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Cycle China

12 Days, Hong Kong to Beijing
Cycle China

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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 highl read more...

What's Included
  • 11 nights' accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Cycling routes and sightseeing as specified in the itinerary.
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  • Transfers as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Entrance fees as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • English-speaking Chinese Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
  • Longji to Yangshuo cycling with support vehicle.
  • Bicycle.
  • Internal flight.
  • Travel Insurance.
VERY IMPORTANT
Please ensure that you print a final copy of your trip details provided by Cox & Kings as pdf format.
Important Notes
Allow USD195-255 for meals not included.
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Itinerary
Day 1 Hong Kong
Day 2 Hong Kong/Longji
Day 3 Longji
Day 4 Longji/Shiertan
Day 5 Shiertan/Xingping
Day 6 Xingping/Yangshuo
Day 7 Yangshuo
Day 8 Yangshuo/Xian
Day 9 Xian
Day 10 Beijing
Day 11 Beijing
Day 12 Beijing
Departures
  • Start
  • Finish
TRIP SPECIFIC SAFETY

Cox & Kings takes all reasonable measures to ensure your safety and enjoyment while travelling with us. The aim of this document is to give you an insight into ways you may further enhance your own personal safety while abroad.

Places Visited
  • Hong Kong
  • Longji
  • Shiertan
  • Xingping
  • Yangshuo
  • Xian
  • On Board The Train
  • Beijing
  • DAY 1 Hong Kong

    Arrive at any time.

    Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
    1 h
    The adventure begins tonight. Feel free to explore, but make sure you're back in time to meet the group. After introductions, your CEO will review the details of your tour. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 2 Hong Kong/Longji

    Take a local bus through the countryside to the rural village of Longji.

    Metro
    Hong Kong 1h
    Get around underground via public transit.

    Border Crossing (Hong Kong - China)
    Hong Kong - Luohu
    Ready for a little more ink in your passport? Grab your bags and get ready to check another country off your bucket list.

    Local train
    Shenzhen - Guilin 3h 30m Morning
    Climb aboard, take your seat, and get around like the locals do.

    Local bus
    Guilin - Longji 3h 200km
    Climb aboard, grab a seat, and enjoy the ride.

    Free Time
    Longji Afternoon
    Enjoy time exploring the village of Longji. (Dinner)

  • DAY 3 Longji

    Enjoy an included half-day trek along the hills and terraces to Dazai.

    Longji Terraces Half Day Trek
    Longji 4h
    Enjoy an included half-day trek along hills and terraces, and admire the rice paddies that this area is famous for. Stop for lunch along the way. Longji means "Dragon-backed Mountain", due to the appearance of what look like scales on the mountains when the rice paddies are filled with water in the spring.

    Free Time
    Longji Afternoon
    Enjoy an afternoon in the quiet village of Longji. (Breakfast,Dinner,Lunch)

  • DAY 4 Longji/Shiertan

    Start out on two wheels as the journey through China's back roads begins.

    Cycling
    Longji - Shiertan 4h-5h
    Get in the saddle and head out across the rural routes across the back roads of China. (Breakfast,Dinner,Lunch)

  • DAY 5 Shiertan/Xingping

    Continue cycling through the countryside, heading from Shiertan to Xingping.

    In ancient times, Xingping was the most important town along this section of the Li RIver. The surrounding hills give the town its 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.

    Cycling
    Shiertan - Xingping 5h-6h
    A long day in the saddle today, following along the Li River through the rice paddies. The route passes along some ascents and descents as it makes its way between the mountains along the route. (Lunch,Breakfast)

  • DAY 6 Xingping/Yangshuo

    Enjoy the scenic views cycling between the towns of Xingping and Yangshuo.

    Cycling
    Xingping - Yangshuo 2h-3h
    Through iconic Chinese landscapes, cycle the roads from Xingping to Yangshuo. The road follows the Li River, winding through the limestone karsts, although there are a few challenging climbs. (Lunch,Breakfast)

  • DAY 7 Yangshuo

    Cycle through the countryside and villages around Yangshuo. Marvel at scenery that has captured the minds of poets and painters for centuries.

    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.

    Cycling around Yangshuo
    Yangshuo 5h-6h
    Cycle through beautiful countryside from Yangshuo to Baisha crossing the Yu Long River to visit the Xie village. Return to Yangshuo before the end of the day.

    Optional Activities - Day 7
    Central Chinese Cooking Class - Yangshuo

    Yangshuo
    39 USD per person
    Calling all foodies! Get an inside look at real Chinese food with a tour of the Yangshuo market to learn about the ingredients used in the Yangshuo area. Afterward, learn to cook Chinese food in a traditional Chinese farmhouse in the beautiful countryside just outside Yangshuo. After the cooking class you can sit down and enjoy the delicious dishes you have prepared. (Lunch)

  • DAY 8 Yangshuo/Xian

    Travel to Guilin and board a flight to Xian. Later, enjoy a cycle around the ancient city walls and explore the Muslim Quarter.

    Local bus
    Yangshuo - Guilin
    Climb aboard, grab a seat, and enjoy the ride.

    Plane
    Guilin - Xian 2h
    Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's... yup, it is a plane, actually.

    Cycling Xian City Walls
    Xian 1h-2h
    Rent a bike and cycle the Xian city walls. The walls - built for protection in the Tang Dynasty and expanded in the Ming dynasty -are a great way to absorb local history. Hop off where you like and admire the views as you pedal along the 12m (39 ft) wide wall, which takes about 2 hrs to cycle along.

    Muslim Quarter Visit
    Xian 1h 30m
    Explore the lively Muslim Quarter and its serene Great Mosque, making time to indulge in the offerings of exotic local street food stalls. At night, head out for some of the best street food in China - the spicy beef and lamb kebabs are always a favourite. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 9 Xian

    Pay a visit to the famous Terracotta Warriors before boarding an overnight train to Beijing.

    Terracotta Warriors Guided Tour
    Xian 4h
    Take a guided tour of the Terracotta Warriors where more than 8,000 clay soldiers and hundreds of replica horses and chariots stand in three pits. Learn why the Emperor Qin Shihuang commissioned the statues to serve as his army in the afterlife and how they were discovered. Spend a half-day exploring this archaeological wonder.

    Basic overnight train (beds)
    Xian - Beijing 15h
    Experience overnight travel like a local. Sit back and get some well-earned (and likely much-needed) rest en route to your next stop. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 10 Beijing

    Full day in Beijing early today. Head off to explore the nearby iconic Tiananmen Square and the sprawling Forbidden City.

    Forbidden City Tour
    Beijing 2h
    Our CEO will steer around crowds and help make the most of a visit to the Forbidden City.

    Hutong Cycling Tour
    Beijing 2h-4h
    Roll through the ancient alleyways and lanes typical of Beijing. This old area of the city is rapidly diminishing as modernization takes over, but taking to the streets by bike is the perfect way to explore the neighbourhood. See daily life in these old lanes while cycling by.

    Optional Activities - Day 10
    Factory 798 Art & Galleries

    Beijing
    Explore the modern art district of Beijing! Named after 798 factory which was built in 1950's, now an exhibition centre of Chinese culture and art, also the world - famous culture and creative industries centralized area. This is a place to not miss while in Beijing! (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 11 Beijing

    Explore the Great Wall before a night in China's capital.

    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.

    Private Vehicle
    Beijing - Mutianyu 2h
    Drive through the city and countryside to reach the Great Wall's Mutianyu section. Take the same transportation back.
    Great Wall Mutianyu Visit
    Mutianyu 3h
    Climb the rolling hills of Huairou County at Mutianyu, one of the best-preserved sections of the Great Wall. Enjoy scenic views as the wall winds along mountain ridges, and take brag-worthy photos of the wall from any of the 22 towers.

    Optional Activities - Day 11
    Cable Car at Great Wall

    Mutianyu
    80-100 CNY per person
    The cable car ride is about 5 minutes ride up to tower 14, from where you may walk to the highest point of Mutianyu Great Wall at Tower 23. The walk from ticket check to tower 10 is about 30 minutes. The cable car ride is a good option if you are hoping to save energy to challenge the Tower 23. Return ticket is recommended as you may spend more time on the wall.

    Toboggan at Great Wall
    Mutianyu
    80-100 CNY per person
    After your hike on the Great Wall, opt to take a Toboggan ride back down instead of the cable car!

    Factory 798 Art & Galleries
    Beijing
    Explore the modern art district of Beijing! Named after 798 factory which was built in 1950's, now an exhibition centre of Chinese culture and art, also the world - famous culture and creative industries centralized area. This is a place to not miss while in Beijing! (Breakfast)

  • DAY 12 Beijing

    Depart at any time.

    Departure Day
    Not ready to leave? Your CEO can help with travel arrangements to extend your adventure.

    As you get ready for the airport and your flight back home, relive the high points of your Trip360 'Cycle China' tour. We are confident you will join us again, sometime soon. Please do give us your valuable feedback on adventure@trip360.com. (Breakfast)

  • Meal basis

    As per itinerary - B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals

  • TRIP DETAILS

    If you have booked this trip or are curious about all of the details, you can download this trip's information as a PDF.

    Please ensure that you print a final copy of your Trip Details to review a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.

  1. Allow USD195-255 for meals not included.

  2. Tour operates with a minimum of 2 pax travelling together. Product to check

  3. Start of Tour: Hong Kong

  4. End of Tour: Beijing

  5. Route: Hong Kong - Longji - Shiertan - Xingping - Yangshuo - Xian - On board the train - Beijing.

  6. Total Days: 12 Days

  7. Riding Days: 05 Days (Day 04, 05, 06, 07, 08)

  8. Rest Days: 07

  9. Total riding distance: 170

  10. Average distance per day: 40 - 45 Km


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