How to Plan Yunnan Cycling Tour
Our Yunnan cycling tour is designed for those who are avid fans of cycling and want a real challenge. Yunnan is famous for its beautiful scenery, the culture, the people, the food and more. Yunnan, bordering Tibet, Myanmar and Laos, attracts a lot of cyclists to see the real China. Our Yunnan cycling tour packages range from 1-35 days, and offer an entirely different way to experience the amazing scenery and diverse culture of Yunnan.
Make Your Travel Destination Sure
Yunnan cycling tours are available in Kunming, Dali, Lijiang, Shangri-la, Xishuangbanna and other places. You can spend one day cycling around several scenic spots during your Yunnan travel or combine several destinations to plan a long cycling tour. The short cycling tours make you enjoy the leisure time fully during travelling, and you can also challenge yourself by choosing a long cycling tour, through which you will see more sceneries and get more satisfaction. Besides, because Yunnan borders Myanmar, Laos and Vietnam, border cycling tours that combine Yunnan with these three countries are popular among cycling enthusiasts.
Cycling Tours in Different Places
Kunming Cycling Tour
In Kunming, it will be enjoyable to spend one day on cycling around Dianchi Lake. With picturesque scenery and its location on the Yungui Plateau, Dianchi lake has a reputation as “A Pearl on the Plateau“. When cycling around the lake, you will visit some surrounding wetland parks and ethnic villages, as well as enjoy the wonderful scenery of Dianchi lake.
Dali Cycling Tour
Erhai Lake (Ear-shaped Sea), known as “Pearl of Plateau”, is the second largest highland lake of Yunnan. It enjoys the charming scenery. During sunny days, the crystal waters of Erhai Lake and the snow mantled Cangshan Mount radiate with each other. At this time, cycling around the lake is one of the fantastic ways to explore “Silver Cangshan Mountain and Jade Erhai Lake” scenery. It is worth to spend two days sightseeing around Erhai Lake, experience the ethnic culture of Dali while enjoying the beautiful scenery of Erhai Lake.
Lijiang Cycling Tour
It will be a enjoyable experience to spend a day going cycling in Lijiang. There are two main cycling routes, one is from Lijiang Ancient Town to Yuhu Village, along the way, you will pass through ethnic villages, grasslands, meadows, flowers sea, rivers and lakes to enjoy the high mountain scenery and discover ethnic cultures; One is Lijiang Ancient Town to Lashihai Lake. Cycling around the beautiful Lashihai Lake with the distance view of white towering peaks of Jade Dragon Snow mountain. Pay a visit to the first lamasery temple among five main Tibetan Buddhism monasteries situating in Lijiang – Zhiyun Temple.
Shangri-La Cycling Tour
If you only spend one day visiting Shangri-la, one of the recommended routes is cycling around the Napahai Lake and visiting some Tibetan Villages to discover the Tibetan culture. During the trip of the day, Songzanlin Monastery is not to be missed.
Xishuangbanna Cycling Tour
In Xishuangbanna, besides hiking, there is another way to take you through rainforest, explore the tea culture and experience minority culture, that is cycling. Our 2 days cycling tour will bring you to cycle along the Mekong River and through local ethnic villages to fully appreciate the natural sceneries of tropical rainforest and diverse ethnic cultures of local people. While our 7 days cycling tour will bring you to step into ethnic villages and explore ethnic people’s life and culture; explore mysterious Tropical Forest and enchanted in the charm of nature; And visit tea plantations and have nice chats with tea growers to know more about tea.
2 Days Xishuangbanna Cycling Tour along the Mekong River
7 Days XishuangBanna Tropical Forest Cycling Tour with Ethnic Minorities and Ancient Tea Culture
7 Days XishuangBanna Cycling Tour with Ethnic Minorite Discovery and Ancient Tea Culture Experience
Border Cycling Tour
1. Yunnan-Myanmar Border Cycling Tour
This is a new but exciting cycling tour in the border cities between Yunnan and Myanmar.
Things to Do During the Tour
- Visit the Heshun Old Town, Rehai Hot spring, the Volcano Mountains, Nandian Chieftains House, the King of Banyan Tree, Mengba Naxi Rare Park, Tree-wrapped Pagoda and other attractions along the cycling route.
- Have a wonderful stay in Kunming and sightsee attractions like Western Hills, The Golden Horse and Jade Rooster Archway, Guandu Ancient Town.
- Be marveled at the amazing stones views in Stone Forest, the wonder of World Nature Heritage.
- Visit the ethnic villages and towns to experience the ethnic life and border culture.
- Take the bamboo rafting, and adventure on the Ruili River.
2. China-Laos Cycling Tour
This 22-day cycling tour takes you from Kunming in China to Luang Prabang and Vientane in Laos where you’ll discover a world of dramatic rock formations melding into tropical forests, traditional farming villages and ethnic minority communities, on both sides of the border. On route, you will enjoy a great view and learn more about culture of Yunnan and Laos.
More border tours include China-Vietnam Cycling Tour, China-Thiland Cycling Tour and China-Laos-Thailand Cycling Tour. Detailed itinerary, Please contact us YunnanExploration by Email: contact@YunnanExploration.com or Telephone: +86-871-63511469.
Other Cycling Tours
1. Shangri-La-Lijiang Cycling Tour
This cycling tour from Shangri-La to Lijiang will bring you to visit the main highlights of Shangri-La and Lijiang.
Thing to Do During the Tour
- Cycling to visit Songzanlin Monastery, Napahai Lake, Dukezong Ancient Town,Guishan Hill, Pudacuo National Park and Baishuitai in Shangri-la.
- Lose yourself in Tiger Leaping Gorge, the deepest gorge in the world.
- Step into the fantastic Lijiang Old Town and know the mysterious Dongba culture.
- Visit the highlights of Lijiang, including Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, Yak Meadow, Ganhaizi Meadow, Baisha Ancient Town, Baisha Murals, Lashihai Lake, Zhiyun Monastery, Shuhe Ancient Town, Black Dragon Pool and Dongba Culture Museum.
2. Shangri-La-Lijiang-Dali Cycling Tour
This 14 Days Cycling Tour starts from Shangri-La to Lijiang and then to Dali. On route, you will step into ethnic villages of Tibetan, Naxi and Bai to fully appreciate the ethnic cultures and daily lives of local people. Except for visiting the highlights of Shangri-la and Lijiang, you will also visit the famous Dali Old Town, Erhai Lake, Cangshan Mountain and Shuanglang Town in Dali.
Note: You’d better take your cycling tour on a sunny day. Otherwise, it could be dangerous especially when cycling in mountain area. During sunny days, the ultraviolet ray in Yunnan is strong, so you should bring the sun cream, sunglasses, sunhat and other sunscreen products.