Turtle Bay Coastal Cycling with SACS
It’s time to saddle up! SACS is heading for the hidden coastal paradise of Huizhou. So close to Shenzhen yet a world away.
The 2-day journey which starts on August 28, 2010, Saturday, begins with a 2-hour coach trip to the east of Shenzhen where spectacular beaches, idyllic farm villages and China’s only protected turtle reserve awaits exploration.
There will be two cycling routes, the first one for the experienced bikers who are keen for a workout (~50 kms p/day), while the second route will be leisurely, less strenuous and suitable for kids (~ 25 kms p/day).
The first group will begin riding along pretty Daya Wan to the lunch destination Xunliao Bay, while the 2nd group will be enjoying the pristine beach paradise. The sparkling water and soft sand are described as a “Green Emerald” on a “White Golden Beach”. Boat rides to the nearby islands are available for RMB 200 per boat (own expense). The group will have its own showers and private change rooms.
After a delicious seafood lunch on the beach, everyone will ride along a quaint off-road stretch with water buffalos lining the street leading the group through the rice paddies and charming old villages.
Upon arrival in Pinghai Ancient City, the group will have a chance to explore the fortress which dates back to the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), where like Dapeng in Shenzhen, it was part of the coastal defense against marauding pirates. Pinghai is honoured as “living fossil” of Southern China culture.
The accommodations will be in a modest but clean 3-star beach hotel. Next day, August 29, Sunday, the group will visit Gangkou Sea Turtle National Nature Reserve , the only turtle reserve in China. Lunch will be on the beach side on the spectacular Double Moon Bay, before riding along the beach and into the country side where a trip to Seaside Hot spring will finish off the tour for the leisurely group. The experienced riders will have another 20 kms cycling through the countryside.
There will be a bus available to carry luggage and collect any tired riders or children. The scheduled return to Shenzhen will be Sunday evening at 7:00 p.m. A bike repair will be on hand to help out with any flat tires or other equipment issues. Participants need not bring their own equipments as the tour price includes the hire of bikes, gloves and helmet.
The tour also includes SACS coordination, meals (1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch and 1 Dinner), non-alcoholic drinks with meals, 1 night twin sharing accommodation, hotsprings, all entrance fees, English speaking tour guide, charter bus and bike truck.
Tour cost is 1350RMB per person for SACS members, 1450RMB per person for non-members. Costs are based on twin sharing. Single Supplement RMB 250, triple rooms and child prices are available upon request.
Tour does not include optional guide gratuities or items of personal nature.
For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 150-1255-8020.
Limited spaces are available so please reserve now!
Please visit the SACS website at www.shenzhenacs.com for more trips and other fun activities.