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9-Day Western Sichuan Cycling and Cultural Tour

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  • Chengdu International Airport, Sichuan, China

    Sichuan, Sichuan (map)

    30.651226 104.075882

  • Overview

    This is a very special and unique 9 days cycling in the western Sichuan ( Tibetan). Riding about 350km cycling through various terrains and amazing famous sites like a local with lots of chances to interact with local people. Take your camera to record many picturesque sceneries and incredible landscape. This trip is specially designed for those who love to explore on 2 wheels and travel like locals. You will experience Tibetan life styles in many areas. The Tibetan people; cattle; fresh air; cool breeze; blue sky and thousands of twinkling stars will relax your body and mind. April is in the middle of the best cycling season in this part of China. This is a great trip to give yourself a chance to discover the joy of bicycle and diversity of our culture in just eight days.

    Day 1: Arrive Chengdu

    Upon your arrival at Chengdu International Airport you will be picked up and transferred to hotel. Over dinner (typical Sichuan cuisine) you will be briefed about Sichuan culture, its food and your forthcoming trip by the guide. After dinner, there will be time to study maps of the route you will be taking, and to check your equipment with the guide to ensure that you are ready to go.

    Overnight: Chengdu, Accommodation: Hotel

    Day 2: Chengdu - Wolong - Mt Siguniang - Xiaojin County - Danba ( Coach -- 345km )

    Take coach from Chengdu to Panda Reserve in Wolong for lunch, where there is a rich diversity of species and topography.

    After lunch, we will be going through the mountain pass of Balangshan where the view is stunning beyond words. If the sky is clear, we will be able to see Mt Siguniang with its four spectacular peaks covered in snow. We should arrive at our destination of Xiaojin county at about 4 o’clock. People here are Tibetan Qiang minority who has live a diligent and simple life ever since they settled on here.

    Day 3: Xiaojing-Danba ( Riding 60km )

    Today will be our first day of riding. We will be riding towards a very beautiful Tibetan town, Danba, which is 2600m above sea level. Then we will head to Zhonglu village and visit the first Nature Education and Community Development Centre in Zhonglu village.

    Day 4: Danba - Yak Valley - Mt Yala Viewing Deck - Geda Pass - Bamei Town (Total 86km )

    Danba to Camp house (Lunch) =36 km

    Camp house to Mt. Yala viewing deck = 26 km

    Mt. Yala viewing deck to Geda pass = 8 km

    Geda pass to Bamei Town = 16 km ( Dinner and night stay)

    Geda pass (Altitude =3906m )

    Lunch time between 1 to 2 pm afternoon

    Dinner time between 7 to 8 pm

    We will ride at slow pace along a river after breakfast going up a gentle slope to Yak Valley where we will take a photo break, continue our ride to “camp house”). after lunch we will register at the forests checkpoint.

    Today’s greatest challenge is the slope after checkpoint. It is steeper and harder, however, the reward will be the happiness and satisfaction when we get onto the viewing deck of Mt Yala. Beautiful views opens up right in front of us, we’ll have a rest and take pictures . Around 7 pm we will be reaching at Bamei town, a beautiful Tibetan village where we stay for the night. Have dinner between 7 to 8pm.

    Day 5: Bamei town - Tagong town ( 28km )

    After breakfast, we will visit Huiyuan temple, and return to Bamei town for lunch.

    We will ride 28km to Tagong town after lunch. Togong has spectacular scenery of grassland and Mt Yala, and an ancient temple standing still after all the vicissitudes. We will stay in Tagong town for the night.

    Day 6: Tagong town - Tagong grassland - Kangding airport - Airport pass - Zhonggu village ( 76km )

    Pedal all the way up to the highest airport on earth (4002m above sea level) alongside the Tagong grassland where we can see packs of yaks wonder around on both sides. After reaching the Airport Pass at the altitude of 4002m, we will go downhill to Zhonggu village and stay there for one night. There we can see Honghai Lake on the mountain on our way to Zhonggu, and enjoy a hot spring facing snow mountain, ease your body and mind.

    Day 7: Zhonggu village - Mugecuo - Kangding ( 39km )

    Ride 12km to Mugecuo scenic area and we will get onto tour bus to do some sightseeing in the area. We will leave in the afternoon, and get back on our bikes at the entrance heading for Kangding. All the way downhill and is quite relaxing. This cycling comes to an end when we reach the “junction” of Han and Tibetan cultures.

    Day 8: Kangding - Chengdu ( 330km )

    Say goodbye to the place, we will be transporting back to Chengdu from Kangding. During the Journey we will pass Luding and visit the famous spot, Luding Bridge. The journey will take around 7 or 8 hours.

    In the evening we will have a final group meal in Chengdu, eating Sichuan’s famous Hotpot dish in a traditional restaurant.

    Day 9: Chengdu Departure

    We will drop you off at Chengdu International Airport in good time to catch your flight.

    Included are:

    Airport Pickup

    Private bus from Chengdu to starting point and back from end point

    Full Support with mechanic the entire trip

    Bilingual local guide

    All Meals include welcome and celebration dinner

    All Accommodations

    Admission tickets

    Excludes

    Own bike (MTB preferred)

    Air Ticket

    Visa if required

    Travel Insurance

    Personal expenditure

    Bike helmet

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    Cost:

    $1450 Double Occupancy

    $1660 Single Occupancy

    $500 deposit required to reserve a spot

    Balance due by Feb 1st, 2017

    Full refund if cancel on or before Feb 1st, 2017. No refund available after that.

    Payment instruction will be provided when you RSVP. Thanks

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  • Soo C.

    Hi all, this is for all those are on waitlist. Please note we have limited slots left and are on first come first served basis. Please follow the steps below yo secure your slot:

    First step
    Deposit $ 500 to secure your slot the following is the payment info

    UOB [masked]
    Mok Cheng Meng

    Please PM Mr Mok (aka Albert) after you made your payment. Thanks

    4 days ago

  • SL K.

    What is fitness level required for this?

    November 30

  • Soo C.

    3 more slots left. Please confirm your slot soon.

    November 29

  • ChuenHoon T.

    For those in the waiting list , please text me your mobile contact, i will add u in waiting list chat group

    November 28

  • Soo C.

    Hi all, please note the following:

    1. Deposit $ 500 to secure your slot the following is the payment info

    UOB [masked]
    Mok Cheng Meng

    Please SMS Mr Mok (aka Albert) after you made your payment.

    2. Rental bikes are available for $75 for all riding days.

    November 28

  • jono

    Chaps. Gd news if you don't mind with 1 stopover. Cost $28X. Leave early and arrived early b4 them. Join me for papaya salad n cofe at BBK for 1 1/2 wait in transit. No its not SilkAir but better... AS SMOOTH AS SILK. Yes ThaiAir. Be quick..
    Check Thaiair online.

    November 22

  • ChuenHoon T.

    Hi Dennis , please give me your contact , i will add u to western sichuan chat group , you can ask questions in chat group before u make decision and we will have briefing later this month , my mobile[masked]

    November 18

  • Smiley R.

    can't find a "+1" option for rsvp.
    Kindly advise :)

    November 18

    • Soo C.

      Hi, i have updated that. Please try again.

      November 18

  • Dennis Ng Lian Y.

    Hi any briefing/meet up/presentation for this Sichuan trip?

    November 17

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