Shanghai --Urumqi, Xinjiang (上海--乌鲁木齐)
Jiayu Pass in Gansu
Duration: 40 --55 days
Expenses: 8,000 --12,000 yuan
Best time for cycling: May --June, October --November
Sitting at the mouth of the Yangtze River, Shanghai is the economic, financial, trade and shipping heart of China, and one of the most prosperous cities and the busiest container port in the world. Urumqi, located in the center of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, boasts abundant natural resources and unique customs and culture. From Shanghai to Urumqi, from southeast to northwest, from water towns to deserts, the cycling route passing through Shanghai and other six provinces allows the cyclists to experience the contrast of natural and human environments.