A Sidecar Ride through Yangshuo

A Sidecar Ride
through Yangshuo

Spicing up a Yangshuo tour unlike any other. For many vehicle aficionados, exploring China’s rural
region in a sidecar is pure bucket list material. A guided tour that goes deep into the
authentic side while comfortably driven around, three-wheeled style.


Keen adventurers hardly need an introduction to what Yangshuo has to offer. Within easy reach of big brother Guilin via the Li River, this quaint mountain town has slowly climbed up the ladder as a basecamp for exploration of some of China’s most charismatic landscapes.

Rising above the horizon, one can find karst stone mountains, meandering streams with various caves and caverns hidden in the green foliage. As its small yet bustling town centre features numerous options to wine, dine and shop the day away, the beating heart of Yangshuo lies along its muddy paths and beyond its verdant green horizon. Destined to take on a Yangshuo journey of a lifetime? This 3-hour sidecar adventure may just well be what fuels wanderlust to new heights.


A Sidecar Ride through Yangshuo

09:00 - 12:00
14:00 - 17:00

You are welcomed by your guide and sidecar driver at your Yangshuo booked hotel before this ethnic ride on board a 1950s Chang Jiang sidecar, one of the first mass-produced vehicles of the newly founded People’s Republic, takes off. Replicated and maintained to adhere to today’s safety standards, these three-wheeled fascinating and historically unique means of transport bring perfectly forward the country’s narrative.

The majestic part lies outside the town centre and this is where you will be heading. With the wind through your hair, your driver and tour guide will tell you more about the locality and stories of this region while taking you to quaint villages and farming communities as well as showing you the local wildlife such as the geckos and buffaloes. We start at the quaint little village of Dabu where we navigate through narrow country roads where local farms and ancient villages turn around every turn and behind every incline.

En route, a visit to a rural school is included to show how the educational system works in these parts of China. Including the 3-5 stops along the way before arriving back at our starting point include a 400-year old village; a testimony of how time has stood still; a kumquat farm where visitors can see how these delectable orange fruits are farmed and mingle with the locals at a local wet market, known to be a beehive of business of a regional nature. Watching the scenic landscape from a higher vantage point will certainly not be left aside.

After this authentic dip in the culturally enthralling side of Yangshuo, the three-wheeled drive back to the starting point marks the end of 3-hours of open-aired exploration. This adrenaline-filling tour ends with a transfer back to downtown Yangshuo.




  • A 3-hour ride in a vintage sidecar with a professional English-speaking expert
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle with professional driver from and to the starting point in Yangshuo
  • All entrance fees for visits as mentioned in the description.
  • All applicable taxes and service charges


  • Tours, inclusions of any kind and other services that are not outlined in the tour description
  • Personal expenses such as meals, drinks, tips and gratuities, shopping, portage fees and optional tours, unless otherwise stated
  • Hotel accommodation in the destination of commencement.
  • Compulsory Christmas, country-specific festival and/or New Year dinner at included hotels
  • Single supplement charges for single travelers, where applicable
  • Any airline tickets, visa fees, additional transportation cost from and to the general meeting point
  • Supplements for transfers for customers arriving or departing from any airport or resorts located outside the general pick-up and drop-off locations
  • Hotel expenses of a personal nature, should an overnight be included: this includes mini-bar consumption, laundry, room service, any telephone or other communication cost not mentioned in the program
  • Travel insurance coverage for customers (highly recommendable)


  • This tour is operated on full private basis with English-speaking guide only
  • For this tour, we use three-wheeled sidecars as a means of transportation to explore the region. Note that these open motorcycles follow local safety regulations and may not always deliver maximum comfort due to the space available for passengers
  • Return transfers for this excursion apply only / are inclusive for customers staying in and inside downtown Yangshuo. Transfers outside these areas, including any accommodation outside the town centre, Longsheng, train stations, Li River cruise ports and Guilin’s Airport are excluded. Supplements apply for customers who want to join this excursion outside one of these regions
  • Customers are advised that during the Lunar Festival celebrations (celebration of Chinese New Year), excursions and tours may be subject to supplementary charges and/or may see longer waiting times than normal
  • We regret to inform you that this excursion is not suitable for wheelchair users
  • This tour includes driving over uneven paths, surfaces and off-road bumpy roads, unsuitable for pregnant women, people with neck and back problems and those with limited mobility
  • We always will make efforts to confirm the exact pick-up time upon reservation. For any operational issues in which are not able to confirm the exact pick-up time in advance, we reserve the right to inform you the day before the departure of the tour
  • Due to the absence of ATM machines and credit cards payment portals, particularly on islands and inside nature reserves, we highly recommend to bring sufficient cash with you
  • Natural elements of any kind have a destructive effect on electronic equipment. It is the customer’s own responsibility to ensure that any camera, mobile telephone or other device is properly wrapped and protected against these elements. We cannot be held responsible in any way for negligence and/or not following suggestions for any damage related to this
  • Please ensure that you bring sunglasses, a hat /cap and sunblock with a high SPF factor when traveling with us on this tour – even when it is cloudy, the sunrays still have an immense power
  • We reserve the right to make necessary changes to the excursion in case of unfavourable weather conditions or situations where we are forced to make alterations to guarantee the safety of our guests
  • The protection of the country’s flora and fauna is of immense importance for us. We will not pursue any activities for guests that are not in line with our animal, wildlife and environment protection principles
  • It is the responsibility of the customer to provide us with the correct hotel information, should pick-up and drop-off services be included in the package. Any changes in accommodation outside 24 hours will be handled accordingly: changes within 24 hours may be on request
  • In the event of no-show or change of accommodation without prior consent and confirmation from us within 24 hours may result in the applicable cancellation charges as outlined in the terms and conditions
  • We recommend wearing light, comfortable cotton clothing and comfortable shoes
  • This 3-hour ride is completely tailored and designed according to the level of interests, while remaining highly respectful of local culture. Adaptations to the tour are possible while en route. An average 3 to 5 stops will be made during this half-day tour
  • Local schools may be closed subject to weekends and public holidays. We cannot guarantee that a visit will be possible on the day of operations.


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