3-day Guilin Biking Tours
Tour code: GL-05
Take a 104 Km biking tour from Guilin to Yangshuo in 3 days. With the Li River serving as a backdrop, the off-the-beaten path offers a wonderful opportunity to view the enchanting backcountry, grotesque Crown Cave, and old villages.
Day 01 Guilin Cycle to Caoping 32KM to 40KM (L,D)
(Highlights Included: Optional Countryside Back Road from Guilin to Daxu Ancient Town, Greenway Biking to Caoping, Karst Landform Crown Cave Visit, Optional Li River Rafting)
Road condition: concrete or asphalt road (or optional 50% country road between small villages with macadam or trails, few muddy roads)
Physical requirement: ★★☆☆☆ or ★★★☆☆
There are two versions of this tour at different price: The one with luggage transferring everyday while the other is a guided tour only with leader. You may need simple packed your necessities for the first two days and we will transfer your luggage to Yangshuo on the third day.
Guests usually need at least 1 night more in Guilin before this tour, if you book the hotel in Guilin on your own, the tour only starts today. We will bring the bicycles to your hotel and then we cycle together from Guilin to Daxu for about 18KM through main road (about 1.5 hour many cars, easy to ride / 24KM optional roads through small villages and trails (cycling is harder for people do not cycle too much, about 2.5 hours). Taking short breaks and visit to visit the ancient town at Daxu and then cycle out the town, we will shift our road to the Caoping town, where the famous Crown Cave located.
There are more climbs and undulating this afternoon and it’s a little harder to people without long-distance cycle background but easy for skilled riders. Enjoy the peaceful villages and greenway until arriving Caoping. After checking in hotel, participants can take an optional paid-in-cash visit to the Karst Cave there or enjoy a short bamboo (plastic tube) rafting on the Li River for 30-60minutes.
Day 02 Caoping Town Cycle to Xingping 35KM (B,L,D)
(Highlights Included: Xitang Reservoir, Scenery printed on CNY,20 Yuan, Cycle through Big Karst Mountain Area, Optional Trekking up of Laozhai Hill for Panoramic View of Li River, XIngping Ancient Town)
Road condition: concrete (some broken or being rebuilt) or asphalt road
Physical requirement: ★★★☆☆
Today we may need to climb up back to the turning point where we cycle down yesterday and then start the challenge of biking through mountain areas to Xingping. The climbs only lasts less than 4KM each but the undulating may cause some trouble to those less skilled riders, however, we are rewarded with particular and perfect Karst landform sceneries passing by beautiful villages and brook, water dam and reservoir.
We arrive at Xingping for lunch and will still have enough time to enjoy the great town, considering do a trekking onto Laozhai Hill or relax in the bar and cafes at the Xingping Old Town. Li River rafting is also available there.
Day 03 Xingping Mountain Bike Tour to Yangshuo 35 to 40 KM (B,L)
(Highlights Included: Off Road Biking at Countryside, Fuli Ancient Town, Optional Route to Yulong River or Mountain Area Cycling to Yangshuo)
Road condition: concrete or concrete plus off road based on guests requests.
Physical requirement: ★★★☆☆
Four different options about the bike route today are provided. You can make your own choice.
1. Paved but busy road with many cars to Yangshuo. (Very easy but annoying, not recommended)
2. 80% mixed road on off road, unpaved road, macadam, trails and many concrete section, 20% on the main road. (Mainly flat, passing by Fuli Ancient Town)
3. 30% off road steep climbs through mountains, 20% paved concrete road cycling climb up and down, 50% paved and unpaved road through villages and Yulong River to Yangshuo. (Recommended for skilled riders )
4. Shorter version of Number 3, not going to the Yulong River and Baisha town.
We arrive at Yangshuo at noon or early afternoon today, you can explore the town on your own or booking more excellent leisure days here with us for more outdoor funs like kayaking, rock climbing, bike tour, hike tours, sister Liu’s light show, etc.
$ 398 / p.p (2 people group)
-- Price based on simple packed on our own for the first two days and luggage transfer to Yangshuo on 3rd day, luggage rack and panniers on bikes can be arranged.
- Single room supplements USD70
Group number limits (1-10 people), please send enquire to get the other prices based on your group numbers.
Included Services: Guided
1. Three nights' accommodation (in Caoping and Xingping and Yangshuo)in comfortable hotels or guesthouses with twin share rooms, private bathrooms
2. Meals: all breakfasts, most lunches and dinners listed as B,L,D.
3. Water and simple snacks whilst cycling
4. Our cycling leader who can fix simple bike problems;
5. Rental fee of quality well-maintained disk brake mountain bike of 24/27 speed front suspension for 3 days.
6. Free helmet usage, you can bring your own one;
7. One time luggage transfer service to Yangshuo.
1. Arrival and departure airport transfers;
2. International airfares and airfares to Guilin and exit Guilin;
5. Tips, gratuities, personal expenses;
6. Helmet or cycling gear (our bike pedals are standard and may not suit you)
7. None of the entrance ticket fee is included
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