Cycle through Ink Painting Landscapes
5-Day Picturesque Guilin Biking Tour
If you want to have a greener, healthier Guilin tour, relax in the great outdoors, and experience unique Guilin scenery and local lifestyles at your own speed, then discovering the beauty of Guilin by bicycle is a good choice.
On this 5-day tour, you will cycle along the spectacularly scenic Li and Yulong rivers and through the charming countryside of Guilin and Yangshuo. Follow your cycling guide to breathe lungfuls of fresh air amidst towering karst hills, get close to nature, and encounter local farmers.
Tour 'Wow' Points
Cycle through the Splendid Landscapes of Guilin on Less-Traveled Routes
Drop the 'set menu' made for ordinary tourists and see more of Guilin's amazing countryside.
Experience the Local Life of Rural South China
Discover the old towns of Daxu and Xingping, visit a nearby rural market (depending on market day), witness local people laboring in their orchards or rice fields…
A Professional Outdoor Cycling Coach Will Lead the Tour
We will specially arrange an experienced outdoor cycling coach (English speaking) to lead the way. Cycle a "GREE UCI World Tour - Tour of Guangxi" Mountain Stage. To avoiding the city traffic, we will transfer you from downtown to rural Daxu to start the cycling.
Stay Overnight in Hotels with Scenery at Every Turn
After the rewarding cycling, enjoy a relaxing stay in hotels with incredibly beautiful surroundings in Xingping and Yangshuo.
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We visited Guilin for 2 days and stayed in the Guilin Waterfall hotel. Guilin was absolutely beautiful! Our guide, William, was very knowledgeable and kind! He taught us so much about Guilin and the surrounding area! We really enjoyed trying the specialty rice noodles of Guilin. Our highlight was the Li river cruise.more
Feb 2024, Explore
Amazing tour and the guide Mr. 贺霄 was very accommodating with our needs and request as we have bought our 2 years old with us. Well explained for all the place we visited. Any additional cost were informed well ahead and didn't felt any pressure if we opt not to go for additional detour. The trip was relaxing/ laid back/no rushing with zero shopping!more
Feb 2024, JJC
Vincent was a fantastic guide !
Vincent was a fantastic guide !Vincent is a wonderful & warm guide. He is extremely knowledgeable and his explanations are excellent. He showed us around Guilin & Yangshuo. He attended to all of our needs and really made the tour very specialmore
Feb 2024, David
Guilin, but mostly Yangshuo was at the tail end of our China adventure so there was a lot to live up to. Having a guide like Gary Wei meant that our trip ended on a high! We arrived in Guilin very late from an 11 hour train journey. Gary met us with gifts of fruit, sweet bread and cakes which was so unexpected and thoughtful.Gary's knowledge of the area was exceptional and his attention to us the same. He really took our children under his wing - even tuning in to annoying sibling rivalry and managing to keep the peace very well! Gary was our personal photographer at times and even our Taiji instructor, making a beautiful video of us all doing Taiji in a scenic setting :)The cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo is definitely worth taking and we enjoyed our few nights in the area, riding bikes along the river, doing a cooking class and enjoying the scenerymore
Feb 2024, JenB
Nice tour in Guilin
I have an excellent trip to Guilin and local guide Tony.Tony has a lot of information about the local history and culture.We enjoy the tour very much.more
Feb 2024, Chai Kiam leung
Beautiful and Great Trip
Our guide Steven, is a local in the area and was very knowledgable, kind and patient. Our flight was delayed and came in late in the early morning. Everything was well accommodated for the delay. Also, he had great restaurant choices/recommendations and helped us take great photos. Overall, great guide and experience!more
Feb 2024, Karol
Inolvidable viaje en Guilin con Alonso y China Highlights
Alonso cuenta con un manejo del espanol bastante bueno y muy profesional. Mis padres no hablan ingles y pudieron comunicarse con el directamente todo el tiempo. Tiene un elevado conocimiento de la cultura, la historia, la geogrfia y los sitios a visitar. Alonso ademas cuenta con un excelente sentido del humor, haciendo el viaje muy ameno y divertido. Se interesa genuinamente por la cultura latina y el viaje se convierte en un exquisito intercambio cultural.more
Jan 2024, eduardogor77
Amazing trip in China
From the start until the very end our guides were very professional, helpful, knowledgeable and funny! We would not have had such an amazing time if we had done this on our own. We went to several cities, each city we had a new guide, who were from that area. Each guide made sure we were picked up in very nice van and delivered to each activity, safely and on time. They got us through lines quickly as well as showed us where to get the best views and pictures. Their knowledge of what they were sharing with us made the trip even more valuable.more
Jan 2024, Mary Ann Brady
Lily Wong our guide at Guilin was wonderful. Along with all the good qualities like being punctual,courteous, organized,knowledgeable,hard working she is also caring.The scenaries at Guilin is second to none,Lily helped us to take lots of pictures to capture the scenaries as much as possible.With Lily's help I can enjoy the amazing cave and the rafting.At Yangshuo Lily also recommend a Light Show on the river.That was fantastic never saw anything like it. I must mention the unique hotel they put us in.Its called Yangshuo Moondance hotel.My wife is very happy with Lily because she took a lot of pictures for her and took her shopping for a new (Qie Pao,cantonese Cheung Sham).more
Jan 2024, Peter W
Just wish I could stay longer!
Our guide Frank was fantastic. He was really knowledgeable about the region and the many different ethnic groups living here. He has contacts with local people who invited us into their homes. He was so high energy and kind. We saw many things in a short period of time from the pagodas, to history Duha (so?) street, to a beautiful relaxing cruise on a river….we also attended a spectacular cultural show in Yangshou. It wasn’t on the agenda but so glad we went. (Randomly called the Romance show). Frank also introduced us to local cuisine like Guilin noodles. We stayed at the Aspara Lodge for one night in Yangshou and seriously could have stayed for a few days if I didn’t have to go back to work. Travel advisor Liberman was a great resource as well and helped plan such a special trip.more
Jan 2024, Rosequarose
Remarkable experience in Guilin
I have an excellent trip to Guilin and my guide, Gary Wei who works for China Highlights Tour was very professional and knowledgeable in regard to the history of the Guilin and Yangshuo. Gary was remarkable with his recital of a lot of ancient poems. Hence, I had such a good and memorable experience. I do highly recommend China Highlights Tour to anyone who wish to visit China.more
Jan 2024, Sooi C
Don't Miss the Chinese Countryside!
Our guide William (Wei Jiyi) was exceptional. He made the utmost effort to accommodate our groups' additional requests and recommended restaurants, shows and attractions that were all of great interest. He ensured the already included items in the itinerary were entertaining to the whole group by providing expert opinions and answering all questions.more
Jan 2024, Diana G
Well organised tour
We started in Guilin, our tour guide was Frank, Frank's knowledge of Chinese history is very good and he added in all the interesting historical facts along the way. On this part of the tour we were 14 people, including my 87 year old dad, and Frank was very patient with our group rounding us up and waiting for my dad as he was a bit slower. Some family members left Guilin at different times due to different travel arrangements, Frank and Carol arranged the necessary transfers and changed the tour schedule slightly to accommodate everyone as much as possible.more
Jan 2024, LC
Greatest Asian Experience
All local guides, from Lena in Tokyo, Denis in Kyoto, Tom in Bangkok, Kai in Phuket, Martin in Hong Kong, William in Guilin, Linda in Zhangjiajie, to Jessie in Beijing, did their best to make sure everything went smoothly and to adjust to my teens' additional requests.more
Jan 2024, Diana Gadjanov
Great China Highlights tour with Vincent
We had a great 4,5 days tour in Guilin with Vincent! Vincent has a lot of information about the history and culture of the area, he is always attentive to the details, proposes items originally not included in the tour but which might be of interest (like the show in Yangshuo, hiking routes, going to RUYI peak, tea party, etc.), considers individual diet requirements. In addition, Vincent's English is advanced and professional.more
Jan 2024, Ксения
Beautiful place and amazing guide
We did a visit to Yangshuo with China Highlights. We really enjoy our visit, our guide, Gary Wei was so friendly and kind. Very good company on the River Li Cruise and on our visit to Guilin and Yangshuo. We did a very fun bike ride to the country side, visit the West Street and to the wonderful show. We really recommend all of this!more
Jan 2024, Journey44166757277
Great experience in Guilin and Yangshuo
We visited Longji rice terraces, Li River cruise, Yangshuo impressions show and Yangshuo county ebike tour, spending 2 nights in Guilin and one in Yangshuo. Our guide Tony did a great job for our Guilin and Yangshuo tour, we would recommend this company.more
Jan 2024, Lee Fitzmaurice
Extraordinary value of our 4-days trip
We reserved a 4-days trip with China Highlights for Guilin and Yangshuo. We normally travel only relying on our own, but this time we decided to apply to a local agency. It may sound pretty expensive, but we valued every moment.more
Jan 2024, Veronica P
Guilin and Yangshuo with China Highlights!
We reserved a 4-days trip with China Highlights for Guilin and Yangshuo. We normally travel only relying on our own, but this time we decided to apply to a local agency.more
Jan 2024, Veronica Pesarasi
amazing trip around Guilin
With our funny, storytelling, thoughtful first rate guide Steven we hiked, and biked around Guilin. The vistas, the encounters and discoveries were beyond our expectations.more
Jan 2024, Aude P
Itinerary Quick Look
Here is a suggested itinerary. We are happy to customize a tour according to your interests.
We'll arrange your airport pickup and help you settle in. The rest of the day is your own to explore Guilin. Feel free to ask your guide or travel advisor for suggestions.
Biking time: 4–5 hours
Biking difficulty: moderate
In the morning, your professional coach and private driver will transfer you to Daxu. Discover the old town of Daxu, then start your cycling from Daxu to Xingping Ancient Town along the Li River's east bank. You will pass by some local villages, farmer's orchards, and picturesque Xitang Reservoir during the trip.
Your luggage will be sent to your hotel by car. Stay overnight in Xingping's beautiful fishing village "island".
Biking time: 4–5 hours
Biking difficulty: easy to moderate
Wake up on an island with the twittering of birds and the fragrance of flowers, then cycle along the Li River to Xianggong Hill in where you will have a stop and climb to the top of the renowned karst hill for the fairytale pinnacle forest views. After descending, continue cycling to Yangshuo through a forest of hills.
Your luggage will be sent to the hotel by car. Stay overnight in Yangshuo in a hotel chosen for excellent views.
Biking time: 5–6 hours
Biking difficulty: moderate
In the morning, take a short transfer from your hotel to avoid the town traffic, and begin cycling by the Yulong River, which is the most beautiful tributary of the Li River. Starting from Fuli Bridge, explore the stunning Yulong River valley, passing three picturesque local villages.
Stay overnight in Yangshuo, where the ride finishes.
We will see you off smoothly with an airport transfer (or other arrangements). Please let us know if you would like to customize the tour in any way.
—the Icing on the Cake
Boutique hotels are recommended to enrich your travel experience.