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China Cycling Holiday

offered by supplier M20818 (read about supplier)

Key Information:
Tour Duration: 14 day(s)
Group Size: 6 - 16 people
Destination(s): China  
Specialty Categories: Bicycle Touring  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 1295 Pound Sterling (GBP)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1395 Pound Sterling (GBP)

We transfer out of Guiyang into quiet minority areas where the cycling begins. Following quiet back roads up into mountain villages we discover a world far from the modern face of China. As many as 30 different ethnic minorities live peacefully alongside one another in the areas we visit in Guizhou and northeast Guangxi, with a huge variety of cultures. Generally, Dong villages are located along river valleys whilst Miao villages are scattered amongst the hills. The minority communities have maintained their cultural traditions over centuries, living simple remote lives, away from modernity and full of character. We discover their world as we cycle through a landscape of rice terraces etched into the mountain, rising up in layers towards the skyline.

The Dong are known for their architecture, particularly the octagonal pagoda-type drum towers (Gulou), and wind and rain bridges that provide shelter for people during bad weather. Built without a single nail, they are the symbol of the Dong people and served as a gathering place for the villagers to discuss and settle important matters and to stage festivals or entertainments The Miao were among the first people to settle in present day China, and among the first rice farmers in China. Having visited the remotest of settlements up in the hills, and experienced inspirational, breath-taking mountain scenery we cycle down out of the rice terraces towards Guilin. From here we journey alongside the tranquil waters of the Li River and into the hilly landscape of Karst limestone peaks to Yangshuo where our cycling tour ends.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Optional Extras:
- Own Room: £275
- Bike Hire from China: £170
- The extra costs for the Optional Extras are calculated after the booking process so will not appear in your shopping cart when booking the bike tour online. The extra costs will be added to your cycling Tour cost, we will contact you with a Tour Total Cost and give you instructions on how your remaining payments can be made.

-Approximate Cost of Flights: £750

The holiday's do not include flights to and from the designated cycle Tour countries, however, some bike tours contain internal flights that are included in the price.

Note: Please read through the essential information to see exactly what the price includes & excludes before booking!

About This Supplier
Location: England
Joined InfoHub: Mar 2011

M20818 is a specialist company taking small groups of cyclists to spectacular, remote areas of the world. We offer a unique blend of physical challenges, cultural experiences and cycling camaraderie, at highly competitive prices. M20818 guides are experienced cyclists and tour leaders. Destinations include Laos,...

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