Sites to see: Luodai Ancient Town
The largest Hakka community in western China, with well-preserved old constructions and cultural relics. The town was founded during the period of Three Kingdoms (220-280).
Pleasant scenery along the way, with verdant trees on both sides.
Sites to see: Jinlong Monastery
A Buddhist temple, Jinlong Monastery in Longquanyi District in eastern Chengdu has a history dating back to about 1, 000 years ago. It is famous for its abundant cultural relics, inscriptions and calligraphy works.
Sites to see: Niuxin Mountain (Oxen Heart Mountain)
Following a course in the Longquan Mountains, the line is one of the most popular routes for cyclists in Chengdu for its picturesque scenery and places of cultural importance.
Sites to see: Huanglongxi Town
Huanglongxi Town is an old town about 40km from the downtown Chengdu, featuring well-preserved old buildings, narrow lanes paved with stone slabs, old temples and antique shops.
Sites to see: Yunding Mountain
Located in Jintang County, Yunding Mountains provide a grand view of the surrounding areas of rivers, canyons and lakes.
Ancient temples are well preserved on the top of the Major Peak and remains of artillery batteries, soldier camps and wharves can also be found in the area, as the site was very important for its strategic position and served as a stronghold during the war against the Mongol invaders at the end of the Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279).
The journey from Chengdu to Dujiangyan is a little bit difficult as the way is uphill, while the return is relatively easy as the way is downhill.
Sites to see: Dujiangyan Irrigation System
Dujiangyan Irrigation System in Dujiangyan City, about 60 km from downtown Chengdu, was built more than 2,200 years ago and is probably the oldest functioning water-control project in the world, listed as an item of UNESCO world heritage. The irrigation system benefits the whole areas of the Chengdu Plain.
Sites to see: Danjing Mountain
Danjing Mountain has an altitude of over 1,000 meters. It is known as the most beautiful site for peony appreciation and boasts ancient relics of the Tang (618 — 907) and Song (960—1279) dynasties.
The French-style cobblestone streets, the eclectic mix of buildings and architecture, and the overall relaxing atmosphere — Bailu Town is a fairytale world that hides in the mountainous areas in Pengzhou City.
Sites to see: Jiezi Town
The town is located in Chongzhou City in western Chengdu, not far from the famous Qingcheng Mountains. It has a history of over 1,000 years and boasts 32 temples and a number of historical sites. The town is a good combination of natural scenery and artificial designs.
Sites to see: Xilai Ancient Town
Xilai Ancient Town in Pujiang County in southern Chengdu is noted for its quiet, waterside scenes, leisurely life and long history.
Eastern Chengdu: Jinjiang 198 LOHAS
An easily accessible greenway for the downtown dwellers with a total length of 12.8km, close to the Golden Port Circuit and Galway Park. Good views of rivers, flying egrets and more at the LOHAS art museum.
The longest greenway in Chengdu, Shuangliu Greenway has a total length of 237.6 km and provides a close look to several fruit farms and scenic spots for cyclist to enjoy the pleasant rural scenery on the way.
Often named as "the best greenway for cyclists", the path has a total length of 67 km. Part of the path runs along the Jiang'an River and offers the very agreeable sights of lush vegetation, flower fields and historical sites.
The greenway in Pidu District in northwestern Chengdu consists of two branches, one for flower appreciation the other for river sights. The 26 km-long path also provides green spaces for jogging, playing games and recreational activities. A visit to neighboring farm houses will prove a worthy respite for cyclists.
Two American “Brothers”
If you ride a bicycle around Chengdu, you may notice an exploding trend: fixed gear bicycles. Known for their minimal aesthetic and bright colors, these hip road bikes are appearing everywhere around the city.
Jun 29, 2014
GoChengdu Bike Riders Club Night Ride a Special Street Sight
The night ride of GoChengdu Bike Riders Club came to a hilarious party as a troop of cyclists, mostly expatriates living in Chengdu, completed their two-hour tour in downtown Chengdu on the evening of October 30.
Nov 06, 2015
Sharing-bikes a New Way of Green Transport
The sharing-bikes has recently caused a swirl among new generations in the city, providing them a new alternative to get to short-distance sites instead of walking or taking a taxi.
Dec 21, 2016
Sharing Economy Brings New Experience to Locals
The city of Chengdu now sees more people riding the shared-bikes, driving the rented new-energy cars and taking out mails from Spaster’s boxes, and even consulting doctors online.
Feb 09, 2017
Chengdu to Add 100,000 Public Bikes in 2017
An extra 100,000 public smart bicycles are set to hit the pavements of Chengdu in 2017, as the city’s moves towards ever-greener transport are taken up a gear.
Feb 18, 2017
Metro + Sharing Bike Theme Card to be Issued
The metro+sharing bike theme card will be issued on this Sunday.
Mar 12, 2017
City Advocates Low-carbon Commuting to Make Life Greener (One)
Chengdu, aiming to guide the bike sharing sector to develop orderly and soundly, and promote low-carbon commuting and green urban life, announced tentative measures to encourage developing the industry at a news briefing on March 3.
Mar 26, 2017
City Advocates Low-carbon Commuting to Make Life Greener (Two)
Chengdu, aiming to guide the bike sharing sector to develop orderly and soundly, and promote low-carbon commuting and green urban life, announced tentative measures to encourage the development of the industry at a news briefing on March 3.