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5-day Qinghai Lake Cycle Holiday

Tour Itinerary

Day 1  Xining to Xihai Town (D)

Arrival at Xining and meet our guide at our meeting address then to our cycling tour starting point (Xihai Town) via bus. We will have a warming up cycling around the town and visiting the Old Atomic City in the afternoon. A special welcome dinner is waiting for you in the evening.

Atomic City: Once the China Nuclear Weapon Development Base, this place on Jingyintan Grassland was where China’s first atomic bomb and first hydrogen bomb were researched and manufactured in 1950s and 1960s.

Bike Tour in Qinghai, Cycle Holiday Qinghai, Local live in Xining

Bike Tour in Qinghai, Cycle Holiday Qinghai, Local live in Xining

Day 2  Xihai Town-Lake East Desert -Erlangjian (B L D) Cycling: 88km/55mi.

Cycling Qinghai Lake
 We will be racing against cows and sheep in the grassland. We’ll cycle on the dessert, through wild flowers, on the Qinghai-Tibet Road leading to the edge of sky before reaching Erlangjian. Let’s take a look at the Qinghai Lake and those lovely flowers on the roadside. We indeed appreciate the distant sandy hills and the sky-blue lake water. 
We get in Erlangjian Scenic Area then arrive at the Hostel.

Cycling Qinghai LakePeaceful Qinghai Lake Biking

Day 3  Erlangjian - Black Horse River Town (B L D) Cycling: 78km/49mi.

Cycling Qinghai Lake
Riding on the legendary Qinghai-Tibet Road, you see green prairie on one side and a large lake on the other side. Nothing is more enjoyable than cycling on such a road! Why hesitate? Get ready to hit the road. When the sun sets, such a scene will be more impressive.
We will make bonfire and danced hand in hand the Guozhuang Dance. In the Tibetan language, “Guozhuang dance” means “singing and dancing in a circle”. Black Horse River: It is a small town to the west of Qinghai Lake on the Lake West Road. Here is the best place to watch sunrise over the vast Qinghai Lake; no wonder the locals call the lake the “sea”.

Sunrise Qingyhai LakeSunset of Qinghai Lake

Day 4 Black Horse River Town - Bird Island - Gangcha County (B L D) Cycling: 117km/73mi.

Biking Qinghai Lake
Get up early today if you want to enjoy the spectacular sunrise over Qinghai Lake. It is an unforgettable experience on this holly place.Today’s trip is the closest to the lake. It has the best scenery and the most amazing road to ride.

We expect to see a large land growing golden yellow oilseed rapes. Take your time to relish this trip. Cycle slowly so that you can see clearly. It is because the effort you put into measuring the tour of the lake that makes this journey meaningful.

Upon your arrival at Gangcha, you cannot wait to have a bit of the local snacks of several minority groups including Tibetans, Han Chinese, Mongolian, the Hui nationality, and the Sala, with each nationality having its own unique snacks. Just make yourself at home and eat however much you can.The scenery is everlasting. It is awaiting your arrival.

Peaceful Qinghai LakeBiking Qinghai Lake

Day 5  Gangcha County - Hargai - Xihai - Xining (B L D) Cycling: 88km/55mi.

Qinghai Lake Biking
Visiting the square built in memory of Tshangs dbyangs Rgya mtsho, the Sixth Dalai Lama and also the most legendary Dalai Lama.

Challenge the longest uphill of this trip before enjoy lunch at Hargai.On the way, we will pass though several small villages, which is really another opportunity to see the daily routines of the local people.

After the lunch break, continue cycling along Qinghai Lake and enjoy downhill for a long distance.We pass by Jinyintan grassland: golden and silver grassland. On the grassland you can see many yaks and sheep enjoy their peaceful life with the fresh and abundant grass under the clear and blue sky.

Arrive at Xihai County and return the bikes and equipment then take a rest.Take a group photo before driving to Xining airport/train station.

Cycling Tour Around Qinghai Lake

Guide Price

2020 - 2021 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 & August).

 USD1080 p.p (2-3 people's group), please contact for more prices, if you have more than 3 riders coming. 

Single Room Supplement: $125

*   4 nights' accommodation,
*   Xining airport / train station pick-up to hotel on Day1,
*   Support vehicle,
*   Professional English speaking bike guide(s),  
*   Bike hire ( MTB/ Hybird Bike - Flat Bar).  
*   Helmet, (recommended to bring your own),
*   Most meals (see trip notes for details),
*   Entrance tickets: None,
*   Mineral water during cycling days.
*  Departure airport transfers,
*  International flights and flights / trains to Xi'an,
*  Cable car / extra paid-program fees at Mount Hua,
*  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.

(B=simple breakfast available on the street, L= simple lunch available when passing by noodle shop/small restaurants with easy cookings, D=Dinner at nicer restaurant for not expensive dishes ). 

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