Lanzhou, Gansu --Dunhuang, Gansu (兰州--敦煌)
Lanzhou --Dunhuang [gd.qq.com]
Duration: 12 --15 days
Expenses: 800 --1,500 yuan
Best time for cycling: September --October
Lanzhou is the capital and largest city of Gansu Province. With mountains in the north and south and Yellow River stretching from west to east, the city is known as a key transportation hub and an oasis in northwest China. Dunhuang is situated in the northwest part of Gansu, and features natural landmarks such as Crescent Lake and Mingsha Mountain, and ancient caves and the sculpture-like Mogao Grottoes. Along this cycling route, numerous culture relics, including the Jiayu Pass of the Great Wall, Dafo Temple in Zhangye, Luoshi Pagoda in Wuwei, and the Mogao Grottoes, can provide you a visual feast and impressive culture experience.