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1-day Guilin Biking Tour to Yangshuo/Xingping

Tour code: ETC-B78   

For those looking the best bike routes from Guilin to Yangshuo, you should not overlook this tour, with which you will explore the highlight scenery between Guilin and Yangshuo. It is flexible with an ending at Xingping Ancient Town or Yangshuo based on your personal requests. There are two routes cycling on each side of the Li River to Yangshuo. Please read the tour itinerary, total cycling distance and price terms carefully and choose your favorite.

Tour Date City Tour Brief
1 Guilin Guilin Yangshuo/Xingping Town Cyling

Cycle Type: Mountain bke leisure-ride across country or on well-paved road.

Difficulty: ★★★★☆  (route A)  ★★★☆☆ (route B)

Popularity: ★★★★★ Exclusive route only available with our company, hidden trails and scenery.

Total cycling distant: 68KM (to Xingping ancient town).   

Tour Duration: 8 hours+. 

Roads: Well paved concrete / asphalt roads. Dirt roads, Country tracks, Macadam, etc. Route A or B based on your cycling experiences and wishes.


Route A: Countryroads cycling from Guilin to Xingping/Yangshuo from the western side of Li River (only available for skilled riders in non-rainy days)

Guests will meet the tour leader at 8:30 in the morning at the designated location.

After testing bikes, we start cycling out of the Guilin city from the silent trails from the western side to avoid the busy national road of G321. It takes about 45 minutes to cycle out of city cener and another 2.5 hours before arriving Mamian Village. We arrive Yanshan town at about noon, and will take a rest there.

We continue our cycling again through peaceful villages on country roads. After lunch into the eastern part of the main road, we enjoy the awesome scenery there. The buses and cars are far away from us. The less commercialized villages means few annoying tourists and cars but less chances to having supply, so please take enough food and water before leaving Yanshan town. We will encounter more climbings  in the afternoon, riders will enjoy the real country roads (some of the sections are poor and muddy) envied on books and others' blogs.

After a not-so-easy cycling up and down through the mountain area, we arrive at the dock in front of Xingping ancient town. We will take a boat across the Li River to the other side then continue with the final 8km painting-alike cycling before arriving Xingping.

The tour finishes in Xingping. If you would like to stay in Yangshuo (all the riders can only choose to live in Yangshuo or Xingping), we have to cycle outside the countryroads to the busy national road before acrossing the river to Xingping. The bicycle will be returned to us and the service ends.


Route B: Well-paved road cycling from Guilin to Xingping/Yangshuo from the eastern side of Li River (available for everybody who wish to experience cycling about 70KM in about 8 hours, all weather)

Depature after testing bikes. We firstly cycle 19km to the famous Daxu ancient town located on the east of Guilin. Then continue cycling via the most popular cycling route to Yangshuo by common cycling gourps. After another 18KM leaving Daxu, a big cycling up will challange us. Don't forget to take deep breath while biking up and take your time to slow down when going downhill as there are such beatiful landscapes all along the road.

A certain period on the undulating roads calls for experiences on how to save energy while cycling. Finally we arrive Xingping and still have much free time to visit the old town market - the scenery on RMB20yuan currency, etc. Choosing route B will have no chance to get to Yangshuo on the road.

Yangshuo is now a bit crowded with tourists, people looking for a silent world better consider of arranging their accommodation outside Yangshuo or in Xingping. You can expect a paradise of Karst scenery world.



1. High-speed train from Xingping to Guilin

2. shuttle bus to Yangshuo first, then back to Guilin on your own.


A. The route B is possiblely to be affected by the rebuilding of the main road from Guilin to Yangshuo.  The route A countains steep off-road climbings among mountain areas and is not suitable for unskilled riders but it's ok for people with good long-distance cycling backgound.

B. Self lock bicycle shoes (SPD shoes) is ok for route B and not recommended for route A. 

C. There are more climbings on route B but the average difficulty for it is less than route A.

D. Choosing cycling to Xingping, not to Yangshuo is recommended. Guests may have their own bus transfer to Yangshuo any time, it is only 1 hour by shuttle buses.


Tour Departure: Daily, garantee departure.Route A is not available on really poor weather days.

Booking and payment: Online payment or cash. Booking should be at least one day prior to the tour departure date (more days earlier if departure is on weekends).

Tour Price:

1 pax: RMB620 (without transferring service back to Guilin)

2 pax: RMB530/p.p   (Including luggage transferring from Guilin to Xingping/Yangshuo if you stay overnight there or transferring yourselves back to hotel in urban Guilin from Xingping/Yangshuo when the cycling ends)

4 pax and more: RMB335/p.p  (Only available for luggage transferring from Guilin to Xingping/Yangshuo, If you want a return shuttle bus ticket, extra RMB40 p.p is needed)


Included Services:

1. An English-speaking cycling leader, with route guidance GPS map and simple bike repairing tools;

2. Well-maintained brand quality mountain bikes of 27 speed front suspension;

3. Helmets; 4. One bottle of mineral water and simple local rice noddle lunch.

Not included:

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

2. Visas;

3. Insurance;

4. Tips, gratuities, personal expenses;

5. We don't offer rider gears for cycling (helmet is excepted).

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