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10 Days$2390USD

Activities
  • 7 day cycle
Accommodation
  • 9 nights hotel
Meals
  • 2 Dinners
  • 7 Lunches
  • 9 Breakfasts
5
Moderate

Traveller Rating

 

 
 

Trip highlights


  • Cycling through rural villages in southern China
  • Travelling amongst bamboo forests, rice paddy fields and quintessential Chinese landscapes
  • Visiting minority villages of the Yao people
  • Cycling through vast limestone pinnacles near colorful town of Yangshuo

On this exquisite short cycling tour we explore southern China, as the locals do, by bike. We cycle the scenic backroads, amongst lush rice paddies shaded by limestone pinnacles. The pace of our cycling is relaxed with ample time to stop in villages or take advantage of the photographic opportunities. A mini bus accompanies us to carry our gear and provides a welcome break when you have had enough cycling for the day.

Trip Code: CGB

On arrival you will need to make your own way to the group hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure to explore Guangzhou before we meet in the hotel lounge at approx 6.30pm for a trip briefing with the group leader. Overnight: Landmark Hotel or similar

Meals:  D

This morning we transfer by coach out of hectic streets of Guangzhou to begin our cycle along a trail of the West River to Mt Dinghu. On arrival we take a walking tour of this UNESCO designated nature reserve, which is home to ancient forest, waterfalls and diverse birdlife, along with a 300 year old Buddhist temple. Late afternoon we transfer by road to Zhoaqing. Throughout the entire trip there will always be the backup support of a vehicle, so for those times when you are feeling a little lethargic, or where road conditions make it difficult to cycle, you may ride in the mini bus. Cycle distance: 36kms Grade: Easy Road: on flat ground Overnight: Hotel

Meals:  B,L

This morning we transfer by road out of the city to commence our cycle. Today’ s ride follows country roads, with very little traffic, to Fengkai. On the ride we will pass through quite a few villages, rice paddies and have the opportunity to engage with the locals. The afternoon ride is through hilly terrain where we encounter areas of lush forest. The area is famous for its karst formation hills and has several stalactite caves hence the nickname 'Little Guilin'. After a long days ride, we overnight in our comfortable hotel situated close to a peaceful park. Cycle distance: 82kms Grade: Moderate Transportation: 82kms cycle; 101kms transfer Our total ascent today is 822 meters. Overnight: Hotel

Meals:  B,L

This morning we will spend some time exploring a couple of the nearby local caves before commencing our days cycle. Todays ride takes us through spectacular scenery with karst hills dotting the landscape, and small villages as we make our way to Huaiji. Today’s terrain is mostly flat and is easier than yesterday. Overnight stay in Huaiji. Cycle distance: 70kms Grade: Easy Overnight: Hotel

Meals:  B,L

Todays ride once again takes through rural areas as we make our way to Lianshan. We pass through a lot of villages and small towns where local farmers are working in the fields and children are riding bikes to go to school or return home for lunch. Lianshan is an ethnic Yao minority town. The Yao minority are set apart from the rest of the population by their culture, traditions and distinctive facial features and still live very traditional lives, relatively untouched by Western influences. Overnight in Lianshan Holiday Resort Hotel. Cycle distance: 96kms Grade: Easy Overnight: Hotel

Meals:  B,L

Today we cycle deep into Guanxi Province through rural and peaceful countryside as we make our way to the small village of Da Ning. At Da Ning we will call it a day and transfer by road the last section to Zhongshan, to avoid busy traffic on the highway. Overnight in a local guesthouse in Zhongshan. Cycle distance: 80kms Grade: Easy Overnight: Guesthouse

Meals:  B,L

We continue our cycle through the peaceful countryside, our ride today includes some undulation and we have a few uphill climbs as we make our to Gongcheng. The scenery is dotted with karst formation hills and flowing rivers making for a pleasant ride. Overnight in a comfortable hotel in Gongcheng. Cycle distance: 80kms Grade: Moderate Transportation: 80kms cycle Our total ascent today is approx 800 meters. Overnight: Hotel

Meals:  B,L

The cycle route to Yangshuo is along undulating roads and will take us through the picturesque countryside. From time to time we will cross the Li River and other smaller rivers with reflections of karst hills. We will pass through many peaceful villages. with lots of photographic opportunities. Yangshuo is an idyllic town set amidst limestone pinnacles and rice paddies. The surrounding region is very beautiful, spotted with small villages and imposing karst rock formations. The village itself has fantastic shopping and restaurants, and a lively ambiance. Cycle distance: 55kms Grade: Easy Overnight: New West Street Hotel Yangshuo or similar

Meals:  B,L

In the morning we will set off on our bikes to Moon Hill, located a short distance from town. We will spend some time walking on the top of the hill to gain a bird's eye view of the beautiful surrounding area. From here we will walk downhill, back to our bikes and continue riding in a loop on Moon Hill road through the countryside of rice paddy fields, returning back to Yangshuo by lunchtime. After lunch in Yangshuo, we will drive 2 km out of town to come to the Li River, where we board a small boat and cruise downstream to Fu Li town (approximately 2 hours). On arrival at Fu Li town we walk around before driving back to Yangshuo by late afternoon. Cycle distance: 60 kms Grade: Easy Transportation: 60 kms cycle; 12 kms transfer;1 hour’s walking in Moonhill Overnight: New West Street Hotel Yangshuo or similar

Meals:  B,D

After breakfast our trip concludes. Transfers can be organised to the nearest airport in Guilin (for an additional charge).

Meals:  B


Inclusions

  • 9 breakfasts, 7 lunches and 2 dinners
  • Comfortable well located hotels
  • 27 speed touring bikes
  • Private air conditioned vehicles
  • Back up vehicle while cycling
  • Sightseeing and entry fees as listed in itinerary
  • Expert bilingual guides throughout. For smaller groups of 2 - 5 passengers we employ expert local guides in each location.
  • Medical kit

  • International airfares and departure taxes
  • Visa costs
  • Travel Insurance
  • Meals not indicated in the itinerary
  • Beverages and items of a personal nature such as phone calls, laundry etc
  • Optional activities and those not listed in the itinerary
  • Tips and gratitudes
  • Bike Helmet (compulsory)
  • Airport transfers (day 1 & day 10)

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Options & Supplements*
  • China Bike Electric Bike SupplementUSD$160
  • Backroads to Yangshuo Single SupplementUSD$350
*Prices listed are per person

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