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At a glance

China, a communist nation in East Asia, is the world’s most populous country. From the iconic Great Wall of China to its modern cities and vast natural landscape, China is a must-see for every traveler.

Beijing, the ancient capital, mixes modern architecture with historic sites including sprawling Tiananmen Square. Shanghai, the largest city, is a skyscraper-studded global financial center. The Great Wall runs east-west across the country's north.

Why cyclists love it

  • Once you get out of the cities, rurality abides in the beautiful countryside
  • Diverse landscapes - China is so big in size that it has every possible landscape
  • Interesting culture
  • Delicious food
  • Off-the-beaten-track cycling routes

Tour spotlight

China and Tibet: the Sichuan Province and Tibetan Plateau
This 15 day loop starts and finishes in Chengdu City, the capital of the Sichuan Province in China. On this tour, you will cover roughly 435 miles through the stunning Chinese and Tibetan countryside. Cycling here is absolutely fantastic, with scenic views, rolling hills and rewarding climbs. Pass by rice growing regions, snow-covered peaks, and Buddhist monasteries. Meet nomadic herders and visit a panda breeding sanctuary! While we are sure to pass by some touristy areas, most of the spots we will cycle through are rural, hidden gems. The stunning, colorful scenery is both intriguing and awe-inspiring. The interesting history, delicious foods, and diverse surroundings are sure to make this a memorable trip!
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10 Day Qinghai Lake Biking Tour
Qinghai Lake offers one of the most popular bicycle rides in China. This lake is the stage for the popular Qinghai Lake International Cycling Race, held every year in July. This tour provides an amazing opportunity to experience the area’s natural beauty, rich culture and exotic foods. Journey Qinghai Lake, China’s largest inland saltwater lake, and make a visit to Bird Island, where you will befriend various colorful birds.
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Cycling the Burma Road from Kunming, China to Mandalay, Burma
This historic WWII route is not only ideal for history buffs, but for anyone interested in witnessing the incredible beauty of China and Burma. Journey along the volcanic region of Tengchong and take a dip in natural hot springs! On this tour, you’re sure to be in awe of traditional Chinese architecture, manicured botanical gardens, rural countryside villages, and massive mountain ranges.
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Fast facts

Language: Mandarin
Currency: Renminbi
Population:  1.357 billion
Size: 3,705,407 square miles, 9,596,961 square km
Capital: Beijing  
Neighboring countries: Russia, Japan, India, Vietnam, Pakistan, and more
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