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4-day Self-Guided Guilin & Yangshuo by Bike

  • Tour Overview: A short version of the back roads cycle tour between Guilin and Yangshuo. It's a self-guided trip exploring the peaceful countryside and scenery of Guilin, Yangshuo, Li River and the Karst landform. Guided by a handy smart phone with our GPS map, you will go very deep into the rurality of Guilin without following the fixed itinerary. This trip is good for independent travelers, the bike riders need to overcome some possible difficulties on the way as the trip is not escorted and supported.
  • Duration: 4 Self-Guided Cycling Tour with Rack and Pannier
  • Tour Code: CYT-BT-002
  • Price from: $375
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Tour Itinerary

How is a self-guided cycling tour in China? Is this kind of cycle trip suitable for me?

A self-guided cycling tour in China is cost-saving as there is no charge on guide or driver during the trip (you can book extra individual service items: e.g. luggage transfer, pickup service, etc.). Firstly, you need to sort out your luggage and only carry the necessities for the couple of days, based on your fitness, route difficulty and weather.

The tour is suitable for experienced guests looking for an independent trip, they are used to discovering their own way and enjoying the fun of being in the middle of nowhere. For less experienced travelers who need a cycling trip at a lower budget, it is also recommended as China is a very safe country. Travelers can always make it with our assistance via mobile phone.

GPS maps, tour instruction and a local a smart phone will be provided. It is suggested that travelers should know how to fix some small bike problems (puncture, chain breaking, etc.) if you want to fully enjoy a self-guided cycling trip here.


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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

$ 375 / p.p. (from 2 people) 

- Price based on simple packed on our own for the first 3 days and luggage transfer to Caopingon 4th day, luggage rack and panniers on bikes can be arranged. 

- Single room supplements  USD100

Group number limits (2-10 people).

PRICE INCLUDED NOT INCLUDED
 4 nights' accommodation in comfortable hotels or guesthouses with twin share rooms, private bathrooms (lowcal 2 or 3 star, or featured hotels in downtown areas) Departure airport transfers;
 Arrival airport pick-up service by our guide and driver to hotel on Day1. International airfares and airfares to Guilin and exit Guilin;
 Meals mentioned as B, L or D; Visas;
Bicycle rental fee for 4 days, quality well-maintained mountain bikes of 24/27 speed with front suspension; Insurance*;
 Bike tools, spare parts; Tips, gratuities, personal expenses;
  Local cell phone with GPS map app, phone supports at anytime. Helmet is offered for free but we suggest bring your own ones and cycling gear.
  


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