Best months: February to June, September to November

Self-Supported off road & camping

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    Yunnan is definitely one of the most ethnically fascinating and scenically stunning provinces in all of China. Home to 25 of China's minority groups and over half of all China's plant and animal species - it is easy to understand why Yunnan is highly favored by all kinds of travelers. On this tour you will ride some unbeaten trails from Dali to the ancient caravan town of Shaxi. Experience the extraordinary natural wonder in Laojunshan Mountain, we will ride the trails between national parks and camp in the wilderness. We will carry our own camping equipment on this tour, it will s a self-supported adventure but with our guides' assistance. You will need to set up your own tent and help with cooking.

    Day by Day Itinerary


    Day 1  Dali (1900m)
    Arrive in Dali, check in the hotel prebooked by Ridechina. We suggest you manage to arrive earlier to visit this loverly lively town. We meet at 18:00 for a group dinner and tour briefing. (D)


    Day 2 Dali - Shaxi (2400m)
    Meet your bikes and ride to Shaxi via small back roads. (Ride 187 KM)


    Day 3 Shaxi - Diannan ( 2800 m)
    We will ride to Diannna and have lunch and overnight camping. (Ride 160KM)

    Day 4  Diannan- Liming (2200m) 
    We will ride through a nature reserve of Laojunshan mountain to Karst Landform park. Overnight in a hotel. (Ride 130KM)


    Day 5  Karst Land form Park
    We will ride through the nature reserve of Laojunshan mountain to a highland pasture, dirt trails and gravel roads. Overnight camping. (Ride 130KM) 


    Day 6  Laojunshan Mountain to Lijiang
    We ride to Lijiang to celebrate this great off road adventure.Overnight Hotel. (Ride 130km) 

    Day 7 Lijiang
    Trip ends after breakfast. (B)

    Dates: all year around on demand, ideal months are February to June, September to November


    Tour Cost:
    1480USD/person (3 persons)
    1280USD/person ( 4-5 persons)

    --All camping equipement ( utensils, tent, sleeping bag and mattres)
    --250cc Motorcycle rental with pannier bags

    --All raw food materials and packed food
    --All overnights in hotels and guesthouses (double occupancy)
    --Third party liability insurance for motorcycles and First Aid Kit
    --Entry fee to parks and monasteries, old towns
    --Tour guide(s) on motorcycle(s)


    --All services not mentioned and all items of a personal nature
    --All meals except welcome dinner

    --All drinks
    --Tipping or gratuities to guides and drivers
    --Mandatory international travel insurance
    --Excursions other than those specified in trips
    --Extra cost if tour is delayed or changed due to reasons beyond control





    Trip reviews coming soon...

Minimum 3 participants




7 days, 5 riding days




Total distance 654 km, daily rides 130 - 240 km. Riding on asphalt roads, gravel roads and dirt trails.


Hotels and Camping


Dali city, Yangtze River, Naxi and Yi Villages, Lijaing world heritage old city, Laojunshan mountain, Karst land form park and wild camping.


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