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Topic: Xinjiang Cycling Tour

Posted on: 8th Mar 2012 9:11 PM    Quote and Reply

Hi all, just want to do a sensing here if there are anyone interested in the Xinjiang Cycling Tour, organised by Chan's World Holiday. It is about cycling through the Taklamakan Desert Highway in Xinjiang province. It will be a combined event with cyclists from other parts of the world too. Some details as follows:

Duration: 8 days

Departure date: 30 Sep 12

Itinerary:
Day 1 - Singapore - Guangzhou - Urumqi (4-star hotel)
Day 2 - Urumqi - Korla - Lunnan (coach, 3-star hotel)
Day 3 - Cycling ~170km (overnight at campsite)
Day 4 - Cycling ~126km (overnight at campsite)
Day 5 - Cycling to end point ~150km (3-star hotel)
Day 6 - Minfeng - Korla (coach, 4-star hotel)
Day 7 - Korla - Urumqi (coach, 4-star hotel)
Day 8 - Urumqi - Guangzhou - Singapore

Terrain: The Desert Highway is a tarred road, mostly flat with undulating levels.

Bikes: Road bikes provided. But if you are bringing your own bike, deduct $80 from the fare (but may incur extra luggage fare).

Costs: About S$2.2k inclusive of air tickets, taxes, accomodation and meals, and at maximum discounts.

Map: Red and green line


Disclaimer: I'm neither working at the agency nor having commissions through it. It's just out of pure interest to check if there are like-minded people out there.
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Posted on: 8th Mar 2012 10:21 PM    Quote and Reply


That sounds nice, but those are too long of consecutive rides touring on bikes for only three days. 

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Posted on: 8th Mar 2012 10:21 PM    Quote and Reply


That sounds nice, but those are too long of consecutive rides touring on bikes for only three days. 

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Posted on: 8th Mar 2012 10:22 PM    Quote and Reply


That sounds nice, but those are too long of consecutive rides touring on bikes for only three days. 

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Posted on: 8th Mar 2012 10:22 PM    Quote and Reply


That sounds nice, but those are too long of consecutive rides touring on bikes for only three days. 

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Posted on: 8th Mar 2012 10:22 PM    Quote and Reply


That sounds nice, but those are too long of consecutive rides touring on bikes for only three days, especially on used/someone elses bicycles and not knowing of the condition of them.

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Posted on: 10th Mar 2012 1:49 PM    Quote and Reply


Using the bikes provided is always a concern, and according to what I was told, it will be roadies from Giant.  That is why I would rather bring my own.  And for the planning, yes it's three consecutive days which could be taxing... but that's where the challenge comes in!  Training is definitely a must, and I believe six months leadtime of consciencious training should do the trick.

Do buzz me if you're interested. 

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Posted on: 10th Mar 2012 10:07 PM    Quote and Reply


I believe compromising bike fit is looking for injuries/accidents. Bring your own road bikes. Its really undulating cycling routes overseas. I found out doing Audax 

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Posted on: 10th Mar 2012 10:07 PM    Quote and Reply


I believe compromising bike fit is looking for injuries/accidents. Bring your own road bikes. Its really undulating cycling routes overseas. I found out doing Audax 

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Posted on: 12th Jun 2012 2:29 PM    Quote and Reply


Hi, if there is anyone here who has signed up the package (I was told there are 5 of them); and if you're in this forum, I would like to link up with you.

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Posted on: 13th Jun 2012 12:13 PM    Quote and Reply


Interesting.. but its a pity the itinerary didnt include going to Kashgar or on to the karakorum highway with scenic views of karakol lake and muztagh ata.. was there last summer climbing muztagh ata..   


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