2. Pedal Through the Paddies
One of the best ways to explore the magical mountains, mirroring rivers and terraced farmland around Yangshuo is by bicycle. You’ll have no trouble finding a bike to rent and a map of good routes to meander. It’s one of the main things to do in the area and there’s no shortage of people trying to hook you up with a set of wheels, with or without a guide. Once you get out of town, the roads and pathways are relatively flat, peaceful and suitable for a range of abilities. Even families with kids can enjoy this. You’ll soon find yourself immersed in the pinnacles, paddies and pastoral paradise that is the essence of Yangshuo. Choose from a short and leisurely pleasure ride to a longer hard-core cycling adventure, or anything in between.