Cost from US$2850, 13 days tour around Yunnan

Best of Yunnan, China's hidden treasure

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    Ride Yunnan's unbeaten roads with breathtaking scenery, a special motorcycle journey in the best part 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. We venture north into the Tibetan border, the scenery will be dotted by snow capped mountains, terraced rice fields, green forests and raging rivers.  We reach Shangri_la city and visit the grand Lamasery which hosts over 600 monks of Tibetan Buddhists. Our adventure continues to Tibet border land, we ride over 4292 meter white horse pass and we will ride further towards the Tibet border to see the highest unclimbed mountain in the world Mt. Kawakarpo. We ride along the winding upper Mekong River ( Lan Cang Jiang river) down to Shaxi, the historical caravan trading village. This is again a very charming place listed on UNESCO Heritage Sites. Our journey ends in Kunming after a beautiful highway riding.

    Day 1 Kunming 

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

    Days 2-4 Jianshui and Terraced Fields

    Jianshui, the ancient Chinese cultural city full of gardens, old houses and water wells. Yuanyang - a most delightful vicinity populated by the Yi, Tai, Miao, Hani and several other minority groups

    Days 5-7 Yuanjiang to Lijiang

    We travel to the tea plantation area of Yunnan. Most good tea is from this region and be carried all the way to Tibet as far as to Nepal and India. Dali is Yunnan Province’s 2nd most important city and also one of China’s most historic. Ride to Lijiang and explore this world heritage site. 

    Days 8-10 Lijiang - Shangri_la

    Tiger leaping gorge and we ride from the gorge to the high plateau. We travel north to 4200m white horse pass, the highest point of the tour. Kawa Karpo Mountain(6740m), the foot hills of the Himalayas and the highest unclimbed mountain in the world

    Days 11-12 Cizhong to Shaxi

    We travel south on the east bank of the Mekong river, also named Lan Cang Jiang in Chinese. We will make a stop at Stone Drum Town the big bed of the Yangtse River. Ride to Shaxi actually takes you back to old China's tea horse caravan trading town. 

    Day 13 Kunming onward 

    Trip ends after breakfast. 

    Nov. 14 (Sunday) - Nov. 26 (Friday) 2021

    Mar. 21 (Sunday) - Apr. 02 (Friday) 2022

    Nov. 13 (Sunday) - Nov. 25 (Friday) 2022

    Tour Prices in USD

    500cc ADV Tour Bike: $2850/person 6+ riders


    3 - 5 riders +$300/person to advertised price 


    2 - 2 riders +$500/person to advertised price 


    1 rider +$1500/person to advertised price 


    BMW F700/800 GS: +$500/bike

    BMW 1200GS: +$1000/bike


    Singleroom Supplement: $500/person

    Pillion Rider: $1580/person


    --All breakfasts and dinners

    --Motorcycle rental with unlimited mileage

    --Fuel for motorcycles

    --Motorcycle pannier boxes for your luggage

    --All overnights in hotels twin sharing 

    --Third party liability insurance for motorcycles

    --Entry fee to parks and monasteries, old towns

    --Tour guide on motorcycle


    --Lunches and bottled drinks

    --All services not mentioned

    --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

    Additional SUPPORT VEHICLE cost at 2000USD

    "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, we totally enjoyed it" 



    Un beau voyage pour une dcouverte de la Chine moderne. Entre Yunnan et contreforts du Tibet.

    Christopher - France


Maximum 10 bikes




13 days, 10 riding days, 1 rest day


Advanced Level, challenging roads, hair pin curves and switchbacks, high altitude (2000 - 4000 m) in remote areas,5 -8 hours riding per day with short gravel and unpaved sections. Total distance 3000 KM. Daily rides 180 - 460 Km. Mostly on asphalt roads, highest pass at 4290m, highest overnight at 3300m.


Kunming City~Southern Yunnan~Jianshui City~Yuanyang Fields~Yuanjiang County~Lincang City~Northwestern Plateau~Dali City~Lijiang City~Tibet Border Land~Deqin County~Mekong River~Tacheng Town~Yangtse River~Shaxi Village~Kunming City


3* Hotels and fine guesthouses, possible to upgrade all lodgings.

✥Visit lesser Tian'an Men Square
✥Traditional Chinese gardens
✥Ride through World's largest terraced fields
✥Visit hill tribes on minority markets
✥Sample tea at tea plantation and traverse the Mekong
✥Relaxed ambiance of boutiques and coffee shops
✥Stay in Lijiang world heritage town
✥Travel through the third deepest gorge in the world
✥Visit Tibetan Monasteries and Tibetan nomads
✥Ride over 4290m pass to Mt. Kawakarpo 6740m
✥Immerse yourself in Shaxi tea horse caravan town


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