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6-Day Guilin Bike Tour to Yangshuo and Xingping

Tour code: ETC-B72   

Guilin in South China is famed for Karst landscape and ideal for leisure cycling and biking adventure. Join this 6 days bike tour to hike along Li River to the real highlight places and hidden gem around Guilin and the picturesque countryside of Yangshuo and Yangping. This tour is perfectly suitable for mountain bicycles enthusiasts to get an insight into China’s peaceful rural life.

Tour Date City Tour Brief
1 Guilin Guilin arrival
2 Guilin Guilin - Huixian Wetland Areas - Yanshan Town (60km / 37miles)
3 Guilin Yanshan Town - Putao - Yangshuo (75km / 46miles) 
4 Guilin Yangshuo - Xingping (43km / 27miles)
5 Guilin Xingping - Daxu - Guilin (40KM/25miles or 77KM/48miles) 
6 Guilin Guilin Departure

Day 1 Arrival at Guilin (D)

Please be aware of that this biking route is well crafted for all bicycle enthusiasts and anyone who wants to experience a complete biking program in China.  

We will meet you at Guilin airport and take you to your city center hotel. No matter you are skilled rider or a newbie, you will be given a basic user manual about the mountain bicycle we offer and the matters need attention about this tour. You will get your bicycles today and have a try with our tour leader.   

If your flight arrives in Guilin in the morning, you will have more free time to visit the city. An optional evening cruise through Guilin city is highly recommended. 

Overnight in Guilin 

Day 2 Guilin - Huixian Wetland Areas - Yanshan Town (60km / 37miles) (B, L, D)

Optional 60KM (37miles) or 80KM  

We will start this tour by biking from the hotel and leave Guilin from a less busy road. A section of off-road biking is included today. After some small paths and villages we will arrive at Huixian country. Continue our trip to the wetland banks then take a boat and start to enjoy the splendid scenic views. You may even climb the hill to see a complete picture of the wetland. After lunch and rest, we go on riding along the small path and villages to Yanshan town of Guilin and check in hotel for rest. If the group arrives at Yanshan town early, you can have an optional visit to the Garden Show Park of Yanshan, which is optional and charged. 

Today the tour takes you to enjoy the limestone peaks, crisscrossing rivers, old bridges and ancient routes connecting villages. The level biking is easy but the path crisscross the labyrinth of the small paths. Please follow the leader closely.

Overnight in Yanshan town 

Optional biking: Except the 37miles biking today ends at Yanshan (totally around 4hours biking and 1-2hours for drifting on the Huixian wetland), you can also choose to have a bike visit to the Golden pheasant river reservoir at Luojin town. We may need to ride for a little longer distance. But the reservoir is the most beautiful one of Guilin. It is undeveloped, less polluted and for free. If your group is well equipped, efficient and skilled in biking, think about making this reservoir into your route. This reservoir is even more beautiful than most of the charging places! Day 3 Yanshan Town - Putao - Yangshuo (75km / 46miles) (B, L, D) During the biking today, you will see meandering rivers, limestone hills, rural countryside with rice paddies and mud brick houses. The amazing karst topography and peaceful country roads accompany you all the way to Yangshuo. Our trip is quite different from the traditional tours by cars. The biking route today is a bit tough, as you will encounter macadam, unsurfaced, forest road with soil or even mud. We will arrive at Yangshuo before evening. 

Overnight in Yangshuo 

Day 3 Yanshan Town - Putao - Yangshuo (75km / 46miles) (B, L, D)

During the biking today, you will see meandering rivers, limestone hills, rural countryside with rice paddies and mud brick houses. The amazing karst topography and peaceful country road accompanies you all the way to Yangshuo. Our trip is quite different from the traditional tours by cars, the biking route today is not so simple, you will encounter macadam, unsurfaced forest-road with soil or even mud. We will arrive at Yangshuo before evening. 

Day 4 Yangshuo - Xingping (43km / 27miles) (B, L, D)

Optional hill climbing to see panoramic view of Li River  

We start our riding today along the Li River, by biking through the lanes of peaceful villages, and keeping away from the dangerous tunnels and roads for cars. Enjoy a pleasant journey to Xingping, a small town located on the northeast of Yangshuo. This beautiful place is an important wharf of the Li River. After checking in hotel at Xingping, you will have an optional choice to have a free time or go with the guide to climb the Laozhai Hill. On the top of the hill, you will be definitely shocked by a great panoramic view of the Li River and its great bend! You need to climb over 1000 crude stairs before reaching the top of the hill. The wild stairs cause a hard trekking up, and you may feel a little dangerous. But the trip is well worth the effort with the breathtaking mountain views.

Over night in Xingping 

Day 5 Xingping - Daxu - Guilin (40KM/25miles or 77KM/48miles) (B, L, D)

Optional bamboo raft cruise or rough road and bicycle climbing up and down.

We will take a bamboo raft cruise from Xingping to Yangdi and enjoy the most highlight section of the Li River (Your bikes will be placed on the raft and go with you). Then we continue our bicycle tour from Yangdi. We choose country roads close to the nature and also to avoid tourist groups and the pollution from the vehicle exhaust. 

All the bicycles will be returned to us after you checking in and your tour finishes today.

Overnight in Guilin 

Day 6 Guilin Departure (B)

Our trip service ends with the breakfast today. If you want a transfer service, please book before hand with us.

Welcome to our bike rental shop in Guilin at any time!


$550/p.p (min. 5 people group) Comfiming booking and payment at least 3 weeks before the tour departure date. 

gourp number limits (1-10 people), please send enquire to get the other prices based on your group numbers. 

It is available to book this tour without supporting vehicle, riders should carry their own baggages during the whole trip or store the unneccessary things with us on arrival, the price will be lower. Please send your enquire for details. 

Important notes: This is an absolutely backroads biking through the country road with tons of confusing intersections, the supporting car will have less chance to help the group during our cycling, so please follow the leader carefully or we may get lost easily. Strict discipline for the paticipants is required to ensure our safety. 

Included Services: Guided

1. 5 nights' accommodation in comfortable hotels or guesthouses with twin share rooms, private bathrooms

2. Arrival airport transfer (one group only, for single travellers, it is recommended to take the airport shuttle bus on your own);

3. Meals: all breakfasts, most lunches and dinners; 

4. Water and simple snacks whilst cycling

5. Entrance fees as per itinerary unless stated as “optional”

6. Our cycling leader who can fix small bike problems; 

7. Air-conditioned support vehicle & driver (minimum 2 vacation seats);

8. Quality well-maintained mountain bikes of 27 speed front suspension;

9. Bike tools, spare parts and a backup wheels or bikes if necessary;


Not included

1. Departure airport transfers;

2. International airfares and airfares to Guilin and exit Guilin; 

3. Visas;

4. Insurance*

5. Tips, gratuities, personal expenses

6. Helmet or cycling gear (our bike pedals are standard and may not suit you) 7. Cruise fee of the wetland or Li River, they are recommended but optional.   

*Please note that obtaining your own travel insurance is required in order to participate on this biking tour. It will need to include a minimum coverage of medical expenses with emergency evacuation, personal liability and accident insurance. Our biking leader will need to see a copy of your insurance at the group meeting on the first day. We reserve the right to refuse you if you do not carry such an insurance policy. 

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