Bashang Grasslands, the nearest prairie destination from Beijing, have long been one of the ideal sites to escape the city’s summer heat. Bashang Grasslands is located approximately 240 kilometers north of Beijing and covers an area of 350 square kilometers.
Generally, Bashang Grasslands include four parts namely Fengning Bashang, Zhangbei Bashang, Weichang Bashang and Guyuan Bashang. The four parts are located in four different counties in Hebei Province. For visitors from Beijing, Fengning Bashang is the site that is most accessible.
The special climate and geographical position at the junction of the North China Plain and Inner Mongolia Grasslands give Bashang its unique natural landscapes and make it a popular destination for tourists and photographers. The yearly average temperature here is around 15 degrees.
The period from June through September is the best time for visiting. The average temperature ranges from 17 degrees to 19 degrees during this period, about 10 degrees lower than that in downtown Beijing. Horse riding, camping, watching local wrestling competitions, or staying in farmers’ Mongolian yurts to eat whole roast sheep and other plain foods are the main attractions for visitors. Vast lakes, sunrises and sunsets over the grasslands provide great views for city dwellers who have grown tired of the urban sprawl. Grassland tourism in Bashang is a recent phenomenon.
Tour type: Support vehicle is provided for the tour. Riders can rest on the van.
Geographical location: North China,0 meters to 500 meters)
Terrain: Flat, rolling hills.
Cycling tour level: Easy. Alternative transportation will be used when needed.
Total cycling distance: Approximately90 miles (150 km): Average distance per ride day: 50 km Cycling will be supplemented with vehicle transport on some days to reach the next point of interest.
Meals: will primarily be Chinese food but the support vehicle will
carry a wide selection of familiar easy-to-digest on-the-go snacks
such as peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, hard boiled eggs, and
bananas. We will have unlimited water and Gatorade and one PowerBar
Climate:continental monsoon climate. Temperatures are hot in summer and cold in winter.
This will be a vehicle-supported ride. This means that each rider will carry their day-use items and a support vehicle will carry the luggage (and riders if necessary) throughout the trip.
The prices are for double occupancy rooms, and will vary depending on the number of people who participate. This tour is limited to no more than ten people. This will permit more flexibility in the program and allow more spontaneity for taking photos or exploring villages along the way.
Prices include the following:
Bilingual bicycle tour guide.
All hotel room accommodations (double occupancy) for 6 night.
Meals eaten as group (private meals, snacks and alcoholic beverages are not included).
All group transportation costs.
A Rental Bike with panniers, lock, raincape, gloves and helmet is included.Spare wheels will be available for temporary usage in case of a flat.
Cost depends on the time of year. Below are the price per person (pp) and quoted in US dollars (US$) for non-holiday periods*:
If you decide to do something on your own, you will be responsible for those costs.
A deposit of $200 per person is required. This is fully refundable up to 72 Hours ,3 days prior to the start of the tour. Submission of a deposit will guarantee your place on the tour. Balance is due at the day prior to the beginning of the tour and payable by cash.
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