The Road to Shangri-La

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56 Day(s)
4535 Km
avg 108 Km

Tour operator:  TDA Global Cycling

A two-wheeled journey through Vietnam, Laos and China in search of the legendary Tibetan Kingdom

Join us on our cycling quest for the fabled kingdom of Shangri-La, an earthly paradise where there is no war and no suffering, and where people live in peace and harmony through meditation and self-discipline. Our journey begins in the bustling modern city of Saigon and continues up the country's stunning coastline with stops in the beach town of Nha Trang, the ancient trading port of Hoi An and the old Imperial capital of Hue.

The adventure continues as the riders explore subterranean caves in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park and pedal along the historic Ho Chi Minh Trail before crossing into laid-back Laos and spinning along the Mighty Mekong River. Heading into Northern Laos the cyclists will face some challenging climbs but will be rewarded with a stop in one of Asia's most spiritual cities, Luang Prabang, home to golden wats and saffron-clad monks.

Cycling deeper and deeper into the area's spectacular karst mountains, the riders will enjoy a scenic river cruise on the Nam Ou River before crossing back into Vietnam and exploring the Vietnamese War's history in the city of Dien Bien Phu. The cyclists will continue on to the popular resort hill town of Sapa before spinning across the border into China.

The end to our quest is now getting close! First, however, the route passes by the spectacular Yuanyang Rice Terraces and stops for a break in the legendary backpacker town of Dali. Riders will pedal through the UNESCO Old Town in Lijiang and one of the world's deepest gorges – Tiger Leaping Gorge – before climbing over 2400 m in their last day, up into the Tibetan atmosphere of Shangri-La.

Will it really be an earthly paradise where there is no war and no suffering, and where people live in peace and harmony through meditation and self-discipline? Join us and find out!


Tour Location

China, Laos, Vietnam
South-West China

Tour Information

Vehicle Support, Luggage Transfer
56 Day(s)
Double Occupancy
Cost From:
USD 11900

Tour Distance & Dates

4535 Km
Riding Days:
February, March, April

Feb 21 - Apr 15, 2022

Additional Information


55 Nights in hotels
Most dinners
Most breakfasts
All roadside lunches
Vehicle to carry your bags
Experienced tour leader
Sweep rider
Bike mechanic
Local support
Tour jersey
Commemorative tour medal
Celebratory final dinner
Pre-tour information bulletins
Pre-tour rider discussion forum


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Booking Conditions

A registration fee of $150 USD must first be paid to hold your place

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