"Escape the winter blues and discover China's tropical Hainan Island by bike"


With China's winters generally not so conducive to cycling, why not fly south with the birds and explore tropical Hainan Island by bike? We've designed a cycling tour to make the most of the winter season; a great opportunity to keep up the exercise and get in some sun and fun whilst experiencing local Hainanese food and culture. It's sure to be popular so get in quick!

Hainan is China's only tropical island province and is an exceedingly popular seaside resort destination for tourists from all over China and beyond. With year-round fine weather, blue skies and seas, prodigious tropical rainforests and wonderful local produce, its laid back vibe often sees it referred to as a bright pearl in the South China Sea or the Hawaii of the Orient. Despite it's popularity, and beyond the resorts and tourist attractions, it is still possible to find tranquil beach-side scenery, lush rainforest, quiet backroads and traditional village life populated by ethnic minorities such as the Li and Miao.

This tour is designed to be accessible to those with a reasonable level of cycling fitness and an interest in exploring beyond the usual tourist offerings. Our ride starts from Wenchang, on the east coast, and finishes in Sanya, which has an airport servicing most destinations on the mainland and internationally. Most of the riding is on flat, quiet country roads with two days of hilly sections taking us up to (and down from) Wuzhishan, Five Finger Mountain, the highest mountain on Hainan island.

Getting There & Away

This trip starts at Haikou Airport (Airport Code HAK), the capital of Hainan Province. It is an international airport with flights from all major Chinese destinations as well as internationally.  After meeting at Haikou Meilan Airport, we will arrange a private bus to drive everyone to our start point hotel in Wenchang (approximately 1 hour) at a designated time. We'll advise you of the ideal flights to arrive in Haikou for the transfer but there's also an option of staying in Haikou for the night previous if you want to explore the city or other flights are preferred, or you can head to our start point hotel in Wenchang early if you wish to book extra nights there. High speed trains run between Haikou and the airport (and also Wenchang). 

The trip finishes in the town of Sanya. Sanya (SYX) has an international airport with connecting flights to most destinations throughout China and international cities including Hong Kong, Seoul, Osaka, Singapore and Bangkok. You will organise trabsfers to your outbound flights.

To check flight details, time and cost we can recommend Trip.com.  It is in English, reliable, and you can pay for flights by credit card. If more convenient you can also book domestic China flights through us (a small service charge applies per ticket) at competitive rates. Just let us know when you book.


Airport/ train station pick ups and drop offs are included in the tour price.  Please make sure you give us details of your arrival and departure, including flight details, date and time, so we can arrange your transfers.

Tour Info Pack

Once we have recieved your booking and deposit we'll send you a Tour INFO PACK that will include tour notes, training tips, preparation info and joining point instructions.  If you have any questions about the tour at all please don't hesitate to contact us.

Additional Accommodation

Arriving early or want to stay on after the tour ends? No problem!  Just let us know if you'd like to book extra accommodation in the tour hotel at either the start or finish of the tour and we will arrange it for you.  Just include your request on the booking form.

Further Info

For additional information regarding guides, accommodation and sleeping arrangements, cycling grades, food, bikes, etc you can head over to our About section to see more about how we run our tours.