Discover China Behind the Screen
Small Group and Customized!

English Spanish

Email Us: cnadventure@gmail.com

Sign In or Register
HomeAll China ToursCustomizeBookingAir ticketContact Us
Hiking/Trekking  |  4WD/OverLand  |  Culture & Festival  |  Biking/Skiing  |  Horseback Riding  |  Birding  |  Self-driving  |  Sightseeing  |  School Trip
HomeCycling tour from Lijiang to Lugu Lake

Cycling tour from Lijiang to Lugu Lake

Share |
Tour Code: BK-S-003
Duration: 7days
Biking Distance: Approx.65km/day
Biking Time: 6-8h/day
Good time to visit: from Jan to May, from Oct to Dec
Departure date: on request 2016
Effort Nature Culture

Quick inquiryTailor - madeJoin the tourPhotos 

DAY-BY-DAY DETAILED ITINERARY:

China-Biking-Yunnan-Tibet (50).jpgChina-Biking-Yunnan-Tibet (43).jpgChina-Biking-Yunnan-Tibet (3).jpg

 

Day1, Kunming-Lijiang (by air)
 Arrive in Lijiang, pick you up from the airport and then claim your bike, start explore the ancient townof Lijiang. The town has a history going back more than 800 years and was once a confluence for trade along the old tea horse road. The Lijiang old town is famous for its orderly system of waterways and bridges. The old town of Lijiang differs from other ancient Chinese cities in architecture, history and the culture of its traditional residents the Nakhi people
Overnight in 4 star local hostel in LiJiang

Day2,Lijiang/Lugu Lake/Luoshui Village (B/L/D)
Drive from Lijiang to Lugu Lake, after 6-7 hours drive, we will arrive the Luoshui village in Lugu Lake, Luoshui Village in Yunnan has 2771 inhabitants.

The village is a collection of wooden Mosuo homes and guesthouses painted in Mosuo style and built right on the Lugu lakeshore. For 2,000 years, the Mosuos have maintained a society in which women uphold the integrity and assume leadership roles in the community. The men work in the mother´s fields rather than the wife´s fields and are resident at their mother´s house.

All children born to a couple belong to the woman and live in her household: no special effort is made to recognize paternity. There are also many interesting spots for amusement and relaxation, such as the Mosuo Garden, the Goddess Garden, the Ethnic custom Garden, and the Ethnic Culture Garden.

Overnight in local hostel in Luoshui Village, Lugu Lake (B/L/D)     

Day3, Lugu Lake round trip (B/L/D)
Road condition: 10km gravel road, 10km country road, and others is mainly blacktop.
Distance:50km
Evelation:around 2690m
Time:4-5hrs riding
Lugu Lake,which is a high mountain plateau lake, 2685 meters above sea level, located 202 km northeast of Lijiang on the border of Sichuan and Yunnan provinces, on the Yunnan-Guizhou Plateau in China. The lake is 48.5 square km in area and is quite deep, being about 93.5 m at its deepest point.It is surrounded by mountains and has eight islands and many bays and beaches.
The inhabitants around the lake are the Mosuo people, a small tribe that is considered a sub clan of Naxi people. They are a matriarchal society and seek to maintain that heritage. The Mosuo currently do not have a written language

Day4, Lugu Lake/Hongqiao county(B/L/D)
Road condition: most of the road is gravel.
Distance:80km
Evelation: 2240m-2690m
Time:7-8hrs riding

This leg of the route must be the first challenge of the whole riding tour. You will be on your way to climb over 3 mountains and pass by several lovely villages then arrive Hongqiao county.

Overnight in local hostel in Hongqiao County
 
Day5, Hongqiao county/Ninglang town/Shudi county (B/L/D)
Road condition: most of the road is gravel.
Distance:85km
Evelation: 2240m-2800m
Time:7-8hrs riding

It is mainly a hour uphill from Hongqiao county to Ninglang,where 90 percent persons are Yi People. In this leg of the tour, there will be a 25km continuous uphill slopes and a more than 30km downhill road, should be pretty  Adventurous .
Overnight in local hostel in Shudi County

Day6,Shudi county/Lijiang (B/L/D)
Road condition: most of the road is gravel.
Distance:50km
Evelation: 2800m-2400m
Time:7hrs riding

After the breakfast, ride for 2km downhill till encountering Jinsha River, then crossing the bridge, it will be turn out the most and last challenge part of the cycling tour, a 25km slope to ride up, which is famous as “18 turns from Lijiang to Ninglang”. When you accomplish that, there will be 8 km downhill and then you will enter the Lijiang border and ride straight to the finish line. Upon arrival, return the bike and relax yourselves in Lijiang town. Celebrate with a beer!!

Overnight in local hostel in LiJiang town

Day 7, Lijiang /Kumming(B)
Free day in Lijiang, Then fly to Kunming, end of the tour
Suggestion Spots visit for your free time:
-Jade Dragon Snow Mountain:The mountain consists of 13 peaks. Among of them, the highest one is 18000 feet above sea level. It is a treasure of wild plants and rare animals.
-Yak Meadow(Maoniuping):Part of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, where the Yi and Zang Minority Ethnic Tribes live.(Tibetan)
-Baishuihe: a similar spot as Baishuitai, the birthplace of Naxi Minority Ethnic Tribe and their culture-Dongba, a wonder of water and limestone.
-Baisha Murals: With the spread of the Buddhism, people painted plenty of murals on the walls in temples since Ming Dynasty.
-Black Dragon Pool and the Ancient Lijiang City.
-The Black Dragon Pool:The park holds the Black Dragon Pool and got name because of it. The pool is listed in the Collections of Famous Pools in China because of its beauty.
-Naxi Ancient Music:also features wonderful displays of folk songs. Performances nightly 2000
.
 

B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=Dinner
 

Tour Cost:               Currency Converter
 2-3 person4-5 person6-9 personOver 10 personSingle Supplement
Tour CostCNY14960/P
$2375/P
CNY13580/P
$2156/P
CNY12420/P
$1971/P
CNY11030/P
$1751/P
CNY1210/P
$192/P
($1=6.3CNY)
(The cost for the child of 2-12 year old is based on 15 % discount of the adult's tour cost.Any baby less than 2 year old is free of any charges. If it turns out there is cost involved, we reserved to collect the cost.)

Quick inquiryTailor - madeJoin the tourPhotos 

  • The participants we are looking for: HEALTHY!!! Riding around 6 hours plus a day; crossing high altitude passes over difficult terrain in remote areas; experienced in mountainous area riding(with many bents and turning), excellent physical condition required with a positive attitude and a strong determination; previous hiking experience preferred. Please keep in mind that this is a general guide only. A variety of factors, including weather, may add to the challenge.
  • This is a tentative itinerary, the really itinerary and hotel/hostel maybe different from the itinerary. For the enjoyment of your trip a "go with the flow" attitude is necessary. Many factors will influence your trip, such as weather conditions, health, route conditions, etc. Please prepare two days more as "cushion" day in case of delays in travel due to unforeseen events. 
  •  Regardless of your previous HA experience, it is crucial that you be self-confident, superbly fit, committed, and determined at the outset of the expedition and possess the necessary stamina and experience to be a contributing player in the ascent.
  • While you enjoy the fantastic views with the exciting of this biking adventure, there are lots of cars trucks,   buses, on the way, when you ride into many big turnings, there are big trucks forthcoming to you too, you should ride very carefully in these places.
     

     


The tour cost includes: 

  • Meals daily as listed in the itinerary, picnic lunches in remote area if required(B-breakfast, L-lunch, D-dinner);
  • Service of English-speaking guide
  •  Scenic spots admission fee; Nature Reserve Protection fee and/ or camping permit fee (inside nature reserve) if required
  • Accommodation: double-occupancy in 4 star hotel in big city, and the best hotel in small cities or counties, clean guest house/hostel/or home-stay in villages as clarified in the itinerary; camping in non-residential area as mentioned in the itinerary(tent and mattress),
  • One bike for each and supportive vehicles as required(For tours in the mountainous area like Yunnan, Qinghai, Tibet, etc. we strongly suggest the participant bring your own mountainous bike with you.)
  •  All domestic flights/trains/local airport taxes if there is in the itinerary; 

 The tour cost does not include:

  • Personal travel accident insurance. 
  •  The fee of rescuing for any accident, including but not limited:
     a. Asking the help from the international SOS;
     b. Transfer service and amending fee, if the bike is seriously damaged.
     c. While repairing the bike, the rental fee must be paid.
     d. Any others.
  • The medicine for the sickness or accident while on the way.
  •  Transfer, guide, entrance tickets, and meals in your free time,
  • Sleeping bag if camping.
  • photography charges at monasteries/palaces/sites.
  • Chinese visa fees; Excess baggage charged by Airlines; Single room supplement; Tips to guides and drivers;
  •  Domestic or/and international flights and related airport taxes not listed,
  • The extra cost due to the unforeseen events or weather; supplementary trips and services not mentioned, and personal expenses and the items don’t listed in the “The tour cost includes” column.

Remarks:

  • Once you confirm the trip, the quotation in RMB is fixed (subject to the items above). However, as exchange rates may continue to fluctuate, we reserve the right to modify the price quoted in USD to match the original RMB quotation, when you pay.
  • Reservation should be made at least ONE MONTH before departure time.
  • The train and flight schedules are presented according to time-tables available at time of publication; they are subject to change according to any new schedule, and we reserve the right to choose alternate flights. 
  • Prices may be somewhat higher if tour dates fall on public holidays (including, but not limited to,  Chinese National Day Sep. 30th -Oct.8th , Or other Special Festival time).
  • The quotation is based on the present domestic air fare and discounts available; we reserve the right to modify the price according to the airline’s policy. 
  •  If you prefer to have a single room, you are expected to pay the single supplement.
  • This is a tentative itinerary, the really itinerary and hotel/hostel maybe different from the itinerary. For the enjoyment of your trip a "go with the flow" attitude is necessary. Many factors will influence your trip, such as weather conditions, health, route conditions, etc. Please prepare two days more as "cushion" day in case of delays in travel due to unforeseen events.
  • The part of the area we will visit has not been well developed like Beijing and Shanghai. While it is good to enjoy the well protected nature view and experience unique primitive folk customs, we should prepare for that even the star hotel is not so good and though we will try our best, the food may not be so delicate and various.
  • Very important: When you are planning to do mountain biking, you acknowledge that there are risks involved in this sport and confirm that you are fully aware of and accept these risks. You may or may not be required to sign a separate acknowledgement and acceptance of personal liability by the local supplier before being allowed to do cycling. And if you are not allowed to participate because you refuse to sign, you will have no claim against CSH or the supplier and will not be entitled to any refund or compensation.

Travel Tips:

  • The participants we are looking for: HEALTHY!!! able to cycle for over 6 hours a day; prepared to cross high altitude passes and over difficult terrain in remote areas; experienced in mountainous area riding (with many bends, turns, and possibly switchbacks); excellent physical condition required with a positive attitude and a strong determination; previous hiking experience preferred. Please keep in mind that this is a general guide only. A variety of factors, including weather, may add to the challenge.
  • This is a tentative itinerary, the final itinerary and hotel/hostel may vary considerably from the itinerary. For the enjoyment of your trip, a "go with the flow" attitude is necessary. Many factors will influence the trip, such as weather conditions, health, route conditions, etc. Please allow one extra days as "cushion" days in case of delays in travel due to unforeseen events.
  • Regardless of your previous high-altitude experience, it is crucial that you be self-confident, superbly fit, committed, and determined at the outset of the expedition and possess the necessary stamina and experience to be a contributing player in the excursion.
  • Biking Gear suggested: Wind/waterproof coat, Hip pad, kneepad, gorro, helmet, Headlight, towel, sun block, glove, shoes for cycling etc
  • While you will most-certainly enjoy the fantastic views offered with this exciting biking adventure, there will also be unexpected encounters with other vehicular traffic, especially big trucks making wide turns, so you should ride very carefully in these places.
  • Many tourists have an uncomfortable feeling in the high-plateau areas, generally headaches and being out-of-breath; don’t be worried about it and you will adapt to the altitude in 2-3 days.
  •  To counter altitude-sickness in the high plateaus, be sure to take extra rest and try to avoid arriving with a cold. Although extra oxygen will be available for those who need to stop and take an extra breath or so, any quantity brought along will be limited, and cyclists cannot be dependent on its availability
  • Please be respectful of local customs and religion while you are in any area of a minority people; pay attention to any instructions given by the local guide and cooperate with him/her.
  •  Please be aware not to expect/order the meat of  dog, horse, mule, pig, or donkey, all of which are forbidden in Tibetan areas; eating the meat of any animal slaughtered without proper religious supervision is also forbidden
  • It’s not allowed to watch the Tibetan sky burial without their permission
  • To be polite, it is expected that you finish any beverage served to you in a cup, upon being greeted by a Tibetan; if you cannot finish the drink, please politely beg their pardon.
  • When greeted by a Tibetan who puts a silk scarf around your neck as a present, leave it on – do not immediately take it off.
  • There are some special taboos in Muslim area, such as exposed skin, head coverings, and proper conduct in mosques – listen to the guide
  • It’s prohibited to drink or to smoke in any Tibetan Monastery
  • Check with the guide regarding taking photographs; it’s forbidden to take any photos in a monastery without permission, although you may be allowed to “buy” permission. Always ask permission before taking a photo of monks or women, regardless of where they are. 

 
Search
 
Related Tours
 
Seasonal      Recommendation
The Classic Silk Road:
Qinghai Lake Cycling Tour
Tibet Pilgrim Tour—From Lhasa to Base camp of Mt. Everest
Off the Beaten Path China Classic Tour:
Horseback-riding Adventure to DaxingAnling Forest and Bayingcagang Grassland
 
 
What Our Clients Say

Two of us enjoyed a truly wonderful tour of Guilin, Yangshuo and surrounding countryside.    Many thanks to CnAdventures for providing very helpful assistance and our guide, David, who was really terrific, both accommodating and informative.  The trip provided a great deal of variety as we hiked, biked and rafted through some of the most gorgeous countryside I have ever seen.  An unplanned side trip to the Dragon's Backbone Rice Terrace was a most worthwhile addition to our itinerary.  Another nice aspect to the trip was the opportunity to sample some excellent local food along the way--stuffed snails and sticky rice cooked in bamboo were a couple of highlights along with rice wine and osmanthus tea. 

 
Our Guides
Home|Download|Sitemap|Useful Information|Job|Links|FAQ


 

CnAdventure

Línea directa:0086-10-53315910 or 15811206644
FAX:0086-10-64522730 
Correo: info@cnadventure.com, assistant@cnadventure.com
 Skype: cnadventure(skpe solo)
Cualquier problema con este sitio, por favor, envíe un correo a: webmaster@cnadventure.com
Copyright © 2003-2017, CnAdventure. Todos los derechos reservados!
Licencia No.: L-BJ-GJ00222
 京ICP备05083174号