China – officially called the “People’s Republic of China”, is a sovereign nation in South East Asia. It is home to some 1.3 billion people, making it the world’s most populated country. It covers an area of 9, 596, 961 square kilometers and is also one of the world’s oldest civilisations. For almost one thousand years, the country was ruled by dynasties, some lasting several hundred years as the ruling power. The country has a rich history and it’s magnificent architecture is a throw-back to it’s dynasty days.
From a cycling perspective, China offers something for people of all skill levels and rides. From a ride along the infamous “Great Wall of China”, to the capital city of Beijing – China’s unique culture, personality and brilliant architectural design shines through, no matter where you ride. There are many mountain bike trails throughout the country, and – although cycling in China’s more populated areas on a touring bike is difficult, due to it’s high population, once you reach the outskirts, the natural wonderment makes it all worth it.
See the mystery Tibet by bike! You will bike though the Tibet along the Himalayas from Lhasa to Zhangmu. Start the tour by visit the essence of Lhasa, including the Potala Palace, Jorkhang Temple and Barkhor Street.
The Red Spokes ‘Hidden China’ adventure cycling holiday through the rural South East, begins in Guiyang the capital of Guizhou province. We transfer out of the city into quiet minority areas where the cycling begins. Following quiet back roads up into mountain villages we discover a world apart from the modern face of China.
Cycling in the Tibetan Plateaus from Lhasa to Kathmandu is an awe-inspiring experience and a must for adventure cyclists. Our Tibet cycle tour starts and finishes in two of Asia’s most exotic cities, on the tour we will mountain bike 5 major passes over 5000m and traverse a distance of 1000km over the backbone of the Himalayas.