Discover South China by Motorcycle
Journey through Yunnan and Shangri-la
This motorcycle tour will show you the highlights and diversity of Yunnan province: We will start in Kunming and present to you not only the beautiful Old Town of Jianshui but one of the highlights of all over China: The rice terraces of Yuanyang. In general is Yunnan known for lush tropical forests and enormous rice terraces, tribal villages, ancient old towns off the beaten trek, winding countryside roads, and soaring high mountains close to Tibet. The adventure will start in Kunming and leads you from the south with its amazing old towns such as Shaxi and Lijiang through one of the deepest gorges in the world, the Tiger Leaping Gorge, to the Himalayan heights to Shangri-la. We stay in a small Tibetan village to experience the “real thing” after crossing a 4.300m high pass. From here we can see 6.774 m high and holy snow covered Kawa Karpo mountain. On our way back south we follow the Mekong River and reach Dali – another highlight of the trip.