Yangshuo Active (Women only departure)
China 5 days ex Guilin/Yangshuo

Do you like getting away from all the crowds and seeing un-spoilt countryside and local life? For those with active and adventurous tastes
this tour gives you access to the best of Yangshuo's stunning scenery but with a more challenging bent: the cycling is off the beaten track
and often hilly and to complete the experience we throw in an activity to suit you such as rockclimbing, kayaking, or caving. It's a strenuous
tour at times and suited to those that like to work for their fun! There’s still time in Yangshuo to check out the lively traveller scene but the
core of the trip is spent in smaller villages. You'll have a local guide with you for the cycling and a team of guides to get you climbing one of
Yangshuo's famous peaks. If kayaking is your thing then you will find yourself paddling solo down the beautiful Li River or if you wish to head
underground we can organise a trip through a water cave with waterfalls, streams and mud pools. If you like to be active then Yangshuo is
the place for you!
Itinerary
Trip Details
Day 1 Arrive Yangshuo
Your transfer from Guilin airport, train station or hotel will be waiting for your arrival to take you to our hotel in the
centre of Yangshuo. Keep an eye out for a Bashukway sign with your name on it! The drive takes approximately 90
minutes. We will meet you when you arrive in Yangshuo to go over any details, answer any questions you may
have and fit you with bikes. We’ll also take you on a mini-tour of the town to point out all the essentials and offer
some suggestions on some good things to do and the best places to eat. The rest of the day and evening is free
for you to explore the town.

Day 2 Cycle Yangshuo to XingPing
Guided by a local expert, you cycle north out of Yangshuo through some of the bigger karst mountains in the area.
Your destination is Xing Ping and you’ll need a daypack to bring your essentials for an overnight stay here. The
day starts with winding uphill as you navigate your way from flat land rice plots and bamboo-lined rivers through
rice-terraces, tea plantations and orange orchards several hundred metres above the Li River Valley. With most of
the hard work done in the first 20 km, you can relax a little and enjoy the spectacular views, including a waterfall,
with the famous Li River meandering in and out of sight. Your cycling guide will have a packed lunch for you to eat
en-route so you can pick a spot with the best views to relax for awhile. There’s a great downhill to the banks of the
Li River, along which you’ll cycle, before crossing by local ferry to Xingping and your lodgings for the night. Packed
lunch included.

Cycle: 45 Km’s. The majority of the cycling is unsealed surface, a mix of dirt and rocks. The first 15 km is tending
uphill, followed by some undulating terrain and then down into Xingping Valley. Most of the riding is on small
village paths and tracks. An option to extend this route to around 60 km’s if you wish.

Day 3 To Chao Long
You will be starting the day early with a short smooth ride up the Li River before boarding a local boat to Yangdi:
this is the prettiest section of the Li River. On arrival in Yangdi it’s time for a hearty noodle breakfast, a quick look
around the local markets before hitting the road again. The road heads up steeply for three km’s as you climb
away from the river. The road is sealed all the way until lunch and you will be cycling through some very pretty
rural countryside and, of course, sublime karst mountain scenery. Eventually this road will join the main Guilin/
Yangshuo road on which you’ll cycle for 17 Km’s through the towns of Pu Tao and Bai Sha. We’ll take you through
the local markets at Baisha where produce from the region is sold and we’ll have a great local hotpot lunch with
all the local farmers. After lunch we’ll visit the 500 year old Dragon and Fuli Bridges. The cycling takes us off-road
again on single track and dirt roads through rice fields and by the Yu Long River. The scenery here is out of this
world and everything deserves a photo! With options to head straight for our stay in renovated farmers cottages in
the village of Chao Long or to take a diversion to Moon Hill for a climb to the top, this is a big action packed day.
And if the weather’s hot…we highly recommend a swim down at the river during summer! We will transfer your
bags to the Chao Long Village for you. Lunch included.

Cycle: 70km. Today is mostly sealed although there are long sections on fairly rough roads and single-track.
There is a steep hill of about 3 km’s while the remainder is relatively flat. You have the option to extend the ride
15Km’s.

Day 4 Yangshuo
Today we’ll hit the road for a short ride back to the hotel in Yangshuo (your luggage will be transferred for you).
Today is devoted to climbing (or the activity of your choice). Yangshuo has a developing international reputation
for the quality of the rock-climbing, so we have included a half-day rock-climbing session. It does not matter if you
are a novice or professional climber, these guys can and do cater to all levels.

Note: If rock-climbing is not your thing, you are most welcome to replace it with
· A hike through one of the caves with a local guide, or
· Kayaking down the Li River, or
· A half-day course at a cooking school.

Day 4 Yangshuo
Free time to spend relaxing in town or taking part in optional activities before transferring back to the airport.
Departure date
Private departure to suit
your group. Please
contact us for details.

Accommodation
3-star-standard hotel in
Yangshuo (2 nts)
Family run Guesthouse
in Xing Ping (1 nt)
Renovated farmer’s
cottages
in Chaolong Village (1 nt)

Inclusions
Airport Transfer from/to
Guilin International
airport
Bike Hire (3 days).
Excellent quality
mountain bikes with 4
sizes to choose from.
Helmet hire
Half-day Rock-climbing
session (or one of the
other activities to your
liking)
Boat tour on Li River.
Two lunches.
Local cycling guide 2.5
days.
General support from
staff based in Yangshuo.

Additional
Accommodation
As there is so much to
do in Yangshuo, many
people decide to spend
more time, before or
after their tour, to take in
all the activities on offer
or simply to spend
some extra time
relaxing. Our rates are
as follows:
Yangshuo
30 USD Single
40 USD Twin-share
Chaolong Village
20 USD Single
30 USD Twin-share

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