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Yangshuo Classic Bike Tour Around Li River

Tour Itinerary

Tour Highlights

*  Ancient Towns with Thousand Years History.
*  Cycle the Less Touristy Villages where Best Views around the Li River Locates.
*  Learn Local Cultures (Cooking, Arts, Wine Making)
*  Feel Rural Lives, Experience the Tea Culture of China and Agricultural Civilization During Cycling.   
*  AmazingLight show of Sister Liu at Yangshuo.
*  Memorable Chinese Specialty Dishes. 
*  Flexible Tour Itineary to Cater Cyclists' Budget and Fitness Level. 

Tour Overviews

A multi-activity bike tours focus in the southern part of China in Guilin and Yangshuo areas, where amazing Karst landform scenery is located, including plenty of fun from non-cycle touring and local culture experiences.

Tour Level From: 1/2/3/4/5  (Difficulty of GCT?)  
Start and Finish Point (Airport): Guilin (KWL) - Yangshuo (Not too much bullet trains are available to Guangzhou from Yangshuo, travelers tend to return to Guilin first to catch up their next trains/flights).
Total cycling distance: About 150KM in 3 - 3.5 days.
Bike Type: MTB / E - Bikes / Hybird Bikes (flat bar).
*  Tour style: Guided by guide, supporting van. 
*  Road Condition: Mostly on paved concrete/asphalt (90% +).

Tour Notes:

Tour itineary are flexible If you don't enjoy biking on tracks or feel uncomfortable with getting a bit dirty in rainy days, please let the guide know, we will work out an option or give suggetions. 

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Day 1 Arrival at Guilin and transferred to Daxu Ancient Town  (D)

If you arrive in Guilin early, we will have some time to visit Guilin city before going to Daxu Ancient Town (or staying in Guilin city is also fine). The guide of this tour will meet you at Guilin airport/train station, and transfer to Daxu. A tasty dinner tonight with a brief pre-trip orientation helps us have a better understanding of each other. The local restaurant will offer you a delicious meal cooked with fresh local ingredients, enjoy your dinner! Overnight in Daxu.

We will see how the really local people living by visting a local farmer' family beside the river and visiting a brewhouse, we will see how people make rice wine by ancient way in the morning.

Day 2 Daxu to Xingping Ancient Town 47km (B L)

Following the course of Li River, our trip today covers the best bicycle greenway in Guilin. Cycling in a real fantastic picture of Kast peaks, rivers, the route today is the same one as the top cycling teams from all over the world cycled in Oct. of 2017 during the UCI WorldTour - Tour of Guangxi. The difference is that we can ride on more off-road trails, and have fun when getting closer to the rurality and nature on mountain bikes.

"Eyes on the heaven while body in the hell" is frequently used among mountain bikers. After achieving the big climbs through the most beautiful mountain areas along Li River, we finally arrive at Xingping through the orchards of local farmers. As usually it takes us only half day to finish the ride today, we can start late, so that you can do some optional things before leaving here, for example, doing a hike up to the top of the Laozhai hill

Day 3 Xingping to Yangshuo 45-60 km (B L)

If you enjoy the peacefulness of a small town, you will like Xingping as it is less touristy compared with Yangshuo. The scenery here is so stunning that hundreds of photographers come here every year to get their best shots. In 1998, the former US president Bill Clinton came here to visit a local fishing village. After hotel check out, we have to say goodbye to such a pretty town and then cycle into trails through mountains and villages, heading for Yangshuo.

Your skill level in biking on narrower dirt tracks and off roads will be increased after today, our smiling bike guides will also give suggestions and tips to avoid the potential risks, making sure you will get a trip safe and memorable.

Day 4Cycle around Yangshuo countryside area 40km (B L D)

The hidden part of the best scenery is located in the east of Yangshuo county, that’s the road we are going to hit today. Down along the Li River, the world of a great wild countryside looked never being changed with the journey on two wheels. China is developing so fast now while Guilin Cycling Tour company are still finding the less visited natural way to better explore views and local lives.

Take a visit Fuli Ancient Town, we can walk to the river bank on an old bluestone street, visit a fan-making workshop, and spend some time at a local market. Are you ready to paint something on the folding fan in China? This is the chance!

The distance today is quite flexible from 40-60KM, no matter you are just a starter on bikes only looking for an easy ride to the countryside or an experienced cycling fans who did hard rides a lot, enjoy today. After check in the hotel at Yangshuo. You will have many choices for dinner tonight on your own then we will enjoy the Liusanjie Light Show tonight, but be ready for seeing thousands of tourists as it is so famous!

Day 5 Yangshuo Departure  (B)

You will free to leave today or you want to stay longer in Yangshuo.

Additional cycling days can be arranged, please tell us your plan and we can suggest the most highlighted parts for cyclists. (E.g, Xing'an Green Way and Lingqu Cannal, Longji Rice Terrace Fields.etc.)

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Guide Price

2020 Price (based on twin-beds rooms and non-holiday dates)
P.S Popular Holidays in China: Qingming (Early April), National Holiday (First Week of Oct.),  rooms price in some areas during Chinese school summer vactions will be doubled or tripled. (July).

$890p.p  ( 1 people ) / $680  ( 2 people )  /   570p.p  ( 3 - 4 people )   /  $ 480p.p ( 5 + people )

Single Room Supplement: $99

*   4 nights' accommodation,
*   Airport pick-up to hotel on Day1,
*   Support vehicle,
*   Local professional English speaking guide(s), 
*   Bike hire (MTB / Hybird Bike - Flat Bar),
*   Helmet, (recommended to bring your own when the tour is over 5 days),
*   Most meals (see trip notes for details),
*   Snacks and mineral water during cycling days.
*  Departure airport transfers,
*  International flights,
*  Alcoholic drinks,
*  Meals not stated on the itinerary,
*  Travel insurance,
*  Tips for guide (s) and support staff (Recommended but not forced).

*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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