Bike Aways


Fujian is the undiscovered gem of China and cycling the back roads through the lesser known  tulou ( traditional multi storied hakka fortresses) and tea fields  of Yongding and Nanjing uncovers a rich heritage of  architecture and tea culture.  Xiamen airport is the start and finish point of this trip, which fits comfortably into a weekend, but which feels like a great active holiday.

Guangdong,  Kaiping is  where the sweet waters of the Tan River feed into fields of kryptonite-green paddy and clumping bamboo, carved up by small farmers pathways  which make for easy flat riding. Rich in rice and fish and human labour ripe for Shanghaiing, this back water of the Pearl River Delta was a mecca for bandits, warmongers and kidnappers. Kaipingers defended themselves from  watchtowers called Diaolou.  The epicentre of the Guangdong  overseas migration, cash loaded returning returning-Chinese ornamented the dialou with facades, columns and curleques influenced by Turkish, European and post gold-rush baroque. 

Yangshou is rural China at its best! Cycle by golden-mud brick peasant homes set in the rice paddies amidst stunning limestone karst scenery.  Set along the Li and  Yulong river, Yangshuo  is renowned for cormorant fisherman serenely fishing the waters with these magnificent birds . It is flat riding, light and piquant farm fresh food and stunningly rustic once you are off the beaten track.

Guizhou: Stay tuned for our first Guizhou trip to be announced for this coming autumn. Think wind and rain bridges,  Ming dynasty drum towers and  Indigo clad  Miao villagers offering up  delcious home made rice whisky   as they welcome you to their homes.

Chiangmai  is just a couple of hours direct flight from Hong Kong now with evening fligts that make a weekend bikeway  cheap and easy. Stay in a tradional rice barn converted into a boutique mountain side hotel,  cycle past elephant camps and  hill tribe villages into Chiangmai’s moated city  and on for a night cycle  to the markets  and bars that make Chiangmai one of Thailands most  vibrant and colourful cities.

Shikoku is a  bhuddist island near Osaka that rains cherry blossoms in Sakura season.  Ride with us next April  along the bhuddist pilgrimage route , finishing up  with the magnificent bridges that criss cross the Simanami waterways.

Italian Wineries  is a tour under slow development. Thanks to our sponsor  Castello Del Vino who have provided Italian wines and celebratory Prosecco on several of our rides, the tastes and landscapes of Italy are becoming part of our future cycle touring plans. Stay tuned  as we bring suppliers  with stunning accomodations and  cycleways through the vineyards into the fold.

El Camino de Santiago is  traditonaly a pilgrim route  for people walking  to the cathedral that holds the bones of the apostle St Jame’s. It overlays an even older pagan pilgrimage to the end of the world at Finnesterre.  Walking is a reflective  and soul searching experience.  Doing it by bike, lets you whip through to the best bits, enjoy the art and architecture in the cathedrals, and spend more time on the important things like the Rioja wine, the delicious tapas, and restaurants along the way.

Set departures will be listed for all these trips on our Calendar page.  For private group bookings please contact