Beijing --Hangzhou, Zhejiang (北京--杭州)
West Lake in Hangzhou
Duration: 20 --25 days
Expenses: 3,000 --5,000 yuan
Best time for cycling: April --October
The Grand Canal of China is one of the longest and most ancient artificial rivers in the world. Starting from Beijing, it passes through Tianjin and the provinces of Hebei, Shandong, Jiangsu and Zhejiang to the city of Hangzhou. First built in the 5th century BC, the canal has a long history of more than 2,500 years. Cycling along the canal from north to south, visitors can enjoy the various attractions in different cities, and explore the cultural heritage of ancient China.