2014 10 North Yunnan

Posted by on Feb 23, 2015 in Blog, Cycle | 0 comments

A nice multi day ride in northern Yunnan doing a loop from Lijiang to Shangrilia and back. 

Day 1

Lijiang to Tiger Leaping Gorge – 170km – Indirect, broken chain, return lijiang.  

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Day 2

Tiger Leaping Gorge to Bai Shui Tai – 70km. Large climb, landside, trek downhill with bikes. 

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Day 3

Bai Shui Tai to Shangrilia – 120km. Tiring high altitude cycling

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Day 4

Rest and walks. Vist around the site in the morning and then afternoon to the cable car with a 10km run downhill. Felt like i was running uphill due to the 4500m altitude! 

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Day 5

Shangrilia to a small town on the river. 160km. A full on breakfast and a nice cold ride around the lake. Followed by a short uphill and then a short downhill down the main road. Left hand turn and a 20km 1000m downhill to the Yantze. Strong headwind with simple lunch stop ends up being more tiring than we thought. Ferry over the river to our little town and simple but clean hotel. Nice fish dinner.

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Day 6

Good sleep and start at first light. Good average along the river without much wind. After 70km or so we hit the hill and cycle up about 700m. Then a little downhill into Lijiang. Nice lunch and long flight home. No pictures for the day.