1.425 €
(6 pax)
Price per person

Bike tour in Qinghai Lake

duracion Duration:
7 days
duracion Travel guides:
duracion Departures from:
anywhere from China
ingo Highlights:
icn Bike tour
icn Nature views
icn Adventure

This tour covers some parts of the famous cycling race “Tour of Qinghai Lake” that takes place every summer since 2002. Although our tour does not cover the 1,300 km of the race, we will be at the same high but making a softer route and slightly wavy. Along the path, we will find many interest points, such as Bird Island and the Tibetan lamasery.

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Day 01
Pick up from Xining airport;

Day 02
-Qinghai lake;

 Day 03
-Qinghai lake;
-Heima river;

Day 04
-Heima river;
-Bird Island;

Day 05
-Bird Island;

Day 06

Day 07
-Transfer to Xining airport.

-Private trip;
-Compulsory travel insurance;
-Local guide speaking English or other languages;
-Private vehicle;
-Hotel in a double bedroom with breakfast;
-Tickets for the visited places;
-Six breakfasts, five lunches and six dinners (picnic); 
-Bike and helmet.

-Personal biking objects;
-Snacks during biking;
-Extra costs in special circumstances;
-Excursions or extra services;
-Tips for the tour guide and the driver;
-Single room supplement;
-Personal expenses;
-Any service not mentioned in “Includes”;

The tour guide, together with the private vehicle, picks up guests at the airport to transfer them to their hotel.
Road conditions: paved road, slight traffic, twelve hills with a slight rise
Distance: 130 km, 2 hours
Altitude: 3.100-3.300 meters

Jinyintan Pasture (more than 1.000 km2)
We will see the vies change from urban to rural grasslands to arrive soon at a vast high-altitude grazing land.

We will do a nice tour around this small city so that we get used to the high altitude. We will have very good photographic chances by visiting old factories. Today we will enjoy many photographic challenges that we are sure will reward you with great pics! We will later on drive to Shinaigai to have lunch there.

Qinghai Lake
The biggest saltwater lake in China is also famous for its international cycling race. Fall in love with its highness and savage beauty.

Later, we will have a fish dinner at the side of the lake.

Road conditions: paved road, dense traffic, flat land during the first 25 km; then some slight hills.
Distance: 75 kilometers
Altitude: 3.100-3.200 metros

Sun rise
We will have the chance to enjoy a sun rise on this amazing lake.

Tour around Qinghai Lake
A ride around the Lake in our way to Heima river. We will we spend the night in a Hotel close to the river.

Road conditions: paved road, slight traffic, slight hill or descending slope most of the time
Distance: 70 kilometers
Altitude: 3.080-3.300 metros

Taking photos
Today we will enjoy of a good time to take everlasting pictures of the surroundings. We will take lunch in a restaurant near the small population of Shinaigai.

Birds Island
We will explore these two islands located in the middle of several migration ways for different kinds of birds from Axia. In April, millions of birds coming fro China, Myanmar, Bangladesh or India arrive here to lay their eggs, directly on the floor. So in June/July many young birds start their life in this amazing area. It is a paradise for ornithologist since in summer they can watch birds from a very close distance when usually this kind of birds are just to be seen in high mountains or cliffs.

Road conditions: paved road, slight traffic, first section of 10 km with flat land and ascending slope; later flat or descending road.
Distance: 70 kilometers
Altitude: 3.130-3.250 metros

Shatuo Lamasery
"Red hat" monks live in this buildings with an area of more than 300 square meters.

Quanji, close by village to Qinghai Lake
We will arrive to this village to have lunch and stroll around the local market.

Gangcha, tibetan village
In the afternoon we will arrive to this village to relax and stroll around to see different ethnic minorities.

Sunset close the Qinghai Lake
We will have the chance to enjoy a sunset on this amazing lake.

Day 6
Road conditions: paved road with some up and down sections
Distance: 164 kilometers 
Altitude: 3.100-3.200 meters

Gangcha, tibetan village
In the afternoon we will arrive to this village to relax and stroll around to see different ethnic minorities.

Xihai and other small villages
We will arrive to Xihai. On the way we will see different small villages, beautifull green landscape and in the evening we will go back to Xining to sleep there

Party in Xining
Tonight we will celebrate in a local restaurant that we won our own tour to the Qinghai Lake!

The tour guide, together with the private vehicle, transfers guests to the airport or train station for their return to their destination.
Bring trekking shoes, rain coat, sun block, sun glasses, snacks and any other object that you consider useful for biking.
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