3 Days Dali-Shaxi-Lijiang Cycling Tour

This 3 days Dali-Eryuan-Shaxi-Lijiang cycling tour, It will take you to experience the Tea Horse Trade Caravan including the Erhai LakeShaxi Old Town, Eryuan,  and Lijiang Old Town.


  • Experience the Tea Horse Trade Caravan including Shaxi Old Town, Dali Old Town, Lijiang Old Town, etc
  • Enjoy hot spring in Eryuan;
  • Step into ethnic villages to meet colorful and mysterious ethnic cultures.

Brief Itinerary

  • Day 1: Dali-Eryuan (About 60km and 5h cycling)
  • Day 2: Eryuan-Shaxi (About 52km and 4.5h cycling)
  • Day 3: Shaxi-Lijiang (About 105km and 9h cycling)

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Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 Dali-Eryuan

Sightseeing and Activities: Erhai lake scenery, ancient town of Bai people.
Accommodation: None
Meals: Lunch

In the morning, Cycle the west side of Erhai lake and visit Xizhou, an ancient town  which still remains the Bai ethnic characters and finish the day with a soak in a hot spring in Eryuan.

Day 2 Eryuan-Shaxi

Sightseeing and Activities:Old tea-horse caravan route, 
Accommodation: None
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Drive into Luoping mountain and then cycle on the back road of Dali, enjoying the ride along the “small angry river”—Yangbi river valley. Spend the night at Shaxi, ,the most intact village of the  old tea-horse caravan route.

Day 3 Shaxi-Lijiang

Sightseeing and Activities:
Accommodation: None
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Visit the local brick and tile plants and then cycle around the famous “sword lake” and then drive to Lijiang. Visit Naxi nationality ancient town.

Service Included:

  • Round-trip transportation mentioned in the itinerary;
  • Bicycle Rental (including the helmet);
  • Water, fruits and other energy supplements;
  • The whole-course following of the logistics support vehicle;
  • Travel Agency’s Responsibility Insurance.
  • Experienced English-speaking guide, skilled driver and Professional maintenance personnel.

Service Excluded:

  • Dinner;
  • Train Tickets or Flight Tickets;
  • Excess baggage charged by Airlines;
  • Personal Travel Accident Insurance;
  • Any optional programs;
  • Chinese visa fees;
  • Personal Consumption;
  • Tips to guide and driver.