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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 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. 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?)  
Total cycling distance: About 200KM in 3.5 - 4 days.
Bike Type: MTB / Hybird Bikes (flat bar).
*  Tour style: Self-Guided by GPS map. 
*  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 us know, we will work out an option or give suggetions. 

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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 2Cycling 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.We offer a lock for your bikes but please keep the bikes in your hotel. Always have someone stay with the bikes when you are out. Your bikes might be stolen when you go shopping/eating, or use restroom, etc. You are responsible to pay extra compensation (CNY2500 per bike) if the bike is lost.

b.We provide a basic rain poncho and shoe covers for this trip, please bring two pairs of shoes if it rains a lot.

c.The phone is not water proof, so please try your best to keep it dry. We offer a mini power bank for emergency use, please make them fully recharged every night.

d.We offer basic tools for fixing bikes (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 you will get leak again soon. Please fix the broken tube when check-in hotel for tomorrow’s uses.

e.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.

f.The signals are affected by lot of reasons, so sometimes your position showing on the GPS is not correct, please re-open the app. Or try to see it when getting on the place where there are less hills blocking the signal. All the location marks on the maps are not 100% accurate and perfect, so please just use them as reference. But please don’t worry as it helps you super a lot for sure.

g.Don’t’ forget to refresh your lubricant to your chains when needed.

h.Please double check if the pannier everyday (and the ropes on it) are fixed, otherwise it is possible to stuck into your wheel after receiving too much shocks.

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Guide Price

2020 Price (Based on: Non-Holiday Date.)

Simple packed on our 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 cell phone with GPS map app, phone supports at anytime., 
*   Bike and tools (MTB / Hybird Bike - Flat Bar),
*   Helmet, (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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