Half-Day Bike Tour of Shanghai Old Town with Food Tasting


  • Get off the tourist track at traditional markets and parklands

  • Capped at eight participants for personalized attention

  • Enjoy local snacks and coffee at a cafe


Shanghai is known for its towering skyscrapers and sleek, futuristic waterfront, but the Old Town still boasts traditional quarters from its heyday as a 1920s port city. During this adventure-filled sightseeing tour of Old Shanghai’s under-the-radar neighborhoods, hop on a classic bicycle to cruise between sights. Perfect for travelers who have already ticked off the top sights, or anyone looking to wander off the beaten track, this fun and leisurely bicycle excursion begins on the French Concession’s tree-lined boulevards with a pastry breakfast. Then, mingle with locals in Fuxing Park and get a peek into hidden villas, which most tourists overlook. Hop off your bike to wander through a Buddhist temple and browse through the produce stalls of a traditional open-air wet market. Discover a different side of the fast-paced city with a bike ride down Old Town’s narrow lanes and back alleys, where time appears to be frozen in place.

Tour info

4 hours
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Why take this tour?

Shanghai is a fast-paced, cutting-edge hub of fashion and technology, but the Chinese port city is also home to picturesque and under-the-radar historic neighborhoods. Get to see a side of Shanghai that few tourists experience on a classic set of wheels. During this guided bike tour, cruise down tree-lined boulevards of the French Concession and the narrow lanes of the Old Town.

What’s included?

  • Vintage bicycle

  • Guide

  • Helmet

  • Bottle of water

  • Fresh coffee at departure

  • Local food tasting

  • Entry/Admission - Fazang Temple

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

  • Gratuities

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Things to know

Before you book

  • Duration: 4h

  • Mobile tickets accepted

  • Instant confirmation

Covid Policy

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Cancellation Policy

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Operated by:

Culture Shock Tours

About operator:

Participate in our Fun, multi-theme and off the beaten path Bicycle Experience in Shanghai. Art, local food, History, Architecture, Chinese Traditions & anecdotes... don't bother choosing, we got it all covered in just a half-day. Whether it is your first time in Shanghai or you have been living here for a while, you will (re-)connect with locals and enjoy a real adventure in the city narrow lanes! Rates are all inclusive (Bikes, helmets, Tour leader, snacks, water, entrances and gift bags...) Meeting point in downtown Shanghai, at our Culture Shock Office in Xintiandi area. Try our "Shanghai Morning Discovery by bike " or a bike ride of "Shanghai by Night" to discover all the hidden secrets of the city, surnamed "the Paris of the East"! And if you are looking for a Discovery in depth, just select our Expert Walking Tours!

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