Cycling holiday in Yunnan, Zhongdian & Lijiang

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Departure information

This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements

Responsible tourism

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we screen every trip so you can travel knowing your holiday will help support conservation and local people.

In order to help preserve what remains of both China’s wonderful cultural and natural heritage (especially the place like Lijiang and Shangri-la), we ask that all of our travel participants are respectfully aware of the unique locations we take them to.

The most inspiring, exhilarating and rewarding way to experience the captivating and wondrous areas is cycling. We will choose the Low-carbon way to travel from Zhongdian to Lijiang in one week. Both of them have the strong, rich and unique cultures that are different to the big cities in China. Many of the people and villages we visit are from one of the 56 Minority groups in China, such as the Naxi and the Yi. "Green travel, enjoy riding” is as the theme to ride a bike in the form of more people concerned about the low carbon travel, and actively promote the choice of a healthy low-carbon way to travel.

As we always manage to live a fairly normal plastic-free life and hope to promote it in every groups that we organized. During this cycling tour, we will supply water for the riders from a support van. And we highly suggest the riders carry with their own water bottle to refill the boiled water. It is different from other normal tours that buy plastic bottles that add to landfill.

The Impacts of this Trip

Our itinerary has been designed to fully incorporate the local communities of the regions we visit and we are exceptionally sensitive to the needs of indigenous people like the Naxi and the Yi. We value their unique insights, knowledge, and hospitality, and believe that they too should benefit from tourism too.

Accommodation and Meals:
You will spend 6 nights in a variety of locally owned hotels, lodges and inns. This provides direct income for local house owners. We buy locally grown and produced food as much as possible; we support local businesses by staying in locally owned guesthouses, eating in local restaurants and taking our bikers to local operations and parks.Discovering new foods, dishes and flavors is an integral part of travel. We love to eat, at same to to have a close touch with local residences.

An added bonus of using locally-owned services and people is that they will often be highly enthusiastic, generous and proud to welcome you into the places where many have been born and raised – this is undoubtedly the case in a region like Tibet. Please be aware that we will be exposed to range of different cultures, ethnic groups and people of different religious beliefs and that we should be respectful of their needs at all times.


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