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Our Route from Kunming to Kangding


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Cycle Tourist Route Notes: We followed the G320 and S214 roads to Shangri-la. From here the X219 starts off nice but turns into some of the most brutal, bike breaking road with two passes of 4385m and 4230m. We averaged 5-8km (up and down) over this 50-60km section. The S217 is 50% under construction or rough dirt roads. A new road from Daocheng to Litang is underway but for us it was mostly loose gravel and hard riding.
View photos of this section in our flickr albums Kunming to Litang & Litang to Kangding

Route Statistics

DateDayDistance (km)Riding TimeTotal Distance (km)
6 Apr 2014528.481:36186.11
7 Apr 2014642.452:37228.56
8 Apr 2014775.684:42304.24
9 Apr 2014883.255:48387.49
10 Apr 20149108.358:05495.84
11 Apr 201410105.456:58601.29
12 Apr 201411143.578:26744.86
13 Apr 201412110.687:19855.54
14 Apr 20141370.845:10926.38
15 Apr 20141400:00926.38
16 Apr 20141571.595:00997.97
17 Apr 20141651.94:311049.87
18 Apr 201417107.6210:001157.49
19 Apr 20141842.583:381200.07
20 Apr 20141953.975:101254.04
21 Apr 20142075.726:041329.76
22 Apr 20142138.113:051367.87
23 Apr 20142200:001367.87
24 Apr 201423148.229:451516.09
25 Apr 20142474.266:321590.35
26 Apr 20142574.24:311664.55