Northwest Yunnan 12-day bike tour
Yunnan 12-Day“Ancient Tea-Horse Road”bike tour
(Kunming,Shangri-la,Tiger-leaping Gorge,Lijiang and Dali)
Fly into Kunming, the capital city of Yunnan Province China and check in your hotel.
(a self-guided city tour to the Green Lake and Yuantong temple is recommended)
Day2: Shangri-la (Biking 35km)
An early flight to Shangri-la,meet your guide at the Shangrila airport, continue with a warm up ride a typical Tibetan village, and the famous lamasery.
Day3: Baishuitai (Biking 60km)
Cycle through Tibetan,Yi and Naxi villages in mountains, visit the amazing limestone terraces after bike ride.
Day4: Haba village (Biking 40km)
Beautiful valley and Spectacular snow mountain scenery,truly experience the unique diversity of nature and culture.
Day5: Tiger Leaping Gorge (Biking 40km)
Cycle the backroad into the tiger leaping gorge, one of the deepest gorge in the world.
Day6: Tiger Leaping Gorge (Hiking)
Hiking in the gorge.
Day7: Shigu (Biking 40km)
The first bend of the yangtze river.
Day8: Lijiang (Relaxing)
Explore the old town and enjoy a Naxi ethnic orchestra performance in the evening.
Day9: Shaxi (Biking 35km)
Stay at the tranauil village Shaxi, which is listed as world heritage by UNESCO (The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization).
Day10: Yangbi (Biking 60km)
Biking through Bai ethnic villages to Yangbi, a county of Yi and Muslim minority.
Day11: Eryuan (Biking 50km)
Drive part way to the Erhai lake, beautifyl ride along the lake, a soak in the hot pool in the evening.
Day12: Dali (Biking 50km)
Cycle around the lake via several fishing villages, stop on the way to visit a Bai local temple, return to Dali old town in the afternoon.
Day13: Escort to the connected transportation. end of tour.
Minimum: 2 people
Maximum: 6 people.
Price: ( for non-holiday period )
＄2600 per person (2 people);
＄2400 per person (3-6 people)
Prices will increase by 15% on the above pricing during Chinese holiday period. These are: National day: Oct 1st -7th; Chinese New Year:1st -7th day of the first Chinese month on the Lunar calendar, usually it is in Feb; May day: May 1st-7th.
A deposit of ＄500 is required to guarantee your place on the tour, and it will be fully refundable up to 30 days prior to the start of the tour.The deposit will be fully refunded if the minimum number of people is not reached. Balance is due at the beginning of the tour.
For family or group with children over 6 years of age we suggest that you email us so that we can tailor the tour to meet your needs. We are experienced in child friendly tours and can take good care of the whole group.
Included in the price:
1. Bilingual bike guide to accompany the group throughout the tour.
2. All hotel accommodations for 12 nights.
3. Group meals (private meals, snacks and alcoholic beverages are Not included).
4. All group transportation costs (An inner flight from Kunming to Shangri-la,buses,taxis and boat)
5. All group entrance fees listed in the itinerary.
6. A support vehicle for transport of gear and cyclists when needed.
7. A mountain bike, helmet, gloves, handlebar bag.
This price is for dual occupancy rooms and if travelling alone will include sharing with a person of the same gender. If you prefer a private room for yourself, there will be ＄400 extra charge for it throughout the tour.
We really hope that you join us to experience the charming Yunnan countryside and experience the different ethnic minority groups which Yunnan is famous for. Travel with us by bike, along the "Old Tea- Horse Caravan Road". Please contact us with your dates and further enquiries. For those who wish to have a shorter tour, we can tailor the bike tour to accommodate your dates.