China by Bike and Backroads to Guilin

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Day 1 Join Guangzhou  (D)
People come to Guangzhou from all corners of the world and join trip in Hotel Canton. 06.30pm rendezvous at hotel lounge. Group meeting followed by group dinner. Overnight in hotel.
Included today: tour leader, dinner and hotel accom.

Day 2 Guangzhou/Zhaoqing (BL)
Cycling 30km to Zhaoqing. Afternoon exploration of nature preserve Mt. Dinghu and Star Lake Park. Overnight in Song Tao Hotel.
Included today: guide, support vehicle, bike, meals, drinking water and B&B.

Day 3 Zhaoqing/Guangning (BL)
Coach out of town and cycling 80km in a most quiet peaceful rural country of Guangdong province. Today if one can observe closely, one will find a lot of villages being deserted. Those left behind staying in the countryside are mostly old people. Urbanization is changing the country drastically. In another 10 or 20 years, will these villages still exist? Late afternoon arrival in Guangning, a small town with friendly unsophisticated folks. People may find western people an attraction. Overnight in a 4* hotel in town center. Cycling distance: 80km.
Included today: guide, tour, support vehicle, bike, entrances, drinking water and B&B.

Day 4 Guangning/Jiu Long/Ming Jing (BL)
Cycling 70km in rural country to Jiulong and to Mingjing. Enroute have a boat ride to visit a cave. Overnight in Huang Hua Gu Guest House.
Included today: guide, support vehicle, bike, entrance, drinking water and B&B.

Day 5 Jiu Long/Yangshan (BL)
Cycling 80km to Yangshan. Overnight in Yangshan Hotel.
Included today: guide, support vehicle, bike, drinking water and B&B.

Day 6 Yangshan/Liannan (BL)
Cycling 80km to Liannan. Enroute visit to a couple of ethnic Yao villages in the mountains. Overnight in Jin Yao Feng Hotel (4*).
Included today: guide, support vehicle, bike, drinking water and B&B.

Day 7 Liannan/Lianshan (BL)
We will have a morning hike in the mountain to explore a Yao village and enjoy a beautiful mountain view. We will return to cycle 60km to Lianshan. Overnight in Lianshan Hotel which is located in a beautiful surrounding with a mountain in the back and a lake in front.
Included today: guide, support vehicle, bike, drinking water and B&B.

Day 8 Lianshan/Zhongshan (BL)
Cycling 80km through a very rural country road to Zhongshan Guangxi Province. Overnight in Zhongshan Hotel (4*).
Included today: guide, support vehicle, bike, drinking water and B&B.

Day 9 Zhongshan/Yangshuo (BL)
Drive 150km to Yangshuo. Check in Qinghui Garden Hotel. Afternoon spent enjoying some easy cycling around the beautiful country of Yangshuo. Cycling distance: 30km.
Included today: guide, support vehicle, bike, drinking water and B&B.

Day 10 Yangshuo (BD)
Cycling to visit the Moonhill. Afternoon river cruise on the Li River. Overnight in the same hotel.
Included today: guide, support vehicle, bike, entrance, boat ride, drinking water and B&B.

Day 11 Yangshuo/Guilin/Xian (BL)
Free in the morning for own exploration. Afternoon transfer to airport for flight to Xian. Arrival in Xian, met and transferred to check in Skytel Hotel.
Included today: guide, transfer, flight to Xian, transfer in Xian and B&B.
For Backroads to Guilin, people will make their own way to airport.

Day 12 Xian (BL)
Morning tour. We will start with a hike on Mt. Lishan to get a bird’s eye view of China’s first emperor’s tomb and tour of Terracotta Warriors. Afternoon return to Xian City and visit Muslim quarter. Dinner in local Muslim restaurant. Overnight in hotel.
Included today: guide, bus, entrances and B&B.

Day 13 Xian/Beijing (BL)
Morning tour of Shaanxi Historical Museum, Wild Goose Pagoda, City Wall with a bike ride on top (14km one round). Overnight train ride to Beijing.
Included today: guide, bus, entrances, transfer, and soft sleeper train to Beijing
 
Day 14 Beijing (BL)
Morning arrival in Beijing. Breakfast in hotel. Followed by tour visiting Mao’s Mausoleum, Tian Anmen Square, Forbidden City and bike ride in Hutong area. Overnight in Beijing Dong Fang Hotel.
Included today: guide, bus, bike, entrance and B&B.

Day 15 Beijing/Great Wall/Beijing (BD)
Full day tour of the Great Wall Mutianyu. Overnight back in Beijing.
Included today: guide, tour, bus, entrance and B&B.

Day 16 Beijing/depart (B)
Trip finishes after breakfast. Own transfer to airport for flight home.
Included: breakfast only.

Tour Code
Start
End
Price(US$)
  • CY-CGX200904

    Friday

    2020-09-04

    From Guangzhou

    Thursday

    2020-09-19

    From Beijing

    Over

    US$2629.00

    16
    Days

  • CY-CGX201009

    Friday

    2020-10-09

    From Guangzhou

    Thursday

    2020-10-24

    From Beijing

    Over

    US$2629.00

    16
    Days

  • CY-CGX201106

    Friday

    2020-11-06

    From Guangzhou

    Thursday

    2020-11-21

    From Beijing

    Over

    US$2629.00

    16
    Days

  • CY-CGX201204

    Friday

    2020-12-04

    From Guangzhou

    Thursday

    2020-12-19

    From Beijing

    Over

    US$2629.00

    16
    Days

Visas 

A visa is required for entry into China for all nationalities except Japan, Singapore and Brunei who are allowed visa free stays under 14 days. Travellers holding APEC cards are allowed entrance visa free if their card has already been approved for China.

In some cases, you may be required to provide further information or documentation and if this is the case we will notify you as soon as possible. 

Booking a Single Room 

On this particular tour we are pleased to be able to offer travellers the option of pre-booking a guaranteed single room. Due to the variety of accommodation used on this tour, single rooms are available for a majority of the nightstops, however it would still mean sharing on any overnight trains. All of our tours are planned and operated on a twin-share basis, meaning that the standard cost is based either on individual travellers sharing accommodation with another group member of the same sex, or people who book together sharing accommodation.

Vaccinations and Your Health 

We recommend that you contact your primary care physician or a travel doctor for advice on vaccinations and travel health and we advise that you check to see if your tetanus-diphtheria booster is still valid every 10 years.  

Insurance 

Travel insurance is compulsory for all our customers. At the start of the trip you must provide us with: the name of your insurance company, your policy number, a 18 hour medical emergency contact number, and the expiry date of the policy. You should ensure that your policy covers you for medical expenses and repatriation. If you are unable to provide all this information at the start of the trip you will not be allowed to join the trip. You can purchase insurance easily online by checking our Travel Insurance page. 

Luggage 

One main piece of lockable baggage and a shoulder bag. Total allowance: 44lbs/20kgs. Remember, you are expected to carry your own baggage – so don’t overload yourself. It is essential that your baggage is lockable; the airline/train authorities insist on this. Please be aware, before boarding a flight in China that the Chinese authorities will only allow bottles onto aircraft if they have been checked in as main luggage. Any bottles in the hand luggage may be confiscated.

 

What to Expect on Tour

Itinerary Disclaimer 

The information in this trip details has been compiled with care and is provided in good faith. However it is subject to change, and does not form part of the contract between the client and the operator. The itinerary featured is correct at time of printing. Occasionally our itineraries change as we make improvements that stem from past travellers, comments and our own research. Sometimes it can be a small change like adding an extra meal along the itinerary. Sometimes the change may result in us altering the tour for the coming year. Ultimately, our goal is to provide you with the most rewarding experience. 

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Joshua

I was very impressed by the information provided during the tour and the volume of activities experienced during the tour. Cycling through the countryside where the bus will never goes. Hotels were very comfortable and the atmosphere was inviting. Tar was extremely patient with the variety of personalities and skill levels in our group. He interacted equally with everyone and made a sincere effort to address each person's concerns or questions. He navigated us through the countryside.

 

Sarah

AMAZING!!!!! It was above what I expected, and the incredible cultural experiences in China! My interaction with the people and guides has been nothing but a positive experience. They always go over and above my expectations in order to make the trip enjoyable and memorable. I always like to see and do as much as I can while traveling, as well as challenge myself physically. The itinerary allowed for that and I was able to fill my free time with local activities suggested by our guide.

 

Megan


An active   vacation that keeps you moving. Full itinerary, excellent tour guides, incredible   and exhausting! But amazingly fun. It was difficult to maintain a middle   ground pace as the group members were not all the same level of fitness. That   being said, Stony never let anyone feel uncomfortable about his or her   athletic prowess. He did a wonderful job of keeping everyone together.I will   remember always and look forward to another active vacation again soon!!

 

Deborah

Louis was fantastic and should lots of knowledge, experience and enthusiasm. Was keen to improve our experience through teaching us about local foods and traditions.

Include fewer tourist traps. Please do not misunderstand, there were only a few tourist traps. However, I would prefer to see fewer tourist traps and more of "authentic" China where few tourists travel.

 

Fabion

I know adventure trips have their hitches along the way, they are to be expected by in both cases, The itinerary was such that we could fit in the additional activities. Stony went above and beyond to ensure we got the most out of the trip. As a group we expressed interest in seeing additional sights and taking in additional cultural experiences and he made it all happen. He arranged the additional outings and accompanied everyone.  The van service that transported us on a daily basis was excellent.

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