"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."

  • Day 1: Meet in Guilin

    Lunch & Dinner 53 km

    Your expert local guide will meet you at your hotel in Guilin in the morning with your bikes ready to go with racks and panniers set up for you to take your overnight gear. The van will return to Yangshuo and have your main gear waiting for your arrival and the end of the next day. Once on the road you'll be surprised how quickly we get off the city streets. Within minutes we'll be winding through quiet lanes and alleys , passing by vegetable plots and local homes to reach the countryside. Our secret route takes us away from any traffic and is mostly sealed all the way (single track is there for the mountain bikers). We cycle through dozens of villages before emerging in Daxu, an ancient water town. After lunch it's a short ride along the Li River to Caoping where we board a motorised bamboo raft for the two hour punt along the most picturesque scenery along the Li. We stay in a secluded local guesthouse in Xingping for the evening.

  • Day 2: Cycle to Yangshuo

    Breakfast & Lunch 45 km

    Our last day of cycling is a highlight! This section is famous for its beautiful karst mountains and is a fantastic start to the day as we cross the river on a local ferry before heading into the hills for some of the finest views of the tour. We ride away from the river and pass through Baisha town, where we’ll visit the regions largest produce market, before taking our time riding down the lush and serene Dragon River valley. Nestled amongst paddy fields, overlooked by the centuries old Yu Long (Dragon Meeting) Bridge, we will stop for lunch in a local farmer’s restaurant by the river and with the option for a refreshing swim. From here we cycle small countryside trails and paths to emerge in legendary Yangshuo, popular with travellers from all over the world, where the tour ends! Here you'll meet your luggage, and you're free to take your onward travel but we highly suggest another day or two is worth the stay in the Yangshuo area.