1 Day Chongqing Cycling Tour

Chongqing was never a bicycle city – the mountain city’s own hilly, stair-stepped topography made sure of that.  But now that the city’s inhabitants are becoming increasingly health conscious, Chongqing’s riverside paths and challenging inclines have a new appeal. Try Shapingba’s Hard Rock Bike Shop for a bike and gear. While you’re there, ask about local bicycle touring groups – they’re probably a safer bet than going at it on your own in “traffic smooth” Chongqing. On the other hand, renting a bike at Ciqikou is fun and cheap, with safe (enough) pathways immediately accessible from the bike stands. To get there from Ciqikou’s main gate, head down to Bingjianglu (滨江路).

Chongqing is known as the ‘hill city’ and one result of this is that it has fewer bicycles than other cities. But as long as you are prepared to conquer the moderate uphill and downhill slopes cycling will prove to be an enjoyable way to reach many destinations within the urban area.
For your day’s excursion, cycle east out of Chongqing along the Yangtze River. After crossing the Yangtze River and cycling along its south bank, you will come to the Mudong Town of Banan District. Here, you should take a ferry downstream to the Changshou District on the northern bank of the Yangtze River where you will find the beautiful Changshou Lake.