DescriptionSix extended tours through northeastern, east-central, and southeastern China, and three through Taiwan and Hong Kong
Extensive sections on trip planning and preparation, including tips on buying and outfitting your bike
Essential information on route finding, transportation links, safety and health, food and accommodation
For the intrepid cyclist, touring China by bike may be the trip of a lifetime. This detailed guide gets you close enough to everyday Chinese life to taste what natives call ren ching wei, the flavor of human-ness. Fully described, these nine extended tours through the eastern, coastal and northern regions of China, plus Taiwan and Hong Kong, sample the character of each region, from tiny fishing villages to banana plantations to bustling urban centers. Each tour starts and ends in a major city for easy access and plenty of first-hand, practical advice from the author assures smooth cycling. The only guide of its kind, China by Bike includes such details as advice on where to stay, what to do, and other survival tips, plus mileage logs and basic phrases.