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Riding through this charming southern province of China will expose you to a fascinating history, breathtaking scenery, ancient architecture, and diverse cultures. The old houses and cobbled streets will be accented by the colorful attire of ethnic tribes. Enjoy the scenery dotted by snow capped mountains, terraced rice fields, green forests, and raging rivers. This motorcycle tour will fill culturally-starved travelers' wants. It will be your memorable adventurous journey in China!
During this 11-day motorcycle touring, you will be staying in various hotels and guesthouses appointed by Ride China Motorcycle Adventures.
On the first day’s morning, you will arrive at Luangnamtha. There, you will clear the customs and ride to Mengla to get your plates and licenses. Then you will ride to Jing Hong. Next day, you will continue your ride to Menghai to visit tea plantations. Then, you will continue to Shuangjiang Lahu Minority town.
On the third day, you will ride to Weishan and stop for half an hour to visit Weishan old town. 60 kilometers to go, you will arrive at Dali old city. The next day you will ride along the lake to Lijiang to visit the old city.
You will leave for Tiger Leaping Gorge on the fifth day. It will be the highlight of your motorcycle riding. You can stop for lunch in the gorge and ride to Shangri-La. On the next day, you will visit some of Tibetan Monasteries in Shangri-La. You will continue your ride to Shaxi village in the afternoon and visit this tea horse caravan town.
Your seventh day will be a long day. You will have a very early start to Kunming to ride on the highway. On the next day, you will ride to Jianshui via Yuxi. After that, you will arrive in Jianshui and visit Jianshui gardens and old villages in the afternoon.
On your ninth day, you will ride to Yuanyang to visit the terraced fields listed on world heritage, down to Red River. Then, you will continue your ride to Yuanjiang for an overnight stay. The next day, you will ride south on a highway through Xiaomenyang nature reserve, the most beautiful highway in China. This night, you will stay at Mengla.
On your last day, you will be in Laos after you clear the customs and exit China (about 1-hour procedure)
You will need to ride your own motorcycle during this tour. Otherwise, if you need to rent motorbikes, kindly contact Ride China Motorcycle Adventures for further assistance and information.
Throughout your 11 day journey, you will visit many locations such as Boten, Mengla, Luangnamtha, Jing Hong, Menghai, Shuangjiang, Weishan, Dali, Lijiang, Tiger Leaping Gorge, Shangri la, Shaxi, Kunming, Jianshui, Yuanyang, Yuanjiang, and Xiaomenyang Nature Reserve. Below is the list of the tour's location highlights.