• Our Story

    Because travelers never have enough time to discover all the secrets which make Shanghai so unique...

    Because they think they have no other choice than visiting the "must-see" attractions like the Bund or Yu Garden...

    & most of all because we think the best way to get a real immersion into the Chinese culture is by meeting the locals...

    We created Culture Shock Tours!


    Founded in 2015 by young entrepreneurs who wanted an alternative to standard/touristy bike tours, together with Shanghainese local experts they looked into a new option for both short-term visitors and expats living in Shanghai.


    Culture Shock experiences are multi-theme & off the beaten path tours allowing guests to enjoy China History/Culture/Food and much more, with an experienced foreign tour leader speaking Mandarin, in just a Half day!

    We believe that the discovery of a city and its culture cannot be limited to a few buildings and historic dates.

    It requires meeting with its people and letting interactions happen naturally for a full immersion.



    Founder and GM

    Mike comes from France and has been living in Shanghai since 2011. Meet his local friends, interact with them, understand what matters most to them. Share what will soon become one of your best moments in Shanghai !


    Languages: French, English, Spanish, Chinese



    Fabrice also comes from France. Fluent in Chinese, he will lead you to the the best parts of town, where tourists usually don't go! He has a passion for all things related to Shanghai now, the changing face of society, in this dynamic city.


    Languages: French, English, Chinese


    Senior Tour leader

    Ralph has dozens of rides with Culture shock, both Morning and Night Tours. You can ask him any question about China, even on touchy subjects, he won't take offence and will be happy to share his knowledge.


    Lanuages: French, English, Chinese


    ​Tour Leader

    Cat is from Zimbabwe, she has been living in Shanghai for over 10 years and has an unconditional love of the city and of the local culture. She also loves bike riding for run and fitness. She is always cheerful and happy to make suggestions about the best local spots for exploring.


    Languages: English, Chinese


    Tour Leader

    Max is a young French lad studying in China and very enthusiastic every time he meets new people and can share his passion for Chinese life and customs. He always rides while discovering hidden places in Shanghai. Follow him for a fun and safe discovery of the city!


    Languages: French, English, Chinese


    ​Tour Leader

    Guillaume has a lot to share with you, with a great sense of humour and a very good knowledge of contrasts and contradictions you will encounter in China. Several years in different Chinese cities have opened his mind and kept him wandering in this amazing country.


    Languages: French, English, Chinese


    ​Tour Leader

    With a passion for education and sharing interesting anecdotes, Jeremy will show you his favorite places in the city. Riding a bike is just a way to see more while sticking close to the locals and that is what he loves doing during the weekend!


    Languages: English, Chinese

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