3 options: 22-32-42 kilometers; 8:50 - 6:30pm
This tour can also be booked for other days, with a minimum of 25 guests (or equivalent value in CNY).
On our all-inclusive, full-day 'Into the Wild' countryside cycle tour, we take you cycling through rice fields, bamboo forests, ancient villages and past mountains of northern Zengcheng district, near Nankunshan. We ride along greenways and country roads with near to no traffic, crossing small rivers, while surrounded by flowers, water buffaloes, butterflies, chicken and cicadas. Along the route our team provides water, soft drinks, fruits, and snacks at several stops, and a farmer's lunch is had in an ancient village. We finish with a refreshing swim with at a local pool and a BBQ dinner near the beautiful Baishuizhai waterfall that crashes down 428 meters. For fit cyclists who are up for a real challenge, we offer the option to ride up a long and steep section into Nankunshan, leaving Guangzhou borders. At the top you can marvel at the mountainous landscape around, and enjoy views of the lake. Wow!
Everything you need, from bike to private coach, and food to guides, is included and taken care of.
08:50 Meet at IFC - International Finance Center (Zhujiang Xi Lu, Guangzhou)
09:05 Departure (if you're late, we'll leave without you)
10:15 Arrival in Zengcheng: water&snacks, rest room, picking bikes
10:35 Set off after splitting in: (1) SHORT, and (2) MEDIUM+LONG
12:15 Farmer's Lunch in ancient village; fried rice&noodles, meats, vegetables, fruits, snacks & much more
13:30/45 Afternoon ride:
13:45 6km ride to coach
14:30 Departure by coach
15:00 Arrival at swimming pool
13:30 16km ride to coach
15:30 Arrival at swimming pool
13:30 26km ride to coach
15:45 Arrival at swimming pool
15:00/30/45 Relaxing, swimming, food and cold drinks (beers!) by swimming pool. Additional walking and hiking options are available.
17:15 Boarding the coach for return journey
18:30 Arrive back at IFC (Zhujiang Xi Lu, Guangzhou)
We split up in smaller groups with different speeds and abilities, and this tour is therefore suitable to anyone: from avid cyclists, to families with children, and everyone in between. We cycle at a leisurely pace, with several stops for (iced) drinks, fruits and snacks along the way. We see very little traffic and most sections are car-free. Many of the sections are shaded, protecting us from direct sunlight. Everything is taken care of and included, from private coach transport, backup vans and new mountain bikes and helmets, to abundant food and drinks.
There are three options to choose from:
MEDIUM ROUTE: 32 kilometer ride, that is mostly flat and easy enough for people who know how to ride a bike. 16km of riding before lunch at a leisurely pace (together with Long Route), 16km after lunch at a leisurely pace, finishing the ride at the swimming pool;
LONG ROUTE: 42 kilometer ride, that is mostly flat but some small climbs, that is suitable to people with riding experience and with good cycling spirit. 16km of riding before lunch at a leisurely pace (together with Medium Route), 26km after lunch at a faster pace, finishing the ride at the swimming pool.
All routes are fully paved, except for a 300 meter short off-road section. It is no problem if you are unsure which group to join. We explain and can discuss when on our private coach heading to Zengcheng, and you have the option to switch groups after lunch.
This tour is offered for 728 CNY/adult, 428 CNY/riding child and 128 CNY for children in bike seats. Included in the price is everything you need: private coach transfer, bike, helmet, guides, lunch, dinner, drinks and snacks. Tours can be booked for fixed dates (see the monthly schedule on the Home page), or for most other days with a minimum of 25 people. For inquiries and reservations you may add Bram on WeChat at user ID bram_wechat (QR code above) or phone number (+86) 15626406926. You may also direct questions on email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Full payment upfront is required through WeChat Pay or AliPay. A reservation is not complete until paid!
Full refunds are provided when cancelling or changing the date more than 72 hours prior to departure. Cancellations between 72 and 36 hours before departure can claim a 50% refund. No refunds are provided for no-shows or cancellations within 36 hours of departure. We never cancel tours in case of rain, since it very rarely rains for more than 15 minutes.
We meet outside IFC, by the main entrance of the Friendship Store on Zhujiang Xi Lu, and next to the golden statue. The Chinese address for DiDi is: 广州国际金融中心. If you come by metro, go to Zhujiang New Town metro station and take exit C. If you have any problems in the morning, you can contact us at 15626406926. Please be there at 8:50am. We will depart, with or without you, at 9:05am! Several days before the tour you will be added to a WeChat group with all participants on the tour.
Cycling gear, such as hats, shirts, and gloves can be purchased at the start of the tour and at lunch.