Cycling in Shanghai
Decades have passed since cycling was the only way to get around Shanghai
, but it’s still one of the nicest ways to see the city. Yes, the metro is clean, expansive, and cheap—and sure, taxis are also affordable—but on a temperate day, shaded from the sun by a canopy of plane trees, there’s no greater joy than flying through Shanghai on two wheels. China Cycle Tours runs full- and half-day tours of Shanghai and Suzhou for small groups—but if you’re an experienced urban cyclist, grab a bike share instead. Mobike is ubiquitous and a cinch to use.