China part 2 – จีนภาค 2

The maps under part 2 cover the distance from the Yellow River to the Lao border

SOME MAPS DON’T SHOW PROPERLY. I HAVEN’T HAD TIME TO INVESTIGATE THIS PROBLEM YET. IF YOU’D LIKE TO SEE THE MAP, THEN CLICK ON THE EMPTY MAP AND YOU WILL BE REDIRECTED TO STRAVA WHERE THE MAPS ARE SHOWN PROPERLY
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Day 152a (chinese side)  (click on map to see details and altitude profiles)

(Sunny day, nice temperatures)

Distance:                   55.9 km
Traveling time            6.28 hours
Cycling time               3.30 hours
Average speed          16.0 km/h
Top speed                  44.6 km/h
Altitude gained            619 m
Altitude lost                 362 m

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Day 151 (click on map to see details and altitude profiles)

(Sunny day, nice temperatures)

Distance:                   51.1 km
Traveling time            6.42 hours
Cycling time               3.46 hours
Average speed          13.5 km/h
Top speed                  72.4 km/h
Altitude gained            882 m
Altitude lost                 925 m

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Day 150 (click on map to see details and altitude profiles)

(We camped during the night and although it didn’t rain the tent was soaking wet in the morning due to the morning mist. Sunny most of the day)

Distance:                   96.1 km
Traveling time            9.33 hours
Cycling time               6.13 hours
Average speed          15.4 km/h
Top speed                  58.7 km/h
Altitude gained          1498 m
Altitude lost               1873 m

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Day 149 (click on map to see details and altitude profiles)

(Sunny most of the day)

Distance:                   85.7 km
Traveling time            8.39 hours
Cycling time               5.50 hours
Average speed          14.7 km/h
Top speed                  55.1 km/h
Altitude gained          1438 m
Altitude lost               1447 m

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Day 148 (click on map to see details and altitude profiles)

(Sunny most of the day)

Distance:                   52.2 km
Traveling time            7.40 hours
Cycling time               4.44 hours
Average speed          11.0 km/h
Top speed                  44.0 km/h
Altitude gained          1387 m
Altitude lost                 744 m

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Day 147 (click on map to see details and altitude profiles)

(Rainy morning, but it stopped after an hour or so and was followed by sunshine and a super muddy road)

Distance:                   44.6 km
Traveling time            7.26 hours
Cycling time               3.32 hours
Average speed          12.6 km/h
Top speed                  38.9 km/h
Altitude gained            294 m
Altitude lost                 412 m

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Day 146 (click on map to see details and altitude profiles)

(Heavy rain in the morning, less later in the day. Cool but not cold)

Distance:                   64.6 km
Traveling time            5.03 hours
Cycling time               3.41 hours
Average speed          17.5 km/h
Top speed                  45.5 km/h
Altitude gained            144 m
Altitude lost                 816 m

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Day 145 (click on map to see details and altitude profiles)

(Between 5-12 degrees during the day. Raining most of the day but at least we had a light tailwind)

Distance:                  110.1 km
Traveling time            8.43 hours
Cycling time               5.41 hours
Average speed          19.4 km/h
Top speed                  54.0 km/h
Altitude gained            808 m
Altitude lost                 812 m

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Day 144 (click on map to see details and altitude profiles)

(Between 5-12 degrees during the day. Rain during the afternoon. When we had 150 meters left to where we were going to stay we got a monsoon shower that lasted for more than one hour – that’s good timing)

Distance:                  100.7 km
Traveling time            8.17 hours
Cycling time               5.21 hours
Average speed          18.8 km/h
Top speed                 N/A due to tunnels
Altitude gained         1045 m
Altitude lost              1210 m

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Day 143 (click on map to see details and altitude profiles)

(Rainy morning, but it stopped as soon as we got out of the hotel 🙂  It was 6-7 degrees in the morning, but after two hours the rain stopped and the temperature increased to 15 degrees. 🙂 )

Distance:                  130.4 km
Traveling time            9.36 hours
Cycling time               7.34 hours
Average speed          17.2 km/h
Top speed                 N/A due to tunnels
Altitude gained         1471 m
Altitude lost              1285 m

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Day 143 (click on map to see details and altitude profiles)

(Camping at a gas station. The night was cloudy but there was no rain. 13 degrees in the morning. As soon as we started cycling the temperature dropped to 5 degrees and the humidity was 100% since we biked in the clouds. After a few hours we were completely soaked and freezing so when we arrived in Zhaongtong we decided to cut the day short and stay at a hotel)

Distance:                   71.0 km
Traveling time            8.48 hours
Cycling time               5.29 hours
Average speed          11.5 km/h
Top speed                 39.2 km/h
Altitude gained         1535 m
Altitude lost                516 m

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Day 142 (click on map to see details and altitude profiles)

(Cloudy, but no rain. Warm enough to wear shorts, but too cold for a short sleeve T-shirt)

Distance:                   71.0 km
Traveling time            7.04 hours
Cycling time               3.53 hours
Average speed          18.3 km/h
Top speed                 46.1 km/h
Altitude gained           807 m
Altitude lost               245 m

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Day 141 (click on map to see details and altitude profiles)

(Significantly cooler, between 17-19 in the mountains. Haze and very humid. We made a mistake when navigating and ended up at a completely different place)

Distance:                   63.0 km
Traveling time            9.45 hours
Cycling time               4.18 hours
Average speed          14.7 km/h
Top speed                 N/A due to long tunnels
Altitude gained           676 m
Altitude lost              1086 m

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Day 140 (click on map to see details and altitude profiles)

(Around 20-24 degrees, no wind, daze and a very poor road = wonderful cycling among mountain villages)

Distance:                   61.2 km
Traveling time            8.53 hours
Cycling time               6.02 hours
Average speed          10.2 km/h
Top speed                 52.2 km/h
Altitude gained         1253 m
Altitude lost                797 m

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Day 139 (click on map to see details and altitude profiles)

(Around 25 degrees, no wind, daze = no change from the previous days)

Distance:                   97.8 km
Traveling time            8.27 hours
Cycling time               5.58 hours
Average speed          16.4 km/h
Top speed                 N/A due to tunnels
Altitude gained           997 m
Altitude lost                943 m

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Day 138 (click on map to see details and altitude profiles)

(Around 25 degrees, no wind, daze)

Distance:                   61.8 km
Traveling time            5.31 hours
Cycling time               3.04 hours
Average speed          22.2 km/h
Top speed                 37.8 km/h
Altitude gained           157 m
Altitude lost                193 m


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Day 137 (click on map to see details and altitude profiles)

(Around 25 degrees, no wind but daze so we never saw the sun)

Distance:                  119.2 km
Traveling time            7.36 hours
Cycling time               5.37 hours
Average speed          21.2 km/h
Top speed                 41.4 km/h
Altitude gained           254 m
Altitude lost                338 m

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Day 136 (click on map to see details and altitude profiles)

(Late start = half day. Nice temperature with >22 degrees. Partly cloudy. We could wear shorts, T-shirt and sunglasses)

Distance:                   50.5 km
Traveling time            3.59 hours
Cycling time               2.39 hours
Average speed          19.0 km/h
Top speed                 32.4 km/h
Altitude gained             33 m
Altitude lost                  98 m

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Day 135 (click on map to see details and altitude profiles)

(Very foggy in the morning definately not cold. We used T-shirts all the way. Cloudy afternoon)

Distance:                   62.9 km
Traveling time            5.40 hours
Cycling time               2.58 hours
Average speed          21.3 km/h
Top speed                 38.2 km/h
Altitude gained             47 m
Altitude lost                292 m

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Day 134 (click on map to see details and altitude profiles)

(Headwind, sunshine and nice temperature allowing us to wear our T-shirts again. We decided to bypass the section with long tunnels south of Maoxian by bus which means that we stopped cycling in Maoxian, but stayed the night in Dujiangyan some 100 km further south.)

Distance:                   67.6 km
Traveling time            9.26 hours
Cycling time               3.06 hours
Average speed          21.8 km/h
Top speed                   N/A due to tunnels
Altitude gained            289 m
Altitude lost               1891 m

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Day 133 (click on map to see details and altitude profiles)

(Tailwind, sunshine and cool temperature)

Distance:                   65.5 km
Traveling time            5.53 hours
Cycling time               3.09 hours
Average speed          20.8 km/h
Top speed                  43.2 km/h
Altitude gained            117 m
Altitude lost                 772 m

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Day 132 (click on map to see details and altitude profiles)

(Sunshine, temperatures between 10-15 degrees and a very nice tailwind)

Distance:                 158.1 km
Traveling time          10.15 hours
Cycling time               8.09 hours
Average speed          19.4 km/h
Top speed                  69.8 km/h
Altitude gained            737 m
Altitude lost               1315 m

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Day 131 (click on map to see details and altitude profiles)

(Temperature between 5 and 11 degrees. Cloudy but a nice tailwind)

Distance:                   84.2 km
Traveling time            8.18 hours
Cycling time               5.07 hours
Average speed          16.4 km/h
Top speed                  50.0 km/h
Altitude gained            537 m
Altitude lost                 415 m

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Day 130 (click on map to see details and altitude profiles)

(Rainy night and morning but the rain stopped when we got out of the tent. Cloudy all day but for the last hour when the sky cleared up a bit. A very weak tailwind)

Distance:                   92.2 km
Traveling time            9.13 hours
Cycling time               6.02 hours
Average speed          15.3 km/h
Top speed                  52.2 km/h
Altitude gained            891 m
Altitude lost                 768 m

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Day 129 (click on map to see details and altitude profiles)

(Sunny morning and late start. No rain during the day but it started to rain 5 minutes after we got into the tent)

Distance:                   71.3 km
Traveling time            6.15 hours
Cycling time               4.28 hours
Average speed          16.0 km/h
Top speed                  49.6 km/h
Altitude gained            754 m
Altitude lost                 445 m

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Day 128 (click on map to see details and altitude profiles)

(Half day. Rainy in the morning but it stopped after two hours. 8 degrees = too cold…)

Distance:                   35.2 km
Traveling time            5.05 hours
Cycling time               2.43 hours
Average speed          12.9 km/h
Top speed                  49.3 km/h
Altitude gained            550 m
Altitude lost                 148 m

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Day 127 (click on map to see details and altitude profiles)

(Cloudy all day. A bit rainy during mid day and late afternoon. 10 degrees)

Distance:                   98.6 km
Traveling time          11.07 hours
Cycling time               5.43 hours
Average speed          17.2 km/h
Top speed                  53.6 km/h
Altitude gained            845 m
Altitude lost                 716 m

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Day 126 (click on map to see details and altitude profiles)

(Today’s ride took us across a stunning landscape of terraces. I recommend to click on the map, then change to satellite view and take a look at the second half of the ride – there were endless terraces. Besides this, today’s ride consisted of two major climbs. We did the first climb in heavy rain and during the second it didn’t rain but it was still cloudy and very humid. Around 10 C degrees)

Distance:                   83.8 km
Traveling time          10.51 hours
Cycling time               7.12 hours
Average speed          11.3 km/h
Top speed                  62.3 km/h
Altitude gained          1892 m
Altitude lost               1256 m

3 thoughts on “China part 2 – จีนภาค 2

  1. Onno

    Hello Joakim and Wej,
    Love your website and the amazing trip you’ve made.
    Just wondering if you have a full GPX file of the route you have cycled (especially in china) and if you would like to share it?
    Kind regards,
    Onno

    Reply
    1. admin Post author

      Hi
      Nice you found our blog and I hope it can be to some help for you when planning.
      Regarding the GPX file. We made one track for each day which are displayed on Strava. A year ago I tried to merge the tracks into one, but it didn´t work. Apparently the GPS sometimes make short gaps which made it impossible to merge different tracks into one. I could merge one or two, but more than that wasn´t possible.
      I´d also like a long track so I´ll have a look at it tonight using another tool.
      If you would like to, I can always share the separate files that I store in Garmin Connect (unforunately only the files from Turpan and onwards). Please let me know if you´re interested. I´ll contact you later through the e-mail you provided.
      Cheers,
      Joakim

      Reply
      1. Onno

        Hi Joakim,
        Thanks for replying!
        I also know about the difficulty in merging GPX tracks:)
        You can just send me the daily files (from Turpan) and I will sort it out….
        Greetings,
        Onno

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