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.
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
Own bike (MTB preferred)
Visa if required
$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