Cycling The Backroads Of China

This exciting new cycling trip explores the very best of rural South-West China. Taking in some of the most famous images of China, including the giant pandas of Sichuan and the Karst scenery of Yangshuo, but you will also embark on a ride through some of best kept secrets of the region. Starting in Chengdu you will journey to Guiyang where you will begin cycling. The route takes you through breathtaking scenery, terraced rice fields and to ancient villages, alongside rivers and streams, lined with bamboo. The trip will end in Yangshuo among the towering, limestone mountains that appear to have bubbled out of the ground and set in dramatic shapes and sizes as far as the eye can see, leaving a lasting and mystical scene in the memory.

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Trip Itinerary

  1. Day1Start Chengdu.
  2. Day2Drive to Gao miao and Liujiang old towns; time to explore and overnight in Liujiang.
  3. Day3Drive to Leshan Giant Buddha; transfer back to Chengdu to visit giant panda centre; overnight train to Guiyang.
  4. Day4Transfer to start point of cycling; cycle to Miao village of Xijiang.
  5. Day5Transfer out of Xijiang, then begin the toughest cycling of the trip up Leishan mountain; incredibly scenic ride ending in Yongle.
  6. Day6Transfer to Baji; cycle alongside Du Liu Jiang river; then it is an undulating ride to Congjiang.
  7. Day7Transfer and then cycle to Guandong for lunch; ride on to Zhaoxing passing several bridges of 'Wind and Rain', an iconic symbol of the the Dong ethnic minority.
  8. Day8Start cycling after a short transfer along a beautiful stretch to Dudong; undulating ride to Tongle for lunch; transfer to Sanjiang; cycle to Chengyang Qiao old town.
  9. Day9Free morning to explore the village; transfer to Longsheng rice terraces; cycle into the Longsheng national park; watch sunset from Pingan village.
  10. Day10Cycle again through the Longsheng park; transfer to Yangshuo.
  11. Day11Cycle through the spectacular karst scenery, through rice fields and bamboo forests; cross the Li river by ferry; end the day in Xingping.
  12. Day12Take a boat on the Li River towards Yangdi; cycle rural backroads to Baisha local markets; cycle along Yulong river back to Yangshuo.
  13. Day13End Guilin airport.


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