Two Wheels are Better Than Four: Fairmont Beijing Cycles

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Once upon a time, albeit a very recent time, China was the land of the two wheel. Before cars became the craze the majority of Chinese rode bicycles. In honor of Earth Day and environmental stewardship, Fairmont Beijing is encouraging guests to revisit this pedaling past.

The hotel sits on Beijing's manta thoroughfare near the Temple of Heaven, Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City, as well as a slew of bicycle routes. The hotel has teamed up with the Beijing Cultural Heritage Protection Center to develop a complimentary self-guided excursion into one of the city's famed and fast-disappearing hutangs, which is within biking distance from the hotel.

The Heritage Biking Tour includes half a day of exploration with a map of the narrow alleys and passageways that constitute Old Beijing. The route is expected to take about 2.5 hours.

For more information visit www.fairmont.com/beijing.

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