2018 dates: Mar. 04 - 12, Nov. 19 - 28, Dec. 22 - 31

Best of Yunnan, China's hidden treasure

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    Ride Yunnan's unbeaten trails with breathtaking scenery, a special combo of the best of China. On this trip in Yunnan, You will have time to wonder through ancient Confucian temples and the thriving villages of Chinese, Hani, Thai, Yuanyang - a most delightful vicinity populated by the Yi, Tai, Miao, Hani and several other minority groups. With their resilience and diligence, they created wonders both practical and exhilaratingly beautiful to behold. Crop is grown on steps carved into slopes and together with the clouds enveloping the mid-mountains, the landscape is transformed into a remarkable work of art.Travel from world's largest mountain terraced fields to world heritage site Lijiang; ride through gorgeous Tiger Leaping Gorge all the way to snow peaks. Visit the hill tribes, encounter diversified ethnic tribes and cultures and splendid nature wonders.

    Day 1 Kunming (1897m)

    Arrive in Kunming, the capital city of Yunnan Province. met by Ride China staff and taken to your hotel. 

    Day 2 Kunming to Jianshui(1748m) 

    Ride to Jianshui county via Fu Xian Lake.(220KM) 

    Day 3 Jianshui to  Yuanyang trails and villages to Yuanjiang 

    Yuanyang - a most delightful vicinity populated by the Yi, Tai, Miao, Hani and several other minority groups. (175KM) 

    Day 4 Yuanjiang to Lin Cang

    You will ride to Lincang, half highway, half national road. (440KM) 

    Day 5 Lin Cang to Dali 

    Ride to Weishan, stop for half an hour to visit Weishan old town. Last 60KM to Dali old city. (340km ) 

    Day 6 Dali to Lijiang 

    Ride along the lake to Lijiang, arrive in Lijiang and visit old city. 170km 

    Day 7 Lijiang to Tiger Gorge/Shaxi

    Leave for Tiger Leaping Gorge, the highlight of motorcycle riding. Lunch in the gorge and ride to Shaxi village in the afternoon and visit this tea horse caravan town, old houses. 220km 

    Day 8 Shaxi to Kunming 

    Long day, very early start to Kunming. (highway) 460km 

    Day 9 Kunming onwards 

    Trip ends after breakfast

    2017 Dates:  Nov. 19 - 28,   Dec. 22 - 31

    2 participants: 1980USD/person
    3-4 participants: 1850USD/person
    5-6 participants: 1750USD/person

    Singleroom Supplement: 250USD/person

    --600cc and 400cc Motorcycle rental with fuel included

    --Motorcycle pannier bags or boxes for your luggage

    --Breakfasts and dinners

    --All overnights in hotels and guesthouses (double occupancy)

    --Third party liability insurance for motorcycles

    --Entry fee to parks and monasteries, old towns

    --Tour guide on motorcycle

    "Thanks for a fantastic motorcycle adventure, Elliot and I enjoyed it very much, looking forward to coming back again" Scott Wood-Australia

    "It was great to see the most beautiful parts of China by motorbikes" Fredrick-Sweden


Minimum 2 participants




9 days, 7 riding days




Total distance 2000 KM. Daily rides 180 - 460 Km. Mostly on asphalt roads, high pass at 3100m, highest overnight at 2400m.


Hotels and guesthouses


Jianshui Old city, Yuanyang Terraced fields, hill tribes, minority markets, Dali Three Pagodas, Lijaing world heritage old city, Tiger Leaping Gorge, Jade Dragon Mountain, Shaxi tea horse old town


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