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Cycling through tea fields

www.ehangzhou.gov.cn| Updated: April 14, 2023 L M S


A cyclist helps farmers deliver freshly-picked tea. [Photo/hangzhou2022.cn]

As the harvest season for West Lake Longjing tea begins, the Longwu tea plantation in the Zhuantang sub-district of Xihu district is buzzing with tea-picking activities.

But the lively scene is not just of tea farmers. There are also many mountain cyclists who came from far and wide to enjoy the scenery.

Running through the tea plantation is the first international standard mountain cycling track in the Hangzhou urban area, with a total length of 5,590 meters. It features steep slopes, wooden bridges, continuous undulating roads, sharp turns, and other competition-level sections, as well as "starter-level" casual riding sections.

Riding along the countryside road, you can enjoy the beautiful scenery of rural farmhouses, artistic homestays, mountain tea gardens, reservoirs and streams, which have been praised by riders as the "most beautiful track in Hangzhou."

In recent years, the tea plantation has become even more attractive with the addition of racing events. The Zhejiang Bicycle League has held a race on a public park track, showcasing "speed and passion."

With the approaching Hangzhou Asian Games, mountain cyclists are once again flocking to the tea plantation, cycling through thousands of acres of tea gardens and enjoying the beauty of spring.


Cyclers enjoy a cup of tea after exercising. [Photo/hangzhou2022.cn]

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