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Base of operations: China -- Number of InfoHub client requests accepted: 207
The company is aimed at the promotion of cycle touring in China. Why bicycle in China? With the world's largest population and largest cycling population, cycling in China is a unparalleled treat to those of us who grew up strapped into the seat of a car. We consider the bicycle the perfect means of transportation since it allows the body to keep pace with the mind.

We are here to help you plan a wonderful cycle tour in China. At M08944, we believe small groups enhance the experience. Custom and Private tours are all we do. We offer only custom private tours of small groups. This allows more spontaneity for stopping a interesting villages, or taking photos without having to be concerned about "keeping up with the group." This is because bicycle touring is very individualistic, and riding at your own pace and style will greatly enhance your experience in China.

Beginners are welcome. For the uninitiated, we offer private introductory cycling tours that will teach you what you need to know to successfully tour in China, or anywhere else you may be interested in going. We will teach you the proper cycling techniques, adjust your bike so it best fits you and coach you on pacing yourself. Also we will teach you the basics of survival Chinese so that you can interact with the locals on your own.

Show and Go Options - No bike? No problem! Getting a bike in China is easy. Diamondback mountain bikes with Shimano components are readily available at reasonable costs to either rent or purchase. We can advise on the selection of panniers and other equipment or provide it for you. Want to experience China from a bicycle, but don't feel up to pedaling all day? Perhaps an electric bicycle would be right for you. Electric bikes are readily available and can travel up to 80 kilometers on a single charge. Just let us know your needs.

Experienced Touring Cyclists - Full Tour or Short "Introduction". Rides Get a tour designed to meet your abilities and interests be it fast-paced or slow-but-sure. We can show you the best parts of China at your pace and your convenience. We can also provide "Introduction Rides" that give you a "soft" landing at the beginning of doing a longer ride. This consists of having a guide ride with you for a week or so to show you how to deal with touring in China. Included are short language lessons, tips on safety, security and hygiene, and how to find a hotel.

How does this work? Our method of operation is to run only private or custom tours with only small numbers of people (usually less than five but no more than eight). You may join a tour that has been posted or you provide the dates you would like to go and your requirements of dates, length of time, difficulty and interests (historical, scenery, cultural, etc.) and have M08944 organize a tour especially for you. You can choose from the list of tour options, or if you have a particular area in mind, have a new tour route designed for you.

What is the cost? We strive to give you the best possible trip at a reasonable cost, without large groups. Small groups of eight or less is what we specialize in. The cost of the tour is dependent on an number of factors:
- The number of people on the tour (the more people, the lower the per person cost)
- The location of the tour (some areas are more expensive to travel in than others)
- The amount of alternative transportation (such as airlines) used during the tour.

Prices include the following:
- All hotel accommodations
- Meals eaten as group (private meals, snacks and alcoholic beverages are not included)
- All group transportation costs (buses, boats, and taxis)
- All group entrance fees.
Questions and Answers
Our company provides cycling tours around China.

1. How long has the business been operating and how did it start?

15 years, in 1998.

2. What is your company's mission?

Our mission is to provide meaningful and enjoyable bicycle touring experiences in China at a reasonable cost. Founded by Americans who live in China, and who hope to share its delights with those who want to ride in this intriguing country, our company is dedicated to promoting bicycle touring in China. We are convinced that there is no better way to see China than from the seat of your bicycle, riding from village to town to city through the fascinating countryside. China is an entirely different world that can be experienced under your own power, as it is by most of its 1.2 billion residents. The journey is not the destination, but rather the experiences that you have while traveling from one place to another.

3. What does your company specialize in?

Bicycle touring in China.

4. Who is the founder or owner of the company and briefly describe his/her past activities?

Peter Snow Cao, founder of the company, is an avid cyclist, having taken and led numerous bicycling tours, both domestically in the US and abroad. The longest being the "Grand Asian Tour" which spanned three years through 17 countries, and included extended travel in China where he met his lovely wife.

5. What is your most popular travel package and why?

Yunnan 8-Day Bike Tour - Kunming, Shangri-La (Zhongdian) and Lijiang. This 8-day tour in Yunnan Province is the gateway to China's largest concentration of ethnic minorities. Starting with a flight to Shangri-La (Zhongdian) on the Tibetan Plateau we will cycle over one of the most scenic rides in Yunnan to Baishuitai, the back door to Tiger Leaping Gorge, one of the deepest and most dramatic gorges in the world. Cycling out to Lijiang, the center of the creative Naxi minority group, exploring this unique city with fast flowing open canals and unique architecture.

6. What is the best compliment you received from a client?

The sights were intoxicating and otherworldly. China is beautiful. I do not think there is a better way to experience it. I look forward to my next adventure with M08944.

Vacation Packages offered by supplier M08944
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Exploring Guangxi's Wonders Exploring Guangxi's Wonders

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A 8 day tour which gives you the chance to discover the cultural side of China by cycling. This tour is intended for those with little or no cycle-touring.

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Tour Package
Bicycle Touring
Cultural Journey
USD 1860 China

Western Sichuan Bike Tour to Danba Western Sichuan Bike Tour to Danba

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Into the hills of Western Sichuan this moderate to challenging 8-day ride takes you to Wolong Panda Nature Reserve, up the breath-taking Balangshan Pass to visit a Buddhist Temple and Tibetan Temple.

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Tour Package
Bicycle Touring
Cultural Journey
USD 1950 China

South China-Guangzhou (Canton) to Guilin Bike Tour South China-Guangzhou (Canton) to Guilin Bike Tour

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This 11 days bicycle tour begins in exciting city of Guangzhou and takes you on a wonderful route through the countryside with colorful minority groups to Guilin, a landscape-lovers paradise.

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Tour Package
Bicycle Touring
Cultural Journey
USD 1930 China

Bike China Yunnan 8-Day Bike Tour - Kunming, Shangri-La (Zhongdian) and Lijiang Bike China Yunnan 8-Day Bike Tour - Kunming, Shangri-La (Zhongdian) and Lijiang

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A unforgettable cycling tour through China's most beautiful places. Discover the far east with us. Use the basic mean of transportation of China trough China

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Tour Package
Bicycle Touring
USD 1100 China

17 Day Beijing, Xi'an, Chengdu, Chongqing, Three Gorges and Shanghai Bike Tour 17 Day Beijing, Xi'an, Chengdu, Chongqing, Three Gorges and Shanghai Bike Tour

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This 17 day tour begins in Beijing and gives you the opportunity to visit the major cities of China and their most famous and captivating ancient monuments.

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Tour Package
Bicycle Touring
Cultural Journey
USD 2650 China

7 Day Shandong Peninsula Bike Tour 7 Day Shandong Peninsula Bike Tour

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A 7 day tour gives you the opportunity to discover China's cultural side by cycling. The tour begins and ends in Qingdao and is designed as a moderate ride.

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Tour Package
Bicycle Touring
Cultural Journey
USD 1100 China

Beijing to Chengde Great Wall Bike Tour Beijing to Chengde Great Wall Bike Tour

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This 7 day bicycle tour begins and ends in Beijing, China's capital. This tour is designed as a moderately strenuous ride and gives you the opportunity to discover the cultural side of China.

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Tour Package
Bicycle Touring
Cultural Journey
USD 1200 China

South China - Guangzhou (Canton) to Guilin Bike Tour South China - Guangzhou (Canton) to Guilin Bike Tour

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This bicycle tour lasts for 11 days and begins in Guangzhou (also known as Canton), the capital of Guangdong Province.

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Tour Package
Bicycle Touring
Hiking & Trekking
USD 2000 China

21 Day South China Bike Tour: Wuzhou to Huangguoshu Falls 21 Day South China Bike Tour: Wuzhou to Huangguoshu Falls

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A 21 day cycling tour which gives you the opportunity to explore the cultural side of China.

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Tour Package
Bicycle Touring
Cultural Journey
USD 1600 China

Chengdu to Shangri-La (Zhongdian) Bike Tour Chengdu to Shangri-La (Zhongdian) Bike Tour

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A 22-day bicycle ride trough China begining in Chengdu and ending in Kunming.

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Tour Package
Bicycle Touring
Cultural Journey
USD 1850 China

Yunnan Bike Tour - Kunming, Dali, Shangri-La (Zhongdian), Lijiang, and Lugu Lake Yunnan Bike Tour - Kunming, Dali, Shangri-La (Zhongdian), Lijiang, and Lugu Lake

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This 14 days cycling tour offers you the chance to cycle in one of China's preserved regions in Beihai.

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Tour Package
Bicycle Touring
Cultural Journey
USD 1400 China

Yunnan 8-day Bike Tour - Kunming, Dali, Lijiang and Tiger Leaping Gorge Yunnan 8-day Bike Tour - Kunming, Dali, Lijiang and Tiger Leaping Gorge

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This 8-day bicycle tour begins and ends in Kunming, the capital of Yunnan Province known as the "Spring City" and the gateway to China's largest concentration of ethnic minorities.

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Tour Package
Bicycle Touring
Hiking & Trekking
USD 1300 China

Sichuan Sights Bike Tour: Chengdu Pandas, Leshan Giant Buddha and Dazu Grottos Sichuan Sights Bike Tour: Chengdu Pandas, Leshan Giant Buddha and Dazu Grottos

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A 10 day tour which gives you the chance to explore the cultural side of China by cycling. This tour is designed as a relatively easy-going ride with daily 30 mileage.

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Tour Package
Bicycle Touring
Cultural Journey
USD 1210 China

Western Sichuan - Chengdu to Ganzi Cycling Tour Western Sichuan - Chengdu to Ganzi Cycling Tour

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This 14 days tour is designed as strenuous ride. Average daily cycling mileage will be about 60 km or 40 miles.

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Tour Package
Bicycle Touring
Cultural Journey
USD 1370 China

The Grand Bike Tour of Sichuan and Yunnan The Grand Bike Tour of Sichuan and Yunnan

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This is a 33-day cycling tour trough Sichuan and Yunnan regions of China.

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Tour Package
Bicycle Touring
Cultural Journey
USD 2500 China
Reviews and Comments
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 1  Barry Weiss Verified User Review 2005-01-08
They were wonderful. Flexible in letting us customize our trip and dates, changing the 8-day trip into an 11-day trip. The guide was great.

 2  Len Milich Verified User Review 2005-01-08
3 problems, two minor, one significant. Minor: one evening, our guide did no mention that we would be overniteing in a particular place, and we climbed up ... view more unprepared - meaning we arrived sweaty and hot, and without a change of clothes; second, there were too many meals - not sure if our guide was intent on making sure HE had 3 square meals a day rather than us. Major: one of the bikes was too small, despite my sending size information well before our arrival.

 3  David Rohan Verified User Review 2005-01-03
Great trip - I was lucky to have a fantastic guide whom I connected with well....

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