"See Yangshuo's spectacular scenery combining a leisurely bike tour on quaint back roads through quiet rural villages with a bamboo boat ride among the famous karst mountains in the picture perfect Yulong River Valley. Stop for a sumptuous local lunch overlooking the 600 year old Yulong Bridge, before boarding a bamboo raft to be poled down the emerald green Yulong River - a great day out for those that want to see Yangshuo's nicest scenery at a more leisurely pace."

Tour Overview

We start our tour in Yangshuo town at the Bike Asia shop, with a complimentary coffee or tea, where you'll meet your guide for the day.  We'll go over the route for the day and set you up on the bikes.  We'll head out of town and in suprisingly quick time we'll be cycling on small paths and backroads amongst the karst mountains and paddy fields.   Our route takes us along the Yulong River valley passing by several small villages where you can soak up local village life and views of the bamboo lined river - this is some of the more spectacular scenery in the region.

We'll stop for a local lunch nearby Dragon Bridge, a four hundred year old arch bridge, that spans the Yulong river.  After a wander around the village, we'll head up to our start point for the rafting.  Here you'll leave the rafts behind and be poled down the river on two person traditional bamboo rafts by a local farmer - he may regale you with a local song or two!  After approximately an hour on the rafts, you'll be met by your guide and the bikes for a leisurely ride back into Yangshuo town via several small villages and scenic paths.  The ride ends at the Bike Asia shop in Yangshuo.

Start & Finish Point

We would normally reccomend starting all our Yangshuo local tours at the Bike Asia Shop in Yangshuo town centre.  This way we can fit you out with bikes that suit you, particualrly if you have children, or are unsure of what size or type of bike you prefer.  If you are happy for us to choose bikes for you, and it is more convenient, we can start and finish the tour at your hotel.  An added transfer fee is is applicable to have the bikes sent to your hotel.  Just let us know your preference when you book or chat to us about what the options are.

To view directions to our shop in google maps click here.

Tour Duration

Generally, this tour works best starting around 9am and would finish approximately around 4pm.  As it is a private tour, you have the flexibility to set times that suit you - once again, just let us know what you prefer when you book.

What To Bring

  • Comfortable cycling clothes, covered shoes and swimwear (check the weather!)
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera
  • Water bottle (a filled water bottle will be on the bike - feel free to bring your own bottle if you like)
  • Small backpack for your gear - we have dry bags available
  • Some cash for any extras such as souvenirs, coffees, etc.

On Demand

This is an On Demand tour which means you can book it at any time during the availability period - March to December - or you are also welcome to join one of the tours that may be listed in the "Dates" section above.