|Sat 26 Aug 17||Cycle South East China (Cycling Holiday)|
redspokes 'Hidden China' adventure cycling holiday begins in Guiyang, the capital of Guizhou province and takes you on a journey of discovery through rural South East China. We transfer out of Guiyang into quiet minority areas where the cycling begins. Following secluded back roads up into mountain villages we discover a world far from the modern face of China.
As many as 30 different ethnic minorities live peacefully alongside one another in the areas we visit in Guizhou and northeast Guangxi, with a huge variety of cultures. Generally, Dong villages are located along river valleys whilst Miao villages are scattered amongst the hills. The minority communities have maintained their cultural traditions over centuries, living simple remote lives, away from modernity and full of character. We discover their world as we cycle South East China through a landscape of rice terraces etched into the mountain, rising up in layers towards the skyline.