Below you will find the day-to-day tour of the Yunnan Biking Tour (16 days). This trip to Yunnan can be adapted according to your possibilities, your desires, your budget and your available time.
Daily program: Yunnan Cycling Tour (16 days)
Day 1: Arrival in Kunming
Visit of the city according to the time of arrival. Overnight at the New Era Hotel 4 *
Day 2: Kunming - Dali - Xizhou ~ 30km (easy)
Flight Kunming – Dali. Beginning of a cycling tour from Dali Old Town, passing through the 3 pagoda temple along the Cangshan Mountains to Xizhou Village. Accommodation at the beautiful Linden Center boutique hotel.
Day 3: Xizhou - Eryuan ~ 50km (moderate)
Bike day in the small villages on the edge of Lake Erhai, and market visit depending on the day of the week. Cycling to Eryuan where you can stay in a hotel with hot springs.
Day 4: Eryuan - Jianchuan ~ 70km (moderate)
Continuation through a mountain road to the city of Jianchuan, hosting an interesting old town. Night on the spot.
Day 5: Jianchuan - Shaxi ~ 40km (moderate)
Morning drive to the old town of Shaxi, located in a beautiful valley. Visit the old city of Shaxi, and accommodation in a beautiful hotel, former caravanserai.
Day 6: Shaxi - Jianchuan ~ 60km (hard)
Ride a bike to the Shibaoshan site, and visit its Buddhist frescoes and temples. Back to Jianchuan by bike.
Day 7: Jianchuan - Lijiang ~ 70km (moderate)
Continuation of the road passing in beautiful valleys. Exploration of Naxi minority villages. Overnight in Lijiang Old Town.
Day 8: Lijiang ~ 40km (easy)
Bike Day in the Great Lijiang Valley: Baisha Tour, Yufeng Temple, and Yuhu Village. Night in a boutique hotel in Lijiang.
Day 9: Lijiang ~ 40km (easy)
Bike tour around Lake Lashihai, with a visit to a local temple, families and villages. Back to Lijiang. Night in a charming hotel.
Day 10: Lijiang - Liming ~ 80km (moderate)
Beautiful route along the Jade Dragon Mountain and the Yangtze River, to the village of Shigu, then Liming, famous for its red reliefs. Night in local hotel.
Day 11: Liming - Tiger Leaping Gorge ~ 100km (difficult)
Walk to the site of the mountain with thousands of turtles, next to Liming, then drive to the Gorges du Saut du Tigre, one of the deepest in the world. Night at the city at the entrance of the Gorges.
Day 12: Tiger Leaping Gorge ~ 40km (easy)
Bike ride through the Gorges, and several Naxi villages. Night in the middle of the Gorges in a beautiful natural setting.
Day 13: Tiger Leaping Gorge - Baishuitai ~ 50km (moderate)
Beautiful route through the great valley of Haba, to the village of Baishuitai, famous for its site of sacred limestone water terraces for the sacred minority of the region. Night in local inn.
Day 14: Baishuitai - Shangri La ~ 50km (moderate)
Enter the Tibetan world today, to Shangri La, passing through different villages Yi and Tibetan. Night in a Tibetan boutique hotel.
Day 15: Shangri La ~ 50km (easy)
Visit Songzanlin Monastery, walk to Zhongdian Old Town, and bike ride around Shangri La in the afternoon. Night in a Tibetan boutique hotel.
Day 16: Shangri La - Kunming
Transfer to Shangri La airport for the flight to Kunming, then continue to fly to your next destination. End of our services.