How to visit Island Ring Road in Xiamen

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Plan your Xiamen Tour? The most popular sight for Xiamen, apart from Gulangyu, South Putuo Temple, Hulishan Fortress is the Island Ring Road (环岛路 Huandao Lu). The Xiamen Island Ring Road is a 4-6 lane seaside road totally 43km in length, a green belt that offers tourists a perfect place to bike along beautiful seashores.

The best part of the island ring road starts from the Baicheng Beach from Xiamen University to the Xiamen International Conference and Exhibition Center, a 10km ring road from south to the east.

You may rent a bike or tamden to cycle the 10km island ring for about 2 hours. You also can visit some interesting sights like Hulishan Fortress, parks along the ring road and walkway boards by the sea. If you have strong legs, you can walk the 10km highlight of the island ring road, a paradise for leisure travelers enjoying the blue sky, beach and green belts along the seashores.

Most of the bike rental shops start from 08:00 am  and close at 9:00pm. A mountain bike costs about 10 to 15 yuan/hour with a deposit of RMB300. Tandem bicycles are charged at a higher rate.

The most picturesque island ring road starts from the Baicheng Beach by Xiamen University.

The most picturesque island ring road starts from the Baicheng Beach by Xiamen University

The most picturesque island ring road starts from the Baicheng Beach by Xiamen University

Baicheng Beach by Xiamen University, a paradise for the students and leisure travelers.
Baicheng Beach by Xiamen University, a paradise for the students and leisure travelers.

Baicheng Beach by Xiamen University, a paradise for the students and leisure travelers.

You can easily find a roadside bike shop like this.
You can easily find a roadside bikeshop like this.

You can easily find a roadside bikeshop like this.

Passing by the most famous attraction in Xiamen – Hulishan Fortress (entrance fee: RMB25)
Passing by the most famous attraction in Xiamen - Hulishan Fortress, entrance fee RMB25

Passing by the most famous attraction in Xiamen – Hulishan Fortress, entrance fee RMB25

Bike and walk the walkway boards by the beach.
Bike and walk the walkway boards by the beach.

Bike and walk the walkway boards by the beach.

The walkway zigzags along the coastline with beautiful views.
The walkway zigzags along the coastline with beautiful views.

The walkway zigzags along the coastline with beautiful views.

The island ring road beach is a good place for wedding photography
The Calligraphy Square the beach green belt.

The Calligraphy Square the beach green belt.

The 10km island ring road from Baicheng is under the Video Surveillance. 
he 10km island ring road from Baicheng is under the Video Surveillance.

he 10km island ring road from Baicheng is under the Video Surveillance.

The Calligraphy Square the beach green belt.
The Calligraphy Square the beach green belt.

The Calligraphy Square the beach green belt.

There are coffee shops, fruit, snack kiosks and restaurants along the beach road.
There are coffee shops, fruit, snack kiosks and restaurants along the beach road

There are coffee shops, fruit, snack kiosks and restaurants along the beach road

The beach sport equipment
The beach sport equipment

The beach sport equipment

Guanyinshan Sand Carving Cultural Park

06611Tip:Xiamen Guided Tours

If you don’t want to go the do-it-yourself Xiamen tour and prefer the hassle-free escorted tours,  here are some options for guided tours to Xiamen:

Xiamen Cruise Port Day Tour from USD from US$89

Xiamen Highlight Day Tour   from US$89 p/p

Xiamen One Day Side Trip to Yongding Hakka Tulou   from US$90 p/p

Further Readings


Xiamen Tour
Xiamen Cruise Port
How to Visit Xiamen University
How to visit Island Ring Road in Xiamen
How to Visit Hulishan Fortress Xiamen
How to Visit South Putuo Temple Xiamen
How to Visit Zhongshan Road in Xiamen
How to Visit Gulangyu Island

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