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Tour description

Cycle YunNan Tiger Leaping Gorge

» Shangri-la to LiJiang or DaLi

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This is another classic journey along the famous Tea Horse Ancient Route, where we do a sub-section from Shangri-la (ZhongDian) to LiJiang.  

You will cycle through deep countryside, valleys and gorges, along old backroads.

option: private groups can customise the trip to end in DaLi or even KunMing.


Route1: Shangrila –> DeQin –> CiZhong –> WeiXi –> TaCheng –> ShiGu –> LiJiang (est. cycling distance 350km)

Route2:  Shangrila (cycle 30km) –> BaiShuiTai (white-water/limestone terraces  (cycle 60km) –> Tiger Leaping Gorge (cycle 70km)  –> LiJiang  (cycle 60km) (total est. cycling distance 250km)

No. of Days: 08-10 (option for extension; cycling tour customisation )

Recommended Season: May-Oct

Physical Grading: 3/5 (moderate) fully -supported

Altitude: 3450m to 2400m (with highpass at BaiMa Snow Mountain at 4300m)

Terrain: 85% tarmac, with some sections 6-7deg inclination (some road works may be present, and thus actual road conditions may be subjected to changes)

Other highlights: MeiLi Snow Mountain, BaiMa Snow Mountain, LanCangJiang JinShaJiang, CiZhong Catholic church, 1st bend of Yangtze river, Tiger leaping gorge, LiJiang UNESCO old town

Option: customisation to more/less cycling days & combine more destinations (eg. to include in Tiger Leaping gorge in Route2)


land Cost: contact us for details

Cost inclusions:

01) 24-speed MTB bike + helmet

02) 2x support vehicles

03) airport transfers

04) 1x lead cyclist + 1x mechanic (rear cyclist)

05) accommodation

06) food during cycling

07) local insurance

08) 1x welcome & 1x celebration dinner

Detailed itinerary

day01 – SIN / Kunming / connects to LiJiang on domestic flight.  drive up Shangrila 3250m.

day02 – Shangrila.  acclimatise and easy cycling around Shangrila (cycle 25km)

day03 – Cycle Shangrila / BaiShuiTai terraces (cycle about 60km, vehicle 50km)

day04 – Cycle BaiShuiTai / HaBa village / Tiger Leaping Gorge (cycle about 70km)

day05 – Tiger Leaping Gorge / ShiGu town (1st bend of Yangtze river) (cycle about 70km)

day06 – ShiGu / LiJiang  (cycle about 60km)

day07 – LiJiang – free & easy  (option: or cyclcing to BaiSha village, Banyan Tree)

day08 – depart LiJiang / domestic flight back to KunMing / connect to SIN.


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