Yading & Lugu Lake on your own bikes

New itinerary to explore greater Shangri_la
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    Guided motorcycle tour to China's best motorcycling destinations, venture into Tibetan region Yading Nature Reserve, explore the greater Shangri_la region, visit the daughters' kingdom LuguLake and ride to Lijiang World Heritage Site. An epic Motorcycle tour taking in Southwest China and riding through some of the world’s best scenery ranging from tropical rain forest, towering sub alpine gorges and valleys, high altitude Tibetan plateau to modern cities of China on a 3000 Kilometer journey through China. Traversing several largest rivers in Asia including the Mekong, the Yangtse, and the Shuilo river. Visiting some of most fascinating cities of Asia like Dali, Lijiang, Shangri_la and Kunming. This is no doubt your one and only China Motorcycle Adventure. Our service will start from Laos/China border, if you need any assistance in Laos please get in touch we shall coordinate with our partners in Laos. 

    Day 1  Boten to Puer (276km highway)

    Border crossing from Boten to Mohan. Arrive at Chinese border before 10:00 china time. Finish customs declaration. Lunch in Mohan. 14:00 get bike number plates, ride to Puer, arrive at hotel 18:00.


    Day 2  Puer to Dali  (438km highway)

    Take a new highway to Dali, arrive 16:30 in Dali old city. Visit old city( Alt. 1900m)


    Day 3  Dali to Shangri_la (310km national road)

    Ride pass three pagodas, erhai lake, then to Shangri_la (alt. 3300m)


    Day 4  Shangri_la to Yading (236km country road)

    Nice day riding through the gorge to Yading Nature Reserve. Highest pass at 4500m, beautiful pastures with tibetan houses. (3800m)


    Day 5  Visit Yading (3800/4200m)

    Take bus and electric cart to Nature reserve, hike in the park or horse back riding. View of three holy mountains, and lake. Overnight in Yading.


    Day 6  Yading to Lugu Lake  (248km, country road)

    Very long day riding through the nature reserve, possible lands slides and rough roads. Very curvy mountain roads through forest. Possible with a stop at a alpine lake. Overnight again in Lugu Lake (3300m)

    Day 7   Lugu Lake to Lijiang (205km)
    Ride to Lijiang via White Water Terrace and tiger leaping Gorge, less travelled route around Haba Mountain to Lijiang,


    Day 8  Lijiang Day Tour

    Ride to Jade Dragon Mountain Park, optional able car ride up to 4600 glacier on Jade Dragon Mountain. ( need to book tickets for cable car one week before) 320 yuan, Lijiang world heritage town in the afternoon.


    Day 9  Lijiang to kunming (477km)

    Highway to Kunming. Overnight in Kunming.


    Day 10  Kunming to Jinghong (510km)

    Highway to Jing Hong city, capital city of Xishuangbanna.


    Day 11  Jing Hong to Boten (180km)

    Ride to Border-out to Laos.

    Best Months: April to May, September to November

    Tour Cost in USD

    1100US$ + 10 riders with your own motorcycles

    Included in the cost:

    --All accommodation on shared basis (or a single room, if booked)

    --Local overnight hotel parking charges

    --Chinese Visa advice and letter of invitation

    --Customs Deposit for imported Vehicles

    --All entry fees listed on the itinerary

    --Chinese Driving License & Chinese Bike License Plate

    --Daily route notes

    --English Speaking guide

    --Your guide drives a Support Vehicle, or ride a motorcycle with you

    Services not included:

    --All Meals

    --Fuel (15USD/day average)

    --All services not mentioned

    --Tipping or gratuities to guides and drivers

    --Mandatory international travel insurance

    --Extra cost if tour is delayed or changed

    We loved this journey to China, good roads and beautiful scenery,suitable for Harley Davidson riders.

    Our guide took care of our paper works and booked the hotels  for us. We had no issues finding good Halal restaurants in all places.

    Zeffery and friends -  Malaysia Harley Davidson Chapter

    Great adventure to China, our guide Jah was riding with us on the entire journey. Both hotels and the riding were very satisfying. We look forward to coming back to ride more of China.

    Harry and Mamus Adventure Team

    Singapore to Shangri_la on Gold Wings, our trip went smoothly thanks to RideChina.

    We booked our own hotels and paid our own food. Our guide was super friendly and helpful.  

    Andrew - Singapore Gold Wing Club


6 -16 participants


Laos Boten/China Mohan


11 days in China


Moderately difficult


Mohan - Jinghong - Dali - Shangri_la - Yading -Lugu Lake - Lijiang - Kunming - Mohan - Laos


High Quality Hand Picked Hotels

✥ Tea plantation and traverse the Mekong
✥ Relaxed ambiance of boutiques
✥ Stay in Lijiang world heritage town
✥ Third deepest gorge in the world
✥ Visit Tibetan Monasteries and Tibetan nomads
✥ Ride over 4290m pass
✥ Yadin Nature Reserve
✥ Lijiang World Heritage Site
✥ Capital CIty Kunming


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