All Around China (short)

All Around China (short)

Departure Date

Daily

Duration

15 days

Views

480

Maximum Seats

14

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Key features

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The PRC covers an area comparable to the European continent – and surely is culturally and geographically just as diverse as the “old continent”. Cycling through some of the most beautiful and stunning places in China, you will have the chance to get familiar with the incredible richness of this country. On two wheels, we will travel from Beijing to the legendary Great Wall of China, and explore the unique Karst Rock formations around Guilin. At the end of our trip, we pay a visit to China’s “Gate to the West” – Shanghai.

Key features

  • Difficulty • 1/3
  • Days Total • 17
  • Active days • 7
  • Cycled Distance • 220 km

Included

  • China By Bike Tour Guide
  • Baggage Transfer
  • Bicycle Rent
  • Train Rides Beijing-Guilin and Guilin-Shanghai

Not included

  • Flights to and from China
  • Meals
  • Entrance Fees

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Itinerary

Day 1

Travel to Beijing

For participants from most places the journey will begin with an overnight flight to Beijing

Day 2

Arrival in Beijing

From the Capital Airport, a transfer is organized to our Hotel which is located within the protected old town. After a short break for relaxation we go on a first stroll through the surrounding “Hutongs”, the traditional Beijing back-alleys.

Day 3

Temple Of Heaven, Tian’anmen Square And Forbidden City

Having received and prepared our bicycles, we go on a first ride through the city to visit the Temple of Heaven, the old landmark of the capital and its surrounding park. In the afternoon we cross Tian’anmen Square, the world’s biggest inner city square, and take our time to explore some of the 9.999 rooms within the forbidden city.

  • Day Trip

Day 4

Along Canals Towards The Ming Tombs

Cycling mainly on less trafficked back roads we leave Beijing to reach our Hotel at the Ming Tomb reservoir north of the city. On our way we visit the New Summer Palace and ride along typical canals and orchards.

  • 65 km Cycling Distance

Day 5

Ming Tombs

On a relaxing day trip, we set out to explore the 13 tombs of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) emperors. We visit Changling, the restored tomb of the third emperor of the Ming and get a peek over the walls of some of the non-restored tombs in the area.

  • Day Trip

Day 6

On The “Wild Wall”

Today, we cycle to Huanghua and check in to our Hotel around lunchtime. In the afternoon, we climb onto Great Wall. This section of the wall lies beautifully above a water reservoir and is still spared from mass tourism.

  • 33 km Cycling Distance

Day 7

Overnight Train Ride to Guilin

On our way back to Beijing we stop by at the Bird's Nest, the impressive stadium designed by Swiss architects for the Olympic games in 2008. In the afternoon we board a comfortable overnight train to Guilin.

Day 8

Arrival In Guilin

Around noon, we arrive in scenic Guilin which is located amidst a sea of bizarre karst rocks. In the afternoon explore some of Guilin’s beautiful gardens.

Day 9

Along The Famous River Li

Today we hop on our bikes again. On a relaxing day trip, we cycle along River Li to Caoping. On our way we visit Daxu, a village boasting well-preserved buildings from the Ming and Qing dynasties. Our accommodation will be a resort hotel in Caoping.

  • 34 km Cycling Distance

Day 10

Mountain And River

The landscape around Caoping and Yangshuo ranks among the most beautiful in the world. Surrounded by sugarloaf mountains we cycle through paddy fields and villages to Yangshuo. Two nights stay in a traditional style hotel.

  • 65 km Cycling Distance

Day 11

Day Trip To Moon Hill

Cycling through fairytale landscapes we reach the Moon Hill around noon. After a climb to the top of this mountain we are rewarded with a stunning view over Karst Hills and Rivers.

  • Day Trip

Day 12

Train Journey To Shanghai

In the morning a chartered bus brings us to Guilin Station where we board an express train to Shanghai. We reach our hotel – located close to the Bund, Shanghai’s famous river promenade – in the evening.

Day 13

“City Above The Sea”

Today, we explore China’s “gate to the West” by foot. We go for a walk on the Bund, visit the pretty Yu Garden, and explore parts of the old town as well as Shanghai’s modern financial district on the east side of Huangpu River. From the observatory deck of one of Pudong’s giant skyscrapers we get a stunning view over the buzzing metropolis.

Day 14

Free Time In Shanghai

The last day in Shanghai will be free for individual ventures. You can go for a stroll over Nanjing Lu, Shanghai’s famous shopping street or visit one of the city’s many museums. At our farewell dinner in the evening you will once more have the opportunity to experience the culinary richness of the Chinese cuisine.

Day 15

Departure

Individual return journey.

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