Cycle China

Active, Hong Kong to Beijing

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

China has long been a popular destination to see on two wheels and this remarkable 12-day cycling trip will have you riding among some of the most celebrated travel highlights anywhere in the world. Discover the Terracotta Warriors of Xi'an, walk among the unforgettable cultural touchstones of Beijing, and ride your way through picturesque landscapes to remote villages and hillsides in Southern China. Your two feet are great and all, but when they're powering two wheels, there'll be no stopping you!

What’s included

  • Longsheng village-to-village trekking
  • Longji to Yangshuo cycling with support vehicle
  • Biking along the ancient city wall in Xi'an
  • Terracotta Warriors visit
  • Muslim Quarter visit
  • Entrance and guided tour of the Forbidden City
  • Beijing hutong bicycle tour
  • Entrance to the Great Wall and trek
  • Internal flight
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Highlights

  • See rural china on two wheels
  • Visit the great wall
  • Trek through rice terraces
  • Take on beijing’s hutongs by bike
  • Explore the forbidden city and visit the terracotta warriors

Itinerary

Day 1 Hong Kong Arrive at any time. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 2 Hong Kong/Longji (1D) Take a local bus through the countryside to the rural village of Longji. Included Activities: Border Crossing (Hong Kong - China) Transport: Metro (1.50 hour(s)) Local train (3.50 hour(s)) Local bus (7.50-9.00 hours)
Day 3 Longji (1B, 1L, 1D) Enjoy an included half-day trek along the hills and terraces to Dazai. Included Activities: Longji Terraces Half Day Trek
Day 4 Longji/Shi'ertan (1B, 1L, 1D) Start out on two wheels as the journey through China's backroads begins. Included Activities: Cycling
Day 5 Shi'ertan/Xingping (1B, 1L) In ancient times, Xingping was the most important town along this section of the Li RIver. The surrounding hills give the town it's distinct character, some resembling animals or monks. The old town of Xingping is fascinating and the Ming era houses well worth wandering around. This is a challenging cycling day, so be prepared for the ride. Included Activities: Cycling
Day 6 Xingping/Yangshuo (1B, 1L) Enjoy the scenic views cycling between the towns of Xingping and Yangshuo. Included Activities: Cycling
Day 7 Yangshuo (1L) A different way to see the countryside around Yangshuo. Take to two wheels and enjoy a cycle across rivers, through small villages towards the town of Baisha. Included Activities: Cycling around Yangshuo
Day 8 Yangshuo/Xi'an Travel to Guilin and board a flight to Xi'an. Later, enjoy a cycle around the ancient city walls and explore the Muslim Quarter. Included Activities: Cycling Xi'an City Walls Muslim Quarter Visit Transport: Local bus (1.00-1.50 hours, 75km) Plane (2.00 hour(s))
Day 9 Xi'an (1B) Pay a visit to the famous Terracotta Warriors before boarding an overnight train to Beijing. Included Activities: Terracotta Warriors Guided Tour Transport: Basic overnight train (beds) (12.50 hour(s), 1200km)
Day 10 Beijing Full day in Beijing early today. Head off to explore the nearby iconic Tiananmen Square and the sprawling Forbidden City. Included Activities: Forbidden City Tour Hutong Cycling Tour
Day 11 Beijing (1B) Set out early for a visit to the Great Wall at Mutianyu. Spend the day wandering from tower to tower along this magnificent feat of construction. Included Activities: Great Wall Mutianyu Visit Transport: Drive through the city and countryside to reach the Great Wall's Mutianyu section. Take the same transportation back. Private Vehicle (1.00 hour(s))
Day 12 Beijing (1B) Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day
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