"Ditch the crowds and overcrowded boats and make your way from Guilin to Yangshuo, via Xingping town, on a 2 day off-the-beaten track mini biking adventure combining boat rides along the famous Li River through scenery that few get to see."

Many people visit this incredibly scenic region via the hub of Guilin and then take a tourist boat or bus to Yangshuo, missing most of the best landscapes, local life and sights along the way. This two day bike and boat tour avoids all the tourist traps - a much better alternative to the standard tourist bubble boat cruise - allowing you to see the Li River scenery in all it's glory in a much more relaxed and intimate way.  

Starting at your hotel in Guilin (or Guilin airport & train stations) you'll bike and boat your way to Xingping on a route that we can cater to your cycling abilities.  Xingping is a great overnighter with a quaint old street and riverside location to explore.  On day two we'll ride to Yangshuo taking in the epic scenery on ridgelines overlooking the Li River that are some of the best in the whole region. After arriving in Yangshuo, we suggest you stay on for a few days as there is plenty on offer for the adventurous or to soak up the relaxed village vibe.  If time is tight, we have shower facilities in our shop and convenient transportation is available to get you back to Guilin or onto the airport or train stations.

Choose your own dates

This is a private tour and you can book any dates that suit you within the availability period. If you'd like to travel with others, just let us know and we'll open up the departure on our website to allow others to join. You can check in the "dates" section above for departures that others may have already scheduled which you are also welcome to join.

Getting There & Away

This trip starts in Guilin and finishes in Yangshuo, Guangxi Province, China. Guilin and Yangshuo are serviced through the airport in Guilin (Airport Code KWL). It is an international airport with connections across Asia as well as most cities in China. Yangshuo is 85 kilometres (one hour) from Guilin International Airport by car.  Below are some of the main options for flights.

  • Hong Kong (HKG) – China Southern Airlines, Dragon Air
  • Bangkok (BKK) – Bangkok Airways
  • Beijing (PEK) – Air China, China Southern, China Eastern
  • Shanghai (SHA & PVG) – Air China, China Southern, China Eastern
  • Guangzhou (CAN) - Air China, China Southern, China Eastern
  • Kuala Lumpur (LCCT) – Air Asia
  • Macao (MCM) ) - Air Macao
  • Seoul (ICN) - Asiana Airline
  • Singapore (SIN) - Jet Star 

To check flight details, time and cost we can recommend the following website: Ctrip - http://english.ctrip.com/   It is in English, reliable, and you can pay for these flights by credit card. If more convenient you can also book domestic China flights through us at competitive rates (a small service charge applies per ticket). Just let us know when you book.

Trains and buses to Guilin are available from almost anywhere in China. New high speed trains are a great option too with many connections throughout China to both Guilin and Yangshuo station.  Let us know if you need advice if travelling this way.


Airport/ train station pick ups are included in the tour price.  Please make sure you give us details of your arrival or Guilin hotel, including address or flight details, date and time, so we can arrange your transfers.  The tour finishes in Yangshuo. From here you can make your way back to Guilin, the airport or train stations on convenient transport or highly reccommended is to stay on for a day or two to explore furter. Feel free to contact us for further advice.

Tour Info Pack

Once we have recieved your booking and deposit we'll send you a Tour INFO PACK that will include tour notes, training tips, preparation info and joining point instructions.  If you have any questions about the tour at all please don't hesitate to contact us