5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

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  • Location: Guilin, China
  • Duration:  2 days, 1 night
Explore China’s unspoiled countryside as you travel from Guilin to Yangshuo by bike on this 2-day adventure with your own expert guide. Tap into your inner adventurer as you cycle on both dirt roads and paved streets, follow hiking trails through the wild. Then, take a ferry ride along the scenic Li River. Visit charming villages and spend a night in the old town of Xingping to experience local life. This tour gives you the flexibility to decide what stops you make and activities you do, with the aid of your adventurous guide.

Highlights

  • 2-day small-group biking adventure from Guilin to Yangshuo
  • Explore the picturesque countryside by cycling on both dirt roads and paved streets
  • Cruise along the Li River to enjoy the green countryside landscape
  • Experience the simple lifestyle of local fishermen and residents
  • Spend the night in the charming town of Xingping
  • Small-group tour ensures a memorable and personalized experience

What You Can Expect

2-Day Small-Group Biking Adventure from Guilin to Yangshuo including Li River Cruise

Biking Adventure

Day 1: Guilin - Xingping
Your 2-day biking adventure begins in Guilin, where your guide will be waiting for you with your bike. Today, you will cycle a total of approx. 20 miles (32 km) beginning with a ride out of the city alongside the bamboo-lined Li River and through the peaceful village of Da Xu. See displays of local rural life as you ride along charming old streets.

Stop at the village of Caoping and have lunch at a local restaurant (own expense) or enjoy your own pre-packaged lunch. Then, take a 2-hour scenic ferry cruise down the Li River and admire views of the breathtaking karst mountains and the quaint riverside village.

In the late afternoon, disembark in the quiet town of Xingping, a Ming Dynasty-era village with ancient streets and traditional architecture that’s rapidly disappearing in China. Mingle with the residents and watch a gorgeous sunset before heading to your overnight riverside accommodation.

Overnight: This Old Place International Youth Hostel in Xingping (rated 4 stars on TripAdvisor)

Day 2: Xingping - Yangshuo
In the morning, take the ferry across the Li River and hop back onto your bike. Test your endurance on a 7-mile (14-km) uphill climb to reach a high point with picturesque aerial views of the Li River and the sublime karst scenery.

Follow your guide for 10 more miles (17 km) to the town of Baisha. Here, visit a local market selling a variety of fresh produce. As you continue toward Yangshuo, ride alongside the striking Yulong River, a small tributary of the Li River, and see the ancient Dragon Bridge and Fuli Bridge.

For more adrenaline-filled fun, stop for a 20-minute hike to Moon Hill, featuring remains of a limestone cave, to enjoy wonderful panoramic views of the countryside. Then, cool off with a refreshing dip in the Yulong River. After another 2 miles (4 km), arrive in the riverside town of Yangshuo to end of your 2-day adventure.

For details regarding meals, see Additional Information below.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

This was a terrific trip. It can be difficult to get away from city life in China, and these guys are experts at taking you out into the Chinese countryside, to explore a more traditional way of life.

The whole trip was very thoughtfully planned, from which routes we took, to where we stopped and ate, to the hostel we stayed in.

If you're not a regular cyclist, make sure you wear cycling shorts, as the roads can be bumpy. But the guides are brilliant at judging the pace of the group and adjusting things accordingly.

Looking forward to booking another biking trip soon.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2014

A great little trip through a rapidly disappearing countryside. We had a wonderful guide named Farmer Tang and he was great with history, culture and local customs. The food stops were really good and there was plenty of water for the ride. Tang was also very perceptive and saw that us sixty year olds were not as spry on the hills as a twenty some rider. We went on a little easier track but still saw plenty of what we came to see. One suggestion would be to request a gel seat if you have a habit of getting saddle sore!

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