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Tiger Leaping Gorge
Another beautiful day cycling in Yunnan
Cyclists at the Summit

Cycle China - Yunnan

Tiger Leaping Gorgeous

Trip Details Cycling Dates
Price:  2650 USD
Duration: 15 days
Start Point: Zhongdian
End Point: Kunming
From Zhongdian to Dali
Cycling Days: 8
Distance: 543 km
Grade: Strenuous Strenuous Strenuous Strenuous
Quick Itinerary
Highlights
Day Activity Location

Tiger Leaping Gorge – Yangzi River – Naxi, Bai, Yi and Lisu minorities – Tibetan Plateau – hot springs - snow-capped mountains – ancient Tea Horse Caravan route – village markets – lake and river crossings

Yunnan is one of China’s most ethnically fascinating and scenically stunning provinces. It is easy to understand why Yunnan leaves our travellers raving about it! Experiencing the extraordinary natural wonder of TLG, with its towering walls and dramatic beauty.  Meander along the majestic Yangtze River and kick back in the laid-back cobble stoned towns of Dali and Lijiang. This area is the foothills of the Himalayas where snow-capped peaks, dramatic ravines and pine forest meet rural villages and rice fields. A balance of steep climbs, dizzying descents and smooth flat roads makes this trip one of our favourites.

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Arrival Day
Morning ride around Napa Lake.cycling distance37k
Cycle to White Water Terracecycling distance 106k

Cycle to Tiger Leaping Gorge cycling distance 67k
Rest day. Optional hike to Yangze
Cycle to Shigu cycling distance 74km
Cycle to Lijiang cycling distance 50km
Rest day
Transfer/Cycle to Shaxicycling distance 93km
Rest day. Optional hike to Buddhist Grottoes.
Cycle to Eryuan cycling distance 63km
Cycle to Dali cycling distance 53km
Free Day in Dali
Transfer to Kunming
Departure Day

Zhongdian
Zhongdian
White Water Terrace
TLG
TLG
Shigu
Lijiang
Lijiang
Shaxi
Shaxi

Eryuan
Dali
Dali
Kunming
Testimonials

"Can't help but think again and again how amazing the trip was, you are probably thinking: yeah, yeah, heard it all before, but honestly it was the trip of a lifetime, all future holidays have that as a benchmark and it's a perfect 10!"

– Evelyn Wong, May 2005

"The combination of spectacular mountain scenery with a close-up view of rural Chinese life was rewarding and memorable"

– Ross Shields, Oct 2006

"I cannot believe what a blast I had!! Thanks for a wonderful, most unforgettable trip!"

– Florence Lim, Oct 2007