Cycle Xinjiang 13 Days

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Highlights:

Heavenly Lake, Jiangbulak Grassland, Barkol Grassland, Aktash Grassland, Singing Sand Spot, Diversiform-leaved poplar park, Monster City, Sand Hill Park, Tuyuk Valley, Flaming Mountain Valley, Grape Valley, Minaret, Jiaohe Ruins, Korjay Rock Painting, Monster City Yardan land form, and Grotesque Stone Forest.

Day 1  Arrv Urumqi

Arrive Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. 0 Group meeting followed by dinner.

Day 2  Urumqi – Heavenly Lake

Transfer out of town. Fitting on bikes and commence bike ride to Heavenly Lake, a beautiful lake on hilltop surrounded by snowcapped mountains.

Cycle 70km

Day 3  Heavenly Lake – Qitai-Jiangbulak Grassland

Cycle downhill from the lake. Continue on biking to Jiangbulak Grassland, admiring the beautiful view of various flowers in different colors, massive barley fields, crystal lakes and multi-peaked mountains around.

Cycle 100km

Day 4  Jiangbulak – Mulei

Coach transfer for about 100km to the starting point. Commence cycling to Mulei, passing by green grass lands with flowers, houses and villages, and farm lands.

Cycle 150km

Day 5  Mulei

Bike ride to visit Singing Sand Scenic Spot and Diversiform-leaved Poplar Park, enjoy the harmonious view of desert surrounded by oasis 

Cycle 90km

Day 6  Mulei-Barkol Grassland

Coach transfer out of town and cycle to Barkol. En route are famous beautiful grasslands of Barkol.

Cycle 150km

Day 7  Barkol Grassland – Hami

Cycling from Barkol to Aktash Grassland, passing by vast lands of grass and different size of stone figures. Continue on biking until arriving in Hami.

Day 8  Hami – Shanshan

Cycling through the desert area to Monster City, admiring the great view of the Gobi desert and transfer to Shanshan afterwards.

Day 9  Shanshan – Turpan

Cycling 150km to visit Tuyuk Valley, Flaming Mountain Valley and Sand Hill Park, enjoy the beautiful view of green lands and sand hills.

Cycle 150km

Day 10  Turpan

Day cycling tour visiting the Grape Valley, see the grapes bearing on the vines, taste the grapes, dance together with the local Ulghurs. Pay a visit to the Minaret if time permit.

Day 11  Turpan - Toksun

Cycling 60km to visit Jiaohe Ruins, one of the best preserved cities of ancient China. Continue on to Toksun.

Cycle 60km

Day12  Toksun – Korjay – Yardan – Urumqi

Cycling to visit Korjay Rock Paiting, Monster City and Yardan Land form and Grotesque Stone Forest. Say goodbye to your bikes!

Cycle 100km

Day 13  Urumqi – dept

Trip finishes after breakfast in hotel.


Day 1  Arrv Urumqi
Arrive Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. 0 Group meeting followed by dinner. Overnight in Ramada Hotel (4*)

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

Day 2  Urumqi – Heavenly Lake
Transfer out of town. Fitting on bikes and commence bike ride to Heavenly Lake, a beautiful lake on hilltop surrounded by snowcapped mountains. Overnight in local hotel of 4* grade.

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.
• Group meeting on safety
Meals Included:
• 3 meals

Day 3  Heavenly Lake – Qitai-Jiangbulak Grassland
Cycle downhill from the lake. Continue on biking to Jiangbulak Grassland, admiring the beautiful view of various flowers in different colors, massive barley fields, crystal lakes and multi-peaked mountains around. Overnight in local hotel of 4* grade.

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.
Meals Included:
• 3 meals

Day 4  Jiangbulak – Mulei
Coach transfer for about 100km to the starting point. Commence cycling to Mulei, passing by green grass lands with flowers, houses and villages, and farm lands. Overnight in local hotel of 4* grade.

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.
Meals Included:
• 3 meals

Day 5  Mulei
Bike ride to visit Singing Sand Scenic Spot and Diversiform-leaved Poplar Park, enjoy the harmonious view of desert surrounded by oasis. Overnight in local hotel of 4* grade.

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.
Meals Included:
• 3 meals

Day 6  Mulei-Barkol Grassland
Coach transfer out of town and cycle to Barkol. En route are famous beautiful grasslands of Barkol. Overnight in local hotel of 3* grade.

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.
Meals Included:
• 3 meals

Day 7  Barkol Grassland – Hami
Cycling from Barkol to Aktash Grassland, passing by vast lands of grass and different size of stone figures. Continue on biking until arriving in Hami. Overnight in local hotel of 4* grade.

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.
Meals Included:
• 3 meals    

Day 8  Hami – Shanshan
Cycling through the desert area to Monster City, admiring the great view of the Gobi desert and transfer to Shanshan afterwards. Overnight in local hotel of 4* grade.

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.
Meals Included:
• 3 meals

Day 9  Shanshan – Turpan
Cycling 150km to visit Tuyuk Valley, Flaming Mountain Valley and Sand Hill Park, enjoy the beautiful view of green lands and sand hills. Overnight in local hotel of 4* grade.

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.
Meals Included:
• Breakfast and lunch

Day 10  Turpan
Day cycling tour visiting the Grape Valley, see the grapes bearing on the vines, taste the grapes, dance together with the local Ulghurs. Pay a visit to the Minaret if time permit. Overnight in same hotel.

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.
• Entrances
Meals Included:
• Breakfast and lunch

Day 11  Turpan - Toksun
Cycling 60km to visit Jiaohe Ruins, one of the best preserved cities of ancient China. Continue on to Toksun. Overnight in local hotel of 4* grade.

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.
• Entrance
Meals Included:
• Breakfast and lunch

Day 12  Toksun – Korjay – Yardan – Urumqi
Cycling to visit Korjay Rock Paiting, Monster City and Yardan Land form and Grotesque Stone Forest. Say goodbye to your bikes! Overnight in Ramada Hotel.

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.
• Entrance
Meals Included:
• Breakfast and lunch

Day 13  Urumqi – dept
Trip finishes after breakfast in hotel.

Tour Code
Start
End
Price(US$)
  • CY-XJ180908

    Saturday

    2018-09-08

    From Urumqi

    Thursday

    2018-09-20

    From Urumqi

    Over

    US$3732.00

    13
    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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13 Days