Tag: China

Seduce your Senses - the Sichuan Province by bicycle...

Tags China tibet Sichuan Posted on 08/06/2016 by Mandy Richards

Cycle Tour China & TibetWe have just a few spaces still available on our China & Tibet cycle tour starting on the 21st of August. Check out our China & Tibet Cycle tour here!

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Facts about Sichuan...

Tags China tibet Sichuan Posted on 23/05/2016 by Mandy Richards

The food in Sichuan is delcious!The Sichuan Province (meaning Four Rivers) in South West China, is the second largest of China's 23 provinces. Sichuan borders - Tibet, Qinghai, Gansu, Shaanxi, Guzhou & Yunnan.

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Chinese Inventions

Tags China tibet Posted on 19/05/2016 by Mandy Richards

Did you know that the following were all invented in China?The Sichuan Opera
Ten Top Chinese inventions:
- Alcohol around 2000 BC
- The mechanical clock
- Tea around 2800 BC
- Silk production around 3600 BC
- Iron and steel production
- Porcelain
- The Compass
- Gunpowder and fireworks
- Printing
- Paper

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The Ride of your Life - winner!

Tags Sichuan tibet China Posted on 16/12/2015 by Mandy Richards

We are absolutely stoked to welcome Nikki Helyar (and her daughter Raya) who has won the Ride of your Life and will be joining us on our Sichuan & Tibet Cycle Tour in 2016... In conjunction with Torpedo 7 and Air NZ Grab a Seat - Welcome Nikki!!

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Introducing Escape Adventures on You Tube

Tags Cycle tours Tanzania Kenya Kyrgyzstan China Cambodia Fiji Islands Posted on 18/06/2015 by Mandy

View our Video: Introducing Escape Adventures

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Tagong Urban Challange

Tags Sichuan China cycled Posted on 16/09/2013 by Brian & Clare

Tagong Urban ChallengeWhile the roads of Sichuan are generally very good, every now and again you strike roadworks. The issue it seems in China is that there is scant regard for anyone who needs to use the road while the work is taking place...

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Coming back to China

Tags tibetan Sichuan tibet China cycling Posted on 14/09/2013 by Brian

Top of the pass 4300mChristian churches, snow clad peaks, Tibetan herdsmen on motorbikes, gushing rivers, prayer flags in the breeze: this is Kangding. Somehow the incredible diversity of this town represents this part of Sichuan and the experience of our journey cycling through it. Kangding is " the gateway to Tibet", and we have come through the back door, down, re-entering China. The contrast is stark. Gone is the thin air, harsh sun and yak herders, replaced with verdant forests, impossible gorges and the increasing march of development.  The traditional melting pot of Kangding is still thriving, but the ingredients are changing.

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Happy Birthday Christian

Tags cycled China Posted on 06/09/2013 by Brian

Happy Birthday ChristianWhere were you when you turned 22? Christian Davies 22nd birthday started with pickled cabbage and noodles for breakfast, cycled across the misty landscapes of Western China to Lushan village and finished with an astounding birthday cake with a candle that opened like a flower and fireworks! Once again China is full of surprises!  Happy Birthday Christian!

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It can be very humbling to travel.

Tags Sichuan cycle tour China cycling Posted on 29/08/2013 by Brian & Clare

After dinner on our last night of our Sichuan Cycle Tour in Shangli in Western China, the team headed next door for a spot of KTV - kareoke! Amongst the laughter and fun was a very sobering moment about the value of travel. Some of the local young people who were cheering on the "performers" thanked us for travelling to their country and province. Why? Just four months after a major earthquake and very recent floods, the sight of western tourists is reassuring. For the locals we show confidence in them and their country. Those of us from Christchurch which suffered massive damage from an earthquake two years ago, understand. By being here we are saying "it's gonna be ok".

And it is. Our cycling journey through western Sichuan has been fantastic; hot sunny weather, smiling faces and many, many surprises. Jaiyo!

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A week (so far!) Cycle Touring In Sichuan

Tags cycle touring Sichuan China cycling Posted on 23/08/2013 by Brian & Clare

The Dead Yak cafe in Sichuan

The team still suffering the after effects of exposure to extreme altitude after crossing Jiajinshan Pass....

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