conditions of entry

  • Chinese participants are required to provide valid information such as Name, Gender, ID, Birth Date and Native Place same as the ones of the permanent residence booklet.
  • Non-Chinese participants are required to provide valid information such as Name, Gender, passport number, and Nationality same as the ones printed in their valid passports.
  • Granfondo-style cycling is a personal cycling challenge with timing via electronic chip for non-professional and recreational cyclists. The event is open to everyone but promotes amateur, recreational, or non-professional cycling. This means that professional cyclists,  or ex professionals who have retired less than one year before the date of a granfondo event, can only ride the granfondo 'out of competition', i.e. they will not feature in the result list nor receive any prizes. These cyclists are also expected not to influence the outcome of the competition and restrict themselves to defensive riding
  • Definition of a ‘professional cyclist’: A professional or (ex) professional cyclist is a person whose name features on the official team list of a UCI ProTour, Pro Continental or Continental team, as well as a UCI Elite MTB team, or UCI MTB team, of the year of the granfondo event. The team lists are available for checking on the website of the UCI, the International Cycling Federation. You can find them here: . Fast riders who are hired as occasional guest riders for any of the aforementioned team categories, or for a national team appearance are not considered professionals. The UCI team list is the only criteria we use to define a professional cyclist.
  • Participants are expected to be between the age of 18-65 for insurance reasons. People outside this range should first contact us via email 
  • People can sign up for all stages or for single stages. It is also possible to alternate between long and short distance, bearing in mind that you will not be ranked in the general classification if you do so. The number of places for the full-tour are limited for logistical reasons. We encourage people who do long distance to sign up early if you wish to do all stages and be ranked in the general classification. 
  • Registration is personal and cannot be transferred to any other person.
  • it is possible to sign up as a team. A team must consist of minimum five riders and riders can be a mix of men and women. Specific regulations for the team classification, which only takes into account the long distance and not the short distance races, can be read in the event regulations of each specific event.
  • Event registration goes in two periods: an early bird period with limited discounted race fees, and a regular period with standard race fees. 
  • Each registered participant will receive a participant’s bag at the event’s race office, which contains the following items: number bib, bike plate, electronic timing chip, sponsor gifts.
  • Take part at your own risk. Participants should be familiar with bicycle exercise, and must come well-prepared for this event. Especially people signing up for the long distance stages are expected to have appropriate cycling experience and know how to handle technical downhills in mountain areas and negotiate other rougher type of conditions such as cobblestones
  • There is no limitation of gender or nationality of the participant.
  • Every participant can only sign up for one race distance per stage.
  • By registering for the event, you are deemed to have read and accepted these conditions of entry, the health & safety policy and the cancellation policy. 


health & safety

  • Participants are required to be in proper and healthy condition at the start of the prologue time trial and/or any other stage, and will sign a statement – see below – saying so upon collecting the number bib at the event’s race office. Nordic Ways declines all liability if health problems are experienced during the event.
  • Participants need to sign the “Legal Liability Exemption and Waiver of Rights” when registering online
  • Nordic Ways will purchase insurances for the registered athletes until five days before the start of the Colourful Yunnan Granfondo Cycling Festival, based on the correct information provided. Hence, participants are required to fill in the necessary information in correct fashion. Otherwise, they are personally responsible for any risk or injury occurred during the event.
  • Registered participants who obtain injury or any other health hazard during the event shall follow the official insurance procedure. Nordic Ways will not pay the medical treatment fee in advance.

cancellation policy


price overview

  • Please send email regarding the cancellation & mention the refund request to, the organizing committee will refund your original payment channel within 15 working days.
  • Applying for refund before August 31st, 2018: 80% of the fee will be refunded to the cancelled participants.
  • On and after September 1st, 2018 until October 25th, 2018: 50% of the fee will be refunded to the cancelled participants.
  • On and after October 26th, 2018: no refund application for the event will be accepted by the organizing committee.
  • Registration is personal and cannot be transferred to any other person.

long distance


Short distance



  • Only registration fee - including the race bag, event insurance, track supply, event rescue, finish medal, event souvenirs, etc.
  • Package A: including the registration fee and the express hotel accommodation (shared-room) during the event.
  • Package B: including the registration fee, the express hotel accommodation (shared-room) , transportation(Mangshi to Lijiang) during the event.
  • VIP package: including registration fee, 5-star hotel accommodation(shared-room) , transportation(Mangshi to Lijiang).
  • The package for short-distance participants is 7 days, from November 3 afternoon to the noon of November 10.
  • The package for long-distance participants is 8 days, from November 2 afternoon to the noon of November 10.
  • A 100 RMB discount for athletes from host cities
  • A discount of 100 RMB for team registration
  • Those who enjoy the team discount can no longer enjoy the discount price of local host cities
  • UPDATE 31 july 2018: Full tour long and short distance is FULL. Registration open only for single stages