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Cycling China

PRIVATE TOUR - 11 DAY SAMPLE ITINERARY

FROM £$ 4553

Private Tour Highlights

  • Walk to the top of the Coal Hill for a bird's eye view of the Forbidden City during sunset
  • Cycle through Beijing's traditional neighborhoods, Hutongs, along the narrow alleys in old Beijing
  • Bike aside the Great Wall along the quaint country roads
  • Mingle with local residents or hike along the west wing of Huanhuacheng Great Wall
  • Retrace Chinese history from Ming Dynasty to the end of the Qing Dynasty
  • Have the opportunity to try the city's most prized and famous dish, Peking duck.
  • Pass some small towns and villages with a morning cycle from Guilin to Caoping
  • Cycle through Xinping’s Karst landscape, where the hills and caves are sculptured in a natural beauty
  • Watch the bright colors reflect from the sunset over the Li River
  • Make a stop at a small town, famous for its fan-making, to learn about the art
  • Visit a local family to learn to cook local specialties such as “Beer Fish”
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Tour Overview

Enjoy “Cycling China” with the help of Yampu Tours! Once revered as the “Kingdom of Bicycles” China has had a long and interesting history with the self-sufficient vehicles. Before the people of China had an easier access to motorized vehicles, bicycles were known as one of the essential luxury’s each household desired. To avoid the once complicated public transportation, locals would get from place to place along the wide biking roads where parking was plentiful, and bicycles had the right of way. Although motor vehicle transportation is now more accessible, one will be able to absorb all that this marvelous country has to offer through its extensive biking selection. See the assortments of bikes with their own distinct uses and eccentric decorations while exploring cities and villages from Beijing to Yangshuo. Ride along the Great Wall while passing fruitful gardens and quaint villages. Cycle through Xingping’s Karst landscape, and explore around the village of Yangshuo while bamboo rafting on the Yulong river. See local people farming and visit a local family’s house to learn to cook local specialties. There is no better way to explore China than by leisurely riding past locals and monuments with this fun and environmentally friendly method of transportation.

Inclusions
Price includes domestic and regional flights within the itinerary; all hotel accommodations including daily continental or buffet breakfast and daily city tax; all transfers between airports and hotels with assistance and baggage handling; guided tours in English including entrance fees. All meals as specified in itinerary (soft drink included)
Exclusions

International airfare (unless specifically included), airport departure taxes that must be paid on-site, gratuities, meals not mentioned, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages with meals, early / late check-out, room service, visa fees/services and other personal items or services not mentioned. Expenses of personal nature like tipping, laundry, telephone/fax calls, alcoholic/non- alcoholic beverages, camera/video camera fee at monuments, medical expenses, Any alcoholic beverage (consumption on direct payment basis), Tips for guides and drivers, Visa Fee (if needed) Surcharge during the public holiday, Early check-in or late check-out or day use room, National guide, FOC, Separate luggage van, Surcharge of overweight luggage (in case of exceeding 20 Kilo per piece)

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Double £$4403 £$4553 £$4976 N/A
Single £$7332 £$7636 £$8473 N/A

Prices shown above are per person. Hotel categories do not adhere strictly to international ratings; Yampu has evaluated the hotels according to destination and availability. Prices include local airfare (where applicable), hotel accommodation including daily breakfast; all transfers with baggage handling, all guided tours in English and all entrance fees.

Trip Type:

All our trips are operated on a private basis unless specified otherwise. This is only a sample itinerary; your Yampu Tour Consultant will personalize this trip for you according to your available dates, interests and type of hotels. This is your trip and we will work on making it perfect!

Tour Itinerary

Day
1

Jingshan Park and Coal Hill

Arrive in Beijing, the capital city of China. Upon arrival, be met by the guide and be driven to the hotel. Depending on the time of arrival, one can choose to pay a visit to Jingshan Park, Jingshan literally means Prospect Hill. The hill inside the park is "Coal Hill", which is directly facing the back side of the Forbidden City. Walk to the top of the Coal Hill for a bird's eye view of the Forbidden City. A cloudless day at sunset is the best time for a great photo opportunity. All recommended hotels are located in biking friendly neighborhoods where one can cycle around in the evening. ...read less

Day
2

Cycling Beijing's Traditional Neighborhoods

The day starts from the center of Beijing at Tiananmen Square, to experience Beijing in a more modest local way. Cycle in the city's traditional neighborhoods, Hutongs, along the narrow alleys in old Beijing, to see the Ancient Residential Area, Drum Tower and Bell Tower. Stop at local artists homes to learn Chinese handicrafts.

The day starts from the center of Beijing at Tiananmen Square, to experience Beijing in a more modest local way. Cycle in the city's traditional neighborhoods, Hutongs, along the narrow alleys in old Beijing, to see the Ancient Residential Area, Drum Tower and Bell Tower. Stop at local artists homes to learn Chinese handicrafts.

Day
3

Huanghuacheng Great Wall

Today, bike towards the north of Beijing to explore the rural area and Huanghuacheng Great Wall, or "Yellow Flower", which is known as the only Great Wall section that is submerged in water. Bike along the country road, pass several fruit yards, villages and see the wall in distance. Finish at the local village, then either mingle with the residents or hike along the west wing of Huanhuacheng Great Wall in the late afternoon. Stay overnight in the village.

Today, bike towards the north of Beijing to explore the rural area and Huanghuacheng Great Wall, or "Yellow Flower", which is known as the only Great Wall section that is submerged in water. Bike along the country road, pass several fruit yards, villages and see the wall in distance. Finish at the local village, then either mingle with the residents or hike along the west wing of Huanhuacheng Great Wall in the late afternoon. Stay overnight in the village.

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Day
4

Mutianyu Great Wall Section

Today, cycle to Mutianyu and spend the afternoon hiking along the Great Wall which symbolizes China. This section was built and restored during the early Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), on the remnants of a Wall originally built in the Northern Qi Dynasty (550-577). The Mutianyu Great Wall was restored and renovated, and the road is mainly steps. Overnight in the Mutianyu village.

Today, cycle to Mutianyu and spend the afternoon hiking along the Great Wall which symbolizes China. This section was built and restored during the early Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), on the remnants of a Wall originally built in the Northern Qi Dynasty (550-577). The Mutianyu Great Wall was restored and renovated, and the road is mainly steps. Overnight in the Mutianyu village.

Day
5

The Forbidden City

Today, drive back to Beijiing. En route, visit the new landmarks- the Olympic Stadium and the Water Cub. In the afternoon, explore the city by foot on a walking tour of the Forbidden City. The Chinese Imperial Palace has a history of almost five hundred years, located in the middle of Beijing city. It is said to be the world's largest existing palace complex with 999.5 rooms. While walking in the city, one can retrace the Chinese history from Ming Dynasty to the end of the Qing Dynasty. Tonight for dinner, enjoy the opportunity to try the city's most prized and famous dish, Peking duck. ...read less

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Day
6

Beijing - Guilin

Transfer from Beijing Hotel to the Airport for a flight to Guilin.
Early morning flight departing Beijing at 8:40am and arriving at 11:40am. This will provide guests with the perfect opportunity to drop their luggage off at their hotel and enjoy an afternoon stroll in Guilin's city center.

Transfer from Beijing Hotel to the Airport for a flight to Guilin.
Early morning flight departing Beijing at 8:40am and arriving at 11:40am. This will provide guests with the perfect opportunity to drop their luggage off at their hotel and enjoy an afternoon stroll in Guilin's city center.

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Day
7

Cycling from Guilin to Caoping

Take a morning cycle from Guilin to Caoping (approximately 51 km) Along the trail, pass some small towns and villages, and visit some antique factories and local families, just before reaching Caoping. Enjoy free time in the afternoon to walk around or swim at the hotel.

Take a morning cycle from Guilin to Caoping (approximately 51 km) Along the trail, pass some small towns and villages, and visit some antique factories and local families, just before reaching Caoping. Enjoy free time in the afternoon to walk around or swim at the hotel.

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Day
8

Cycle to Xingping

This morning, cycle to Xingping, (approximately 40 km). The region is known for its Karst landscape, where the hills and caves are sculptured in a natural beauty. Arrive in Xingping town around noon. Take some time to relax in the afternoon and watch the sunset over the Li River in the evening.

This morning, cycle to Xingping, (approximately 40 km). The region is known for its Karst landscape, where the hills and caves are sculptured in a natural beauty. Arrive in Xingping town around noon. Take some time to relax in the afternoon and watch the sunset over the Li River in the evening.

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Day
9

Cycle from Xinping to Yangshuo

This morning, cycle from Xinping to Yangshuo (approximately 45 km) en route, stop at a small town, famous for its fan-making. It is an opportunity to make a fan! Arrive at Yangshuo in the afternoon to explore around the village and enjoy some bamboo rafting on the Yulong river. See local people farming and visit a local family's house to learn to cook local specialty "beer fish" and have dinner with them. After dinner, walk to the riverside and watch cormorant fishing on a private boat on the Li River. The cormorant is a type of bird that has traditionally been trained in Guilin to catch fish in the river. Cormorant can live to be about 10 years old and start to be trained when they are just 6 months. ...read less

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Day
10

Private Transfer from Guilin Hotel to Airport

After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to Guilin airport for the connecting international departure flight.
International Flight Home

After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to Guilin airport for the connecting international departure flight.
International Flight Home

Beijing, China

Guilin, Guangxi, China

Caoping, Shiyan, Hubei, China

Xingping, Xianyang, Shaanxi, China

Yangshuo, Guilin, Guangxi, China

Places You'll See

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    Beijing

    Located in Northern China, Beijing is the capital of the People’s Republic of China. Throughout the Country’s long history the ancient city of Beijing has been the center for trade and politics, and is home to many culturally significant landmarks. Walk through the Famous Tiananmen Square, located at the center of Beijing City, and witness the immense historical wealth that the Forbidden City has to offer. Of course, no visit to china is complete without a visit to The Great Wall to admire the massive military defense system of ancient China.

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    Guilin

    Guilin is considered one of the Pearls of China due to its spectacular treasures and landscape. Shrouded by sheer sided karst mountains and surrounded by numerous rivers and lakes, Guilin is a place of wonder. Explore Reed Flute Cave with its beautifully lit rock formations and fun romantic stories behind them. Visit outside of the city, Dragon’s Backbone Rice Terraces, where thousands of acres of rice patties covering the base of Longji Mountain.

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    Yangshuo

    Yangshuo, a small city southeast of Guilin, is Known for its Karst landscape that has inspired many artists and writers throughout history. Studded with Limestone mountains and flowing with windy rivers, Yangshuo is a beautiful place for base camp to explore the surrounding area. From caves and mountains to temples and bamboo rafting, there is a lot to choose from to accommodate all interests.

Hotel Options

4 Star Properties

Beijing : Hotel Kapok

Beijing : Holiday Inn Central Plaza

Beijing : Shuangyang

Guilin : Bravo Hotel

Caoping : Shenlong Water World Holiday Hotel

Xinping : Old Place Hotel

Yangshuo : Yangshuo Mountain Retreat

5 Star Properties

Beijing : St.Regis

Guilin : Sheraton Hotel Guilin

Yangshuo : Green Lotus Hotel

Luxury Properties

Beijing : Regent Beijing Hotel

Guilin : Shangri-la Guilin

Testimonials

Jim, Travel Agent

Traveled July, 2016

An incredible time……

WOW!!!…..

Just had Evelyn on the phone for over an hour and they had an incredible time……

“Very impressed with China and learned a lot! We loved our experience in Tibet. The people are lovely and scenery magnificent. We had very accommodating and thoughtful guides. Very helpful.”

Flights in China were great and no delays, hotels were awesome, guides were wonderful, tours were perfect and even the train worked out. The 8th person on the train was a young Tibetan woman and they felt safe with her in the compartment.

Once again, a total success and very happy clients….

 

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