Granfondo Yunnan

Friday, Dec 15th

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Event programme

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Please find below the general timetable of the 2012 Vatternrundan China Cycling Festival in Yanbian. People who wish to follow the programme from A to Z in peace and without hassle can check out our special travel packages!

20-21 August

  • Flight to Beijing, arriving on 21 August
  • Radisson Blu Hotel
  • Free program; Optional tours to Greatwall, Summer Palace, Forbidden city are available. Offers see separate webpage.

22 August

  • Flight to Yanji, Jilin, Check-in Hotel 4 star
  • 18:00 Government Welcome Banquet in hotel

23 August

    Granfondo Yanbian: 185km, 92km & 44,5km & 4 km
  • 07:00 Breakfast
  • 07:45 Riders proceed to Jin Dalai Square
  • 08:00 Unofficial folk performance
  • 09:00 Opening Ceremony
  • 09:20 Childrens Bike Festival
  • 09:30 Mass start all participants in Yanji
  • 14:30 Expected arrival of Gran fondo (long distance) winner at Erdao Baihe (CBM)
  • 19:00 Closure of finish Er dao baihe, check in Gem International 5-star hotel
  • 19:30 Start BBQ Party

24 August

    Optional sightseeing tour at Changbai Mountain Scenic Area, evening return to Erdao Baihe hotel

25 August

    Vatterrundan China 155 km, Half Vatternrundan 92 km & Small Vatternrundan 35 km & VIP
  • 06:00 Breakfast
  • 07:00 Departure from hotel to starting place “Yuan Chi” (approximately 2 hours drive by bus)
  • 09:30 VIP/Vattern 4Km Bike
  • 10:00 Start Vatternrundan China  at Yuan Tou
  • 10:45 Start Half Vatternrundan China at Chong shan (km 63)
  • 11:00 Start short distance at Xianjiang Tai (km 122)
  • 12:10 Estimated arrival of fastest short-distance riders in Helong
  • 13:30 Expected arrival of fastest medium-distance riders in Helong
  • 14:15 Expected arrival of winner Vatternrundan China (long distance) in Helong
  • 18:00 Closure of finish in Helong
  • 18:30 Final transport back to Yanji

26 August

    Sightseeing programme
  • 08:30 Departure from Yanji hotel to Tumen city (1h30 by bus)
  • 10:40 Childrens Bike Festival
  • 11:00 Prize Giving Ceremony
  • 11:30 Party (Barbecue & Farewell Banquet)
  • Optional: flight to Beijing

27 August

  • Flight to Beijing in the morning
  • Optional: sightseeing travel to North Korea (contact us for more details)
  • Timings may be subject to change if warranted