5-Day Picturesque Guilin Biking Tour

gl-34: Guilin and Yangshuo Biking Tour
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This tour offer a chance to biking form Guilin’s city center to Xingping ancient town, later you will arrive at popular Yangshuo. A slow enjoyable experience among Guilin’s amazing karst hills. You will see the most beautiful part of Guilin and go hiking in the Longji Terraced Fields.


  • Continued cycling from Guilin Downtown to Yangshuo
  • Walk into Daxu Ancient Town
  • Biking along the Meeting Dragon River
  • Hiking in Longji Terraced Fields and experience minority culture
  • Immerse yourself at the Guilin’s countryside life

What's Included

  • Entrance to scenic spots listed in the itinerary
  • Private English-speaking guide and driver service throughout the tour
  • Lunches mentioned in the itinerary
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfast
  • Bike renting fees

Suggested Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival at Guilin

Warm welcome in the airport, then your private guide and driver will take you to your hotel with a good location. Have a good rest or walk along the Two Rivers and Four Lakes if you are energetic. The Two Rivers and Four Lakes have the best night scenery of Guilin, a wonderful place for exploration.

Day 2Guilin City Biking to Daxu Ancient Town (4-5 hours biking)
Daxu Ancient Town

After a hotel breakfast, you are going to cycle to Mountain Yao, a short cycling in the morning ((2-3 hours biking) You will climb up the Mount Yao to have a panorama view of its mountains.

In the afternoon, bike 21km to Guilin’s Daxu ancient town. This old town has an over 2000 history date back to the Qin Dynasty. Stroll in the southern China ancient town with old and historic Guilin streets and houses. Go back to China’s history, walk along the old street, the Longevity Bridge and its dock, and visit local people who living in the town. Stay in Shenlong Water World at night. Before you arrive at hotel, you need to ride the bicycle for another 18km to Caoping Hui Village. It’s a quiet Muslim village along the Li River. A wonderful place to feel the nature and local Muslim people’s life. The road you will bike is the latest built paved countryside cycling road.

Good to know: This biking tour in Guilin City is a complementary activity for biking fans. Some parts of the route pass main street where you may experience busy traffic.

Biking distance: 50 KM Biking difficulty: Easy to moderate

Day 3Caoping Village to Yangshuo
Yangshuo Cycling

Start from hotel after your breakfast, you will bike uphill on the unpaved country road. It’s the most difficult section to ride with good and bad road conditions and you have to cycle slowly. However, there are outstanding karst hills and quiet countryside life with very little traffic. This section is one of the most beautiful areas in Guilin so you shouldn’t miss the sights.

After 34km with a 3-4 hours cycling, you will reach Xingping Ancient Town. This small town has a history of more than 800 years. It’s famous because of the karst hill of Chinese 20 Yuan Bank Note and fabulous places to photographers. You will have a rest and lunch in Xingping Town. Have a walk along the old town, take some photos of standing in front of the bank note. Later you will continue to cycle for another 29km to Yangshuo. The traffic is busier but still good for biking. Stay a hotel in West Street at Yangshuo, have fun for its vivid night life.

Biking distance: 60 KM
Biking hour: 4-5 hours
Biking difficulty: moderate with uphill

Day 4Yangshuo Countryside Cycling

Enjoy a leisure morning and have a breakfast without a hurry. Have some free time for you to relax. You will have a leisure biking lasts 2 to 2.5 hours along the Meeting Dragon River in Yanghshuo. The Dragon Meeting River is another beautiful river with a lot of karst hills compared with the Li River. Have a local family visiting on the biking tour to know more about Guilin’s culture. Driven back to Guilin after your biking tour, with a 1.5h hour journey.

Day 5Longji Terraced Fields Hiking
Longji Terraced Fields Hiking

Driven for 2 to 2.5h, you will arrive at Ping’an village at Longji Terraced Fields. Go uphill to the sight-Seven Stars Surrounding the Moon to see the magnificent terraced fields. Have local Zhuang people’s food including bamboo rice at noon. After the meal, you will hike along the terraced fields to Nine Dragons and Five Tigers. The hiking lasts 1-2 hour to see a panoramic view of the minority village decorated by the large scale terraced fields. Start to move back to Guilin after the tour.

Day 6Departure

Have a leisure morning without a hurry. Later your driver and guide will take you to the airport in enough time depending on your flights. Your guide will take you to the right secure checking gate at the airport.

Trip Notes

1.Check bicycles:

Your guide will always check your bikes before you start your biking journey. Biking in Guilin: Some parts of the route are city streets which has a busy traffic. Not every section has the good view during the city biking tours.

2. Guilin to Xingping:

This route is mixed with good and bad road conditions and you have to bike slowly but with good view and little traffic.

3. Best time to cycle

The most popular traveling time in Guilin is from April until October. You should avoid July and August because of hot summer.

4. What to pack

Good outdoor shoes, sunglasses, sun block and hat are necessary.

5. Booking Procedure:

Step 1: Submit your name, email address and traveling dates for the tour. The price may vary according to the location of your hotel.
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Step 4: Enjoy the tour!

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