China
Local Market
Hillside Rice Terraces
Sunset on the Li River, Yangshuo

Cycle China - South

The Trail of the Dragon

Trip Details Cycling Dates
Price:  2290 USD
Duration: 15 days
Start Point: Guiyang
End Point: Yangshuo
From Yongle to Yangshuo
Cycling Days: 10
Distance: 663 km
Grade: Strenuous Strenuous Strenuous Strenuous
Quick Itinerary
Please note - This itinerary has been updated with
a new start point in Guiyang
Highlights
Day Activity Location

Hillside rice terraces – Dong, Miao, Zhuang and Yao minorities – limestone karst peaks – bamboo-lined rivers – rural mud brick villages – rice noodle soup – traditional wooden drum towers and covered bridges – lush rice fields – water buffaloes – rice wine – idyllic town of Yangshuo

Cycling amongst the countless rice terraces and limestone peaks of Southern China you will experience a beauty so unique it has inspired painters and poets for centuries. From the minority villages and luscious green rice fields of Guizhou Province to the limestone karst peaks and bamboo-lined rivers of Guangxi Province, we get up close and personal with people in their everyday lives. This cycle adventure is rural China at its absolute best!

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Arrival Day
Transfer to start point, Cycle to Yongle cycling distance 30km
Cycle to Rongjiang cycling distance 75km
Cycle to Congjiang cycling distance 84km
Cycle to Zhaoxing cycling distance 55km
Rest Day
Cycle to Chengyang cycling distance 104km
Boat/Cycle to PingAn cycling distance 60km
Rest Day
Cycle to Hudie Gu cycling distance 58km
Cycle to Guilin cycling distance 63km
Cycle to Xingping cycling distance 74km
Cycle to Yangshuo cycling distance 60km
Activity Day
Departure Day
Guiyang
Yongle

Rongjiang
Congjiang
Zhaoxing
Zhaoxing
Chengyang
PingAn
PingAn
Hudie Gu
Guilin
Xingping
Yangshuo
Yangshuo
Testimonials

"Great off the beaten path experience... Thanks for showing China in such a great way!!"

– Anne Kluznik, April 2007

"FT [local guide] was the MAN! He was absolutely GREAT! I learned a lot from him and he was so generous! FT added a lot to our trip."

– David Hart, April 2007

"I have never had such great meals on my trips!"

– Reggie Voll, Oct 2007

Read National Geographic Adventure Magazine's review of this tour in their World's 25 Best New Trips of 2007