10 Questions: Bike Touring In China
Louis & Lysanne left their home in Canada in September 2010 for a bicycle tour around the world.
By July 2011, they had reached China – and they spent 3 months exploring a relatively small corner of this massive country.
In this edition of 10 Questions, Louis & Lysanne share a wealth of tips and advice for other cyclists, also planning to explore China from the saddle of a bicycle.
1. Can you describe your trip through China, and why you chose China as a destination?
We had the great pleasure to cycle from Beijing to the southermost border of China (Dongxing/Mong Cay, Vietnam) over 3 months, and a total of 4,500km. We rode through the provinces of Shanxi, Shaanxi, Sichuan, Guizhou and Guangxi. Why China? Because it has so much to offer. What’s your pick? Scenery? Food? History? Low cost country? Quiet, remote cycling roads? Just name it, China has it all!