"Get off the beaten track in rural southern China: cycle through stunning limestone karst mountains, hike the cascading Longji Rice Terraces, raft and swim in mountain streams and meet welcoming local minority people."

  • How difficult is the tour?

    For this tour you need to be of a reasonable level of fitness.  There are hills on 4 of the 5 days of cycling, most are relatively short but there are some longer climbs.  There are also long descents on twisting switchbacks at times so you need to be reasonably confident on a bike and in your ability to control it.  Most of the tour is on quiet sealed backroads, with very small sections where we'll encounter some traffic.  We may also ride on small sections of dirt and cobblestone.  The longest day is 82km so if this seems within your fitness range you will be able to complete this tour.

    We do break up the cycling with coffee and snack breaks and allow time throughout to explore or interact with anything interesting that comes our way.  The rides aren't competitive: our focus is on the experience of biking and exploring the scenery and culture that we cycle through rather than getting to the destination as soon as possible.  

    Off the bikes, we'll provide opportunities to explore on foot with some easy hiking on stone and dirt trails and also along mountain streams so it's ideal to be good on your feet too!

    A support vehicle is provided also, which will carry luggage and supplies and is available for anyone who wishes to take a ride.

  • Is there a support vehicle?

    Yes. A support vehicle will carry all our luggage, supplies and you too, if needed!

  • Is the tour a private tour?

    It can be!  Generally, we'll advertise dates on our website that are open for the public to join but if you want to travel on other dates, or have a group already, just contact us and we can arrange a private tour for you.

  • Can we change the itinerary or customise the tour?

    Not for publicly listed dates, but if you have your own group or date in mind, Yes.  If you want to make a private booking we can help design a tour that suits you.  You may have ideas based on any of our tours or something in mind that you can't find on our website.  Just get in contact with us and let us know what you have in mind and we'll try our best to make it happen!

  • Do you cater for vegetarians?

    Yes we do!  If you have any dietery requirements just let us know when you book in the space provided (Additional Requests).  For any severe alergies or other conditions it is best that you let us know in advance so that we can prepare and/ or advise you on what we can provide or what you might need to bring so that are well catered for.

  • What about Covid 19?

    2020 has seen travel grind to a halt and the outlook going into 2021 looks to be more of the same.  While we have suspended travel to most of our destinations we are operating tours in China for domestic travellers.  We'll open up destinations as the stuation improves and only when travel is green lighted by the relevant health and government agencies.  

    Travelling during this time means adhering to mandated guidlines and practices which means having green codes enabled on your mobile phone apps, taking Covid tests, wearing masks where neccesary, and filling in contact and travel history forms.  These rules and guidelines are constantly changing as situations regarding the virus change, so it is important to remain flexible.  We'll inform you of the requirements when you book and leading into the tour departure date.

    Given the situation as it is, please understand that cancellations are quite possible and are outside of our control.  While we understand the frustrations this may present, we'll do our best to make things run as smooth as possible and keep you informed of any changes as they arise.  

    During this time we will only accept full payments for tours three weeks before departure.  All payments, however, will be refunded in full if the tour is cancelled prior to departure, or your personal covid-related situation precludes you from commencing the tour.  Please make sure when booking flights that they are aslo refundable in the event of a cancelation.

  • How to I make a booking and payment?

    Simply go to the "Dates" section of the tour page and click on the "book now" button, or click on "book" on the website header and select your preferred tour and departure date.  If you are booking onto an on demand tour and have your own dates in mind there will be an facility for you book here too.

    Before you book, we recommend that you read through the tour details and our booking terms and conditions. You can contact us about the trip if you have any questions at info@bikeasia.com or set up a time to chat about the tour.  

    Upon completion of your booking form we’ll send you an acknowledgement email and invoice for a deposit. All long trips (7 days or more) require a deposit of 300USD to guarantee your place. Trips departing within 60 days at booking will require full payment. Once your deposit is received, we’ll also send you a pre-trip information pack that will give you added information about the tour, the region you’ll be travelling through, a checklist of things to prepare, suggestions for packing, training tips and more.  For shorter trips and day tours we require full payment 30 days prior to the commencement of the tour or as soon as convenient if booking within 30 days of departure.

    Payments can be made on credit card via Paypal or through a direct bank transfer in most currencies. Information on payments will be present on your initial deposit invoice. Paypal payments will incur a 4% fee.

    *****COVID 19 Booking Terms Update*****

    During this unique time we will only be accepting full payments for tours three weeks before departure.  All payments, however, will be refunded in full if the tour is cancelled prior to departure, or your personal covid-related situation precludes you from commencing the tour.  Please make sure when booking flights that they are aslo refundable in the event of a cancelation.