Cycle Lanzhou-Chengdu 14 Days

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  • Trip Notes

Day 1 Arrival in Beijing (D)
Arrival day. Met and transferred to hotel. Group meeting followed by dinner. Overnight in Dong Fang Hotel (3* )

Accommodation:
• Hotel (1 night)
Included activities:
• transfer airport/hotel
Meals Included:
• Welcome dinner

Day 2 Beijing/Lanzhou (BLD)
Wander around Tiananmen Square, and venture to the fascinating Forbidden City to absorb the powerful majesty of the complex. Take an early afternoon flight to Lanzhou. Fitting on bikes, and ride along the Yellow River, admiring the majestic view of the riverside and the iron bridge built by Germans. Overnight in Regent Hotel (4* central)

Accommodation:
• Hotel (1 night)
Included transportation and activities:
• Group transfers hotel/airport/hotel
• Flight Beijing/Lanzhou on economy class
• Mountain bike of 27 speed with bike bag, bar extender, rack attached with bag.
• Drinking water for cycling
Meals Included:
• 3 meals

Day 3 Lanzhou/Linxia (BLD)
Ride along the country back-road, passing by fields of farm land, fruit orchards and small villages, until you see a ferry terminal. Take a boat ride across the reservoir, visiting to Bingling Grottoes. Get back on your bike after a boat ride back, and adventure into a small city, where most of the citizens are Muslim. Overnight in hotel (3* grade)

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

Day 4 Linxia/Xiahe (BLD)
Cycle on to a Tibetan area, passing by green lands and villages, experiencing the change in local culture, see Tibetans in their colorful costumes, and soak yourself in Tibetan culture. Overnight in hotel (3* grade)

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

Day 5 Xiahe
Morning visit to Labrang Monastery, one of the most famous Lama monasteries in China. Ride for a few more miles, visiting to the spectacular complex to feel the power of Buddhism religion. Continue on riding, passing by a beautiful and fertile grassland until arrive in Ganjia, an ancient minority town not far away. Overnight in same hotel.

Accommodation:
• Hotel (1 night)
Included transportation and activities:
• Support vehicle
• Mountain bike
• Drinking water for cycling
• Entrance to Labrang Monastery
Meals Included:
• 3 meals

Day 6 Xiahe/Hezuo
Bike through the grassland, see cattle breeding near the water, flowers blooming all around in summer. Arrive into another Tibetan town famous for Mirariba Monastery. Overnight in hotel (3* grade)

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

Day 7 Hezuo/Luqu
Bike ride to Luqu, a small pleasant Tibetan town, enjoy the vast grassland scenery en route. Overnight in hotel (3* grade)

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

Day 8 Luqu/Langmusi
Bike ride to Langmusi, a small beautiful Tibetan town also nicknamed as Little Swiss for its backdrop of high snow mountains. Visit to a couple of large Lama monasteries on the mountain slope afterwards. Overnight in guest house.

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

Day 9 Langmusi/Ruoergai
Bike ride to Ruoergai Grassland, where wild flowers scatter in the grass, horses pass by as flying, waters sparking in the sunlight. On the way, pay a visit to Wetland Park and Flower Lake. Overnight in guest house.

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

Day 10 Ruoergai/Chuanzhusi
Ride out of Gansu Province and enter Sichuan Province. Chuanzhusi is a newly developed town which serves as a hub for people to visit national parks around this area. Overnight in guest house.

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

Day 11 Chuanzhusi/Huang Long/Song Pan
Cycling to Huang Long National Park. Visit this most beautiful nature preserve, admire the the view of different shaped and colorful calcified ponds, caves, waterfalls, streams, stones, etc. Night stay in Song Pan. Overnight in hotel (3* grade)

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

Day 12 Song Pan
Bike ride to visit Munigou Valley, another very beautiful nature preserve, to admire the beautiful view of sea of flowers, colorful lakes, waterfalls and hot springs. Overnight in same hotel.

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

Day 13 Song Pan/Chengdu
Bike trip concludes. Take morning flight to Chengdu. Visit to Panda Sanctuary. Farewell dinner. Evening show of Sichuan opera. Overnight in Xin Liang Hotel (4*)

Accommodation:
• Hotel (1 night)
Included transportation and activities:
• Group transfers hotel/airport/hotel
• Flight Song Pan/Chengdu on economy class
• Entrance to Panda and Opera
Meals Included:
• 3 meals

Day 14 Chengdu/Beijing
Morning fly to Beijing, connecting flight back home.

Included transportation:
• Group transfer hotel/airport
• Flight Chengdu/Beijing on economy class
Meals Included:
• Breakfast only

Tour Code
Start
End
Price(US$)
  • CY-LZ180825

    Saturday

    2018-08-25

    From Beijing

    Thursday

    2018-09-06

    From Chengdu

    Over

    US$4131.00

    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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