Top 3 Bicycle Touring Routes Around West Lake Hangzhou

West Lake, be compared to the most beautiful woman in ancient China by the famous Song Dynasty poet Su Dongpo, is a favorite spot in Hangzhou to escape the hustle and bustle of the modern city. To admire the beauty of West Lake, visitors can leisurely bike around the lake, walk around the lake or take a short cruise on the lake. Cycling around the west lake is my favorite, here i would like to share with you the Top 3 Bicycle Touring Routes:

West Lake Hangzhou

West Lake Hangzhou

1 北线游:龙翔桥——学士路——少年宫——平湖秋月——岳庙——灵隐寺——孤山。

Northern West Lake Route (7.7 kilometers): Longxiang Bridge—Xueshi Road/Scholar Road—Children’s Palace—Autumn Moon over Calm Lake—The Temple of  General Yue Fei—Lingyin Temple—Gushan Mountain. About 7.7 kilometers for the whole route. It takes at least 0.5 hour to complete the whole route.

West Lake Hangzhou

West Lake Hangzhou

2 南线游:龙翔桥——延安路——涌金门——钱王祠——柳浪闻莺——长桥——苏堤南口——花港西门——动物园——六和塔——九溪。

South West Lake Route: Longxiang Bridge—Yan An Lu—Yong Jin Men—Qian Wang Ci (Memorial Hall of Emperor Qian)—Liu Lang Wen Ying (Orioles Singing in the Willows)—Chang Qiao—Su Di Nan (South Entrance of Su Causeway)—Hua Gang Xi Men (West Gate of Flower Pond)—Dong Wu Yuan (Zoo)—Six Harmonies Pagoda—Jiu Xi. About 10.4 kilometers for the whole route. It takes at least 1 hour to complete the whole route.

Public Bicycle Spot in Hnagzhou

Public Bicycle Spot in Hnagzhou

3 环湖游:龙翔桥——学士路——少年宫——岳庙——杭州花圃——花港西门——苏堤南口——长桥——柳浪闻莺——延安路——龙翔桥。

Round Lake Route: Longxiang Bridge—Xueshi Road/Scholar Road—Children’s Palace—The Temple of  General Yue Fei-—Hua Pu (Flower Nursery)—Hua Gang Xi Men (West Gate of Flower Pond)—Su Di Nan Kou (South Entrance of Su Causeway)—Chang Qiao—Liu Lang Wen Ying (Orioles Singing in the Willows)—Yan An Lu—Long Xiang Qiao. This is the longest route, about 12.4 kilometers for the whole route. It takes at least 1.5 hour to complete the whole route.

Lakeside Boulevard

Lakeside Boulevard

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