Type of tour:Guided
Duration:14 Nights
Distance:37 Miles/day average
Dates: Aug 29, Sep 15, 2015; Aug 27, Sep 12, 2016
Tour price:NZ$4490
Start city:Chengdu, China
End city:Chengdu, China
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Scenery, Culture and Agriculture of the Sichuan Province
China and Tibet: the Sichuan Province and Tibetan Plateau

Tour Description: Guided

This tour is an exciting 15 day loop starting and finishing in Chengdu City, the capital of the Sichuan Province.  We cover roughly 435 miles (700 km) through stunning Chinese and Tibetan scenery, culture and fantastic biking.  Starting in the hustle of Chengdu City, we make our way northwest into the agricultural and rice growing regions and then climb slowly through river valleys lined with snow covered peaks to the wide open spaces of the Tibetan Plateau.  There are a couple of known touristy towns (known at least to Chinese people) early on in the trip, but from then on the towns are local, rural and in some places very remote.  

We visit a panda breeding sanctuary and Buddhist monasteries, meet with Tibetan nomadic yak herders, and take the challenge of crossing three high mountain passes. Stunning scenery, colourful culture, intriguing history and delicious food combine to create one of the most diverse, interesting and memorable biking destinations on the planet.

We ride between 12-75 miles (20-120 km) per day for a total distance of 435 miles (700 km) spread over 12 days of biking.  We bike on mostly paved roads where at times bikes and small tractors out-number cars.  The terrain varies from gentle meandering river valleys to long sustained climbs and lovely long descents.  We climb over four high mountain passes, three of which are over 13,000 ft. (4000 m) however in all cases the gradient is fairly gentle.  This tour is suitable for bikers with a good level of fitness and perfect for a hybrid or touring style bike.

Your group will be made up of 6-12 bikers from around the world, plus Escape Adventure leaders, local guide/interpreter and local crew.  Our trusty support vehicle carries all your luggage, can help you up the hills (if you like) and always has lunch, snacks and water at hand.  Accommodation is twin-share in local hotels and guesthouses most of which have en-suites however it is occasionally necessary to share bathroom facilities.  Meals and snacks are all provided mostly taking advantage of the delicious fare in local restaurants. This excludes two lunches and two evening meals which are at your own expense to give you more opportunity to explore and experience local cuisine.

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