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Kokonor Lake Cycling Tour

Travel days:  6 days
 /  5 nights

  • All flights mentioned in the program are in economy class and include airport tax and fuel surcharge.
  • All transfers mentioned in the program are in air-conditioned vehicles.
  • First entrance fee for all sights mentioned in the program.
  • Accommodation in specified hotel with breakfast.
  • English speaking local guide for all mentioned sightseeing. Other languages are available on request.
  • All meals mentioned in the program (B for breakfast, L for Lunch, D for Dinner).
  • 24 hours TUI China telephone hotline (German and English speaking): +86 13910187388
  • Tips.
  • Personal expenses.
  • All expenses not mentioned above.
  • Hotel            
    On request
  • Difficulty Level :***
  • Best time to visit: May – September
  • Unique biking experience by using full professional equipment with expert guide
  • Cycle around the Qinghai Lake on the average altitude of 3000 meters
  • Visit the historical sites on the way and enjoy the natural scenery

Travel content

The Qinghai Lake International Cycling Race (known simply as "the Race") has been held in July or August annually in Qinghai province since the year 2002, and has become one of the highest-leveled, largest-scaled as well as the highest altitude international highway cycling races in Asia. The race is 1354 km in distance and at an average of 3000 meters in altitude lasting 7 to 10 days. The route is designed with the Qinghai Lake in the center and extended to include the surrounding area and cyclists can have the chance to enjoy the magnificent KoKoNor Lake Cycling Tour and natural scenery en route.

Travel Itinerary

  • Day 1:
    Arrive in Xining (D)
    • Meet with guide and transfer to hotel
    • City Tour
    • Overnight in Xining   
  • Day 2:
    Day 2 Xining – Kokonor Lake (B L D)
    • Drive to KoKoNor Lake
    • Cycling tour from Dock to Erlangjian
    • Cycling distance: 34 km Round Trip
    • Overnight in lake area
  • Day 3:
    Kokonor Lake – Xihai (B L D)
    • Cycling Tour around Lake (East Part) to Sand island
    • Drive back to Xihai for overnight
    • Cycling distance from 35Km to 70 km
    • Overnight in Xihai
  • Day 4:
    Xihai – Xining (B L D)
    • Back to Xining, visit Kumbum Monastery on the way
    • Overnight in Xining
  • Day 5:
    Xining – Datong – Huzhu – Xining (B L D)
    • Drive to Datong
    • Start cycling from Nanmen Gorge to Huzhu
    • Cycling distance: 27 km - Drive back to Xinning for overnight
    • Overnight in Xining
  • Day 6:
    Xining (B L)
    • Visit Dongguan Mosque and Provincial Museum
    • Transfer to the airport for your flight back home
    • End of Service