Active and Rewarding activities in Yangshuo

The beautiful countryside of Yangshuo with its lush green mountain peaks, meandering clear rivers, rolling green hills and village trails is the ideal place and inspiration for some active outdoor activities! Explore less visited little villages around Yangshuo per bicycle or horse, hike through the minority villages and rice paddies of Longji or 800 steps up Moon Hill or the Green Lotus Peak near Yangshuo Park, watch local life floating by per kayak, climb the mountain peaks with bolted routes for all ages, or be challenged by the rapid waters of the Longjing river, plenty activities in Yangshuo to choose from to get your adrenaline running and enjoy a well deserved Chinese massage afterwards!

  • Yangshuo Insider Hiking Trail
    Hiking in Yangshuo, the Yangshuo Insider village trail to Yulong Bridge
    Generally the most beautiful countryside trails for hiking in Yangshuo are known by farmers only and in the case of this trail only a handful of farmers who really need to be there to harvest their lands will know about this incredibly beautiful hiking trail that connects the farmers village of Shi Ban Qiao with Continue Reading...
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  • Scenic Activities in Yangshuo
    Green Lotus Peak
    Also called Shouyang Mountain, Green Lotus Peak stands south of Yangshuo looking like a water-lily bud emerging from the water. It is the most famous hill in Yangshuo. Lotus Peak has many inscriptions on its cliffs of which the 5-meter-long Chinese character “Dai” caved in the Qing dynasty is the most famous. Later generations endowed Continue Reading...
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  • Cycling Around Yangshuo
    Countryside cycling trips in Yangshuo, great off-map cycling routes!
    Yangshuo‘s countryside is a cycling paradise with countless village trails and paths leading through some of the most amazing scenery South-China has on offer. Starting from Yangshuo there are some beautiful less traveled roads winding for miles into the hills passing by the Yangshuo Tea Plantation and Stone Village in the north, Xing Ping in the northeast and Fuli Continue Reading...
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  • Yangshuo Moon hill Tour
    Yangshuo Moon Hill
    Moon Hill is somewhat the symbol of Yangshuo, from a distance it’s actually just a mountain with a hole in it – shaped like a moon – but it’s the nice hike up with the rewarding view from the summit that justifies it status as a must visit spot in Yangshuo. The hill is covered Continue Reading...
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  • Rock Climbing in Yangshuo
    Rock Climbing in Yangshuo
    Yangshuo is a paradise for rock climbers with over 400 rock climbing routes to be explored of various levels ranging in difficulty from 5.6 to 5.14. Whether you are an absolute beginner or a very experienced climber, Yangshuo has plenty of routes available and it is easy to find fellow climbers if you are looking for a climbing partner for the Continue Reading...
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  • Longji Rice Terraces Tour Dazhai Pingan Guilin Yangshuo
    Longji Rice Terraces of Longsheng with Dazhai & Pingan Village
    Yangshuo consists of many beautiful rice paddies spread across the countryside but they stand rather small against the magnificent views over the steep terraced hills of Longsheng about 200km north-west of Yangshuo, better known as the Dragon Backbone (or Longji) Rice Terraces of Longsheng County. Particularly around and between the villages of PingAn and Dazhai, Continue Reading...
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  • Longjin River Driftage Yangshuo
    Longjing Drifting near Xingping, Yangshuo.
    For something a bit different, try the Longjing River Drifting in what better be called the Longjing ‘washing machine’. Do not be misled by the name drifting, it is drifting only in the sense that you have no control at all over where you are going. You will board a two-person raft, hold firmly on Continue Reading...
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  • Li River Kyaking Yangshuo
    Kayaking on the Li River of Yangshuo, from Fuli to Liugong or Puyi
    Kayaking was a great way to experience the Li River scenery and this tour definitely counted as a favourite among travellers visiting Yangshuo. The stretch of the Li-river south of Yangshuo, between Fuli and Liugong may not be as renowned as its counter-part up north, but it is still an amazing area to enjoy and renting your own kayak offers the Continue Reading...
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  • Horse Riding in Yangshuo
    Horse Riding in Yangshuo
    No hour of life is wasted that is spent in the saddle” and that certainly counts for horse riding in Yangshuo when one could do so surrounded by the amazing karst scenery of this area! Riding one of the local horses along the shores of the famous Li-river surrounded by karst mountains and bamboo groves Continue Reading...
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  1. Hi there,

    My 5 companions and I will be in Yangshuo from this coming Monday, Sept 28 through Friday October 5th, and a few of us are interested in horseback riding. Do you take reservations?

  2. Yangshuo insider says:

    Hi Erin,

    Sure we can arrange a taxi to pick you up at your hotel and take you across the center of Yangshuo to the Li-river where the horse riding takes place along the shores of the river. Price is 120Y an hour and the transfer between the Li-river and your hotel would be 60Y return.
    Hope this helps,
    Yangshuo Insider

  3. Erin Jomartz says:

    Hi there,

    My friend Ashleigh and myself are very interested in horse riding in Yangshuo. Are we able to be picked up from our hotel? How much per person?

    Thank you for your assistance,
    Erin