Tag: tibet

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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Sichuan & Tibet Cycle Tour - September 1-15 2013

Tags Sichuan tibet cycle tour Posted on 17/09/2013 by Brian & Clare

Luke cruising down the passWe have posted a handful of photos from our September Sichuan & Tibet Cycle tour on our facebook page here. We hope you enjoy them!

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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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Sichuan & Tibet Cycle Tour - August 15-29, 2013

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

Bamei MonasteryWe have posted a view photos from our Sichuan & Tibet Cycle Tour which finished this morning on our Facebook page here.   We hope that you enjoy them!

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East meets West

Tags cycling cycle tour Sichuan tibet Posted on 27/08/2013 by Brian

Top of the passAtop the highest point of the trip at 4300m, we encountered a classic east meets west. The westerners (us) are cycling east, ready for our 2000m descent to Kangding . The easterners: this Chinese crew, are in the early days of their 30 day cycle tour 2000km journey to Lhasa. High fives all round!  From Brian and the team at the highest point of our Sichuan & Tibet trip. 

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