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Mini Grand Tour for Yunnan part 3

 

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6/29 Baoshan Stone City、Jade Dragon Snow Mountain、Old Town of Lijiang

 

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The Baoshan Stone City in the early morning.

changebike cycle touring yunnan baoshan stone city

changebike cycle touring yunnan baoshan stone city

changebike cycle touring yunnan baoshan stone city

We decided to charter a bus (RMB400) to go back to Lijiang first because we did not want to miss Jade Dragon Snow Mountain.
We would get a ride to Lugu Lake tomorrow.

changebike cycle touring yunnan baoshan stone city

changebike cycle touring yunnan baoshan stone city

changebike cycle touring yunnan baoshan stone city

There were many clouds today, and we were sorry about hardly seeing the mountaintop of the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain.
We stopped to take pictures at Blue Moon Valley and White Water River in the middle of ridding.

changebike cycle touring yunnan baoshan stone city

changebike cycle touring yunnan baoshan stone city

changebike cycle touring yunnan baoshan stone city

changebike cycle touring yunnan baoshan stone city

changebike cycle touring yunnan baoshan stone city

changebike cycle touring yunnan shuhe ancient town

changebike cycle touring yunnan shuhe ancient town

We arrived in Shuhe Town at 1:00 pm, and stayed at Freeshuhe Inn.

changebike cycle touring yunnan Lijiang

changebike cycle touring yunnan Lijiang

changebike cycle touring yunnan Lijiang

changebike cycle touring yunnan Lijiang

changebike cycle touring yunnan Lijiang

We spent over four hours cycling around three ancient towns, which are Shuhe, Dayan, and Baisha.

changebike cycle touring yunnan Lijiang

changebike cycle touring yunnan Lijiang

changebike cycle touring yunnan Lijiang

changebike cycle touring yunnan Lijiang

Like most people’s saying, it is excessive commercialization in Lijiang because shops, restaurants, and inns are everywhere.

changebike cycle touring yunnan Lijiang

changebike cycle touring yunnan Lijiang

changebike cycle touring yunnan Lijiang

changebike cycle touring yunnan Lijiang

changebike cycle touring yunnan Lijiang

changebike cycle touring yunnan Lijiang

changebike cycle touring yunnan Lijiang

changebike cycle touring yunnan Lijiang

changebike cycle touring yunnan Lijiang

changebike cycle touring yunnan Lijiang

changebike cycle touring yunnan Lijiang

changebike cycle touring yunnan Lijiang

changebike cycle touring yunnan Lijiang

changebike cycle touring yunnan Lijiang

changebike cycle touring yunnan Baisha Bihua

Baisha Bihua

changebike cycle touring yunnan Baisha Bihua

changebike cycle touring yunnan Lijiang

changebike cycle touring yunnan Lijiang

Mr. Wang suggested that we just simply rode, and stopped to rest while being tired instead of too many schedules,
burdens, and the pressure of the destination.

 


6/30 Lijiang、Lugu Lake

 

changebike bike trip yunnan Lijiang

We took a bus at Lijiang High-speed Bus Station at 8:30 am and the destination was Lugu Lake.
Each of us was charged an extra freightage of RMB70.

changebike bike trip yunnan Lijiang

changebike bike trip yunnan Lijiang

changebike bike trip yunnan Lijiang

changebike bike trip yunnan Lijiang

changebike bike trip yunnan Lijiang

changebike bike trip yunnan Lijiang

We ran into a couple from France, and they planned to travel in China for two months.

changebike bike trip yunnan Lugu Lake

We arrived in Lugu Lake at 2:45 pm, and my first impression (looked down) was that it was so wide like a wonderland!

changebike bike trip yunnan Lugu Lake

changebike bike trip yunnan Lugu Lake
The route map for going around the lake.

changebike bike trip yunnan Lugu Lake

changebike bike trip yunnan Lugu Lake

The rippling water was on the lake, and reflection from mountains and clouds was like an oil painting that I had never seen.
The Holy Mountain seemed to float over a whole sea of clouds, and it was so beautiful.

changebike bike trip yunnan Lugu Lake

changebike bike trip yunnan Lugu Lake

changebike bike trip yunnan Lugu Lake

changebike bike trip yunnan Lugu Lake

changebike bike trip yunnan Lugu Lake

changebike bike trip yunnan Lugu Lake

changebike bike trip yunnan Lugu Lake

changebike bike trip yunnan Lugu Lake

changebike bike trip yunnan Lugu Lake

changebike bike trip yunnan Lugu Lake

changebike bike trip yunnan Lugu Lake

changebike bike trip yunnan Lugu Lake

changebike bike trip yunnan Lugu Lake

changebike bike trip yunnan Lugu Lake

changebike bike trip yunnan Lugu Lake

changebike bike trip yunnan Lugu Lake

changebike bike trip yunnan Lugu Lake

changebike bike trip yunnan Lugu Lake

changebike bike trip yunnan Lugu Lake

changebike bike trip yunnan Lugu Lake

Riding around the lake for a round was 50 km, and we spent 4.5 hours (including taking pictures, the real time of riding was about 3 hours).

 


7/01 Lugu Lake、Lijiang、Heqing

 

changebike cycle europe yunnan Lugu Lake

Lugu Lake in the early morning

changebike cycle europe yunnan Lugu Lake

changebike cycle europe yunnan Lugu Lake

changebike cycle europe yunnan Lugu Lake

changebike cycle europe yunnan Lugu Lake

changebike cycle europe yunnan Lugu Lake

changebike cycle europe yunnan Lugu Lake

On the way from Lugu Lake to Lijiang, I got a message of WhatsAPP from Iverson,
and he said that he traveled to Lijiang by chance.
We made an appointment at the south entrance of the ancient town.

changebike cycle europe yunnan Lijiang

changebike cycle europe yunnan Lijiang

changebike cycle europe yunnan Lijiang

We rode fast from Da Li Road to Dali City in the afternoon, and it rained cats and dogs on the way.
Luckily, it did not rain for a long time.

 

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changebike cycle europe yunnan Lijiang

changebike cycle europe yunnan Lijiang

changebike cycle europe yunnan Heqing
At 8:05 pm, we arrived in Heqin, and stayed the night.

 


7/02 Heqing、Erhai、Dali

 

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We rode to Xinhua town near Heqin in the morning first, and then rode south along Dali Highway.
Trucks blew dust, and the sound of horns was uninterrupted along the way.
Finally, we decided to charter a bus in Songgui Town to Jiang Wei Township (about 60km, RMB120).

changebike adventure bike tours yunnan Heqing

changebike adventure bike tours yunnan Heqing

changebike adventure bike tours yunnan Heqing

changebike adventure bike tours yunnan Heqing

changebike adventure bike tours yunnan Heqing

changebike adventure bike tours yunnan Heqing

changebike adventure bike tours yunnan Heqing

changebike adventure bike tours yunnan Heqing

changebike adventure bike tours yunnan Heqing

changebike adventure bike tours yunnan Heqing

changebike adventure bike tours yunnan Heqing

changebike adventure bike tours yunnan Heqing

changebike adventure bike tours yunnan Heqing

changebike adventure bike tours yunnan Heqing

changebike adventure bike tours yunnan erhai

After arriving in Jiang Wei Township, we rode around the lake along Erhai East 1st Road.
The cloudless Erhai Lake was separated by sea, and western Cang Mountain was on the other side.
The waves on Erhai Lake were like a sea, and the sea wind slowly blew directly into our faces.
Additionally, the road around the lake between mountains and the lake extended continuously for 60 km, and all of these were so amazing!

changebike adventure bike tours yunnan erhai

changebike adventure bike tours yunnan erhai

changebike adventure bike tours yunnan erhai

changebike adventure bike tours yunnan erhai

changebike adventure bike tours yunnan erhai

changebike adventure bike tours yunnan erhai

changebike adventure bike tours yunnan erhai

changebike adventure bike tours yunnan erhai

changebike adventure bike tours yunnan erhai

changebike adventure bike tours yunnan erhai

changebike adventure bike tours yunnan erhai

changebike adventure bike tours yunnan erhai

changebike adventure bike tours yunnan erhai

changebike adventure bike tours yunnan erhai

changebike adventure bike tours yunnan erhai

For me, the sensation of the Erhai Lake was more than Lugu Lake!

changebike adventure bike tours yunnan erhai

changebike adventure bike tours yunnan erhai

changebike adventure bike tours yunnan erhai

changebike adventure bike tours yunnan erhai

changebike adventure bike tours yunnan erhai

changebike adventure bike tours yunnan erhai

changebike adventure bike tours yunnan erhai

changebike adventure bike tours yunnan erhai

changebike adventure bike tours yunnan erhai

changebike adventure bike tours yunnan erhai

changebike adventure bike tours yunnan erhai

changebike adventure bike tours yunnan erhai

changebike adventure bike tours yunnan erhai

changebike adventure bike tours yunnan dali

At 9:00 pm, we arrived in Dali Old Town, and we had ridden for 124 km today.

changebike adventure bike tours yunnan dali

changebike adventure bike tours yunnan dali

 


7/03 Dali、Xizhou、Kunming

 

 

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we rode around Dali Old Town in the morning, and reshot the two big words,
which must be photographed, on the south gate.
After that, we spent an hour buying tickets for leaving for Kunming.

changebike adventure cycling yunnan dali

changebike adventure cycling yunnan dali

changebike adventure cycling yunnan dali

changebike adventure cycling yunnan dali

changebike adventure cycling yunnan dali

changebike adventure cycling yunnan dali

It was almost 11:00 am, and we were just getting started to ride north along the west of the Erhai Lake.

The weather was gloomy today, and I had no feelings about the scenery.
Fortunately, we had experienced the magnificent scenery of Erhai Lake in such mild wind and bright sun.

changebike adventure cycling yunnan dali

changebike adventure cycling yunnan dali

Only riding for a while, we arrived in the scenery spot of the Three Pagodas.

changebike adventure cycling yunnan dali

changebike adventure cycling yunnan xizhou

We kept riding north for 20 km, and then arrived in Xizhou Town.
It was much less commercialized here than the towns in Dali Old Town.
We desperately rode bikes in alleys.

changebike adventure cycling yunnan xizhou

changebike adventure cycling yunnan xizhou

At 4:30 pm, we took a bus to Kunming, and I was thinking the bike trip in the past thirteen days, which I felt like a dream.
I really thought this was an amazing dream.

I would satisfactorily complete the mini grand tour of the bike before forty years old!

changebike adventure cycling yunnan xizhou

 

 


7/04 The nice trip is ending in Kunming

 

 

changebike adventure cycling yunnan kunming bronze hall

The last day in Yunnan Our flight was in the afternoon,
so we had enough time to visit Bronze Hall located in the northeast of Kunming City.

changebike adventure cycling yunnan kunming bronze hall

changebike adventure cycling yunnan kunming bronze hall

changebike adventure cycling yunnan kunming bronze hall

changebike adventure cycling yunnan kunming bronze hall

changebike adventure cycling yunnan kunming bronze hall

changebike adventure cycling yunnan kunming bronze hall

Just 12.5 km, we spent 70 minutes riding to Bronze Hall yet because the subway was being constructed and people were rushing to work.
Luckily, we would have regretted if we missed the scenery spot.

changebike adventure cycling yunnan kunming bronze hall

changebike adventure cycling yunnan kunming bronze hall

changebike adventure cycling yunnan kunming bronze hall

changebike adventure cycling yunnan kunming bronze hall

changebike adventure cycling yunnan kunming bronze hall

changebike adventure cycling yunnan kunming bronze hall

changebike adventure cycling yunnan kunming bronze hall

changebike adventure cycling yunnan kunming

At about 12:00pm, luckily, we found suitable boxes for our bikes (not as high as 10cm).
Now, it rained a lot, and we spent almost twenty minutes finding a taxi driver.
We asked him to drive us to Changshui International Airport, which was just open less than a week.

changebike adventure cycling yunnan kunming

changebike adventure cycling yunnan kunming

changebike adventure cycling yunnan kunming

I returned to Taiwan safely, and I satisfactorily complete the mini grand tour of the bike before forty years old!

 


Mini Grand Tour for Yunnan part 1:Shilin、Daguanlou、Shangri-La、Deqin、 Flying Pemple、Baimang Snow Mountain、Benzilan、Moon bay、Nixi

Mini Grand Tour for Yunnan part 2:Shangri-La、Qiaotou、Tiger Leaping Gorge、Daju、Ming Yin、Baoshan Stone City