We 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!
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.
Did you know that the following were all invented in China?
Ten Top Chinese inventions:
- Alcohol around 2000 BC
- The mechanical clock
- Tea around 2800 BC
- Silk production around 3600 BC
- Iron and steel production
- The Compass
- Gunpowder and fireworks
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!!
We have posted a handful of photos from our September Sichuan & Tibet Cycle tour on our facebook page here. We hope you enjoy them!
Christian 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.
We 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!
Atop 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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