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Recommended short-distance Guilin bike trail - bike riding about 45 kilometers through small rural villages for Huixian Wetland Park for delightful countryside scenery. Optional backroads cycling or well-paved national road biking. Undiscovered optional attraction and tour itinerary only available with us!

Tour Departure: Daily, garantee departure except really poor weather

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).

Day

Cycle Type: Leisure-ride or Cross-country (XC)

Difficulty: ★★★☆☆

Total Cycling Distance: 45KM -65KM

Tour Duration: 8 hours

Roads: Country roads, cross country, well paved concrete roads. Passive wade into water (not very deep, feet to knees) 1-2 times in rainy days. 

Amongst dozens of karst hills, Guilin Huixian Wetland is a large underground river-fed plain in Huixian town of southwest Guilin (less known by foreigners but very worth for a visit). Now, there are 20 lakes and ponds remained in the wetland. Typically, this wetland presents an idyllic countryside scenery of rice paddies and rural villages.

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, It will take us about 45 minutes to cycle out of city area.

We continue cycling through beautiful villages, passing by lots of local farms, leisure restaurants, peaceful tracks located between the hills. We might even across the brooks and forest -  everything is so close to nature. 

After cycling about 45 kilometers, we arrived Mudong town, where the Huixian Wetland area locates. Usually we arrived at Mudong at  around 12:30-13:30. Everyone will have a simple lunch of the famous Guilin rice noddles at Mudong (or have fastfood in small restaurant or snacks in grocery).

Near the famous Huixian Wetland,there exists a small ancient village, named The Blacksmith Village. The beautiful scenery and simple people will make you soon fall in love with it.The Blacksmith Village has a history of more than 400 years.

The reason why it got this name is that the villagers once make a living on blacksmithing for generations. Almost all 80 families in the village were good at forging iron, such as axe, scythe, kitchen knife, etc. While you walking into this village, you will hear a burst of tinkling forging iron sounds.Therefore, it would be a unique opportunity to get a peek at this fast-disappearing local traditional craft before it vanishes.

After the rafting, furthur exploring about 2 hours. There are two options for riders. Riders will disscuss and can only choose one of the following:

1. Wild Hill climbing to see the splendid panorama view of the village and wetland. It is about 6km from Mudong.

2. Cycling from Mudong to Huixian town for simple fastfood lunch. If none of us wish to take the rafting boat, then after lunch and rest. We will visit a local college on the way back to Guilin.

After the tour finished, all of us will be transferred back to Guilin with our supporting vehicle.

Optional Service:

Entrance fee for tourist sites (boat fee at wetland).

Tour Price:

Person(s)Price
1CNY 800 (with public shuttle bus transferring back to Guilin when cycling is finished)
2 - 3CNY 550 (with private supporting vehichle transferring after cycling)
4 or moreCNY 450 (with private supporting vehichle transferring after cycling)

About the public shuttle bus and private suppritng van:

The public shuttle bus is narrow with local people and it is only available with group less than 3 people and it is only availbe before 4:30pm. The private supporting vehicle only transfers the bicycles and riders back to Guilin, and it does not follow the cycling leader during the trip.

Huixian Wetland Park

What's included

  • Guide

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

  • Bikes

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

  • Meal

    One bottle of mineral water and simple local rice noddle lunch.

  • Helmets

     

  • Visa

    Visa arrangement. Please consult the local Chinese Embassy or Consulates-General first for the tourist visa.

  • Other

    International airfares and airfares to Guilin and exit Guilin.
    Personal expense.
    Insurance.
    Gratuities to guides and drivers.
    We don't offer rider gears for cycling (helmet is excepted).

 

Note:

1. If anyone quit this tour on the half way, he/she may need to pay in cash for returning bus and the last bus back is at around 5:00PM. It is not available to carry too many bicycles into the mentioned returning bus.

2. Riders can cycle back from the most busy national road without the supporting vehicle transffering. (The price is cheaper but the distance will double , it is not recommended). If anyone do so, the total distant for option1 is 75kms, and 120km for option2.

3. The bicycle we use are high quality mountain bike, an identity card or passport deposit is needed.

4. Self lock bicycle shoes is not recommended for this tour.

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