Yangshuo adventure holiday, China

“This five-day bite-sized tour takes you in and around the town of Yangshuo, to cycle off the beaten track and ramp up the activity levels further with optional rock climbing, kayaking or caving.”


Guilin | Yangshuo | Xing Ping | Li River | Yangdi | Baisha | Chao Long Village | rock climbing | optional kayaking or cooking lessons

Description of Yangshuo adventure holiday, China

This adventure holiday in Yangshuo, China takes you to one of the country’s top spots for thrill seekers, known for its many challenging activities as well as for its gorgeous scenery. The main activity on this trip is cycling, most of which is off-road and hilly, so you’ll get a proper workout while you gaze at the magnificent peaks of the karst mountains that dominate the local landscape. You’ll be accompanied by local guides who can sort out any problems and motivate you to get further up those steep climbs!

The activity doesn’t stop there, however. As well as the riding, you’ll also have the option of taking on a different activity. Rock climbing is what this area is famous for, but if that doesn’t float your boat, you can take to a kayak down the Li River instead, or maybe explore some caves with a local guide. If it’s all been a bit too much, you can spend some time at a cooking school or just soak up the atmosphere of this laid-back travellers’ haven.

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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.

Transport: What better way to support the environment and lower our carbon footprint... than by cycling. Travelling by bike is not only a great way to see and experience a culture, but this means we use less vehicles, less oil and less carbon.

Water: We encourage everyone to bring their own water bottle or re-use a bought one. This prevents you from needing to buy too many plastic bottles that add to landfill.

Waste: We hand out a gift set of chopsticks and cover to all passengers on day one to encourage everyone to avoid using the disposable sets that are provided in many restaurants in China.

Wildlife: We try to inform and help educate people about the still prevalent issue of eating "wild" and "exotic" animals in China. Whilst eating strange and interesting things can be a fun part of travelling in China, there are many issues that have a negative impact on the local wildlife and also other animals that are mistreated.

Energy: We encourage guests to conserve energy and maintain the use of air conditioners, lights and other electrical equipment to a minimum. This doesn't mean we don't want you to use it, but be concious of your usage and turn off everything whilst you are not in your rooms.

Buildings: China is growing and growing fast, this also means many of the beautiful traditional buildings and much of the local architecture is in danger of being destroyed. We choose our accommodations and cycle routes very carefully, ensuring we support and encourage those in the community who are maintaining and using these wonderful buildings.

Suppliers: We support the communities where we travel. Our accommodations, restaurants, guides and drivers are all locals and we encourage everyone we meet to treat our environment with care and respect. We hope at the least, that we lead by example.

The Impacts of this Trip

We send out trip specific information booklets to all passengers on our trips before the trip has started to encourage participants to start reading and learning about the country and region that they will be travelling through.

The areas we travel in all have strong, rich and unique cultures that are different to the concept of just ‘China’. Many of the people and villages we visit are from one of the 55 Minority groups recognised in China. We love to explore, listen and learn about these cultures from the minority people themselves, we manage this by encouraging local interaction and supporting minority and locally run businesses and suppliers.

The maximum group size for this trip is 12. This helps to preserve the experience as a more personalised for you and also makes it less intimidating for locals.

Discovering new foods, dishes and flavours is an integral part of travelling, and we love to eat! For breakfast, lunch and dinner we will take you to all manner of local eating establishments, eating fresh, regional produce cooked by the people who know best – the locals!

On this adventure we only stay at locally owned guest houses and encourage people to support local businesses and smaller shops, as opposed to bigger supermarkets and chain stores.


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