The Island Ring Road brings together numerous sightseeing spots, including Huli Hill Cannon Fort, Shangli Reservoir, the huge board saying Unify China with “One country Two systems”, Xiamen International Centre, temples, old trees, grotesque rocks, sculptures and three coastal plazas. Along the road, you can find a dazzling sea-inspired attraction zone, including Breeze Village, Moon Slope, Star Park and Haiyu Terrace. You may lose yourself in the amazing scenes boasting blue sky, waving sea, golden sunshine, extensive beach, fresh grassland, verdant trees, blooming flowers and red-painted sidewalk.
From Island Ring Road, you can enjoy the breathtaking outlook of serpentine coastlines and grand sea dotted with a string of islands: Dadan Island, Erdan Island, Binglang Islet, Little Kinmen Island the faintly visible Big Kinmen Island.
As Island Ring Road connects an array of attractions including Huli Hill Cannon Fort, Xiamen International Conference & Exhibition Center, Breeze Village and Zengcuo'an, you can drive along the ring road or take No. 29 to visit those attractions.
Bicycling is the best way to tour Island Ring Road. You can rent bikes from official or private bike rental booths.
1.Private bike rental booths in Island Ring Road:
You can rent bikes from the private bike rental booths near Xiada White City, Huli Hill--Pearl Bay, Xiamen International Youth Hostel, Nanhua Road and Xiamen International Conference & Exhibition Center at similar prices.
Single bike: RMB 5-8 per hour, tandem bike: RMB 10 per hour; triple bike: RMB 15 per hour.
1.Xiamen Official Bike rental booths
Xiada White City Station, Pearl Bay Station, Calligraphy Square Station, Music Square Station, Tatou Station, Breeze Village Station and Xiamen International Conference & Exhibition Center and Kwan-yin Mountain Coastal Leisure Zone.
How to apply for a bike rental card
Any Local visitor can apply for a bike rental card with his or her valid identity document, such as ID card (one ID for one card) and pay RMB 300 as guarantee deposit. The visitors fail to provide identity document should pay RMB 500 as guarantee deposit. Such guarantee deposits will be returned once the rental card is canceled.
Tandem bike: minimum rental length: 1 hour, price: RMB 30 (the rental shorter than 1 hour will be deemed as 1 hour). Every 30 minute thereafter will be charged with RMB 5 (the rental shorter than 30 minutes will be deemed as 30 minutes). Triple bike: minimum rental length: 1 hour, price: RMB 40 (the rental shorter than 1 hour will be deemed as 1 hour). Every 30 minutes thereafter will be charged with RMB 10 (the rental shorter than 30 minutes will be deemed as 30 minutes).
3. Bicycling route of island Ring Road
(1) Xiada White City - South Island Ring Road - East Island Ring Road - Wuyuan Bay Bridge - Wuyuan Bay North Beach.
(2) White City - Huli Hill Cannon Fort - Zengcuo’an - Breeze Village - Xiamen International Conference & Exhibition Center - Kwan-yin Mountain Beach - Wuyuan Bay.