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HeartSmart Southern China Cycle

March 17 - March 29

On this exquisite short cycling tour we explore southern China, as the locals do, by bike. We cycle the scenic backroads, amongst lush rice paddies shaded by limestone pinnacles. The pace of our cycling is relaxed with ample time to stop in villages or take advantage of the photographic opportunities. A mini bus accompanies us to carry our gear and provides a welcome break when you have had enough cycling for the day.

Dates: 17th – 29th March 2018
Trip duration: 13 days
Days cycling: 8 days
Location: Southern China
Challenge grade: Moderate
Accommodation: Hotels
Cost: $6,690.00 (includes $2500 in fundraising)
Beneficiaries: Cardiac patients at Epworth HealthCare

• Cycling through rural villages in southern China
• Travelling amongst bamboo forests, rice paddy fields and quintessential Chinese landscapes
• Visiting minority villages of the Yao people
• Cycling through vast limestone pinnacles near colourful town of Yangshuo

Day 1 Fly Melbourne to Guangzhou
Day 2 Arrive in Guangzhou, pre-trip briefing
Day 3 To Zhoaqing – Introduction cycle
Day 4 In Zhaoqing, explore surroundings by foot and cycle
Day 5 To Si Hui, cycle to Qing Yuan
Day 6 Cycle to Jiu Long
Day 7 Cycle to Yangshan
Day 8 Cycle to Lianshan
Day 9 Cycle to Zhongshan
Day 10 Cycle to Yangshuo
Day 11 Visit Moonhill in Yangshuo
Day 12 Transfer from Yangshuo to Guilin, fly to Melbourne
Day 13 Arrive Melbourne

Trip Includes
• Economy return International Airfare with Thai Airways ex Melbourne
• 10 breakfasts, 9 lunches and 10 dinners
• Comfortable well located hotels
• 21 speed touring bikes
• Private air conditioned vehicles
• Back up vehicle while cycling
• Sightseeing and entry fees as listed in itinerary
• Expert bilingual guides throughout

Not included
• Visa
• Travel Insurance
• Beverages and items of a personal nature such as phone calls, laundry
• Tips and gratuities
• Bike Helmet (compulsory)

Single Supplement (guaranteed single room)
$550 per person

Land Only Cost (excludes airfares)
$2890 per person

Recommended Group Flights
18 March 2018 TG462 Melbourne to Bangkok Depart 0030 Arrive 0540
18 March 2018 TG668 Bangkok to Guangzhou Depart 0950 Arrive 1330
28 March 2018 TG679 Guangzhou to Bangkok Depart 2025 Arrive 2245
29 March 2018 TG465 Bangkok to Melbourne Depart 0005 Arrive 1305

Kathryn Johnston, Epworth Medical Foundation 03 9426 6359

Further information
Download a detailed itinerary of the HeartSmart Southern China Challenge

Register online with $200 deposit with our travel partner Huma Challenges



March 17
March 29
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Kathryn Johnston
03 9426 6359


Southern China
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