Cycle Yunnan 14 Days

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Highlights:

Lijiang old town, friendly ethnic Naxi minority people, Lashi Lake, Zhiyun Lama Temple, Wen Hai Lake, spectacular view of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, Shaxi old town (world heritage), Dali and Er Hai Lake, and lots of friendly ethnic people along the way and beautiful country.

Day 1 Arrive Kunming

Arrive at any time. Evening welcome meeting followed by an orientation walk.

Day 2 Kunming/Lijiang

Morning flight to Lijiang. Afternoon wandering around the old town leisurely, fitting on bikes, shopping for souvenirs, enjoying the atmosphere ofJade Dragon Snow Mountain in a far view.

Day 3 Lijiang

Ride along the back-roads in the country side, passing through farm land and villages tucked away in the hills. Picnic lunch in Zhi Yun Temple (Tibetan Lama Temple). Cycle all the way to Lashi Lake, seeing birds flying over the water, admiering the stunning view of the meadow in the sunset.

Cycle 40km

Day 4 Lijiang

Ride along the quiet road to Wen Hai Lake, a place where deep blue water sparkling in the sunshine, cattle feeding on the grass land, flowers blooming around, villages hidden among the trees, white puffy clouds sailing overhead.

Cycle 50km

Day 5 Lijiang

Bike around part of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, enjoying the picturesque view of mysterious snowy mountains, vast grassland, and groups of yaks passing by. It will be a tough day, because of the long distance and high altitude.

Cycle 90km

Day 6 Lijiang

Bike to the Ferry for boat across the river. Cycle along the twisting mountain trail hunging over JInsha River, passing by Minority villages scattering on the hillsides. Ride along the bumpy mountain road wriggling around, viewing water falls crash and tumble over rocks.

Day 7 Lijiang

Hiking among the mountains, enjoying the majestic view en route. Follow the tortuous road ups and downs, passing by rivers and waterfalls, viewing the snowy mountains nearby, before entering a Naxi Village. Pay a visit, and interact with the minority people.

Day 8 Lijiang

Walk from Naxi Village to the starting point of today’s cycle trip. Bike along the peaceful mountain road to the First Bend of Yangtze River, passing by rice fields and villages, admiring the unique view en route.

Day 9 Lijiang/Shaxi

Get back on your bike, riding along the country road, enjoying the peaceful view of green fields, twisting rivers and small villages. Arrive in Dali, bike on to Shaxi old town. Stroll around the quaint cobbled streets and courtyards,visiting to the local market.

Day 10 Shaxi

Rest day. Full day sightseeing visit to the small old town. Hike up a mountain to visit a locally famous grotto Shi Bao Shan Grotto.

Day 11 Shaxi/Er Yuan

Drive to the starting point, and pick up your bike. Ride through the beautiful back road, viewing the mountains, waters, meadows and villages.   

Day 12 Er Yuan/Dali

Bus ride to Dali in the morning. Ride a bike, cycle through the Three Pagodas, admiring the views over the Cangshan Mountain and Erhai Lake. Stroll around the traditional Bai folk houses with upturned eave, richly carved windows, and grey-green roof tiles; walking by the streams that trickle through the town.

Day 13 Dali

Full day bike around Er Lake, admiring the views over the Cangshan Mountain and Erhai Lake.Visit to a local ethnic minority village en route, and an islet on the lake.

Cycle 50km

Day 14 Dali/Kunming/Dept.

After breakfast, transfer to Kunming Airport. Tour finishes after arrival in KMG Airport.(B)

Day 1 Arrive Kunming

Arrive at any time. Evening welcome meeting followed by an orientation walk. Overnight in U Choice Hotel (3* central)

Accommodation:
• Hotel (1 night)
Included activities:
• Group meeting at 06:30pm hotel lobby
Meals Included:
• Own arrangement

Day 2 Kunming/Lijiang
Morning flight to Lijiang. Afternoon wandering around the old town leisurely, fitting on bikes, shopping for souvenirs, enjoying the atmosphere of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain in a far view. Overnight in Wangfu Hotel (4* old town).

Accommodation:
• Hotel (1 night)
Included transportation and activities:
• Transfers by private vehicle
• Mountain bike of 27 speed with bike bag, bar extender, rack attached with bag.
• Drinking water for cycling.
• Group meeting on safety
• Warm up bike ride to Yu Feng Temple
Meals Included:
• Breakfast

Day 3 Lijiang
Ride along the back-roads in the country side, passing through farm land and villages tucked away in the hills. Picnic lunch in Zhi Yun Temple (Tibetan Lama Temple). Cycle all the way to Lashi Lake, seeing birds flying over the water, admiring the stunning view of the meadow in the sunset.

Accommodation:
• Hotel (1 night)
Included transportation and activities:
• Support vehicle
• Mountain bike of 27 speed with bike bag, bar extender, rack attached with bag.
• Drinking water for cycling.
• Bike ride
Meals Included:
• Breakfast

Day 4 Lijiang-Mt. Jade Dragon Snow-Da Ju
Bike around part of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, enjoying the picturesque view of mysterious snowy mountains, vast grassland, and groups of yaks passing by. It will be a tough day, because of the long distance and high altitude. Overnight in local guest house (basic).

Accommodation:
• Guest house (1 night)
Included transportation and activities:
• Support vehicle
• Mountain bike
• Drinking water for cycling.
• Bike ride
Meals Included:
• 3 meals

Day 5 Da Ju-Walnut Grove
Bike to the Ferry for boat across the river. Cycle along the twisting mountain trail hunging over JInsha River, passing by Minority villages scattering on the hillsides. Ride along the bumpy mountain road wriggling around, viewing water falls crash and tumble over rocks. Overnight in Walnut Grove guest house.

Accommodation:
• Guest house (1 night)
Included transportation and activities:
• Ferry boat ride
• Mountain bike
• Drinking water for cycling.
• Bike ride
Meals Included:
• 3 meals

Day 6 Walnut Grove – Naxi Family
Hiking among the mountains, enjoying the majestic view en route. Follow the tortuous road ups and downs, passing by rivers and waterfalls, viewing the snowy mountains nearby, before entering a Naxi Village. Pay a visit, and interact with the minority people.

Accommodation:
• Guest house (1 night)
Included activities:
• Hiking on the Tiger Leaping Gorge
• Drinking water for hiking
Meals Included:
• 3 meals

Day 7 QiaoTou - Shigu
Walk from Naxi Village to the starting point of today’s cycle trip. Bike along the peaceful mountain road to the First Bend of Yangtze River, passing by rice fields and villages, admiring the unique view en route. Overnight in Shigu guest house.

Accommodation:
• Guest house (1 night)
Included transportation and activities:
• Support vehicle
• Mountain bike
• Drinking water for cycling.
• Bike ride
Meals Included:
• 3 meals

Day 8 Shigu-Shaxi
Get back on your bike, riding along the country road, enjoying the peaceful view of green fields, twisting rivers and small villages. Arrive in Shaxi old town. Stroll around the quaint cobbled streets and courtyards, visiting to the local market.

Accommodation:
• Guest house (1 night)
Included transportation and activities:
• Support vehicle
• Mountain bike
• Drinking water for cycling.
• Bike ride
Meals Included:
• 3 meals

Day 9 Shaxi
Rest day. Full day sightseeing visit to the small old town. Hike up a mountain to visit a locally famous grotto Shi Bao Shan Grotto.

Accommodation:
• Guest house (1 night)
Included transportation and activities:
• Morning hiking up the mountain to visit Shi Bao Grotto
• Drinking water for hiking
Meals Included:
• 3 meals

Day 10 Shaxi/Er Yuan
Drive to the starting point, and pick up your bike. Ride through the beautiful back road, viewing the mountains, waters, meadows and villages.   

Accommodation:
• Hotel (1 night)
Included transportation and activities:
• Support vehicle
• Mountain bike
• Drinking water for cycling.
• Bike ride
Meals Included:
• 3 meals

Day 11 Er Yuan/Dali
Bus ride to Dali in the morning. Ride a bike, cycle through the Three Pagodas, admiring the views over the Cangshan Mountain and Erhai Lake. Stroll around the traditional Bai folk houses with upturned eave, richly carved windows, and grey-green roof tiles; walking by the streams that trickle through the town.

Accommodation:
• Hotel (1 night)
Included transportation and activities:
• Support vehicle
• Mountain bike
• Drinking water for cycling.
• Bike ride
Meals Included:
• Breakfast and lunch

Day 12 Dali
Full day bike around Er Lake, admiring the views over the Cangshan Mountain and Erhai Lake. Visit to a local ethnic minority village en route, and an islet on the lake.

Accommodation:
• Hotel (1 night)
Included transportation and activities:
• Support vehicle
• Mountain bike
• Drinking water for cycling.
• Bike ride
Meals Included:
• Breakfast and lunch

Day 13 Dali/Kunming
Transfer by bus back to Kunming. Check in hotel. Relaxing and own exploration.

Accommodation:
• Hotel (1 night)
Included transportation
• Support vehicle
Meals Included:
• Breakfast and lunch

Day 14 Kunming/Dept.
After breakfast you can leave any time.

Meals Included:
• Breakfast

Tour Code
Start
End
Price(US$)
  • CY-YN181103

    Saturday

    2018-11-03

    From Kunming

    Friday

    2018-11-16

    From Dali

    Over

    US$3758.00

    14
    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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14 Days