Frequently Asked Questions
What’s included in the price?
All accommodations,most meals,snacks and drinks for each day’s ride;a meetting hour on most evenings;the knowledge,support,and camaraderie of experienced guides;the use of a Mountain bike;private tours and tastings;entrance fees to all group and individual events;daily route support;all transportation during the trip;luggage transfers;comprehensive trip literature;complimentary Tour de China merchandise;and all gratuities for special events,local guides,transfers,hotels and restaurants. The trip specific itineraries can provide more detail on inclusions. Airfare is not included in the price.
We recommend booking your trip at least 45 days prior to departure. Trips do sell out or become otherwise unavailable,so booking early is the most reliable means of reserving spots on your dream vacation. Based on availability,last-minute bookings can be accommodated up to one week prior to departure.
What kind of trip information does Tour de China provide?
When a trip is booked,a guest confirmation letter is immediately sent out. Approximately six weeks prior to departure you will receive an exclusive Tour de China Guest Packet. This Guest Packet includes destination and trip-specific information,local and regional history,training tips,as well as suggestions for packing and general trip preparation. The Guest Packet also includes complimentary Tour de China merchandise. One week prior to your trip start you will receive an email containing the contact information of your guides,a trip start meeting location reminder and any last minute information that the guides feel is pertinent. Once you arrive at your destination your Guides will brief you on the day’s upcoming activities and present a special package containing daily route guides and a detailed map allowing you to ride with complete confidence (and independence if you choose) as you explore your new surroundings.
The average group size on a Tour de China trip is 4 to 6. Enrollment is capped at 8 guests per trip;this ensures each guest receives sufficient individual support,dedicated attention,and personal company from their world-class guides.
You are more than welcome to bring your own bike,but please keep in mind Tour de China can not assume responsibility for the safety of or damage to your bike that may exceed what and how we maintain the safety and well-being of our own fleet of bikes. You are responsible for providing the maintenance to your bike and any spare parts that may be used during the trip. You are also responsible for assembling your bike upon arrival and disassembling it upon departure.
Flexibility is our middle name,and since this is your vacation,you are free to ride 1 or 100 kilo meters on any day of your Tour de China trip. Some destinations are especially well suited to lesser amounts of daily riding,offering plentiful activities to fill your day and immerse you in the local culture.
Our guides are the best in the business. We handle your luggage transfers. We’ll set up and fit the bicycles,we’ll even replenish your empty water bottles and offer you an energy bar as our support vehicle sweeps the course,rescuing you from that torrid climb or taking your jacket as you’re getting warmed up.
You can find detailed trip information by clicking on the FAQs link on each trip page. If you encounter any difficulty finding the information you seek please sent us email at email@example.com,or call us directly 86 186 0888 2040.
As participants arrive from different countries on different flights the group usually meets at a centrally located meeting point,details of which are provided in your trip itinerary. These meeting points vary from one trip to the next and are selected based on accessibility. Airport transfers are not included and in most cases our guests take a taxi from the airport to the joining hotel. Detailed joining instructions are provided with your final trip documents.
Our prices are per person based on two people sharing a room and 4 people in one group.