumventing the city centre, the tour ends back at the central meeting point before you make your way back to your hotel in Beijing on your arrangement.

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW

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INCLUSIONS

  • A 2-hour day tour with English-speaking assistance
  • Transportation by traditional sidecar motorcycle with professional driver
  • All entrance fees for visits as mentioned in the description.
  • All applicable taxes and service charges

EXCLUSIONS

  • Return transfers from / to your booked accommodation from / to the indicated meeting point
  • Tours, inclusions of any kind and other services that are not outlined in the tour description
  • Personal expenses such as meals, drinks, tips and gratuities, shopping, portage fees and optional tours, unless otherwise stated
  • Hotel accommodation in the destination of commencement.
  • Compulsory Christmas, country-specific festival and/or New Year dinner at included hotels
  • Single supplement charges for single travelers, where applicable
  • Any airline tickets, visa fees, additional transportation cost from and to the general meeting point
  • Supplements for transfers for customers arriving or departing from any airport or resorts located outside the general pick-up and drop-off locations
  • Hotel expenses of a personal nature, should an overnight be included: this includes mini-bar consumption, laundry, room service, any telephone or other communication cost not mentioned in the program
  • Travel insurance coverage for customers (highly recommendable)

GOOD TO KNOW

  • This tour is operated with a driver cum guide i.e. there is no private guide assigned.
  • The driver acts as the guide on this tour.
  • This excursion does not include return transfers from and to your booked accommodation.
  • Customers are requested to get to the meeting point well ahead in time of the starting time on own arrangement. Should customers prefer to have a pre-arranged transfer included, supplements apply.
  • Customers are advised that during the Lunar Festival celebrations (celebration of Chinese New Year), excursions and tours may be subject to supplementary charges and/or may see longer waiting times than normal.
  • We regret to inform you that this excursion is not suitable for wheelchair users.
  • Natural elements of any kind have a destructive effect on electronic equipment. It is the customer’s own responsibility to ensure that any camera, mobile telephone or other device is properly wrapped and protected against these elements. We cannot be held responsible in any way for negligence and/or not following suggestions for any damage related to this.
  • Please ensure that you bring sunglasses, a hat /cap and sunblock with a high SPF factor when traveling with us on this tour – even when it is cloudy, the sunrays still have an immense power.
  • We reserve the right to make necessary changes to the excursion in case of unfavourable weather conditions or situations where we are forced to make alterations to guarantee the safety of our guests.
  • The protection of the country’s flora and fauna is of immense importance for us. We will not pursue any activities for guests that are not in line with our animal, wildlife and environment protection principles.
  • It is the responsibility of the customer to reach the meeting point for this excursion at least 30 minutes prior to the commencement of this excursion. Failure to do so may result in 100% cancellation charges / no refunds.
  • We recommend bringing a light jacket / sweater with you on this tour as part of this excursion. Each side car can hold maximum 2 persons.
  • The standard duration of this tour (from meeting point to meeting point) is 2 hours.
  • Tour extensions up to 3 hours are on request and depend on the availability of the sidecar.

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