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Cycle the Castle Houses of China!

Location

China

Duration

3 days

Private

This trip is private; included guides and transportation are for you and your group only.
Departure time may be flexible depending on the visit/activity and prices usually depend on group size.
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Brief

This unique three day bike trip covers a 150 kms circuit, touring through the "Castle House" villages that make up Kaiping County, an area that first saw mass immigration to the West and subsequent returning wealth and architecture a century ago.  Pass through sky high bamboo forests, hidden majestic mansions and bustling market towns.

Save your time and money without the need for a China visa and join us! Round trip by fast ferry to Jiangmen port and you will be granted visa on arrival.

Day 1

Kowloon - Kaiping

You will meet up with the rest of the group in Kowloon by 07:30 and take off on a 3-hour ferry trip to Jiangmen. Afterwards, you will board the bus for a one hour trip to your lunch in Kaiping. In the afternoon, you will cycle from Kaiping to the Chi Kan Village. You will have time for a walk around Chi Kan as well as a visit to the museum where you can learn about the historic Chinese emigration to the US. Later, you will cycle back to Kaiping and check into your hotel for the next two nights. You will cycle for about 25 kms overall; most of the ride is single track unmade trail to Chi Kan or concrete greenway paths.

Overnight in Kaiping.

Day 2

Kaiping

You will start the day with a delicious breakfast at the hotel, after which you will then begin your bike tour. On the tour, visit the mansions of Li Yuan and the Zili Village. The cycling distance around these two stops of interest is 10 Kms from Chi kan. Once you finish your exploration of the Zili village, you will cycle for 7 kms to the village and then take the bus for another 11 kms to reach your lunch spot at Sha Hu (Sandy Lake). Your ride this afternoon will cover close to 40 kms of almost exclusively vehicle free village paths, forest trails and unmade roads taking you back in time from village to village and through the larger settlements of Dragon Alley and Shengtang. After lunch, you will complete your loop back to the hotel in Kaiping passing by the castle houses of Jin Jiang Li if time permits. You will cycle for about 70 kms overall. 

Overnight in Kaiping (Breakfast, Lunch).

Day 3

Kaiping - Kowloon

This morning, you'll have breakfast at the hotel, and go on a morning cycle loop of the castle houses and villages in the south of Kaiping and then return to the hotel for check-out. You will be transfered back to a local restaurant in Jiangmen for a tasty lunch and your afternoon departure by ferry back to Kowloon.

(Breakfast, Lunch).

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package code: CN3014
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