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China - Guilin and Guangxi - Cycling Holiday

Holiday Highlights

  • UNESCO heritage site of Bajiaozhai National Park
  • Soothing the muscles at Longsheng Hot Springs
  • Floating down the Li River on a bamboo raft
  • Riding the tea plantations of Dragon River Valley
  • Smiling faces of the Dong, Miao and Yao people
  • Amazing karst limestone scenery of Guilin

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Day Description Distance Meals
1 Departure - Europe to China    
2 Arrival in Guilin   D  
3 Guilin to Bajiaozhai National Park 2 - 3 hour hike B L D  
4 Bajiaozhai NP to Chetian 37 Miles / 60 Kms Approx. B L D  
5 Chetian to Longsheng Hot Springs 24 Miles / 40 Kms Approx. B L D  
6 Longsheng to Pingan 42 Miles / 67 Kms Approx. B L D  
7 Pingan - Free Day Rest Day  
8 Pingan to Shiertan 38 Miles / 61 Kms Approx. L D  
9 Shiertan to Guilin 50 Miles / 80 Kms Approx. B L  
10 Guilin to Xingping 40 Miles / 65 Kms Approx. B L D  
11 Xingping via Dragon River Valley to Chaolong 28 Miles / 45 Kms Approx. B L D  
12 Chaolong via Moon Hill and the Li River to Yangshuo 28 Miles / 45 Kms Approx. B L D  
13 Yangshuo Rest Day B D  
14 Departure Departure B  

Key: B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner

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Holiday Information

An amazing cycling holiday to Guilin and Guangxi in the South West of China. This is the China one often imagines: hardy farmers tilling lush rice paddies with water buffaloes, bamboo lined emerald rivers snaking through farmland and pine forest, mist swept limestone peaks and ancient villages dot the countryside. 
It’s no wonder the region has been favoured by poets and painters for centuries. Whilst the area is quietly gaining recognition abroad, it is still possible to lose yourself in a timeless rural lifestyle that remains unchanged over centuries as we cycle little trafficked back roads and trails. 
Our ride begins in the small township of Meixi, populated by the Dong Minority group, and follows a route through the Yuecheng Mountains, famous for the impressive Longji, Dragon’s Backbone rice terraces where we’ll meet the friendly Zhuang, Yao and Miao people who have carved out their living on the mountain sides over the centuries.
An undoubted highlight is cycling through the thousands of limestone karst peaks and ancient villages along the Li River. We'll also swap our pedals for paddles and hop aboard bamboo rafts for some of the most spectacular sections along the river, before cycling into Yangshuo where east meets west in rural China.

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Holiday Summary

Duration:
14 days
Prices From:
£1,575
Estimated flight price
£700

Optional

Bike Hire:
£150
Bike Hire:
£150
Single Room Option:
£455
Single Room Option:
£455
Insurance - WW ex N America 17 Day:
£100
Insurance - WW ex N America 17 Day:
£100

Holiday Details

Place to place

11 nights guesthouses / hotels

1 night homestay

10 Breakfasts, 9 Lunches, 10 Evening Meals

8 days biking, 1 day hiking, 2 days rest (optional activities)

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Last Updated: 17/08/2018