John is a fantastic tour guide. I went on a one day bike trip with him in Dali and also a multi-day trip in Yunnan. His English is excellent, and he is enthusiastic, patient and very knowledgable. My favorite parts about his bike tours is that he explained to me and showed me how the local people lived and their culture through asking local people to open up their homes to me, acting as a translator during conversations with local people, etc. I had originally planned to travel around Yunnan by myself, but I am thankful that I joined the tours because I felt like I truly experienced the Yunnan culture. Wendy Y. Evanston, IL, USA 2012
Die Fahrradtour mit John war ein sehr schönes und intensives Erlebnis, bei dem wir viel gesehen und erlebt haben. Es war durchaus auch anstrengend, denn wir sind im Durchschnitt 75km am Tag auf bergigen Straßen gefahren. Die schöne Landschaft und interessanten kleinen Städte und Dörfer waren es jedoch wert. John war außergewöhnlich aufmerksam und immer darum bemüht die Reise nach unseren Wünschen zu gestalten. Er hat es uns ermöglicht, China und seine Menschen sehr intensiv kennen zu lernen. Die Unterkünfte waren immer sehr angenehm und das Essen in kleinen Restaurants außergewöhnlich gut. Wir können die Tour durch Yunnan mit John sehr empfehlen. Stephan Otto, Berlin, Germany North-West Yunnan 10-day family tour 2012
We have been on 2 bike tours of Yunnan ( Northwest and Southern Yunnan) both being guided by John Yang. The tours have been fanastic with great scenery, wonderful food and enhanced by John’s local knowledge of the area. His ability to interact with locals and ethnic tribes, makes the tours a wonderful experience.I highly recommend Bike Yunnan for a memorable and unique experience. Roslyn, July 2013. Sydney, Australia.
We are writing to express our appreciation for the excellent tour that we have recently completed with you. We did a 9 day tour with a group of Australian friends, commencing at over 3000m above sea level in Shangri-la, taking in Tiger Leaping Gorge and other places along the Yangtze River, before descending to finish in the regional centre of Dali with its scenic lake and very interesting 'old town'. Every day was enjoyable - we were very impressed with the variety of scenery and riding conditions, and just as impressed with the excellent service we received during the tour. Your support arrangements were able to accommodate the range of riding skills within our group, from those who enjoyed 100km days in mountainous terrain, to those who preferred to sit out the hillier sections in a support van while watching the spectacular scenery go by and awaiting the flatter terrain to get back on the bike. The standard of hotels was significantly better than we had anticipated, and the food was universally excellent, even in the smallest local restaurants in some of the remote villages we passed through. We feel that we have had a genuinely authentic experience and adventure in this part of China and have learned much about the culture and history of the area. We will not hesitate to recommend your tours to our like-minded friends. Thanks again. Graham and Jenny (Australians from Golden Coast living in Vietnam) March 2014 North-west Yunnan 9-day tour
Hi John,First of all, let me thank you for a fabulous trip through your most interesting Yunnan Province from the 18 to 28 March, 2014.We all tremendously enjoyed the scenery, exercise, great food and good company that was orchestrated by you and your team.I wish you further success with your future trips and I am sure your business will go from strength to strength. I have today posted a flash drive with around 1,100 photos that I took during the trip for your for your entertainment. Please use them in any way you wish for enjoyment of the trip or for business purposes.
All the best for the future and best regards. CLIFF ROBINSON MUDGEERABA Queensland Australia March 2014
I am the organizer of a group of (Australian) retirees who bike socially twice a year world-wide. My experience with John while
putting our Yunnan trip together was one of absolute professionalism, especially the fact that he replies to emails within a very short period of time and his English is perfect. John made many suggestions in regard to our route, food requirements,accommodation, cultural experiences etc and in every case his suggestions were spot on. We definitely received value for money and our trip from Shangri-la to Dali via Tiger Leaping Gorge went seamlessly and is up there with the most memorable we have done anywhere in the world. If you are the organizer, John makes it easy!! BRUCE GIBSON QUEENSLAND AUSTRALIA MARCH 2014
The tour was extremely well organised. Balanced to cater to our skill level. John was exceptional ! Allowing us an insight into the country and its people! The food-WOW! Tiger Leaping Gorge a must see! Sue & Jon C.Mandurah Western Australia JUNE 12 day Ancient Tea - Horse Road Bike Tour 2014