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Guilin Cycling Tours is a professional bike tour company based in south of China. We are not on the top list by searching some keywords about bike tours in China but we are the real local people who is running the business – organizing and leading cycling groups, maintaining bikes, giving tour suggestions and updating bike routes. We are highly praised and widely recognized from our own clients and western bike tour partners thanks to our quality service, unparalleled travel experience and reasonable prices. GCT team has been working on tour products with passions that help the clients to better understand the country and her people.



  • Yunnan Province
  • Central China
  • Southern China
  • East of China (Hui and Hang Areas)
  • Yunnan (云南) , meaning 'the south of colorful clouds' in Chinese, is absolutely one of the best places for experienced cyclists as your first bike ride in China. Strategically located in the southeastern end of Himalaya Mountains, Yunnan has so much to offer. Sunny & mild weather, well paved roads, stunning sceneries and diverse ethnic cultures can all be good reasons to come here. With Tibetan, Naxi, Yi, Bai and other nationalities, Yunnan is a multi-ethnic province, which has most varieties of minority groups in China (25 minorities in total). Right here the traditional lifestyles and culture are still well preserved in their daily lives. Therefore, our bike trip is not simply cycling all the way, you will have loads of chances to see and experience the lifestyles of locals. We are very sure that this will be an eye-opening and self-developing journey for each participant of the trip. (Yunnan Cycle Blog)

    Tours Option(s) of Yunnan: 

    Classic Yunnan Bike Tour from Shangrila to Dali 

    Who probably enjoys a bike tour in Yunnan most:

    1. Cyclists who are fit enough for long uphill/downhill cycling (6-25kms uphill * 1 or 2 times per cycling day); 

    2. Travelers who are fond of both natural scenery (branches of Yangtze River, gorges, snow mountains, highland lakes, etc.) and minority cultures; 

    3. Adventurous travelers, who enjoy all kinds of outdoor activities like hiking, exploring unknow countryside, trying local food, etc. Those less capable riders can rely on our support van or electronic bikes to skip tough uphill riding and add more sightseeing into the tour. 

    Not recommended to:The ones who do not accept some less paved roads (only less than 10%) among local villages; people with heart/respiratory problems; those who feel uncomfortable with the high altitude (2500-3000 meters above sea level).

  • Central China (中原): The Central China is indisputably one major birthplace of Chinese civilization, which is centralized in Henan Province with neighboring areas. The trip will start from one ancient capital – Xian to another – Luoyang. Home to the capitals of 13 dynasties, both have great significance in history of China. During the heyday of feudal China, Xian and Luoyang were regarded as the starting points of the Silk Road. If you plan to have an in-depth knowledge of Chinese history and culture, this is a truly enlightening journey for you. What is more, you will have a chance to explore the 2 mountains: Mt. Hua (West) and Mt. Song (Center) of the Five Great Mountains in China, as well as the traditional cave dwellings of locals in this region. 

    Tours Option(s) of Central China: 

    Cultural Bike Recalls from Xi'an to Luoyang 

    Who probably enjoys a bike tour in Central China most :

    1. Moderate level cyclists, who love Chinese history and culture. There are loads of serendipitous discoveries here awaiting you to enjoy, and the cultural insights to savor;  

    2. Cyclists who need a second trip to China & anyone or tour companies looking for a unique and less traveled route; 

    3. Anyone who likes a mix of biking along valleys, river bank areas (flat) with hiking the mountains. 

    Not recommended to: Those who prefer 4 star hotels or fancy food; the ones who refuse to skip some bike-unfriendly sections by car transfer.

  • Southern China (中国南部) : "East or West, Guilin landscape is the best". Stunning limestone pinnacles rising above the plain, winding rivers, scenic lakes, cascading rice terraces and much more - the dramatic landscapes in and around Guilin are some of the world's most beautiful and have attracted travelers from the world over. Guilin is a delightful place packed with numerous hidden gems and requires endless exploration. You can cycle between the majestic peaks, revel in the picturesque rural scenery, hike the mesmerizing rice terraces, sample distinctive local food such as rice noodles and beer fish, and chat with ethnic minority peoples such as Yao and Zhuang to get an insight into their unique culture. (Guilin Cycle Blog)

    Tours Option(s) of Southern China: 

    Guilin Grand Loop by Bike 

    Who probably enjoys a bike tour in southern China (Guangxi Province) most:

    1. All level cyclists who loves to have a bike holiday in South-West China; ; 

    2. Travelers who are fond of both natural scenery (Li and Yulong River, Rice terrace field, etc.) and minority cultures; 

    3. Family who like to enjoy all kinds of outdoor activities like cycling, hiking, exploring unknow countryside, trying local food, etc. Those less skillful riders can rely on our support van or electronic bikes to skip some short uphill riding on the Karst peaks. 

    Not recommended to:The ones who prefer more history of old China instead of natrual landscapes.

  • East of China (Hui and Hang Region 徽杭地区):  This part of China is definitely less known to international travelers, while it is home to stunning natural sceneries and well preserved cultural heritage of East China. You will start from the scenic and prosperous Hangzhou, the capital of Zhejiang province, heading southwest to Anhui Province to visit the picturesque Yellow Mountain, and cycle off-the beaten-path through the ancient villages. Just feast your eyes on the verdant countryside and white walled architecture. Finally finish the awesome trip in Jingdezhen of Jiangxi province, the Porcelain Capital of China. Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage behind the chinaware produced here, the country’s name where came from. (East China Cycle Blog)

    Tours Option(s) in East China: 

    Bike from the Yellow Mountain to Porcelain Capital;

    Who probably enjoys a bike tour in East China most :

    1. All level cyclists who loves to have a bike holiday in China; 

    2. This trip is a mix of everything, cycling, hiking, food tasting, sightseeing, etc. Those who prefer an integrated travel experience would like it; 

    3. Who is less capable of riding uphill or long ride in western part of China (more mountains and longer uphill ride). 

    Not recommended to: Extreme bikers; those who are not interested in history; who is looking for remote and underdeveloped rural areas.

Experienced Team for Bicycle Tours and Outdoor Activities

  • Charlie Chen
  • Bobby Wu
  • Robert Liu
  • Mr Bai
  • Mark Tang
  • Forrest Wu
  • Senior China travel manager, Charlie has over 10 years working experience with foreign travelers, arranging their regular China tours, cultural tours, hike tours, tea tours, and also the professional bike tours. He is highly recommended by our former clients and also the colleagues in the company. His strong sense of responsibility strengthens the relationship between you and us.
  • Bobby is a Miao minority man and grew up in a town neighboring Guizhou. He knows the South China minority groups very well, and specialized in many fields, like car fixing, surgical operation, professional English guiding of cycling and trekking tours, car driving for both small and big vans, etc. This guy is more reliable than you can imagine.
  • As a native in Guilin city, Robert has unique understanding of long-distance bike tours in China as he really cycled a lot, he also knows very well about the repair and assembling of bicycles. He is experienced in designing, arranging tours based on guest's need and is glad to give suggestions making your trip easier and happier.
  • That's the Mr. Bike! Bai has spent over 20 years on bicycles industry and he is the master of bike technician in Guilin for sure. His persistence on bike parts and proficient driving skills helps our tour participants to finish the cycling trip more comfortable and safer. Don't forget to bring your puzzled bike parts to him if there are any problems because Mr. Bai will fix it!
  • Born in the countryside of Guilin, Mark is a passionate and kindhearted young guide; he is always wishing to help even for free. He finished his trekking alone around Annapurna in Nepal and helped a lot to local people after the big earth quake there in 2015. He regards the opportunity to serve you as the most valuable thing.
  • A strong-willed man with curiosity to learn things, Forrest knows more off the beaten tracks and paths than most local people in Guilin. With the living experiences in Ghana, he will bring you more than normal bike tour. He loves exploring less-commercialized tracks on bike and has become a funny and friendly tour leader full of stories and Chinese cultural lessons.