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2 Days Dali, Tiger Leaping Gorge & Erhai Lake by Motorbike

Date:Every Thursday; Meeting at 9:30 a.m. in the old town of Dali;
Price:On request
Highlights:Ride around Lake Erhai, Boat to Xiao Putuo, Olf Town of Shaxi, One of the deepest gorges in the world: the Tiger Leaping Gorge
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Duration:2 days. Return to Dali in thelate afternoon of day 2.
Level of difficulty / Style:Motorbike ride on paved and sometimes very curvy and mountainous countryside roads.
Media:2nd part of our travel film (Dali, Tiger Leaping Gorge) / 3rd part of our travel film (Erhai Lake)

This 2 day motorbike journey will let you experience some of the most beautiful scenery Yunnan Province has to offer. From Dali old town we first head to the 42 kilometer long Lake Erhai. We ride directly on the water front, through small fishing villages and we take a boat to Xiao Putuo – a small island with a 450 years old temple. In the afternoon we reach the shores of the Yangtze River and follow this mighty stream to the Tiger Leaping gorge – one of the deepest gorges in the world. The gorge is overlooked by 5.500 meter high peaks. On the following day we ride back to Dali old town via Shaxi. Shaxi is home to one of the bet preserved old town of Yunnan Province.

DAYExperiences
1Meeting in the old town of Dali at 9:30 a.m. Start of our full day ride. We ride first on the 42 kilometer long and 21 kilometer wide lake frontto Xiao Putuo. 450 years ago a small Taoist temple was build of this rocky island. We reach the temple by a small boat which is navigated by a local fisherman. Shortly after we enter the mountain world of Yunnan. We follow curvy mountain roads and reach in the afternoon the Yangtze River. From here its not far to the Tiger Leaping Gorge – one of the deepest gorges in the world and overlooked by the 5.500 meter high Jade Dragon Snow Mountain range. In the evening we stay in a small guest house in the gorge. You have the opportunity to hike 2 hours deep inside the gorge to the Tiger Leaping Rock. 6,6 hours motorbike riding.
2In the morning we ride back to Dali via Shaxi where we have lunch. Shaxi has a very beautiful old town – one of the best preserved old towns in all of Yunnan – and you will have the feeling to enter the ancient China. We take a old countryside road back to Dali along the Cangshan mountain range where we arrive in the afternoon. 6 hours motorbike ride.

Included Services:

Yamaha YBR 250
Tibetmoto tour guide
Meals (1x breakfast; 2 x lunch), Mineral water
Accompanying vehicle (minivan)
Gas, Engine oil, Spare parts
Temporary Chinese driver´s license

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