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Yangshuo Classic Bike Tour Around Li River

Tour Itinerary

Tour Highlights

*  Ancient Towns with Thousand Years History.
*  Cycle the Less Touristy Villages where Best Views around the Li River Locates.
*  Learn Local Cultures (Cooking, Arts, Wine Making)
*  Feel the Rural Lives, Experience the Tea Culture of China and Agricultural Civilization.   
*  Amazing Evening Light show of Sister Liu.
*  Memorable Chinese Specialty Dishes. 
*  Flexible Itineary to Cater Cyclists' Budget and Fitness Level. 

Tour Notes:

The itineary is flexible both when it is being planned with our bike tour specialists and with your bike guide when tour has started. Small changes can be made if clients feel uncomfortable with things like getting a bit dirty cycling in rainy days, we will try our best to work out an optional plan for you. 

Tour Overviews

A multi-activity bike tours focus in the southern part of China in Guilin and Yangshuo areas, where amazing Karst landform scenery is located, including plenty of fun from non-cycle touring and local culture experiences.

Tour Level From: 1/2/3/4/5  (Difficulty of GCT?)  
Start and Finish Point (Airport): Guilin (KWL) - Yangshuo.
Total cycling distance: About 150KM in 3 - 3.5 days.
*  Tour style: Guided by guide, supporting van. 
*  Road Condition: Mostly on paved concrete/asphalt.

Bike Type

MTB / E - Bikes (Optional) / Hybird Bikes (flat bar).

The mountain bikes are widely used by bike tour companies in China as the road condition changes very quickly between perfect ones and a broken ones,besides,the fitness level of GCT's clients varies widely. We will recommend MTB for beginners / self-guided groups as they are stronger and with more gears for the climbs, and we will prepare faster bikes for skilled bikers too. 


Tour Experience

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Day 1 Arrival at Guilin and transferred to Daxu Ancient Town  (D)

If you arrive Guilin city early in the day time, we shall pay a short visit of the downtown areas before going to Daxu Ancient Town (or staying in Guilin for today's itineary is also fine). A tasty dinner tonight with a brief pre-trip orientation helps us have a better understanding of each other. The local restaurant offers us a delicious meal cooked with fresh local ingredients. Overnight in Daxu.

Daxu is not far from Guilin but with over 1 thousand year old history, regarded as a good place where we can see how local people living, and paying a visit to a small workshop for rice wine brewing.

Day 2 Daxu to Xingping Ancient Town 47km (B L)

Following the docks where the cruise on River Li starts, our trip today covers the best bike path in Guilin. All along our cycling, fantastic picture of Karst landform peaks, rivers, farm land are everywhere. Part of the routes today is even used for the TOUR OF GUANGXI (top1 UCI international road bike race in China, and started from all over the world. Of course we are not doing the speed racing but enjoying more back road hidden in the countryside, and have fun when getting closer to the rurality.

"Eyes on the heaven while body in the hell" is frequently used among mountain bikers. After achieving some short climbs through the most beautiful mountains along the Li River, we finally arrive at Xingping through the orchards of local farmers. We might spend a little more than a half day to finish the bike ride today, so we can start late, and it is never a boring trip after the cycling as we can do a hike up to the top of the local hills, enjoying one of the best panoramic river views.  

Day 3 Xingping to Yangshuo 45-60 km (B L D)

The morning of Xingping is less touristy compared with Yangshuo and the small town was just a small town with fishermen in the past but now well-known for its stunning scenery and tour experiences, attracting tens of hundreds of photographers and tourists every year. In 1998, the former US president Bill Clinton came here too. After our hotel check out, we will hit the road again and start today's cycle into trails hidden in the mountains and villages, heading for Yangshuo.

The cycling is not hard today and the trip also takes us to local market where all kinds of amazing commodity and souvenirs are sold: snacks, food, fruit, tea, Chinese paper fan,etc. After a real experience for a nice local lunch (The Chinese Oil Tea Meal is recommended),our bike ride continues after our cross of the beautiful river. And finally we will arrive our lovely hotel in Yangshuo through amazing sceneries along the river.

Day 4 Highlight Bike Ride around Countryside of Yangshuo 40-60km (B L)

The hidden part of the best scenery is located in the east of Yangshuo county, that’s the road we are going to hit today. Down along the Li River, the world of a great wild countryside looked never being changed with the journey on two wheels. China is developing so fast now while Guilin Cycling Tour company are still finding the less visited natural way to better explore views and local lives. Besides the cycling, are you ready to experience the Chinese culture with your own hands? Let's do it today! Creating your handmade paper fan, cooking your own dinner, or taking the real bamboo rafting? All optional activities beside the cycling are available today!

The distance today is quite flexible from 40-60KM, no matter you are just a starter on bikes only looking for an easy ride to the countryside or an experienced cycling fans who did hard rides a lot, our guide are happy to be with you. After check in the hotel at Yangshuo, we will have many choices for the only dinner no included and we can enjoy the optional Liusanjie Evening Light Show too, after a whole day in the astonishing views, will you feel astonished again by seeing thousands of tourists watching the same show?!

Day 5 Yangshuo Departure  (B)

You will free to leave today or you stay longer in Yangshuo. Our bike guide and supporting van driver will finish their jobs after the breakfast today or leave earlier back home last night. So if you need a free drive with us back to the city, please let them know ahead.  

Additional cycling days can be arranged, there are more areas worth for cycling if you have a week and wish to stay. E.g, Xing'an bike path and Lingqu Cannal (built in 214BC), Longji Rice Terrace areas in the northwest (recommended for walking and also very interesting cycling some valleys there too).etc.

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Guide Price

2020 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).

$890p.p  ( 1 people ) / $680  ( 2 people )  /   570p.p  ( 3 - 4 people )   /  $ 480p.p ( 5 + people )

Single Room Supplement: $99

*   4 nights' accommodation,
*   Airport pick-up to hotel on Day1,
*   Support vehicle,
*   Local professional English speaking guide(s), 
*   Bike hire (MTB / Hybird Bike - Flat Bar),
*   Helmet, (recommended to bring your own when the tour is over 5 days),
*   Most meals (see trip notes for details),
*   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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