• yunnan ride camp shangri_la cycling tour
  • yunnan ride camp shangri_la cycling tour
  • yunnan ride camp shangri_la cycling tour
  • yunnan ride camp shangri_la cycling tour
  • yunnan ride camp shangri_la cycling tour
  • yunnan ride camp shangri_la cycling tour
  • yunnan ride camp shangri_la cycling tour
Cost from US$690, 6 days, 4 days alpine climbs

Cycle to Shangri_la - Van Supported

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    Of all the worldly destinations for riding a bicycle, none is as defining and integral to the sport as cycling in the Alps. Here in Southwest China’s Yunnan province, some soaring snow-capped peaks, high-altitude grassy plains, and majestic valleys are all found similar to the Alps, world’s best-known mountains.  

    Our “Cycle to Shangri_la” tour starts from the world heritage town of Lijiang in southwest China. On this biking tour you can expect extraordinary hill climbing and unique culture experience of the ethnic groups. Experience the extraordinary natural wonder Jade Dragon Mountain and Tiger Leaping Gorge-the deepest gorge in the world with its towering walls and dramatic beauty, meander along the majestic Yangtse River. 

    We will be climbing the mountain passes of Mt. Wenbi, Mt. Jade Dragon, Mt. Haba, to Shangri_la. This trip is designed for cyclists who want to train themselves in beautiful mountainscapes. This tour is supported by a Driver/Mechanic driving a van. You can always customize it as a guided tour.

    Day 1  Arrive Lijiang

    This tour will start in Lijiang where you’ll be met at the airport. Lijiang is an ancient Naxi town in northwestern Yunnan, with a history dating back over 800 years. We stay at a fine hotel with traditional Naxi courtyards in the old city. Explore the old town, which is a delightful maze of narrow cobbled stone paths and old wooden houses. Walking through its lively market square, you will encounter women dressed in traditional Naxi costume, selling anything from traditional crafts to Chinese herbs. 

    Day 2  Lijiang Mt. Wenbi

    We ride out of Lijiang and soon start our climb of the day. The climb is about 18KM to Wenfeng Monastery with over 600m of ascend. We will have a picnic with a Panorama view of Lijiang. Return to Lijiang and feel free to relax in the old town.. Cycle 40 km

    Day 3  Jade Dragon Mountain

    We start with a gentle ascend to Jade Dragon national park. From there we start our 25 km climb towards the Jade Dragon Pass(3200m), it will be a spectacular ride inside the national park. We will be having a picnic set up and relax before we enjoy a spectacular 30 km downhill to Daju (1780m), this is a fantastic stretch with some great views of the valley. We cross the Yangtse river by boat and then will be riding in tiger leaping gorge for the last 14 Kilometer. We will spend a night in Tiger Leaping Gorge. Cycle 97 km

    Day 4  Haba Mountain

    Cycle out of magnificent Tiger Leaping Gorge. We start our 23 KM climb to Haba Pass(3100m). Beautiful snow mountain view before we reach Haba village. Haba was nicknamed as the Chamonix of China because it is the base camp for climbing Mt.Haba ( 5396m). We then start do a short 5 kilometer climb out of the valley and cycle on a nice undulating road to Baishuitai Village. Cycle 70 km

    Day 5  Shangri_la

    Cycle out of Baishuitai, we start our final but longest and highest climb on the trip. We will climb first pass at 3700m and second at 3800m before reach Shangri_la. Shangri_la is a nice Tibetan city with a lively old town.  Time to celebrate this fun and worthy challenge. Cycle 101 km

    Day 6   Shangri_la

    Trip finishes after breakfast. You may extend your stay in Shangri_la to visit it's grand Sontsanlin monastery or ride further towards Tibet border. Feel free to contact Active China's cycle expert.

    Oct. 17 (Sunday) - Oct. 22 (Friday), 2021

    Apr. 24 (Sunday) - Apr. 29 (Friday), 2022

    May 22 (Sunday) - May 27 (Friday), 2022

    Oct. 23 (Sunday) - Oct. 28 (Friday), 2022

    Tour Prices in US$

    $690/person for 6+ persons
    3 - 5 persons add $150/person
    2 - 2 persons add $300/person
    Private dates add US$100/person
    Singleroom Supplement: $180/person
    Road Bike Rental: $200/person

    Bicycle details advised below


    --All overnights in hotels/guesthouses

    --4 picnics 

    --Drinking water on the van

    --Support van for luggage and cyclists

    --Road book with detailed trip notes

    --GPS routes

    --English Speaking phone call support


    --All services not mentioned

    --All entry fees and sightseeing


    --Tipping or gratuities

    --Mandatory intl. travel insurance



    A typical road side picnic includes hot tea, coffee, fruits ( fresh and dried), bread, cheese, salami and salad etc.


    "Excellent route and well supported,  perfect for those who want a short training session in an exotic area. Trip starts from 2400 meters and you go higher up to 3800 meters. Exactly what I needed to get myself trained at higher altitude. Great value for lodgings and van support."

    Peter Van Loo -- Holland


2-16 participants




6 days


Moderately difficult with some hilly climbs for avid cyclists


Lijiang - Jade Dragon Mountain - Yangtse valley- Tiger Leaping Gorge - Haba Mountain - Shangri_la


✧Lijiang Fordo Hotel ✧Tiger Gorge Tibet Guesthouse✧Bashuitai Guesthouse✧Shangri_la Zen Hotel

✧Fascinating old towns and villages
✧Alpine Climbs
✧Visit a World Heritage Sites
✧Cycle world's third deepest gorge
✧Experience Tibetan life style
✧Traverse several national parks
✧Boat trip in the Yangtze River
✧Excellent local cuisines

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