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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.
By Sophie Friedman, AFAR Local Expert