Would you like to see the countryside without having to travel very far before getting a glimpse at mountainous regions and charming villages? This tailored 1 day biking trip is the perfect solution for having a fun but relaxed day trip where you can escape from reality by admiring the gorgeous hilly landscapes, learning more about the province’s important tea production and have a deeper comprehension of why Chengdu’s plain is known as The Land of Abundance.Our first destination is Dujiangyan city, 60 km away from Chengdu in a town called Yutang, where the world famous Dujiangyan Irrigation System was built nearly 2000 years ago. It still irrigates millions of acres of land around the Chengdu Plain, which in turn makes it one of the primary food production bases in China, hence why Sichuan is entitled “The Land of Abundance”. While you are biking from Dujiangyan to Mt Quingchen, you cannot help feeling at peace as views of tranquil villages untouched by progressive development and in the distance, green-shaded mountains pass by you. Once arrived at Mt Quincheng, you will have the opportunity to visit a local tea farm which once used to supply green tea to the imperial families. The mountain itself is an extraordinary sight to behold. It is your choice whether you would rather take a cable car or walk it up. All along the way up Mt Quincheng, there are multiple remarkable Taoist temples and exquisite views of the Sichuan landscape from high above. As the path goes up in Mt Qincheng our troubles fade away and our minds are at peace.
- Drive Distance: 1.5 hours one-way
- Biking Distance: 20 km/2-3 hours
- Walking Distance: 12 km/3-4 hours.
Cycle track from Dujiangyan to Mountain Qingcheng
You might notice the local villagers looking at you curiously as there are not that many foreigners that know this route. After the earthquake in 2008, the road was rebuilt and there is now an exclusive cycling track. Additionally there is a panda valley on the way where 15 pandas are raised that just opened in 2015.
Tea Farm in Mt. Qingcheng.
The tea farm is about 5 km away from the mountain with a tea factory built nearby. Visitors can not only walk around the farm, but also see for themselves how the local tea is made. An annual Tea-Picking Festival is held there every April.
Mt. Quincheng is one of the most famous Taoist mountains in China. In Taoist mythology it was the early residence of one of the Taoist founders. Its fame has earned it a spot on UNESCO’S World Heritage Site. Mt Quincheng is visited by people wanting a break from their hectic lives to admire the natural beauty and pick up some of the spiritual tranquility present there, if even for just a few hours.
The total walk is approximately 10 to 12 kilometers long, and lasts about 3 to 4 hours.
- Unit price is USD 152 to USD 406 based on 1 person to 8 persons.
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