China - Yunnan
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Janet Perrins, Calne, UK
I have had the most fantastic time, well above my expectations, and regard it as one of my two best holidays ever. Bearing in mind I am 58 that's quite a few holidays! Cathy, Lee and Ben were superb. Nothing was ever too much trouble, including finding wine in a supermarket to supplying english teabags! Cathy is also a font of knowledge on all the places we visited.
Everyday we saw something new and stunning. I have never been to China and it was truly the most wonderful cultural experience, as well as fabulous scenery.
Charles & Marie Mcilroy, Ashbourne, England
This trip greatly exceeded our expectations. The scenery, road conditions, other road users, the food, accommodation and especially the people were all a very pleasant surprise.
Our guide Cathy was attentive, highly efficient and very knowledgeable with excellent English. Her husband Lee quietly got things done making sure the bikes were always maintained and clean. He led us down several very long descents and his knowledge of the roads was obvious and added to the enjoyment factor. This tour is a must for any cyclist who enjoys big country!
Joseph Steel, Rosenheim, Germany
This cycling trip was truly amazing. The cycling was hard, with many long, high climbs although most came with long, fast descents. The scenery was outstanding and something of a surprise. I wasn't really expecting it to be so good!
The accommodation throughout the trip, although it varied in standard, was always good - hot water in the shower, plenty of electric points for charging, and wifi in nearly all our rooms. In particular, the hotel in Shaxi was excellent.
Our guide was a great help - very knowledgeable and keen to share information about the places we were in and give his views about China. He took us to many different restaurants for some very good food.
Kathrin Wieczorek, Rosenheim, Germany
This was probably the most scenic cycling tour I have ever done. Yunnan is simply stunning. I wish more people would go.
The trip is tough with very little flat roads, but the climbs are really rewarding with spectacular views. We were a very small group and together with Jia and Ken it felt like 5 friends on the road together. What a lovely team they are. Everything was planned perfectly, from the arrival to the hotels, luggage transfer, food ordered, the daily cycling and the few but well deserved rests. I highly recommend this trip!
Couldn't have a better guide than Jia who also provides valuable insight into the local culture. Bikes provided are good, and food is plenty and (for Chinese standards) quite varied.
Marie Clune, Raworth, Australia
I enjoyed this tour because of the challenge of the hills especially at altitude, the scenery and our group. The accommodation and food was good throughout the trip and Tony our guide did a great job at selecting the foods to suit different dietery needs. The picnic lunches in quiet little spots off the main roads were also a nice change from Chinese food and eating in restaurants. The support crew were always there to help out if anyone needed a ride or drink as well as prepare the lunches. Tony also had great knowledge of the different minority groups their foods, culture and history.
The bikes were brand new and had all the gears needed for the hills. On Day 2 it was amazing to have snow falling as we rode across all 3 passes.
Peter and Jannie Werkhove, Houten, Netherlands
The trip to Yunnan exceeded our expectations. Challenging rides in a beautiful mountain scenery, picturesque villages, local ethnic minorities and markets. Our guide Tony and driver/cook Ken were doing great by arranging excellent food and hotels and by guiding us in local culture and language. The few showers that we had could not temper our enthusiasm. In all, this trip should be on your bucket list!!
Laura Donovan, London, England, UK
This was an absolutely amazing trip! It was the perfect blend of cycling, amazing scenery and fantastic sites. Jah, the guide, was personable and knowledgable and we were do well looked after throughout. We felt like we got a real insight into some minority groups in China, history and the impact of modern times. The food was particularly good both daytime and evening. Memories of Tiger Leaping Gorge, the Yangtze and cycling through snow capped mountains won't fade quickly. Thanks for another great tour!
Braam De Villiers, Pretoria, South Africa
Great adventure- fantastic guide - super experience- I am ready for the next one - Let's pack the bikes - Braam.
Frans Swanepoel, Pretoria, South Africa
Although I have done a lot of multi-day races ,this was my first bicycle tour. The experience was much better that I expected. The guides, hotels and food was fantastic.
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