West China

The Tibetan Plateau comes to an end in Yunnan

By |2019-03-27T17:40:41+02:00 25th September, 2015|Categories: China, High mountains, West China|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

A well known section of bicycle touring in China. This is what we were preparing ourselves for. Mountain passes up to 4720 meter and no idea about the quality of the roads. We were heading out on an endeavour which would become one of our highlights of our journey. From the wild west of Litang, past mystical [...]

Tibetan hospitality, a high road, Seda to Litang

By |2019-03-27T17:40:41+02:00 11th September, 2015|Categories: China, High mountains, Hospitality, Off the beaten path, West China|Tags: , , , |

Seda and Larung Gar had left a strong impression on us but visa time and wanting to get on the road we left Seda (Sertar). We had almost run out of oats and Martin had used a few hours searching and asking in all Chinese shops nowhere to be found. By chance as we where heading to [...]

Cycling up and over 4000m+ passes in Gansu, Qinghai and Sichuan

By |2019-03-27T17:40:41+02:00 3rd September, 2015|Categories: China, High mountains, Off the beaten path, West China|Tags: , , , |

Finally we were heading south again. We knew the next stretch was going to be challenging. Cycling through Gansu, Qinghai and Sichuan on our way to Yunnan would bring us over many many passes and the first were coming up. We were cycling up and over 4000m+ passes in Gansu, Qinghai and Sichuan to reach the World largest [...]

Xian to Labrang en-route to the Amdo Tibetans

By |2019-03-27T17:40:41+02:00 22nd August, 2015|Categories: Ancient civilizations, China, High mountains, West China|Tags: , , , , , |

Contemplating on our route through west China we noticed that we had a chance to experience the life of the Amdo Tibetans. So we quickly decided on going west from Xian instead of south to Chengdu. We were cycling from Xian to Labrang en-route to the Amdo Tibetans. This trip has been very interesting so we have [...]