Beijing – Road Bike Rental – Marvellous Miyun
92 km - 2,030 m / 57 mi - 6,660 ft - Weekly Rides - Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday
- Region Asia Pacific
- Country China
- City Beijing
To the North East of Beijing lies Miyun which offers some of the best cycling in the region. The quality of roads, scenic vistas and the impressive S 310 road with its sinuous curves cut out of the mountain side, leave even the most travelled cyclists in awe. Who would imagine that such world class cycling terrain existed so close to one of the worlds biggest cities.
This ride is designed for those that want the full experience that Beijing has to offer. A gorgeous ride, peaceful surroundings and small back road climbs almost completely devoid of traffic. To get out to Miyun requires an investment in time – around about 2 hours from your hotel each way but it will worth every second.
The ride starts at the Heilongtan Scenic Area on the S 310 road and slowly climbs up above the Baihe River. The road twists and turns as it hugs the side of the mountain. You travel through a series of short tunnels carved out of solid rock. As you exit each tunnel new vistas appear and you’ll notice the road continuing to snake up the mountain on your right. There is just the right balance of up and down to inspire you to get out of the saddle and push over the the crests. Once you arrive at the top you’ll be tempted to stop the bike and capture the amazing views.
After 18kms of rolling hills we turn right up a short sharp little climb on a back road before descending right down to the Baihe river and riding along its banks for another 11kms. We stop at Liulimiao for a lunch break at a local restaurant and then trace our steps back along the S310 admiring the views from the opposite direction. We end with a well deserved downhill to the van and cold drinks from the local shop and in summer that’s usually means a cold beer.
Ride Map and Profile
Length: 92 km / 57 mi
Altitude: 2,030 m / 6,660 ft
Difficulty: Cat 3 - Moderate
|Booking Price||US $0.00|
|Departure Day/s||Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday,|
|Departure Time||6:30 am departure from hotel, 2 hrs driving, 5 hrs cycling, 2 hrs return journey|
|Duration||All day event|
|Departure Location||You will be collected from your hotel in a van with your pre-fitted rental bike.|
|Included||Quality carbon road bike, pre-fitted to your rider profile, helmet, experienced & fully insured local Ride Leader, ride support vehicle, lunch.|
|Excluded||Shoes, pedals, water bottle, ride kit, energy/ride snacks and drinks|
|What to bring||Cycling shoes, pedals, cycling kit.|
|Need to know|
Shannon – BeijingShannon is an Australian native that has been living in China for the past 10 years. Former local advisor to the UCI Tour of Beijing and regular rider on the racing scene around China. Shannon has ridden on almost all the roads in Beijing’s mountains and can ensure the perfect day out on the bike for you. Phil Liggett and Graham Watson sharing a drink with Shannon.
Liman – BeijingLiman is a native of Beijing and has been riding the back lanes and roads of Beijing since she was seven years old. In the last five years she has taken up road cycling and regularly travels with her bike around the world. Last year she completed her first multi day stage race in Yunnan.
Beijing Road Bike Rental includes one of the following bikes:
Swift Ultravox Ti – 2014 Full Carbon SRAM Red group
Swift Attack – 2014 Swift Attack – Shimano 105 Groupset
NOTE: Multiple spaces are available on GCR rides, but due to your specific profile and bike sizing requirements, bookings can only be made individually.