Qingdao to Weihai 4-Day Bike Tour
Qingdao to Weihai 4-Day Bike Tour
This moderate cycling tour begins in Qingdao, located on southwest Shandong penisula in Shandong Province about 75 minutes from Beijing and Shanghai by air. This tour is intended for those with some cycle-touring experience as we will be carrying our gear in our own panniers. This will allow us to visit the more remote areas where we can then cycle and explore at a leisurely pace. The tour will be partially vehicle-supported, meaning there will be a guide, and we will utilize a vehicle when necessary.
This tour will travel on the Shandong Peninsula from Qingdao to the northeastern city of Weihai and visit both well-known and little-known sights. This area is largely unexplored by western tourists, so there is little information of "attractions" along the way.
On the day before the tour, we will meet you at the airport or ferry terminal and will transfer to the hotel.
On Day 1, we will in Qingdao in the morning and check into the hotel then explore this former German colony by bike and include stops at Huashilou, the former German governor's residence that looks like a German palace. Other options include the beaches, a Catholic Church and possibly the Qingdao brewery. We will then to the resort area of Yangkou.
On the second day we will cover a long distance to Rushan near the south coast of the Shandong penisula and if necessary will partially use vehicle transport. On the third day we will leave our gear at the hotel and cycle to the resort and beach area in the morning. In the afternoon we cycle to Wendeng.
On the last day we will arrive in the port city of Weihai and tour this clean modern city visiting the historic sites of the Qing Beiyang Navy Headquarters and Huanci Tower concluding the tour.
|0||Qingdao||0/0||Airport or Ferry pickup and hotel transfer|
|1||Yangkou||62/38||Short tour of the city and then head east along the coast to the resort area of Yangkou|
|2||Rushan||151/92||A long distance day with option to take transport part way to the inland city of Rushan|
|3||Yangshou||102/62||Leave luggage at the hotel in the morning and cycle to the beach areas. Return to pick upu the luggage and the head north to Wendeng.|
|4||Qingdao||57/35||Cycle to the port city of Weihai. Visit the Qing Beiyang Navy Headquarters and Huanci Tower. End of tour.|
Bicycle Tour Details
Dates: Contact us with the dates that work for you.
Start location: Qingdao, Shandong Province
Finish location: Weihai, Shandong Province
Tour type: Partially self-supported - riders carry their luggage in panniers. Vehicle transport may be used to reach some destinations.
Geographical location: Northeast China
Elevation range: Sea Level to 500 feet (120 meters)
Terrain: Flat and rolling
Cycling tour level: Moderate
Total cycling distance: Approximately 227 miles (372 km): Average distance per ride day: 57 miles (93 km)
Cycling Days: 4
Rest Days: 0
Climate: The best weather for touring is in the spring and fall. Chance of rain. For historic weather conditions, click on the link below.
Group size: 1 - 8
Accommodations: Will be basic Chinese hotels generally of the 1-3 star variety. It may be necessary to use a 0-star hotel. The prices are for double occupancy rooms, and will vary depending on the number of people who participate.
Private room supplement: US$120
This tour is limited to no more than eight people. This will permit more flexibility in the program and allow more spontaneity for taking photos or exploring villages along the way.
Prices include the following:
1. All hotel accommodations for five nights.
2. All meals eaten as group (private meals, snacks and alcoholic beverages are not included).
3. All group transportation costs (buses, boats, and taxis) including from the airport or ferry terminal.
4. All group entrance fees.
5. Optional Bicycle rental (US$0) including helmets, gloves and panniers.
6. Bilingual cycling tour guide.
This will be a self-supported ride. This means that riders will carry their own gear in panniers. A vehicle will when necessary to reach the next destination.
If you decide to do something on your own, you will be responsible for those costs.
Cost: Prices depend on the total number of people going on the tour and the time of year. Below is the price per person (pp) and quoted in US dollars (US$) for non-holiday periods*:
1 person: $1,450
2 people: $910 pp
3 people $780 pp
4-8 people $670 pp
An announcement of the cost of the tour will be made to the group 45-days prior to the start based on the number of registered members.
A deposit of $500 per person is required. This is fully refundable up to 45 days prior to the start of the tour. Submission of a deposit will guarantee your place on the tour. Balance is due at least 45 days prior to the beginning of the tour and payable by credit card, wire transfer, or personal check.
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