The Three Gorges of the Yangzi, Day The toughest stage of the tour! 90 km, lots of climbing. Sunny, and breathtaking landscape.
We have reached the mighty Yangzi, having a hot, tiring, but most beautiful ride. As opposed to the previous couple of stages when we often cycled impressive rocky river valleys, today we rode on the ridges of the mountains. We went up and down on sometimes steep, but quiet roads and enjoyed stunning views on mountains covered by terraced fields and into the vast Yangzi valley.
Tired as I am tonight, and with another tough stage coming up tomorrow, I will take a little break and simply let the pictures and elevation profile of today’s ride stand for themselves.