Call Us : 0086 773 3810555 Our Working Time : 09:00am-06:00pm (GMT+ 8 hours)
Home >China Cycling Tours > Weather and Cycling Suggestions

Weather and Cycling Suggestions

The coldest month in Guilin is Jan-Feb (high 12 low 5 in C; high 55 low 42 in F). From March to December it is good for biking with the exception of June when rain falls a lot. Hottest months are Jul-Aug (high 33 low 25 in C; high 91 low 77 in F). 

Guilin has a mild climate. The rain seldom stops usually after the Chinese New Year (usually in February), the weather late December and January is uncertain and depends on your luck if you travel on these months. The annoying rains happens a lot from Feb. to Even June, the scenery in Guilin is extremely different based on good/bad weathers. Travelers are possible to see the heaven or nothing interesting. 

Awesome scenery in autumn

The autumn is the best time to have bicycle trip in Guilin areas. Golden gingko leaves, the fiery-red maple trees, the silver-gray reeds, this colorful world only lasts about 1-2 month every year, usually in late November and early December. Choosing to have a bike tour from July to October is also perfect. Riders enjoys a great chances to see the heaven-alike Li River and a Green world of the country life, the blue sky and clouds will be kept in your photos and become a long-term memory. 

The rain brings trouble to riders, road will become dirty and slippery, blue sky is no longer found, rivers and lakes turns into feculent, bicycle mudguard help us only on well-paved roads, it is a potential risk when biking on off roads, as the mud accumulate between the wheels and the splash guard. It is also breaks easily after many shocks.   

cycling in rainy seasons

However, bicycling in raining seasons also gives us a chance to see perfect scenery when the sun shines again after rain, then misty landscape pictures appears. The bird sings again, your cloths may get wet in the rain and dry again in the sun for many times during the biking. The murmuring brooks and grand waterfalls are hidden among the mountain areas in and around Guilin. 

Getting out of the rain in local shops/houses or suffering the same tough experience on road with mates, and finally successfully finish the cycling program is one of those interesting parts that make a biking journey so unique. 

difficulties on cycling in rains

Tips while cycling in rainy seasons

1. Light, ventilate and waterproof rain coat is recommended, it helps riders to keep the coat dry in spring and autumn but it is not so effective in summer as it is so hot inside. The one-off rain coat is enough for sprinkle days; it is a good choice in summer. 

2. V-brake bikes have poorer braking forces, especially in rains and on muddy roads; a good disk-break is more reliable for long-distance and all-terrain cycling journey. 

3. Emergency braking increases the chance to fall down from your bicycle, the brakes are used for slowing down properly, try best to avoid a instant balking, especially in downhill areas. 

4. Chain oil need to be recoated after the water dries by wind and sun. Before that, clean up the crankset, chains, freewheel, and the guide wheels on rear derailleur.  

One day cycling of Guilin and Yangshuo    Long-distance cycling of Guilin and Yangshuo

More less travelled China cycling tours