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Hybrid Bike Tour from Guizhou to Guilin

Tour Itinerary

Tour Highlights

*  Handcrafted itinerary with a Lot of outdoor fun.
*  Ancient town and minority villages visit.
*  Longji Rice Terraces hikng.
*  Three provinces people's life and culture experience.   
*  AmazingLight show of Sister Liu at Yangshuo.
*  Memorable minority culture exprience,
*  Flexible tour itineary to cater cyclists' budget and fitness level.

Tour Overviews

A bike and hike holiday from Guizhou to Guangxi province in South West China. The areas is regarded as one of the most beautiful parts in China: Guizhou mimority villages, Guilin (Li river and limestone peaks).

Tour Level From: 1/2/3/4/5  (Difficulty of GCT?)  
Start and Finish Point (Airport): Guiyang(KWE) - Guilin (KWL).
Cycling Distance (flexible): About 50-70KM per day.
Bike Type: Hybird Bikes (flat bar).
*  Tour style: Guided by guide, supporting van. 
*  Road Condition: Mostly on paved concrete/asphalt (90% +).

Tour Notes

Guizhou provinces is mountainous but with plenty of both scenic and cultural values for tourists. If you are just a 'very basic' beginner for long-distance cycling, or being a person who 'less enjoying' uphills but still wish to join this tour, please don't worry because you can choose to fully / partly use our electronic bikes for this tour, the extra fee is only CNY150 per day.

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Tour Experience

Day 1 Arrive at Guiyang

We start our journey in Guiyang, the capital city of Guizhou province and we meet our guide and the rest of the group at the hotel. Guiyang represents the history, culture and natural splendor of China's southwest, it has a lot to offer.

We can see many of Guiyang’s neighborhoods and sights just on foot. We explore small workshops, street-side restaurants and shops selling local handicrafts. At the end of the day, we have a welcome dinner together in a local restaurant for our first bite of local food.

Visiting Guizhou Provincial Museum

Biking Guizhou and Guilin province

Day 2 Guiyang Drive to Zhouxi – Langde – Leishan (B L D)

A Miao Village Among Mountains in Guizhou area

You guide will give you a general tour briefing of the tour and we start our tour in Guizhou province by a short transfer for around 10 KMs out of the city to avoid busy traffic.

We transferred to Zhouxi where we begin our cycle ride on quiet back roads. We face 1 major climbs (8KMs) ascending over 850m before lunch. After our lunch at Langde Miao Village, we have some free time for a short visit and rest. The Miao are very friendly people and we experience their local customs and feel their friendliness. To go in some small village, we need to sing a song and have a cup of rice wine.

Langde is a less commercialized Miao minority village worth to be visited. Following the fantastic nice road through the villages, we ride along the river and wooden houses with a gentle uphill for about 15 kilometers then arrival our hotel at Leishan town.

Day 3 Leishan Drive to Taojiang – Rongjiang (B L D)

Road Maintenance Workers in Guizhou

We going to drive about 1 hour to our starting point, will skip the 17KM uphill and the 12 KM downhill.

Starting with an easy uphill about 4 KM, we then enjoy the vast unbroken scenery; a breathtaking vista of terraced rice fields and numerous small Miao and Dong ethnic villages dotted across the landscape.

From the top, there will be another 8 km with lovely descent. This part of the ride is again very scenic, with lots of terraced rice fields along the way.In the afternoon we have a steady downhill ride into Rongjiang. During the ride we will have the chance to see intangible cultural heritage in a small village.

Day 4 Rongjiang – Liping town (B L D)

Handicrafts woman of Guizhou

The cycling today is easy and will be on a nice road with gentle cycling for 1 hour and a soft ascent of a couple of kilometers.We cycle on from Rongjiang towards Liping. We begin with 7km of cycling along flat road before riding the first of 2 big climbs. First a 13km (400m) challenge. For the next 22km the road inclines then rises again towards our second 12km (450m) of increasingly steep ascent.

After our lunch at a small village, we cycle downhill about 10 km. We then begin a climb for the next 15km enjoying spectacular rural views. We cycle mainly downhill through the valley and into Liping town passing picturesque quiet villages. This primitive Miao village is hidden away in a forest. It is filled with stilted wooden houses by the river. It is like a step back in time. The men still wear period clothes.

Liping is also known as the Liping Meeting which was the first meeting by the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee during the Long March.

Day 5 Liping Drive to Luoxiang – Gaozeng – Zhaoxing Dong village (B L D)

Very few foreigners shows up at small village in Guizhou

We will transfer the group by the highway directly from Liping towards Zhaoxing area. It will be 1.5 hours’ drive and we start cycling to the remote villages of Dong –Xiaohuang and Huanggang villages, those are very remote and authentic Dong villages and the cycling is just very scenic.

We shall do two up hills for 3 Km and 4 Km today. The rest of the riding will be flat and undulating. Our cycling in natural beautiful landscape and immerse ourselves to local life. We will finish our cycling in Gaozeng village then drive about 40 minutes to Zhaoxing Dong village, a nice village to spend a night.

Zhaoxing is a pretty Dong minority town situated in a valley. The road mostly is paved but the last 10km section is off road.It's full of old wooden buildings, wind and rain bridges and wooden drum towers which make it a perfect place to take a stroll.

A Wind and Rain bridge is normally composed of the bridge, a tower and a pavilion, with wood being the main building material. It is particular to the Dong ethnic minority - these roofed bridges are renowned for their unique architectural style, built from fir timbers with projecting eaves and interlocking tiles, engineered to fit together without nails.

Day 6 Zhaoxing Drive to Baxie – Chengyang Dong village (B L D)

Walking in Dong village in the morning

We head across the border to the remote Dong village Dudong in Guangxi province, riding in the mountainous area bordering Guizhou Guangxi and Hunan.After drive about 45Km to Baxie village which will take us 1.5 hour, we start our cycling in a peaceful hills today.

Our scenic route passes through beautiful tea fields along the valley.Cycling by remote Dong villages and wind and rain bridges, we reach the borderbetween Guizhou and Guangxi.The village retains its traditional character with wooden buildings, drum towers and animals strolling freely along the fields.Our route starts with an 11km ascent (500M), then enjoy a 9km downhill before the undulating roads until we reach Chengyang.

Traditionally inhabited by the Dong people, with its unique culture, buildings and picturesque landscapes makes it perfect for a night in this Dong village with lots Wind Bridge.

Day 7 Chengyang drive to Lonngji Terrace Field walking and resting. (Non cycling day) (B L D)

Trekking day after cycling at Longji Scenic Spot

About 2 hours driving, we will arrive our hotel in a small Zhuang village on the top mountains. Enjoy a 2 hours leisure walking to see the terrace rice field after our lunch.

We'll see the famous rice terraces that are built along the slope winding from the riverside up to the mountain top, between 600 m to 800 m above sea level. The terraced fields were mostly built about 650 years ago and are still used today. Stay one night in the village.

PingAn Hotel

Day 8 Longji – Qingshitan water reservoir and drive to Guilin (B L D)

Cycling on the green way for bike above Li River

Need to get our breakfast as early as possible in the morning in cased we late to the hotel at Guilin in the afternoon. We will start to cycle again at around 9:30am today at the entrance of Longji rice terrace national park.And we will need some effort to finish the cycles due to an 8KM and 4KM climbing up and a long distance undulating along the lake and reservoir areas. It takes about 40 minutes driving to our hotel in the Guilin city after finishing our cycling.

Xingping Yijingxuan Guesthouse

Day 9 Guilin Drive to Lingtian – Xingping (B L D)

New road was built by Government in countryside

The route follows the route and gives us stunning views of the limestone karsts along the way as we cycle through rice fields, orchard and bamboo forests following the meandering Li River to our local guest house where we spend the night.

Xingping is a small town is surrounded by great examples of karst scenery and one prominent peak overlooking the village can be climbed if you have any energy left after the day’s activities. In 1998, the former US president Bill Clinton came here to visit this fishing village.

Day 10 Xingping – Putao – Yangshuo (B L D)

Xianggong hill in Guilin area

We will cross the river by local ferry boat then cycling along the Li River in the morning before a 4 km uphill.After getting through the mountain area full of wonderful Karst landform, we will cycle along the Yulong River, this is the only river which still use man power to operate the bamboo rafts in Yangshuo area.

Day 11 Yangshuo countryside cycling (B L D)

A farmer is waorking in the rice paddy at Guilin area

We value every minutes during your trip, so the route you are going to cycle with us arethe best part with great views of the Karst peaks and hills, those routes were designed and only cycled by very few person even the local people.

Day 12 Yangshuo – Departure (B)

Today we will transfer you by vehicle to Guillin airport/train station in time for your departure flight.

Room Standard 

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Guide Price

2023-2024 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).

$2280 p.p  ( from 2 people's group ) Please contact to get more discounts if you have more people coming.

Single Room Supplement: $230

*   12 nights' accommodation,
*   Airport pick-up to hotel on Day1,
*   Support vehicle,
*   Local professional English speaking guide(s), 
*    Hybird Bike - Flat Bar),
*   Helmet, (recommended to bring your own),
*   Most meals (see trip notes for details),
*   Entrance tickets of Zhaoxing and Chengyang villages, Longji Scenic Spot,etc. unless it was stated as 'Optional',
*   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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