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Exotic and Mysterious Sichuan & Yunnan

Activity Level: Strenuous

Best Season: September and October

This route is the one for the braver, which will challenge your physical strength and volition, yet, it is worth the effort. Ride on the roads that are so close to the blue sky, worship the high snow mountains that are so sacred to the locals, enjoy the natural beauty that are so colorful and chat with hospital Tibetans who can sing so good songs, this is a route leading to Shangri-la - a perfect world.

Day1 Your sweet home / Chengdu Transfer via:International Flight on your arrangement

Upon your arrival at Chengdu (500m altitude), you will be met and transferred to the hotel for a rest before a delicious dinner of Sichuan food at a local restaurant.

Day2 Three-hour bus to Wolong Nature Reserve (1900m altitude)-the home of the Giant Pandas, after checking in the hotel and lunch, visit the Giant Panda Museum and Giant Panda Garden, where you can get very close to the cute animals and get better understanding of the Giant Panda.

Day3 Cycling from Wolong to Rilong Town which is one of the most difficult days due to the hard climb to the top of Balang Mountain at 4487m altitude.

Day4 Cycling from Rilong to Xiaojin County along DaweiRiver with beautiful scenery along the way.

Day5 Cycling from Xiaojin County to Danba County with the beautiful rurality and houses in Tibetan style.

Day6 Cycling from Danba County to Bamei Town which is pleasant with various views due to the change of altitude and hospitable people.

Day7 Cycling from Bamei Town to Xinduqiao Town on the dusty road, yet the view and unique folk customs such as snow mountains, Tibetan villages and people, pastures, pine tree forests, cypress, lamasery, white pagodas etc. along the way are the compensation.

Day8 Rest day--Refreshing in Xinduqiao.

Day9 Cycling from Xinduqiao Town to Yajiang County-another one of the hardest days with enjoyable views.

Day10 Cycling from Yajiang to No.135 Road Management Station which is another hard day by climbing Mt.Jianziwan at 4659m altitude.

Day11 Cycling from No.135 Road Management Station to Litang County by climbing over Mt. Kazila at 4718m altitude.

Day12 Cycling from Litang County to a pasture with lots of big grotesque cobbles left from millions of years ago by conquering Mt.Tuer at 4696m altitude.

Day13 Cycling from the pasture to Daocheng County which is not so painstaking ride today with beautiful scenery of the high plateau along the way.

Day14 Cycling from Daocheng County to Yading Village with stunning and colorful view along the way.

Day15 Rest day in Yading Village.     

Day16 Cycling from Yading Village back to Daocheng County.

Day17 Cycling from Daocheng County to Xiangcheng County-another hard day with various views and Tibetan houses.

Day18 Cycling from Xiangcheng County to Zhongwenshui by passing virgin forests and big gorges.

Day19 Cycling from Zhongwenshui to Zhongdian (Shangri-laCounty) with nice view and Tibetan houses.

Day20 Cycling from Zhongdian (Shangri-laCounty) to Qiaotou with beautiful rural scenery and white pagodas.

Day21 Cycling from Qiaotou to the old ferry to take the ferry to get across the Jinsha River, visit the Tiger Leaping Gorge along the way, and then cycling from the ferry on Daju Side to the hostel in Daju.

Day22 Cycling from Daju to Lijiang which is an UN World Heritage Site partly on the gravel road with colorful view.

Day23 Rest day - free day in Lijiang.

Day24 Lijiang /Kunming /Your sweet home Transfer via:Internal Flight on our arrangement and then International Flight on your arrangement.

After breakfast, our local guide escorts you to the airport for your flight to Kunming, where you will transfer your international flight back to your sweet home.

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