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11-day Zhangjiajie Discovery and Guilin Karst Peak Cycling

  • Tour Overview: A guided and supported South China bike and hike holiday from Guangxi to Hunan province, including two of the most beautiful areas in the world, Guilin and Zhangjiajie. Cycle through timeless villages and stunning Karst peaks. Riders will firstly enjoy the cycling into the untouched biking paths to see the well-known Li River, unknown secret waterfalls, villages and biggest chain-cave of Asia, reservoirs and perfect mountain bike tracks in Guilin and Yangshuo, the splendid Longji Rice Terraces and then catching our trains to Hunan province, witness another miracle of the nature there. Two provinces, similar but completely different culture and views, the same joy of travelling on bicycle and on foot. The best way to avoid the traffic and to experience the real Chinese life style.
  • Duration: 7 cycling days, 3 day trekking
  • Tour Code: CYT-LT-002
  • Price from: $2492
  • Difficulty: Cycling and Trekking in Two Provinces

Tour Itinerary

11th - 21st June. 2018, 11th - 21st July, 2018.  (Private booking is available if you have at least 2 people).

Holiday Highlights:


* Updated itinerary with outdoor fun;
* Ancient town visits,rafting on Li River and cave visit;
* Off-the beaten track countryside mountain bike cycling;
* On-road and off-road biking among amazing landscape;
* Biggest Karst chain cave in Asia trekking and outdoor fun;
* Two of the most beautiful places in the world;
* Longji Rice Terraces trekking;
* Chinese train and fast train experiences;
* Zhangjiajie National Forest Park Trekking;
* Camping opportunity and Miao and Tujia minority cultural experience.

Notes: Please understand other participants of this trip if you are more/less fit than them during the trip. The difficulty of this trip will be lowered if we choose to use the van and skip some the distance in long climbs/undulating, which allows those less experienced participants to better enjoy this tour.  

Day 1Arriving Guilin and Half Day Warming up Bike Trip (L,D)

Half day bike tour around Guilin

You will need to arrange the arrival flight on your own to Guilin city (KWL - Liangjiang International Airport of Guilin), if you do not arrive in the morning, you will miss the warming up cycle and adaption to our bikes today, we will start the cycle around noon. The distance we cycle today is around 30KM.The itinerary today is very flexible as we also wish you a good rest after a long trip to China.

Experience the Toufu Culture in Guilin

Day 2 Transfer and Xing'an Greenway Cycle + Bike to Water Cave Village 69KM Approx.(B,L)

Visit the Local Farmer's House

Transfer with our bikes for about 1 hour and start the cycle from peaceful countryside, the first part of today’s cycling will lead us through the greenway of Lingqu Canal to Xing’an county (where water system the emperor Qin who built the Great wall of China locats) and then continue our cycling to the hidden village where the biggest chain caves in Asia. We will have a 28KM flat with small undulating in the morning, and then another challenging 37KM through bigger mountain areas before arriving at our lodge. Dinner and overnight there.

Hidden Water Cave Popular for Trekkers in Guilin

As it is only our first formal cycling day, if you feel it’s too hard in the afternoon, using our supporting van to skip some climbs is suggested. There are more climbs in the afternoon which is not suitable for less skilled riders, but our lovely guide will give you proper suggestions when and where worth to cycle based on the weather, road condition and your wishes, enjoy your time together with our driver and the time cycling or resting on the van. Spending more time on the grape orchards in the morning and enjoy the best local grape and grape wine of Guilin area is a good choice if you decide to cycle less distance in the afternoon 

Day 3The Cave Areas - Caoping 73km Approx. (B,L,D)

Daxu Green Way for Bicycles

The biking today is of moderate level as we will head to lower altitude areas, lot of downhill are included today after the climbs and undulating in the morning, enjoy the meal at a real local market before catching our bike tour through Daxu ancient town and the special bike green way along the Li River to Caoping town, where you can have an option visit of the Crown Cave or enjoy a section of leisure walking on the greenway without interrupted by others.The cycling distance today is around 73KM, but not very challenging.

Day 4Caoping - Yangshuo 57km Approx. (B,L,D)

Yangshuo Mountain Bike Tours with Guilin Cycling Tours

We will get up early and take a small boat to the other side of the river and start our cycling. Therefore, we will have a later breakfast after that. We will bike through mountain areas today in the morning and then the guide can show you more highlight scenery in the afternoon through the Dragon Valley around Yangshuo or more hidden part around it. The optional evening lightshow at Yangshuo is very worthy for your money, so you can watch it tonight or the next day. The distance to cycle today is around 55KM and the difficulty is moderate. 

Day 5Yangshuo Highlight Cycling 45-62KM Approx.(B,L)

Yangshuo Mountain Bike Tours with Guilin Cycling Tours

The route is very flexible today based on your wishes, we will have a 45-62KM bike trip and receive all the highlight views between Yangshuo and Xingping areas. After the trip, our supporting van will drive us from Yangshuo/Xingping back to Guilin through another beautiful mountain areas full of Karst landforms. We will drive you from the other side of Li River back to Guilin city and complete the image of spelendid Karst langdform in your mind.

Day 6Longji Trekking and Overnight (B, L, D)

Cycling to Longji,Bike and Hike Tour Longji

Drive from Guilin to Longji Rice Terrace Scenic Spot and then trek up to the mountain (around 2 hours on the van for transferring, and then we will trek around 9KM and using half day up to our hotel located in the mountain), take your time to take and save those pictures only available by trekkers and share them to your family.

Day 7Trekking and Back to Guilin and Overnight Train to Zhangjiajie (B, L, D)

Soft Trains in China

After another trek for about 2 hours seeing the views all normal-visitors taking photos, and then get down from the mountain, drive back to Guilin city, catching our trains from Guilin to Liuzhou and then another overnight train from Liuzhou to Zhangjiajie as there is no direct train from Guilin to Zhangjiajie.Tims is enough for today as the train leaves in late afternoon, so we will have a rest before taking such a long time being transferred on the train to Hunan province. P.S. The train tickets and rail lines of Chinese railway company are not stable so it is possible that we will change some trains to better fit this itinerary.

Day 8Arrive Zhangjiajie + Transfer & Highlight Cycling of Countryside of Zhangjiajie 30KM Approx.(B, L, D)

One day cycling tour in Zhangjiajie

Arrive Zhangjiajie in the morning, check in hotel and get our bikes (we have a partnership bike shop there) and do a day cycling. Less than 40KM. We will arrange a easy cycling today with transfers outside the busy city and roads with traffic. Those places we are going to bike are all symbolic scenic spot of Zhangjiajie. The fresh water and a swim with the local people and the traditional Hunan chili will wash away our tiredness from transferring from Guangxi province to Hunan. You will find Zhangjiajie is a amazing place for travel, as it is full of natural resources and easy to get tremendous fun from outdoor activities. 

Tianmenshan Mountain Cycle Zhangjiajie.

The itinerary and the transfer today is full of leisure and amusement, after the cycling, the supporting van will help us again and drive us to a small village where local Tujia people lives, have a good dinner there and rest on the Wind and Rain Bridge, fall into sleep with colorful stories happened during these two days.

Day 9Hiking and Cycling to Tujia Minority Villages (B, L, D)

Bike Tour in Zhangjiajie

We will have a big day today! After the noodle breakfast at the local lodge, we will hike up the mountain and find the resource of lot of water falls and another cave. Our driver will take us to a peaceful village and then we start to cycle through peaceful rice paddies and old stilted building of Tujia minority people, after a big climb and downhill, we finally arrive the best preserved Tujia village of Zhangjiajie and stay overnight there.

Zhangjiajie Bike Tours, Cycle to Minority of Tujia Villages

Day 10Zhangjiajie National Forest Park Trekking (B, L, D)

Trek in the Zhangjiajie National Forrest Park Where the Movie Avatar was Shoot

Transfer to scenic spot areas and then trekking the Zhangjiajie National Forest, overnight on the mountain is now prohibited so we have to walk down the mountain and rest at the hotel inside the scenic spot.

Day 11Zhangjiajie National Forest Park Trekking - the Second Day (B, L, D)

Cable Car at Zhangjiajie National Forest Park

Trekking another day and down from the mountain. Service ends today with GuilinCyclingTours.We will transfer you to the train station and use the overnight train back to Guilin if you don't have own booked returning tickets.

Tour Feedback

Feedback and reviews of GuilinCyclingToursGroup Photo of J&J 

Guide Price

Dates:10th - 20th May. 2018, 17th - 27th July, 2018.  Or any private dates upon your requests. 

2018 price:  USD2380 p.p 

 PRICE INCLUDED  NOT INCLUDED
 11 nights' accommodation in comfortable hotels or guesthouses with twin share rooms (1 over night on the train), private bathrooms; Departure airport transfers;
 All transport from the start point to the finish point; High-speed train Ticket from Guilin to Liuzhou and overnight soft/hard sleeper train ticket from Liuzhou(Guangxi province) to Zhangjiajie (Hunan province); International airfares and airfares to Guilin and exit Zhangjiajie; 
 Meals: all breakfasts(supplied by hotels or simple Chinese one on the street), lunches(simple fast food or snacks) and most dinners(formal in local featured restaurants) mentioned in the itinerary noted as B,L,or D; Visas;
 Water and sinple snacks whilst cycling; Insurance*;
 Entrance fees as per itinerary unless stated as “optional”; Tips, gratuities, personal expenses;
 Our cycling leader who can fix small bike problems; Helmet or cycling gear (our bike pedals are standard and may not suit you);
 Air-conditioned support vehicle & driver (minimum 2 vacation seats); 
 Quality well-maintained mountain bikes of 27 speed front suspension; 
 Bike tools, spare parts and a backup bike; 

*Please note that obtaining your own travel insurance is required in order to participate on this biking tour. It will need to include a minimum coverage of medical expenses with emergency evacuation, personal liability and accident insurance. Our biking leader will need to see a copy of your insurance at the group meeting on the first day. We reserve the right to refuse you if you do not carry such an insurance policy.


 

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