If you think Yunnan, China, is an amazing China motorcycle tour, Szechuan province, in China, has amazing riding & some of the most special Buddhist monasteries throughout the whole of China.
This 19 day loop, starting from Chiang Mai, Thailand, might be the most Jammed packed special, 3 week motorcycle tour possible, it has everything. 6,400 km’s of amazing riding, scenery & sacred Monasteries in the eastern Tibetan region.
Itinerary (China motorcycle tour into Schezuan Province):
Chiang Mai, Thailand – Luang Namtha, Laos – 570km.
Delightful ride to the Thai/ Laos international border crossing, then a 200km ride through the Laos mountains to Luang Namtha.
Luang Namtha, Laos – Boten/Mengla/Jing Hong (China) – 280 km
Arrive at the Laos/ China border. Clear the customs and ride to Mengla to get Chinese number plates and driving licenses. When finished, we ride to city of Jing Hong for the night.
Jing Hong – Lincang – 430 km
Ride to Menghai, tea plantations and continue to Shuangjiang Lahu Minority town.
Lincang – Lijiang – 480 km
Ride along the lake to Lijiang, arrive in Lijiang and visit old city.
Lijiang – Tiger Gorge – Shangri_la – 280 km
Some of the most amazing riding scenery in the world, anyone who has ridden this days ride agrees 100%!
A short video below of us riding through the mind blowing Tiger Leaping Gorge.
Rest day Shangri-La
Well worth a full day here to look around, a really special place in China.
Shangri_la – Xiangcheng – 220 km
Ride to Derong, entering Szechuan Province, eastern Tibet, Kham region. Follow Dinchu river to Xiangcheng.
Xiangcheng – Yajiang – 340 km
Today we climb Haizi Mounatin to Litang, heist town of China. Travel through the Yalong river and to Ganzi County. The heart of Kham region.
Yajiang – Danba – 225 km
A small region filled with some unique, house tower, architecture. Rumor has it that the men had to be able to climb the towers where he would find the lady he would marry.
Danba – Hongyuan – 375 km
Ride to Hongyuan, Tibet plateau and grassland.
Hongyuan – Labrang – 395 km
Entering the nomadic region of grasslands & cattle, after a brief stop in at Langmusi and a visit to the Monastery, we then finish the day in Labrang, which has one of the most sacred Tibetan, Buddhist Monasteries in China.
I couldn’t believe how special this monastery was. We make sure you catch prayer time, a truly special spiritual event.
Labrang – Songpan – 425 km
We now start to turn and loop back a different way.
Songpan – Leshan – 450 km
After visiting the Dujiangyan Dam we will end in Leshan for the night.
Leshan – Zhaotong – 410 km
Today’s ride gives us a chance to vist the Leshan Giangt Buddha, we end the day in town of Zhaotong.
Zhaotong – Stone Forest – 420 km
We’re now near the huge city of Kunming and will finish the day near the famous stone forest.
Stone Forest – Jianshui – 225 km
We have time to spend the morning looking around the strange and unique stone forest and then ride to Jianshui for the night.
Jianshui – Yuanjiang – 270 km
Today on this China motorcycle tour, we will visit the famous terraced rice fields of Yunnan, China, ending up for the night in YuanJiang.
Yuanjiang – Mohan – Luang Namtha, Laos – 530 km
A nice ride in the Red River Valley towards the China/ Laos international border crossing. We cross into Laos & spend the night in Luang Namtha, Laos, a beautiful Laos town with good food.
Luang Namtha, Laos – Chiang Mai, Thailand – 570 km
Our last riding day, we take you on a different route back to Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Cost of all inclusive tour including motorcycle: $ 6,795
All inclusive tour bring your own motorcycle (you pay fuel): $ 5,195
INCLUDED IN THE TOUR PRICE:
–Petrol (if rented motorcycle), toll fee and parking for your bikes
–Permits and Chinese driving license
–Third party liability insurance for motorcycles
–Chinese and English speaking guide
–Customs clearance (in and out)
–China Customs import bond
–Immigration (passport) visa’s
–Entry fee to parks and sites
–Gratuities for the guide
Note: This motorcycle tour leaves Thailand in 1 day and does not have a Thai tour guide