"Explore the best of Yangshuo's jaw-dropping karst mountain landscapes and fascinating local culture on a laid back bike tour that hits all the must-see places and things to do. Soak up traditional rural village in a renovated Qing dynasty courtyard hotel, try your hand at Chinese cooking, see the Li River lightshow extravaganza, take a bamboo boat ride on the Yulong River and discover local life on quiet countryside roads and paths by bike." 

  • Day 1: Arrive Guilin - Transfer to Yangshuo


    Your transfer from Guilin airport, train station or hotel will be waiting for your arrival to take you to our hotel in the Yulong River valley. Keep an eye out for a Bike Asia sign with your name on it! The drive takes approximately 80 minutes. We will meet you when you arrive to go over the tour details and answer any questions you may have over a sumptious local dinner. The rest of the evening is free to enjoy your surroundings.

  • Day 2: Explore the Yulong River Valley by Bike and Bamboo Raft - Evening Liu San Jie Lightshow

    Breakfast & Lunch 25 km

    Guided by a local expert, you’ll cycle through some of the quieter rural villages along the spectaculat Yulong River valley. We'll visit the 400 year old Yulong and Fuli Bridges where we’ll stop for a local lunch. After lunch we'll cycle to the boat jetty toboard a bamboo raft for a slow drift down the river, poled along by a local boatman who might regale you with local folk songs. Along the way you’ll see locals working fields and tending livestock. Depending on time and interest you have the option to visit the market town of Baisha, one of the region's busiest markets. After the boat ride it's a short cycle back to the hotel where you will have free time to relax or explore the surrounding village.  

    In the evening you’ll head out to see a performance of the Liu San Jie (Three Sisters Liu) Light and Sound show. This performance, designed by the director of the Beijing Olympic opening ceremony, Zang Yimou, features a cast of over three hundred performers and lights up the local karst mountains and river-scapes to create a spectacle that is quite extraordinary. After the show you'll be transferred back to your hotel.

  • Day 3: Cycle the Southern Yulong Valley & Climb Moon Hill - Free Evening

    Breakfast & Lunch 25 km

    Today we'll spend most of the day outside exploring the area along the southern section of the Yulong River.  To start, we cycle on smooth back country roads through some of Yangshuo’s most stunning karst mountain scenery to Moon Hill, the most famous karst mountain in the area. You have the option of climbing the stairs to the lookout point - about a 25min walk - where you'll have superb views of the surrounding mountains and villages. We’ll stop along the way for a local style lunch in a farmers restaurant. The return ride to the hotel is equally spectacular as we make our way back exploring villages and the river scenery along a different route. The remainder of the day and evening is free to relax and explore as you wish.

  • Day 4: Cooking Class (Lunch or Dinner Option) - Free Evening


    Today we get busy in the kitchen learning how to make some of the local Chinese specialties at the Yangshuo Cooking School. After learning the suprisingly simple to make, but delicious to eat recipes, you’ll be ready to feast on your own creations for lunch (or dinner) overlooking peaceful rice fields and karst mountains. After the class you’ll be transferred back to the hotel after which the rest of the day is yours to relax or get active with one of the various optional activities available.

    Please note: two cooking classes are available to choose from today. A lunch class starting at 10AM or a dinner class strating at 4PM.  Just let us know which you prefer when we meet you at the start of the tour.

  • Day 5: Departure Day

    Breakfast 50 km

    Today is departure day and you are free to leave at anytime. We’ll organise a transfer to connect with your onward travel. If you wish to stay longer to soak up Yangshuo’s unique atmosphere and activities feel free to chat to us about the possibilities on offer or about booking extra accommodation.