Yulong River rafting and biking – Option 2
Option 2 (Bike to Chaoyang dock; Raft/bike from Chaoyang dock to Gongnong Bridge)
Time: 3.5 hours
Length: 20.5 km
Costs: CNY150, without cost for bike renting
If you don’t want to spend whole day on Yulong River, although it is highly recommended, you can do only shorter, most popular stretch of Yulong River from Chaoyang dock (朝阳码头) to Gongnong Bridge. This section is probably most scenic, but you are likely to be surrounded with hundreds of rafts and you will miss lovely Jiuxian ancient village.
Yangshuo – Chaoyang dock (bike; 1 hour; 6 km)
From Yangshuo to Chaoyang dock is an easy and enjoyable bike ride. On the way you will pass through several villages, including Jima, Xiatang and Aishanmen.
Chaoyang dock – Gongnong Bridge (raft; 2 hours; 8 km; CNY150)
From Chaoyang to Gongnong Bridge is very enjoyable and scenic stretch, with about 10 dams set for irrigation along the river.
Gongnong Bridge – Yangshuo (bike; 30 minutes; 6.5 km)
As described in Option 1.