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Yunnan Cycling Adventure


The following is a sample cycling tour itinerary for your consideration. The cycling part of the tour starts and ends in Kunming via Dali, Lijiang, and various beautiful ethnic villages and breathking sights. The sightseeing tour in Beijing is relaxing with a conbination of iconic sites, local specialties, and night entertainments.

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Example itinerary of Yunnan cycling tour

Day 1: Beijing / Arrival

AM / PM: Arrival at Beijing. Check in the hotel. Free for the rest of the day.

Hotel: 3-star or above.

Day 2: Beijing / Kunming (D)

AM: Flight to Kunming.

PM: Free to relax.

Dinner: Chinese food.

Hotel: 3-star or above.

Day 3: Kunming (B, L)

AM: Tour the Stone Forest.

Lunch: Chinese lunch.

PM: Climb the Western Hills and visit Dragon Gate.

Hotel: 3-star or above.

Day 4: Kunming / Anfengying / LuFeng (B, L, D)

AM: Bus from Kunming to Anfengying.

Lunch: Packed lunch.

PM: Cycling along the old road of Burma paved with asphalt, mostly flat. Stop at Mt. Yanglaoshaopo on the way to shoot the photos of rural life far below down the hill.

Dinnner: Chinese food.

Hotel: 3 star LuBiao Dianli Hotel (Best available).

Cycling Distance: 49 km.

Day 5: LuFeng / Chuxiong (B, L, D)

AM / PM: Riding on the asphalt road partly along a small river, mostly flat, there are 3 tunnels (120, 148, 175 meters long respectively) along the way ,so flash light is recommended. After Jiuzhuang, there is 10km uphill followed by 3 km downhill.

Lunch: Packed lunch.

Dinnner: Chinese food.

Hotel: 3-star or above.

Cycling Distance: 80 km.

Day 6: Chuxiong / Shaqiao (B, L, D)

AM / PM: Cycling from Chuxiong to Shaqiao County. Overall´╝îthe road is very good except 2 km near Shaqiao which is bumpy because of the damage by heavy trucks.

Lunch: Packed lunch.

Dinnner: Chinese food.

Hotel: Ju Hua Inn (Best available).

Cycling Distance: 60 km.

Day 7: Shaqiao / Xiazhuang (B, L, D)

AM / PM: Lots of slopes today along the road with consecutive curves, which you need to pay attention to. The road condition is good except a very short part at the very beginning.

Lunch: Packed lunch.

Dinnner: Chinese food.

Hotel: 2 star Jin Quan Hotel (Best available).

Cycling Distance: 62 km.

Day 8: Xiazhuang / Binchuan(B, L, D)

AM / PM: Most of the road is smooth and with new asphalt. It is an enjoyable day for the scenery of rice paddies, fish ponds and plants.

Lunch: Packed lunch.

Dinnner: Chinese food.

Hotel: 3 star Hongqiang Hotel (Best available).

Cycling Distance: 91 km.

Day 9: Mt. Jizu (B, L, D)

AM / PM: A day to relax. Bus transfer to Visit Mt. Jizu, known as the 5th Sacred Buddhist Mountain in China.

Lunch: Packed lunch.

Dinnner: Chinese food.

Hotel: 3 star Hongqiang Hotel (Best available).

Day 10: Binchuan / Haidong (B, D)

AM: Today is one of the hardest days with 10-km uphills and 11-km cobbled and bumpy downhills to the Lake Erhai. Compensation is the nice view of the layers of colour on the mountains with villages and forests. 

PM: It is pleasant to visit and explore the two local villages on your own (within 1 km nearby the hotel).

Dinnner: Chinese food.

Hotel: 2 star Haidong East Sea Resort (Best available).

Cycling Distance: 54 km.

Day 11: Haidong / Dali (B, L, D)

AM / PM: It's an enjoyable riding day by cycling around the northern part of the beautiful Lake Erhai to get to the other side of the lake, passing through many Bai villages to reach Dali old town.

Lunch: Packed lunch.

Dinnner: Chinese food.

Hotel: 3-star or above.

Cycling Distance: 80 km.

Day 12: Dali (B)

AM / PM: A free day to stroll the ancient town of Dali.

Hotel: 3-star or above.

Day 13: Dali / Eryuan (B, L, D)

AM / PM: Cycling from Dali to Eryuan Village. Part of the road is the old one with asphalt, today, there is a 3-km-long slope, which is quite difficult. But overall, today’s ride is quite easy. You can enjoy the hot spring in the hotel in the afternoon.

Lunch: Packed lunch.

Dinnner: Chinese food.

Hotel: 2 star Erhaiyuan Hot Spring Hotel (Best available).

Cycling Distance: 61 km.

Day 14: Eryuan / Jianchuan (B, L, D)

AM / PM: Cycling from Eryuan Village to Jianchuan Village. After riding 11km, you will pass Niujie Street market with lots of pedestrians, be careful when going through the crowd. The road becomes curving with a big 10-km-long slope after 29 km, where you need to pay attention to. 

Lunch: Packed lunch.

Dinnner: Chinese food.

Hotel: 2 star Jianchuan Hotel (Best available).

Cycling Distance: 66 km.

Day 15: Jianchuan / Lijiang (B, L, D)

AM / PM: The road condition is quite good for the whole day. After riding 30km, there is a 10-km-long very steep slope with consecutive curves which is one of the most difficult part in the whole tour..

Lunch: Packed lunch.

Dinnner: Chinese food.

Hotel: 3-star or above.

Cycling Distance: 78 km.

Day 16: Lijiang (B, D)

AM / PM: Refreshing in Lijiang and enjoy a full day trip to the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, the Baisha Mural Paintings and the Black Dragon Pool Park.

Dinnner: Chinese food.

Everning: Enjoy Naxi Ancient Music tonight at Dongba Theatre.

Hotel: 3-star or above.

Day 17: Lijiang / Qiaotou (B, L, D)

AM / PM: With 9-km uphills and after riding 24km, you will go downhill till you get to the Yangtze River (Jinsha River ), this part of the road is the old road which is a bit slippery, where you need to be cautious. Riding another 20 km along the river to Qiaotou.

Lunch: Packed lunch.

Dinnner: Chinese food.

Hotel: 3 star Yixiang Hotel (Best available).

Cycling Distance: 83 km.

Day 18: Qiaotou / Tiger Leap Gorge / Hetaoyuan (B, L, D)

AM / PM: Riding along the river between Mt. Jade Dragon and Mt.Haba for 10km till you get to the Middle part of Tiger Leaping Gorge. Visit the Tiger Leaping Gorge which is descending through more than 400 steps down to the river bed to the gorge. Continue biking to Hetaoyuan.

Lunch: Packed lunch.

Dinnner: Chinese food.

Hotel: No. 1 Woody’s house (Guesthouse) (Best available).

Cycling Distance: 23 km.

Day 19: Hetaoyuan / Qiaotou / Lijiang(B, L, D)

AM / PM: Cycling from Hetaoyuan to Qiaotou, then drive about 3 hours back to Lijiang and Relaxing at the Old Town of Lijiang. There is an option of continuing cycling to the First Bend of Yangtze River in Shigu Town, and then bus back to Lijiang. In this case, the cycling distance will be 71km.

Lunch: Packed lunch.

Dinnner: Chinese food.

Hotel: 3-star or above.

Cycling Distance: 23 (71) km.

Day 20: Lijiang / Kunming / Beijing (B)

AM / PM: Flight from Lijiang to Beijing via Kunming.

Hotel: 3-star or above.

Day 21: Beijing (B, L)

AM / PM: Today's full-day excursion will take you to the majestic Great Wall at the less visited Mutianyu Section and Sacred Road.

Lunch: Chinese lunch.

Hotel: 3-star or above.

Day 22: Beijing (B, L, SD)

AM: Visit Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City.

Lunch: Chinese lunch.

PM: Visit Temple of Heaven.

Dinnner: Enjoy a famous Peking Duck Banquet for Dinner.

Hotel: 3-star or above.

Day 23: Beijing / Departure (B)

AM: Airport send off.

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