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China - Guilin and Guangxi - Cycling Holiday

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31 August to 13 Sept. - Ever popular we suggest you book early for this unique cycling holiday to China. Call us for the latest on the final spaces!!


19 Oct to 01 Nov - Join us in the spellbinding scenery of this unspoilt part of China. Set your sights on awesome scenery, delicious food and wonderful cycling to enjoy each day!

Holiday Highlights

  • UNESCO heritage site of Bajiaozhai National Park
  • Soothing the muscles at Longsheng Hot Springs
  • Floating down the Li River on a bamboo raft
  • Riding the tea plantations of Dragon River Valley
  • Smiling faces of the Dong, Miao and Yao people
  • Amazing karst limestone scenery of Guilin

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Day Description Distance Meals
1 Departure - Overnight flight to China    
2 Arrival in Guilin   D  
3 Guilin to Bajiaozhai National Park 2 - 3 hour hike B L D  
4 Bajiaozhai NP to Chetian 37 Miles / 60 Kms Approx. B L D  
5 Chetian to Longsheng Hot Springs 24 Miles / 40 Kms Approx. B L D  
6 Longsheng to Pingan 42 Miles / 67 Kms Approx. B L D  
7 Pingan - Free Day Rest Day  
8 Pingan to Shiertan 38 Miles / 61 Kms Approx. L D  
9 Shiertan to Guilin 50 Miles / 80 Kms Approx. B L  
10 Guilin to Xingping 40 Miles / 65 Kms Approx. B L D  
11 Xingping via Dragon River Valley to Chaolong 28 Miles / 45 Kms Approx. B L D  
12 Chaolong via Moon Hill and the Li River to Yangshuo 28 Miles / 45 Kms Approx. B L D  
13 Yangshuo Rest Day B D  
14 Departure Departure B  

Meals: B = Breakfast L = Lunch D = Dinner | Please keep in mind the distances and ascent information provided are intended to be indicative and may vary from the actuals due to accommodation changes or when compared on different GPS devices and software

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Holiday Information

An amazing cycling holiday to Guilin and Guangxi in the South West of China. This is the China one often imagines: hardy farmers tilling lush rice paddies with water buffaloes, bamboo lined emerald rivers snaking through farmland and pine forest, mist swept limestone peaks and ancient villages dot the countryside. 
It’s no wonder the region has been favoured by poets and painters for centuries. Whilst the area is quietly gaining recognition abroad, it is still possible to lose yourself in a timeless rural lifestyle that remains unchanged over centuries as we cycle China's little trafficked back roads and trails. 
Our ride begins in the small township of Meixi, populated by the Dong Minority group, and follows a route through the Yuecheng Mountains, famous for the impressive Longji, Dragon’s Backbone rice terraces where we’ll meet the friendly Zhuang, Yao and Miao people who have carved out their living on the mountain sides over the centuries.
An undoubted highlight of this holiday in China is cycling through the thousands of limestone karst peaks and ancient villages along the Li River. We'll also swap our pedals for paddles and hop aboard bamboo rafts for some of the most spectacular sections along the river, before cycling into Yangshuo where east meets west in rural China.

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Holiday Details

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11 nights guesthouses / hotels

1 night homestay

10 Breakfasts, 9 Lunches, 10 Evening Meals

8 days biking, 1 day hiking, 2 days rest (optional activities)

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Guide Profile: Scott Spencer

Meet Scott! He heads up our local team in China and Mongolia, and you definitely met him if you have joined us on one of our cycling adventures here before. We have worked with Scott since 2012, so we thought it was high time we…

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Last Updated: 13/03/2019