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2-Day Advanced Cycling Tour around Yangshuo

Day 1 Yangshuo - Fuli Town - Donglang Hill - Xingping Town
Xingping Town
Starting from Yangshuo West Street, ride along Guanlian Road for 5 minutes to the Yangshuo Bridge. Standing on the bridge, you may overlook the Green Lotus Peak to the west and Shutong Hill to the east.

Go across the bridge and continue the trip to Fuli Ancient Town after about 30 minutes' cycling. This 1,000-year-old town is also called 'the Hometown of Painted Fans' with traditional fan-making workshops lining along the flagstone-paved lanes.

Get out from Fuli and ride north towards Xingping Ancient Town. After cycling for around 10 minutes, you will encounter the Donglang Hill, where there is an outstanding peak vividly resembling a man. Continue your journey for another 1.5 hours and you will arrive at Xingping. Take a leisure walk around to explore well-preserved old buildings and traditional local lifestyle.

The nearby Laozhai Mountain is the best place to appreciate the beauty of Xingping, and about half an hour is needed to climb to its top. Or, you may walk across Xingping Bridge and head forward for 500 meters (550 yards) to Chaoban Hill, which can also offer you a great view of the surroundings.

After getting down from Laozhai Mountain, find a hostel or a home-stay in Xingping to stay overnight.
Day 2 Xingping - Dahebei Village - Snail Hill - Dazhouling Village - Huangnitian Village - Hebao Hill - Ancient Stone City - Putao Town - Yangshuo
Snail Hill
It is suggested you get up early this morning and climb up the Laozhai Mountain to enjoy the stunning sunrise. After that, take a bamboo raft to the other side of the river, where Dahebei Village is located. Ride for 20 minutes or so along the narrow path of the village to Snail Hill. Make a stop-over there and then head for Dazhouling Village. From Dazhouling, you need to push your bicycle for about 1,000 kilometers (1,100 yards) up the mountain along an ancient path built during the Qing Dynasty (1644 - 1911).

Upon arrival at Huangnitian Village, follow a muddy path uphill to the Dalingtou Village after about half an hour. The nearby Hebao Hill, with a height of 200 meters (220 yards), is a good place for backpackers to enjoy the scenery. Climb to the top of the mountain and you can have a full view of the rolling hills and winding Li River.

Continue your journey for about two hours along the country road to the Ancient Stone City. It was founded during the Qin Dynasty (221 - 207 BC) in the arms of the mountains. Houses, pavements, wells, and ramparts there were all built of stones, and hence the name. This city had undergone numerous wars during the past 2,200 years. Although some buildings have already collapsed with plants covering the surface, it still reveals a beauty of incompleteness.

Then head for another 7 kilometers (4 miles) westwards to Putao Town, the last destination of this 2-day Yangshuo cycling tour. This may take you more than an hour because of the poor road condition. When you almost get down from the mountain, you will see a large stretch of field. In spring an endless sea of rape flowers will appear in front of you while the golden rice fields in autumn are also worth taking shots.

When you arrive at the Putao Town, find a restaurant to have a simple meal and take a good rest. Then ride southwards for 20 kilometers (12 miles) back to Yangshuo.
 More Related Tours:

Independent City Tour: 1 day, Elephant Trunk Hill, Seven Stars Park, Reed Flute Cave, Two Rivers and Four Lakes.

One-Day Tour to Rural Area: Li River cruise from Yangdi to Xingping, Xingping Town, Silver Cave, West Street.

Yangshuo Bicycle Tour 2: Countryside & Rock Climbing.

Questions & Answers
Asked by Margaret | Aug. 13, 2014 06:52Reply
Hi am going to be staying in Guilin for 7days do you have any small group tour I can join in.
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Answered by Kate | Aug. 13, 2014 21:04

do you plan to spend the 7 days in Guilin or going to other cities, as well? I suggest that you visit other cities.
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