Chengdu – Lhasa – Gyangze – Yamdrok lake – Shigatse – Sakya – Lhatse – Rongbu monastery – Everest Basislager – Shigatse – Namling – Yangbajain – Namtso lake – Lhasa
2018: May 06 – May 17 / September 09 – September 20 / 12 days
Experience the landscapes of the Tibetan high plateau and the Tibetan culture. This Tibet motorbike trip will take you through the hills of the Tibetan nomads, along snow-covered peaks and through deep valleys with the turquoise-blue lakes Yamdrok and Namtso. We will ride our motorbikes over passes higher than 5,000 metres, visit the most important Tibetan monasteries and discover half-forgotten ancient cities. Our road will lead us to the Potala Palace in Lhasa, as well as down lonely country roads and through dreaming landscapes. Breathtaking landscapes await us in the expanses of the Himalayas and on the highest mountains of the world at the base camp on Mount Everest. On the road back to Lhasa we will visit a world famous geothermal bath and one of the biggest salt lakes in Tibet.
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Beijing – Dali – Shaxi – Deqin – Shangri-la – Tiger leaping gorge – Lijiang – Lugu lake – Chenghai lake – Dali – Beijing
2018: March 11 – March 21 / October 13 – October 27 / 15 days
If there would be the need to decide for one of China´s provinces, says the guide book Lonely planet, you should for sure decide for Yunnan. Yunnan means south of the clouds. The beauty and diversity of nature and the sinuous mountain roads also convinced us. The landscape is so manifold, you could also ride through a whole continent. Starting in the Subtropics at Lijiang and Dali, where bananas and tea are growing, and then going up into the gorges of the Himalayas, where a vast moonscape is waiting for you. On this tour through the south west of the Middle kingdom, close to the borders of Laos and Myanmar, we will experience a lot of cultural minorities and a million bends. Through the gorges of Yangtze and Mekong we take gorgeous roads into the Tibetan world and deep into the Himalaya mountains.
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Shanghai – Lijiang – Shangri-la – Litang – Seda – Langmuse – Labrang – Tongren – Guide – Qinghai lake – Xining – Shanghai
2018: May 19 – June 04/August 25 – September 10 / 17 days
This motorbike tour is an adventure for connoiseurs and the ones who are widely traveled. We will cross the Tibetan Eastern Himalayas and are riding through the four provinces Yunnan, Sichuan, Gansu and Qinghai.The always sinuous mountain roads will lead us through exciting changes in culture and landscape, changes that are so manifold and high in contrast that it is like driving through a whole continent. We will discover the graslands of the nomads, will crisscross through sand and stone deserts, go up over the highest passes of the Himalayas and down along the longest rivers of asia, the Yangtze and famous Yellow river. The adventure will begin in the subtropical mega metropolis of Hong Kong and will end at one of the biggest salt lakes of the world: Qinghai lake.
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Hong Kong – Kunming – Jianshui – Yuanyang Reisterrassen – Wenshan – Luoping – Leye – Rongshui – Pingan – Yangshui – Guilin – Hong Kong
2018: January 27 – February 12 / November 03 – November 18 / 16 days
“The mountains and River of Guilin are the most beautiful under the heavens” states an ancient Chinese poem. We put the poem to the acid test and the outcome is our brand new On the Dragon´s Back Bone South China Motorbike Tour.
This China motorbike tour deep into the Karst mountains and river landscapes in the very south of the Middle Kingdom is a curvy roller coaster ride you will remember for a long time. Our countryside roads lead us through the largest rice terraces on earth, along vast tea plantations, almost forgotten villages and to the bamboo boats of the Li river at Yangshuo – the landmark of South China and unforgettable endpoint of a fantastic journey. In between you will discover the mega metropolis Hong Kong, ancient minorities and their way of life, deep gorges and cliffs and -of course- the Dragon´s Back Bone Rice Terraces.
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Lhasa – Ganden – Draksum lake – Yarlung valley – Yumbu Lagang – Samye – Yamdrok lake – Lharze – Rongpu monastery – Everest Base camp – Tingri – Shigatse – Hot springs of Yangbajain – Namtso lake
On request / 17 days
This motorbike tour is your intense Tibet experience, that will not leave you untouched. We will explore the manifold and breathtaking landscapes of the Tibetan high plateau, submerging into this vivid and traditional culture and get very close to Buddhism. First we ride east into the historical region of Kham, where steep and wooden gorges are waiting to overwhelm us. Through Yarlung valley we go, the cradle of Tibetan culture, where the oldest monasteries stand. In the direction of Everest base camp we will be soon surrounded by high plateaus, the world´s highest peaks and azure salt lakes.
Beijing – Datong (Yungang Grotto) – Pingyao Old Town – Guoliang Cliffs & Tunnel – Luoyang – Longmen-Grotto – Mount Hua Shan – Terracotta Army of Xi´an
On request / 14 days
This motorcycle tour takes you to the highlights of China. Discover Beijing and drive on the roads of this vast empire to the Terracotta army of the first emperor and to Xi’an. On the way we will discover Buddhist cave temples that are thousands of years old, sacred mountains, old towns, the most adventurous cliff tunnel in the world, the shores of the Yellow River and the cradle of Chinese culture. An adventurous journey through the Middle Kingdom, which offers you the highlights of China on the motorbike.
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Kunming – Temples of Jienshui – Yuanayang Rice Terraces – Weishan – Shaxi – Lijiang – Tiger Leaping Gorge – Shangri-la – Tibetan Village Homestay – Mekong River – Dali
On request // 14 days
This motorbike tour will show you the highlights and diversity of Yunnan province: lush tropical forests and enormous rice terraces, tribal villages, the ancient old towns of Weishan, Dali, Lijiang, Shaxi and Shangri-la, winding countryside roads, and soaring high mountains on the border to Tibet where you can experience a Tibetan countryside homestay near the Mekong River in the Himalayas.
Kunming (China) – Temples of Jianshui – Yuanyang Rice Terraces – Jiangcheng – Xishuangbanna – Luang Namtha – Homestay – Luang Prabang – Vang Vien – Vientiane (Laos)
On request / 13 days
Enjoy two countries on this spectacular tour: incense smoke filled Taoist temples, roads winding through enormous rice terraces in China, and lush tropical forests, ancient temple towns, and waterfalls in southeast Asia: Laos. On this “jungle safari” you ride on empty countryside roads, along vast rivers, through limestone landscapes, and always on fun to ride curvy mountain roads.
Xining – Qinghai-Lake (Kokonor) – Yellow River – Tongren – Xiahe (Labrang-Monastry) – Langmusi – Sertar- – Aba – Chengdu
On request // 11 days
On this expedition we cross the eastern Himalaya from the capital of Tibet Province – Qinghai (Xining) and drive to the capital of Sichuan : Chengdu. We cross grasslands, drive along the Yellow River through landscapes of sandstone, meet and camp with nomads and visit one of the largest monasteries of Tibet: Sertar. We often go to a level beyond the 3000 meters and cross curvy mountain passes. At the Tibetan Thanka blacksmith Tongren we learn about the Tibetan art and visit the old town with pilgrims. A journey through the original, rural China and Tibet. This adventure can be booked together with the Chengdu – Dali that takes place right after this trip.
Dali – Shaxi – Tiger Leaping Gorge – Shangri-la – Derong – Batang – Litang – Tagong – Danba – Chengdu – Ya´an – Shimian – Xichang – Lugu Lake – Lijiang – Dali
On request / 17 days
This motorbike tour shows you the impressive Tibetan, Chinese and many other landscapes. Drive from the wide Erhai Lake in Dali in the heart of Yunnan province high up to the Tibetan mountains. Cross high passes and grasslands , inhabited by nomadic people, further up to Chengdu. Ride through the Tiger leaping Gorge , one of the deepest canyons in the world, and experience the wild Yangtze River on its way down from the Himalaya. On the way back to Dali we pass through the territories of the Mosu and Yi at Lugu Lake and the UNESCO World heritage town of Lijang. A unique adventure experience.
Shangri-la – Derong – Yangtze River – Batang – Litang – Daocheng – Xiangcheng – Shangri-la
On request / 7-8 days
This journey leads you through the eastern part of Tibet. We take you along the wild Yangtze River to important Buddhist monasteries, high altitude grassland, nomads with their herds of yaks and into one of the most fantastic landscapes of the region. But be aware: this bike trip demands a good physical constitution since we ride above 4000m, the highest pass is 5100 meter high.
Dali – Shaxi – Tiger Leaping Gorge – Wumu – Shitouchen (Baoshan) Stone Village – Yangtze Crossing – Lugu Lake – Baisha (Lijiang) – Dali
On request / 8 days
This adventure let you experience remote countryside roads in one of the most beautiful regions of Yunnan. We follow hundreds of kilometers the azure blue Yangtze River through deep gorges, curvy tarmac roads and some of the most beautiful old towns China has to offer. Ride and rest with us next to 5500 meter high mountains and pure nature.
Dali – Shaxi – First Bend of the Yangtze – Qizong – Shangri-la – White Water Terraces – Tiger Leaping Gorge – Baisha (Lijiang) – Dali
On request / 7 days /
Get to know the north of Yunnan Province! This tour brings you to historic Tea Horse Road old towns, little villages at the border to Tibet, through one of the deepest gorges in the world and snowcapped mountains. The diversity of the landscape is stunning: experience the wide Tibetan grassland, cactus-lined curvy gorge roads or a ride along the vast Erhai Lake. Extend this trip and dine with a local Tibetan family and take a glimpse at the peak of high and holy Mt. Kawa Karpo (6.700m) in the Himalayas.
Dali – Shaxi – Stone Drum Town (Shigu) – Qizong – Cizong Katholic Church – Tibetisches Homestay – Kawa Karpo (Feilai Si) – Shangri-la – Tigersprungschlucht – Baisha (Lijiang) – Lugu-See – Chenghai Lake – Dali
On request / 11 days /
Drive along the Mekong River to the north and enjoy the breathtaking atmosphere at the holy Kawa Karpo, which is high above 6700 m. Stay also in a farmhouse in a Tibetan family on the banks of the Mekong River to experience this unique culture first hand. On the way back to Dali, we drive along the breathtaking Lugu Lake to the unique culture of the Mosu.
Chengdu – Lhasa – Shigatse Tashilhunpo Monastery – Lhatse Canyon – 3-days Trek around Mt. Kailash – Manasarovar Lake – Everest Base Camp – Lhasa
On request / 16 days
On this expedition adventure we cross the wide open spaces of the Tibetan Himalaya plateau. Snow capped mountains, vast lakes, small villages and important monasteries lead the way to holy Mt. Kailash and Mt. Everest Base Camp on the border to Nepal and India. 2014, the year of the Kailash, will attract thousands of Buddhist pilgrims from all over Asia.
Adventure China, Laos and Cambodia: Along Mekong river
Kunming – Yuanyang – Luang Prabang – Phonsavan – Savannakhet – Bolaven Plateau – Champasak – 4000 Islands – Angkor Wat
This motorbike adventure leads us from the Chinese metropolis Kunming through the world’s largest rice terraces in Yuanyang to the city of Luang Prabang, a Laotian World Heritage Site, to the last freshwater dolphins at the 4000 islands of the Mekong and, finally, to the mysterious temple city of Angkor Wat in Cambodia.
Why book a motorbike tour through China and Tibet with Tibetmoto?
Tibetmoto is the right partner for your motorbike tour in China. We are specialists in exclusive, unique tours and expeditions that give you the opportunity to meet and experience the country, its people, and their cultures.
Our team knows China, Tibet and Laos from our own extensive travel experiences there, and some of us are natives. We offer unique tours based on our experiences and our passion for these countries.
Unfortunately, most of what is written in the western news articles is about China’s economic strength and the traffic and pollution problems that result from it. These stories are true, but only for about twenty percent of the country, at the most. One does not hear a lot about the other eighty percent: China’s wonderful countryside and the hospitality and warmth of the people. The best way for you to experience these things is on your individually planned motorbike tour of China with Tibetmoto.
Due to its size, the destinations and regions that China can offer are more varied than any other country in the world. From the mighty mountain ranges of the Himalayas to the tropical and subtropical areas–it is here you can find wonderful, dreamlike destinations with the intimate nearness that only can be experienced on a motorbike tour. For beginners and experienced riders, we recommend the provinces of Tibet and Yunnan and the regions of the Silk Road, where we have done very many tours.
Buddhist monasteries and temples, snow-capped mountains and vast lakes, rivers such as the Yangtze and the Mekong offer fascinating highlights on any of our tours in these regions. On your bike tour with Tibetmoto, you can meet Tibetan nomads or the people dwelling in half-forgotten villages and enjoy a relaxed evening after a long day on the bike.
Here, on this page, you can find detailed information about your China motorbike tour. We offer some fixed dates, but we will also provide individual itineraries with individual departure times. All of our tours have one thing in common: they let you take a deep look at the Chinese and Tibetan cultures, and provide an experience that will remain unforgettable.