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.
Baicheng Beach by Xiamen University, a paradise for the students and leisure travelers.
You can easily find a roadside bike shop like this.
Passing by the most famous attraction in Xiamen – Hulishan Fortress (entrance fee: RMB25)
Bike and walk the walkway boards by the beach.
The walkway zigzags along the coastline with beautiful views.
The island ring road beach is a good place for wedding photography
The 10km island ring road from Baicheng is under the Video Surveillance.
There are coffee shops, fruit, snack kiosks and restaurants along the beach road.
The beach sport equipment
Tip：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
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