Serk Cycling Beijing

Beijing is one of Asia's best kept cycling secrets. Mountains on three sides of the city trap Beijing's notorious air, but drive over the first mountain range and cycling heaven awaits—so too does better air and blue skies. Out here, high above the city, lies thousands of kilometres of quiet, snaking mountain roads to rival the best cycling destinations in the world.

Don't believe us? Come and give it a go. We promise you'll be totally blown away!

We've been riding these roads for 10 years and this 5-day, hotel-to-hotel trip explores the best Beijing has to offer. Expect stunning scenery, big climbs, adventurous back roads and of course, coffee stops and some great local restaurants.

5 days

4 riding days

distance

386 km - 466 km

climbing

5800m

location

Beijing China

Day 1.

Beijing - Miyun

We'll pick you up from the airport and transport you directly to Hotel. Unpack, check bikes and grab a coffee before heading out for some rolling hills around the Miyun Reservoir to freshen the legs up.

Today's ride is a short one but can be extended if time permits.

60 - 100km

600m

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Day 2.

Miyun - Huairou

Today's route takes in some of the most beautiful geography Beijing has to offer. We'll ride up through the spectacular Baihe Valley, known among local Beijing riders as the "100km natural art gallery" for its incredible views. We'll follow a perfect, smooth and virtually carless road that snakes its way up the white cliffs lining the valley, before finishing off in Huairou for a well earned feast at one of Beijing's best loved eateries, specialising in Sichuan food.

124km

2580m

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The roads and terrain are so good here. We'd even consider Beijing for a team training camp.

Dan Martin  |  Team Garmin Sharp 2014 tour of beijing

Day 3.

Huairou - Yanqing

Today's roads were raced each year during the UCI Tour of Beijing. We will tackle one of Beijing's biggest climbs - the mighty Sihai mountain - and take in a few back roads where you'll be lucky to catch a glimpse of car. We'll stop mid-ride for lunch and a walk on the Great Wall. Don't forget your camera.

112km

1400m

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Day 4.

Yanqing - Changping

Today is adventure day. We take you through a maze of tiny back roads and long forgotten climbs. Cars don't travel here much, but plenty of riders do. See if you can match Beijing's best climbers on the short climbs we tackle today. We finish off with a celebratory dinner in Changping.

130-160km

1586m

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The scenery we rode through just blew me away - and so close to Beijing !

dominic barton  |  McKinsey Global MD

Day 5.

Changping - Airport

Depending on your flight schedule and hangover from the previous night's drinks, you might be able to squeeze one last early morning ride in before packing up. The drive back to the airport is around 90 minutes.

0-40km

0-200m

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I can't believe we rode right past The Great Wall - what an amazing way to experience it !

eric min  |  Zwift founder