1 Day Lijiang Cycling Tour from Lijiang Old Town to Lashihai Lake and Zhiyun Monastery

It’s an easy cycling tour from Lijiang Ancient Town to Lashihai Lake. Along the way, you will pass through ethnic villages, grasslands, meadows, flowers sea, rivers and lakes. 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.


  • Enjoy the wonderful sceneries along the way.
  • Cycling around the beautiful Lashihai Lake.
  • Meet the first lamasery temple in Lijiang.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 Lijiang-Lashi Basin-Lijiang

Sightseeing and Activities:Lashihai Lake, Zhiyun Temple
Accommodation: None
Meals: Lunch

Lashihai Lake in Lijiang

After breakfast, drive to pick your bicycle. Start cycling from Lijiang Ancient Town. Ride 8KM to the beautiful Lashi Lake (New Basin), a nature reserve rich in biodiversity. The endangered black necked crane can be seen here. The Naxi and Yi minorities live in this area. We loop around the lake beginning on paved road which leads us through Naxi villages. The terrain becomes rougher as we loop back. Joining a bigger road, we continue on uphill towards a 2,900m pass through a scenery of fields and pine forest with the white towering peaks of Jade Dragon Snow mountain coming into view.

Also pay a visit to Zhiyun Temple. Zhiyun Temple situated by Lashihai Lake is regarded as one of the five temples in the city of Lijiang. It is a famous tourism spot of Tibetan Lamaism.  

After that, ride back to Lijiang Ancient Town in the late afternoon, service ends.

Service Included:

  • Entrance fees and activities listed in the tour;
  • Land transfer by private vehicle;
  • Chinese lunch;
  • Skilled driver and experienced English-speaking guide;
  • Two bottles of water for each person.

Service Excluded:

  • Accommodation with breakfast;
  • Meals not listed in the itinerary;
  • Any personal consuption;
  • Optional program;