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4-day Self-Guided Guilin & Yangshuo by Bike

Tour Itinerary

Tour Highlights

*  Ancient Towns with A Thousand Years History.
*  Cycle the Less Touristy Villages where Best Views around the Li River Locates.
*  Learn Local Cultures.
*  Feel Rural Lives, Experience the Tea Culture of China and Agricultural Civilization During Cycling.   
*  Memorable Chinese Specialty Dishes. 
*  Flexible Tour Itineary to Cater Cyclists' Budget and Fitness Level. 

Tour Notes

*  Tour itineary are flexible to be adjusted after final tour confirmation. When the weather is not very bike-friendly, we will try best working out option(s) making good use of cleints' valuable time. 

*  This tour is a fully self guided one, you are going to cycle without most of your big suitcases, the possible supporting guide/luggage transfer driver won't show up before designated days or promised daily ending point after cycling. Please pay a little extra to rental our E-bikes if heavy baggage has to be with you during the biking, or rental more luggage tranfer services. 

Tour Overviews

A short version of the back roads cycle tour between Guilin and Yangshuo. It's a self-guided trip by a handy smart phone with our GPS map and the luggage storage and transfers in the tour begining and ending day. The places worth to see are written on our tour guide book.You will explore the peaceful countryside and scenery of Guilin, Yangshuo, Li River and the Karst landform on your own.

Tour Level From: 1/2/3/4/5  (Difficulty of GCT?)  
Start and Finish Point (Airport): Guilin (KWL).
Total cycling distance: About 200KM in 3.5 - 4 days.
Bike Type: MTB / Hybird Bikes (flat bar) / E-Bikes(Optional)
*  Tour style: Self-Guided by local smart phone, GPS map and guide book.  
*  Road Condition: Mostly on paved concrete/asphalt (90% +).

Tour Experience

Self-guided China Bike Tours, Bike to Yangshuo, Cycling from Guilin to Yangshuo.

Daily Itinerary

Day 1 Cycling Guilin to Caoping Town - 40KM approx.

You can book your own room(s) before today, or you can also pay extra and ask us to book you the rooms in Guilin for at least one night ahead before Day1. Following our GPS on your phone and cycle through the hidden tracks until finding our hotel booked for tonight at Caoping. Enjoy the silent night along the Li River and communicate with the hostess with some translation apps about your dinner things can be a funny memory during your trip.

Day 2 Cycling Caoping to Yangshuo - 55KM approx.

A very morning experience on boat leads us to the other side of Li River where more splendid Karst views locates. Guests are facing more climbs today, but take your time and do it slowly as most of the roads are paved now. In the afternoon, we bike through the famouse Dragon Valley of Yangshuo and finally arrive our local 4 star hotel there. The best scenery hidden between Guilin and Yangshuo will be discovered and recorded into your camera.

Day 3Cycling Yangshuo to Xingping - 35-70KM approx. (B)

People believes that the scenery around Yangshuo is even better than Guilin, with our specially designed route, you will have chances to see the best part around Yangshuo. Today's cycling is longer so please save your strenth for more climbs and off road in the afternoon.

Day 4Cycling Xingping to Caoping - 35KM approx.

Enjoy the last riding day through the orchard, nice water dams. and peacefull roads with lot of bigger Karst views and chances to experience the real China rural life. You will back to where you stay for your first cycling day and find our van waiting for you for a returning to Guilin or seeing off service (optional and extra). Returning the bikes and sharing your endless stories/questions with our guide and make a good ending of this short but wonderful trip.

What should I know before heading out for this trip?

a.Simple bike lock will be provided. The hotels used for this tour have good relationship with GCT company, you are responsible for any possible lost / broken of the rental bike (lost = CNY2500 per bike). Please keep the bikes in your hotel room or places where the owner makes safety promises. Keep eyes on the bikes when you have lunch in the restaurant even they are locked.

b.One-off rain poncho and shoe covers are provided in raining seasons, bringing your own rain jacket or at least two pairs of shoes are recommended. The smart phone is with water proof cover but the phone itself is not water proof, please keeping it dry. Mini power bank for emergency use is also included; please make sure they are fully recharged anytime.The signals are affected by lot of reasons,occationally your position showing on the GPS is not very acurate, please re-open the app. Or check it later where signal is stronger. All the location marks on the maps are not 100% perfect, but they will definately taking you to the hotel.

c.Basic bike fixing tools are provided (allen keys, spare tubes, tools to connect the broken chains, etc. ), please double check the puncher on your tires before changing the tube, usually you will need to find the reason of the puncher and then remove the remaining thorn/iron stuff/glass, etc. Otherwise it leaks again soon. Please fix the broken tube for the next time.

d.Insurance is not included, if you need any emergency rescues when getting injured/cannot fix the bikes/lost the way completely even with the help of GPS. Extra costs is needed if we send out a guide or car.

e.Don’t’ forget to refresh your lubricant to your chains when needed. Please double check if the big pannier (and the ropes on it) are fixed well, making sure it won't stuck into your wheel after shocks on the road.

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Room Standard 

China Bike Tours, Yangshuo Bike Tours,Guilin Bike Tours.

Guide Price

2023 - 2024 Price (Based on: Non-Holiday Date.)

Simple packed on your own for the first 3 days and luggage transfer to Caoping on 4th day, luggage rack and panniers on bikes can be arranged.

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).

$375 / p.p. (from 2 people'group)  .  Group number limits (2-10 people).

Single Room Supplement: $99

*   4 nights' accommodation,
*   Airport pick-up to hotel on Day1,
*   Local smart phone with GPS app, phone supports at anytime. 
*   Bike (MTB / Hybird Bike - Flat Bar equipped with rear luggage rack),
*   Helmet and tools, (recommended to bring your own when the tour is over 5 days),
*   Meals as listed.
*  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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