"For those with active and adventurous tastes this tour gives you access to the best of Yangshuo’s stunning scenery over three days of cycling as we head into the hills for some stunning views and explore smaller off the beaten track towns and villages."
Day 1: Arrive in Yangshuo
Your transfer from Guilin airport, train station or hotel will be waiting for your arrival to take you to our hotel in the centre of Yangshuo. Keep an eye out for a Bike Asia sign with your name on it! The drive takes approximately 90 minutes. We will meet you when you arrive in Yangshuo to go over any details, answer any questions you may have and fit you with bikes. We’ll also take you on a mini-tour of the town to point out all the essentials and offer some suggestions on some good things to do and the best places to eat. The rest of the day and evening is free for you to explore the town.
Day 2: Cycle to XingpingBreakfast & Lunch 40 km
Guided by a local expert, you cycle north out of Yangshuo through some of the bigger karst mountains in the area. Your destination is Xing Ping and you’ll need a daypack to bring your essentials for an overnight stay here. The day starts with winding uphill as you navigate your way from flat land rice plots and bamboo-lined rivers through rice-terraces, tea plantations and orange orchards several hundred metres above the Li River Valley. With most of the hard work done in the first 20 km, you can relax a little and enjoy the spectacular views, including a waterfall, with the famous Li River meandering in and out of sight. Your cycling guide will have a packed lunch for you to eat en-route so you can pick a spot with the best views to relax for awhile. There’s a great downhill to the banks of the Li River, along which you’ll cycle, before crossing by local ferry to Xingping and your lodgings for the night.
Day 3: Cycle to ChaolongBreakfast & Lunch 70 km
With an early start to the day early with a short smooth ride up the Li River before boarding a local boat to Yangdi: this is the prettiest section of the Li River. On arrival in Yangdi it’s time for a hearty noodle breakfast, a quick look around the local markets before hitting the road again. The road heads up steeply for three km’s as you climb away from the river. The road is sealed all the way until lunch and you will be cycling through some very pretty rural countryside and, of course, sublime karst mountain scenery. We’ll take you through the local markets at Baisha where produce from the region is sold and we’ll have a great local hotpot lunch with all the local farmers. After lunch we’ll visit the 500 year old Dragon and Fuli Bridges. The cycling takes us off-road again on single track and dirt roads through rice fields and by the Yu Long River. The scenery here is out of this world and everything deserves a photo! With options to head straight for our stay in renovated farmers cottages in the village of Chao Long or to take a diversion to Moon Hill for a climb to the top, this is a big action packed day. And if the weather’s hot…we highly recommend a swim down at the river during summer! We will transfer your bags to the Chao Long Village for you.
Day 4: Cycle to YangshuoBreakfast & Lunch 25 km
Today we’ll hit the road for a short ride back to the hotel in Yangshuo (your luggage will be transferred for you). Today is devoted to climbing (or the activity of your choice). Yangshuo has a developing international reputation for the quality of the rock-climbing, so we have included a half-day rock-climbing session. It does not matter if you are a novice or professional climber, these guys can and do cater to all levels. Note: If rock-climbing is not your thing, you are most welcome to replace it with either: A hike through one of the caves with a local guide Kayak down the Li River, or A half-day course at a cooking school.
Day 5: Departure Day135 km
Departure Day. Today is departure day and you are free to leave at anytime. We’ll organise a transfer to connect with your onward travel. If you wish to stay longer to soak up Yangshuo’s unique atmosphere and activities check out our Yangshuo options page or chat to us about the possibilities on offer.
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.
Is the tour suitable for children?
Our policy for children is that children must be over 16 years of age and accompanied by at least one legal guardian. They should be able to complete the tour as would any other participant. We would require that you consult with us about the suitability of older childeren participating on the tour before you book. As these are group tours, we'd need to make sure that your child or children will not impact the enjoyment of the tour of other participants. We would assess this with you on a case by case basis.
We do run family specific tours so these are good options when travelling with kids, or you may choose to opt for a private tour based on any of the tours on our website. Just chat to us about the possibilities about what will work best for your family.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
- 5 days (Mar - Dec)
- Cycling Tour
- 140 km
- 2 - 16 People
2 people - 700 USD 3 people - 585 USD 4 people - 585 USD 5 or more - 525 USD
- Cycle rural China back-roads and trails
- Visit small rural towns and farm life
- Cycle along the famous Li River
- See Yangshuo’s sublime karst mountain scenery
- Visit centuries old Ming and Qing dynasty era villages
- Sample sumptuous local food
- Learn about local history and culture
- Kick back in one of Yangshuo’s many cafes and bars
- 4 night’s in comfortable hotels and guesthouses
- Airport transfers
- Excellent quality mountain bikes
- Local cycling guide
- Meals as listed
- Entry tickets as listed
What's Not Included?
- International airfares
- Tips, gratuities and personal expenses