The Diamond Trail

Finding my Shangrilia………. I’ve cycle quite a bit in this area and believe its got some of the best cycling around. One keeps bumping into the Yangtze (Jinsha Jiang) and its tributaries down at around 1700m and then have day climbs up to 4000m +. Makes for epic scenery and rides. We’ve divided the area into a “diamond” shape of four key areas.

> Lugu Lake to the East.
> Yading to the North.
> Shangrilia to the West.
> Lijiang to the South.

The Center of the Dimond is the north westerly hump in the Jinshan – Yantze river. Its a remote area and should not cycled / travelled during the rainy season due to the extreme rock fall and landslide hazards.