Biking, tea and world cultural hertiage are what is on offer from The Hutong’s Fujian Tea Tulou Getaway set for May 8-10. Spread across Southern Fujian, are 300 tulou that were built by the Hakka clan between the 12th-20th century as a method of protection. To get the most out of the area, biking is one of the best possible way, making pit stops at various tea fields, and more.
As part accommodations, participants will stay in two lesser known UNESCO listed tulou in their 90km cycling route that will pass through the tea fields, paved country back roads, and tiny village pathways.
According to Wikipedia, the tulou can be defined as:
"A tulou is usually a large, enclosed and fortified earth building, most commonly rectangular or circular in configuration, with very thick load-bearing rammed earth walls between three and five stories high and housing up to 80 families. Smaller interior buildings are often enclosed by these huge peripheral walls which can contain halls, storehouses, wells and living areas, the whole structure resembling a small fortified city."
This is only opened to 16 cyclists and costs RMB 3,300, which includes all meals, twin-share accommodation, bike, helmet, supported cycling, airport and trains transfers, and more. Not included are air or train fares, water, and visas.
If you want to make the most of the region then there’s the option of extending the trip by two days then hiking, biking, and rafting in Wuyishan – The Tao of Mystical Mt.Wuyi. Find out more about cost here.
Photo: Kudumomo, Ningbo Ningbo (flickr)