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Cyclists for Cultural Exchange

Yunnan, China
3-18 March 2024

The stunningly beautiful landscape of Yunnan province in southwestern China encompasses snow-capped mountains, rice terraces, lakes and deep gorges. The region is known for its large number of ethnic minorities.


Yunnan, China, 2024

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Dates: 3-18 March 2024



  • CN¥6,000 (double occupancy
    CN¥2,300 (single supplement)

  • US$1=CN¥7.29 (as of 22 Sept. 2023)

Bike rental:

  • Mountain bike CN¥840

  • eBike CN¥2,520


Kunming Changshui International Airport (KMG)


  • All lodging and meals
    15 nights, 16 days.

  • Rides are supported daily with multiple SAG vehicles.


Not included:

  • Airfare

  • Visa fee

  • Airport transportation

  • Bike rental

  • Attraction tickets (seniors may get discounts or free entrance)

Contact the organizer CJ Wang (


Day 1, March 3

Arrive and welcome dinner.

Lodging: Qingju Hotel


Day 2, March 4

Bike fitting and test ride.

km: 30

Lodging: Qingju Hotel


Day 3, March 5

Ride to Daguan Yuan Park and Cao Hai Wetland along Dian Lake.

km: 30 or more, +100/-100 m

Lodging: Qingju Hotel


Day 4, March 6

To Luoping by bus, stop at Luliang for lunch and visit Colored Sand Forest.

km: 240 by bus

Lodging: Cloud Hotel & Resort


Day 5, March 7

Cycling through canola flower fields to Jiulong Waterfalls.

Continue following the quieter Xin Shi. Country Road to Luoping, passing through Niu Jie Circular Field.

km: 73, +836/-836 m

Lodging: Cloud Hotel & Resort


Day 6, March 8

Ride to Duoyi River Park.

km: 41 one way, +389/-1048 m

Lodging: Cloud Hotel & Resort


Day 7, March 9

Visit the very famous Stone Forest Park.

km: 141 by bus

Lodging: Shilin Tongce International Hotel


Day 8, March 10

Ride from Shilin to MiLe city.

Visit Ke-Yi ancient village.

km: 72, +922/-1184 m

Lodging: Xinlei Hot Spring Hotel

Day 9, March 11

Ride to Taiping Lake Park, around the lake and back to MiLe.

km: 48, +531/-531 m

Lodging: Xinlei Hot Spring Hotel


Day 10, March 12

Attend the annual Yi ethnic minority Axi Fire Worship Festival.

km: 21 ride or by car, +698/-170 m

Lodging: Xinlei Hot Spring Hotel


Day 11, March 13

To Dali Ancient Town by high-speed rail.

km: 3 hours, 15 min

Lodging: Starway Hotel


Day 12, March 14

Ride the west coast of Erhai Lake, via Xizhou, to Shuanglang.

km: 68, +308/-322 m

Lodging: Starway Hotel


Day 13, March 15

Ride the eastern shore of Erhai Lake, stop by Xiaoputuo, to Xiaguan.

km: 55, +510/-499 m

Lodging: Starway Hotel


Day 14, March 16

Free day at Dali. 

Hike the Cangshan Mountain or just relax in the ancient town.

km: 0

Lodging: Starway Hotel


Day 15,  March 17

Return to Kunming by high-speed rail and farewell dinner.

km: 3 hours, 15 min

Lodging: Qingju Hotel


Day 16, March 18


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