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China Biking

China, Asia

from $4,998* per person 9 Days April, May, September, October
Luxury accommodations Exertion level: 5
Operator: Backroads 24 people max
  • Hong kong international airport, sky plaza road, hong kong
  • Active & Adventure trips
Maybe it's the bike. It's disarming. Friendly. It shows you China in a way you can't see by any other means. Ride by a group of school girls or a farmer in his rice paddy, and it instantly changes China. It's no longer about walls you can see from space or newspaper images of students in front of tanks. It's closer than that. It's real. The foods are richer. The language is spoken with your eyes. Yes, this journey somehow shows you everything from Beijing to Canton and the rural places in between. But what this journey really does is show you the real China face-to-face.

    Experience traditional life in rural villages and modern life in new cities
    The Terracotta Warriors, Tiananmen Square and more
    Marvelous biking by expansive rice paddies and the dramatic karst pinnacles of Yangshou
    The Great Wall, far from throngs of tourists
    Ride Chinese cruiser bikes to the Forbidden City

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China, Asia

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Itinerary

Days 1-3 Experience traditional life in rural villages and modern life in new cities By river and bicycle, travel past remote hamlets and expansive fields of rice and sugarcane to the bustling cities of ancient Zhaoqing and Wuzhou  Relax over lunch at an authentic Yu Nan noodle shop  Enthusiastic youngsters rush out to greet you; they don't often see Westerners, especially on bikes!  Unwind with a foot massage.

Days 4-5 Marvelous biking by winding rivers, lush paddies and the dramatic karst pinnacles of Yangshuo Immerse yourself in stunning scenery on a private Li River boat cruise You'll find embroidered silk, stone carvings, hilltribe crafts and more - plus terrific people-watching - at the night markets.

Days 6-7 The Terracotta Warriors: more than 6,000 life-sized funerary statues stand at attention at the awe-inspiring mausoleum of Emperor Qin Shi Huang, a World Heritage site Pedal the 500-year-old city walls of Xian, China's imperial capital for 12 dynasties.

Days 8-9 The Great Wall, far from throngs of tourists - the world's most scenic StairMaster is even more incredible with breathing room Ride through Beijing on Chinese-style bikes, exploring Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City Indulge in delectable Peking duck and other Chinese specialties.

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