Code: BC-KM01

10 Days Cycling Route from Kunming to Xishuangbanna

Route: Kunming → Fuxian Lake → Jianshui → Yuanyang → Lvchun → Puer → Jinghong (Xishuangbanna)

This is a charismatic itinerary for cycling from Kunming to Jinhong of Xishuangbanna in the south end of Yunnan Province. The 1,000-km (621-mi) journey is relatively flat and full of charming beauties.

Day 1 Kunming to Fuxian Lake
Distance: 60 km (37 mi)
Time: 6 to 7 hours

Setting off from Kunming, you will cycle along the No.213 National Highway southward to the Fuxian Lake of Chengjiang City on the first day. Out of Kunming about 50 km (31 mi), you will first come to the foot of the Liangwang Mountain which is the first mountain in this journey. It is 2,800 meters (9,186 feet) in height that you will get to the Fuxian Lake as soon as descending down. In the remaining time today, you could enjoy the beautiful scenery of Fuxian Lake leisurely and then stay overnight in a budget inn near the lake.

Day 2 Fuxian Lake to Lihaozhai Village
Distance: 109 km (68 mi)
Time: 11 hours

Early in the morning, you can ride your bike southward to Lihaozhai, passing by Jiangchuan and Tonghai. The road from Fuxian Lake to Jiangchuan is so charming that you can enjoy the breathtaking sunrise and the blooming flowers even in winter. Later, you could have lunch and rest in Jiangchuan. Then, you will have to spend more time to finish the mountain road from Jiangchuan to Tonghai. Leaving from Tonghai and climbing up the mountain, you will find that the wide Red River is running at your foot. From here, you will enter the Honghe Hani & Yi Autonomous Region. After another section of rolling mountain road, you will arrive in Lihaozhai Village almost before night.

Day 3 Lihaozhai to Jianshui Ancient Town
Distance: 28 km (17 mi)
Time: 3 hours

Today, it will just take a short time to get to Jianshui before lunch after finishing the 20-km (12-mi) downhill road. You can explore this ancient town leisurely today and have a good rest for the next day's cycling.

Day 4 Jianshui to Yuanyang
Distance: 78 km (48 mi)
Time: 8 to 9 hours

The following destination is Yuanyang which is about 78 km (48 mi) from Jianshui Ancient Town. Firstly, you have to climb up the 18-km (11-mi) uphill road to Potou where you will enter into the area of the Ailao Mountain. It has an altitude of about 2,000 meters (6,562 feet).

Later, you will take a long downhill but soon another uphill mountain road to Nansha Town of Yuanyang. The scenery along this journey is changeful that you will have a special experience.

Day 5 Nansha Town to Laomeng Town
Distance: 80 km (50 mi)
Time: 8 to 9 hours

Setting off from Nansha Town of Yuanyang, you will go over a 1,700 meters (5,577 feet) high peak of Ailao Mountain. The uphill road is about 40 km (25 mi) and the following Yuanyang Rice Terraces of Hani people is worth a visit. In the afternoon, you will arrive in Xinjie Town of Yuanyang. Here, you can stay to explore those grand terraces or continue to the next destination Laomeng Town for a night.

Day 6 Laomeng Town to Lvchun County
Distance: 65 km (40 mi)
Time: 6 to 7 hours

On the 6th day, you can ride the bicycle along a 40-km (25-mi) mountain road to Huangcaoling first and finally arrive in Lvchun County which is well-known for the culture of the local Hani people.

Day 7 Lvchun County to Daheishan Town
Distance: 100 km (62 mi)
Time: 10 to 11 hours

The following destination is Jiangcheng County. However, you have to spend one day to get to Daheishan. It is about 100 km (62 mi) from Lvchun County along the river. This journey is relatively easy that there is only a 20-km (12-mi) uphill road.

Day 8 Daheishan Town to Jiangcheng County
Distance: 60 km (37 mi)
Time: 6 to 7 hours

Today, you will finish a 60-km (37-mi) journey to Jiangcheng County of Puer City. The road condition is not so good and there is a 40 km (25 mi) long rough uphill road.

Day 9 Jiangcheng County to Simao District of Puer
Distance: 145 km (90 mi)
Time: 14 to 15 hours

The successive excursion to Simao of Puer City is long and challenging, but the road is much flatter and the beauty along the river is worthy. Today, you need to start very early in the morning, and you will arrive in Simao almost at night.

If you have an extra day, a day tour to the famous Ancient Tea Route is suggested. You can visit the Ximahe Park which features a reservoir and many beautiful tea gardens.

Day 10 Puer to Jinghong (Xishuangbanna)
Distance: 150 km (93 mi)
Time: 14 to 15 hours

This is the last day of this 10 days bicycle tour of Yunnan. You will conclude the journey in Jinghong which is about 150 km (93 mi) to the south of Simao. Start early in the morning. En route, you will have an opportunity to visit the Wild Elephant Valley in Mengyang.

Questions & Answers
Asked by Mr.Dawson from USA | Nov. 28, 2009 23:39Reply
Hello, I am interested in this tour to Hani Terraces Tour code # BC-KM01. DO you have any trips scheduled for the future? Thank you, David Dawson
Answers (1)
Answered by Ms.DingLing | Nov. 30, 2009 04:47

I suggest you take the tour by yourself. YOu can look for more relevant information about the tour and take it on your own.
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