NOTE: This tour is only valid for those tourists who book the One Day Li River Cruise before the Yangshuo tour with us at the same time.
♦ Biking Route Information
Biking tour route:
West Street – Xiangshui bridge – Jima – Xiatang Village – Back to Aishanmen – Chaoyang - Giggling Tree – Mountain Retreat – Gongnong bridge – Ten-mile Gallery - West StreetDistance:
about 20km, including highway and countryside routeDuration:
2.5 hoursRoute feature:
classical hiking route, covering the most beautiful landscape and countryside sceneryEffort:
leisure route, suitable for normal traveler
♦ Extension route
Gongnong Bridge (E) – Big Banyan Tree (G) – Moon Hill (H) – Back to West Street (F)
Extension tour duration is about 1.5 hoursEffort:
TCT would suggest this extension tour for energetic and young people.
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♦ Route Feature
► Cycling through the lovely countryside
► The most leisure way to visit Yangshuo
(0830-0900) Rent the bike at the entrance to West Street or you can rent a bike from your hotel
Tips: Please choose the bike carefully and find the most suitable one for you, as the road condition, somewhere during the route, is not very good and a good bike can make sure your trip confirmable.
Biking in Yangshuo Countryside
(0900-0930) Start the biking tour. You will have to cross the main road and be careful about the traffic. Around 10 minutes, you will arrive at Xiangshui Bridge, where is the beginning of the highlights countryside tour. Keep biking and the road condition is very good, with paddy field and rolling green mountains all along the way. There is a very interesting Thaichi cottage and deserve a visit to the small house.
(0930-1030) Biking along the road until you find there two paths. One is to the Gongnong bridge and the other on your right hand is to Xiatang Village. Continue to the path to Xiatang Village where you will definitely be addicted to the breath breaking views! When you find the big parking lot named Xiatang, please do not hesitate and you are not getting lost at all. Choose the path into the village and bike as a circle, where you will appreciate the peaceful villages, beautiful Yulong River, boundless paddy field, orchids, and return to the main road by crossing the one-way bridge. To be save, please get off and pull your bike, meanwhile, enjoy the screaming from whom sit on the bamboo raft, as they are passing a small dam under your foot. Continue biking and back to Aishanmen.
(1030-1130) Go on the biking from Aishanmen to Gongnong bridge. If you are attracted by the bamboo rafting on Yulong river, you can go to Chaoyang dock (very close to Aishanmen) and enjoy the section from there to Gongnong bridge, and your bike can be put on the raft. Or just keep going. The road condition becomes rough and lots of electronic cars pass by. But please do not feel frustrated. One the half way, you will find a place named Giggling Tree. It is a guesthouse but looks much nicer than normal ones. It is opened by a Holland couple and warm welcome for short break there. You can enjoy your lunch time at this special place. All along the road to the Gongnong bridge, you will pass a very famous guesthouse named Mountain Retreat which is just next to the Yulong river.
(1130-1200) After arrive at Gongnong bridge, it is almost the end of the biking tour, and follow the main road to West Street. You will also appreciate the views when passing by the ten-mile galleries. Return your bike on the West Street and your tour is ended.