One key reason we chose the area was its great road, mountain and mixed surface cycling opportunities. We have drawn the openstreet maps, setup segment, established locals rides and continue to reap the rewards of what the local environment offers.
New routes spring up all the time, seasons change and adventure is generally the name of the game. We have established and continue to develop China’s most dynamic rural riding community. Guests, including ex-pro’s, describe some of our routes as World Class. A great experience for us and our guests.
Cycling Routes & Map
Many great rides in the area. Please see the following:
Intro to Adventure & Mixed Surface Riding
Intro to Clean & Dirty Races – something we hope to repeat
Bike Shed & Rentals
Basic Bikes can be ordered online or from the Cafe on the day of rental. All other bikes must be booked online. Everyone renting our bikes must sign our disclaimer. For new or inexperienced riders we have some simple mountain bikes to rent along with eBike packages. For more advanced riders we have some classy carbon all singing and dancing mountain bikes from Specalized and Scott. We also have a few road bikes as well but suggest experienced riders bring their own road bikes. Follow one of the many GPS routes provided or join one of the weekend cycling rides.
We have a simple range of two Jerseys and one wind jacket. Available at the cafe.
Wild Jersey: 268 RMB. Basic cycling jersey in two colours.
Dirty Adventure Jersey: 398 RMB. Performance long day jersey. Our own special design for long days in the saddle with 5 large pockets for your pump, tubes, food, wind jacket and electronics. A well thought out peice of kit. Specially for the Dirty 2019 race.
Wild Wind Jacket: 398 RMB. Simple wind jacket. Great for the downhills in spring and autumn.
A large and expanding gallery of rides.
April: Getting warmer so its when the season starts. Qiandao Hu Tri so people come up post that for some riding. Yellow rapeseed on the terraces. Stunning. Also Huangshan MTB race. We are also holding a special cycling weekend then – Dirty Homestay
May / June: Qiaodao Hu Granfondo, Huangshan GF. Very nice. Great time of year to be here. A few Everest attempts planned. People building up their climbing legs and rides normally every weekend till end of season in November.
July / August: hot hot in mid day so rides start very early!!!! From mid day on its in the pools or under aircon. When sun goes down its nice outdoor BBQs till late in evening. Some evening rides planned.
Sept / Oct / Nov: Another great time to be here. Qiandao Hu Elite Race = fantastic if you can keep up. We are putting together a ultra 24h ride. Something like 600km/6000m/6 peaks/36h.
Dec / Jan / Feb / March: Cold / Snow / Ice. Only really suggested for MTB, Ebikes and ice / snow tires required on some of the hills. Warm vans / hot food drinks provided on self guided routes. We happy cycle in winter just so long as its not raining.
Beginners: get a EBike tour or rent a MTB and cycle to the local villages for some short hikes.
Weekend 1 Mid Intensity: Saturday Daming, Sunday Rubbish. What we recommend for first time visitors. Each ride is 4 to 6h.
Weekend 2 Long Intensity: Saturday Little Peaks / Lake. Long and might need pickup. Sunday Rubbish.
A Long Weekend: Daming Classic & Botanical, Lake & Little Peaks, Rubbish & Shendu. Might need a pickup. 3 days and your legs will have had enough.
Longer: Riding South West from Tunxi, Huangshan City is nice. Same from the north. Riding North from Qiandao Hu is very nice.
A week or so: Do the whole Huizhou trail – Eastern Silk Road from Jingdezhen to Hangzhou. A great self-supported tour.