China

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

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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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
National tourist office: http://en.cnta.gov.cn/

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