12-day Wild West Sichuan by Bike

Destinations: Chengdu, Kangding, Xinduqiao, Danba, Luding

Tour code: TCG-TBB-01       

Western Sichuan is a mysterious place in China. It is wonderful biking destination with fabulous culture, snow-clad mountains, glaciers and valleys. On this Sichuan China biking tour, we will enjoy a close encounter with the giant pandas, experience the unique local history, and explore the Tibetan culture.

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  • Day 1 Chengdu Arrival

    Transfer via: by flight-your arrangement

    Upon arrival at Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport, meet the local guide and transfer to your hotel. Free at leisure for the rest of the day.

  • Day 2 Chengdu/Panda Base/Xindu Baoguang Monastery

    Transfer via: by bike

    Morning ride biks for about 1 hour to Chengu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding to see the lovely pandas. After lunch at a restaurant near the panda base, continue our biking trip to see the famous Buddhist Zen Sect monastery - Xindu Baoguang Monastery. Then enjoy a cup of tea at the open tea house in the monastery. Overnight at a guesthouse nearby the Xindu Baoguang Monastery.

  • Day 3 Xindu Baoguang Monastery/Guanghan

    Transfer via: by bike

    Activities for today: Biking, Sanxingdui Museum

    Today, we'll enjoy a scenic biking trip to Guanghan, where we will visit the Sanxingdui Museum. In the museum, you will be deeply shocked by the brilliant civilization that the ancient Sichuan people created in 3,000 years ago. Later, continue our ride to the downtown of Guanghan. Overnight at a guesthouse at Guanghan.

  • Day 4 Guanghan/Chengdu

    Transfer via: by bike

    Activities for today: Biking

    After breakfast, pedal back to Chengdu. Remainder of the day is at your leisure.

  • Day 5 Chengdu/Kangding

    Transfer via: by private car

    Put our bikes into the car and head to the Hometown of Love Song - Kangding. We'll drive arcoss the China's Rain City - Ya'an, through the famous Mt. Erlang tunnel (4,176 m), and along the picturesque Dadu River.

  • Day 6 Kangding/Xinduqiao

    Transfer via: by bike and car

    Activities for today: Enjoy biking, take pictures of the snowclad mountains

    Cycle across the Zheduo Mountain with the highest mountain pass at 4,800m. The road is zigzagging on the mountains, it will be a tough job. We can try our best to ride on the bikes. We can also take our car on the way if we feel exhausted. Take pictures of Yala snow capped mountain when we get to the mountain pass. Ride the bikes down the mountain to Xinduqiao, a famous small town known as the "Paradise of Photographers", its beautiful natural view including the
    snow capped mountains, the crystal clear streams, colorful trees and grassland, the yak and sheep herds. Cycling Distance: 70km

  • Day 7 Xinduqiao/Tagong/Bamei

    Transfer via: by bike

    Activities for today: Lhakang Monastery, Muya Golden Pagoda, Tagong Grassland

    Bike on the picturesque highland, visit Tagong Monastery (Lhakang Monstery) when we get to Tagong Tibetan Town. Lhakang Monastery is a famous Ningmapa monastery (Tibetan Buddhism Red sect), the monastery is located at the center with a few mountains surrounded which makes it look like seated in the center of a huge lotus flowers. Then continue riding bikes for about 20 minutes we will arrive at the Muya Golden Pagoda, the pagoda was built in 1990s after the 10th
    Panchan Lama once came to this area and prayed for the local Tibetan people. The pagoda top is completely made of Gold which makes it look holy and magnificent. Later, ride to Bamei Town via the Tagong Grassland. Cycling Distance: 60km

  • Day 8 Bamei/Danba

    Transfer via: by bike

    Activities for today: Huiyuan Tibetan Monastery, Donggu Valley

    After breakfast, ride to Danba County. On the way, we will pass Huiyuan Tibetan Monastery, it is also a Buddist collge with a lot of local children studying Buddhism in it. Ride on the top of mountain and see the nice view, then drive down the mountain into Donggu Valley which is covered by forests and a small river runs through it. We will ride in the valley along the river until we get to Danba County. Cycling Distance: 90 km

  • Day 9 Danba/Luding

    Transfer via: by bike and car

    Activities for today: Suopo watchtowers, Jiaju Tibetan Village

    Bicycle to visit Suopo watchtowers. Actually, at the mountain slope of Suopo, we can see a group of watchtowers (Diaolou) which has a history of more than 1,000 years. It is a construction miracle, the towers are made of rocks and earth, no cement or other sticky material is used, but, all of the watchtowers stand stable on the mountain slopes without any collapse even in the earthquakes. Then ride to Jiaju Tibetan Village, the whole village is very well organized and
    all of the buildings are in traditional Tibetan construction style. The houses are scattered on the mountians facing the river and under the clear blue sky. We'll have a chance to taste the local tibetan food in the village and enjoy a nice Tibetan dancing show. After sightseeing, drive to Luding.

  • Day 10 Luding/Hailuogou

    Transfer via: by bike and car

    Activities for today: Hailuogou Valley, Moxi Ancient Town

    Today, we will transfer to Hailuogou Valley (aka Hailuogou Glacier Forest Park). First, we take the car for half an hour, then we can start our bike riding until we get to Moxi Town, where the entracne gate to the Hailuogou Glacier Forest Park is located. Visit Moxi ancient town, take pictures of the old street. There is a church which was built about 100 years ago by a French preist. The communist party Leader Chairman Mao (Mao Zedong) once lived in the church in 1935 during the famous Red Army's Long March.

  • Day 11 Hailuogou

    Transfer via: by sightseeing bus inside the valley

    Activities for today: Hailuogou Glacier Forest Park

    Pay a visit to the Hailuogou Glacier Forest Park, the scenery inside the park is composed of primitive forest, snowclad mountains, hotspring and the huge glacier. We can take the sightseeing bus to the cable car station, where we can either take the cable car to the Glacier Viewing Platform or walk there. At the platform, we can see the millions of years old glacier and if weather permit, the highest mountain peak of Sichuan province - Minya Konka. In the afternoon, you are suggested to take a hot spring bathing at Gonga Shentang hot spring center, just to have a relaxation after the hard bike riding. In the evening, we will go to Moxi Ancient Town.

  • Day 12 Hailuogou/Chengdu

    Transfer via: by car

    After breakfast, drive back to your hotel in Chengdu. Your China biking trip concludes.

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