Beijing to Lhasa

My wife and I have recently returned from travelling which incorporated in late April the Beijing to Lhasa journey organised by World expeditions.

For the Beijing to Xian sector we were guided by Qui Ming who we called Milly.

I would like to record what a pleasure it was to have Milly as our guide.

We have travelled extensively in the past and had many guides. Milly stands out as the one we will remember for the exceptional way she looked after our group.

Milly's knowledge, and her ability to explain things, could not have been better. In fact she had so much she could tell us that there was never a moment when she wasn't being asked a question.

She chose where we dined, and ordered for us, after ascertaining what people liked or disliked and we were never disappointed. The restaurants were usually local, not tourist only places, and we appreciated that.

When we had time to ourselves she enquired if there were things we specially wanted to do and made sure we knew how to get there and back and what to expect. On one occasion when all in the group wanted to visit a Houtong she arranged it and came with us in what should have been her time away from us.

We were a group ranging in age from about 40 to 70. She appreciated that, at times, some were getting physically tired and she would vary what we doing to accommodate that.

Above all I will remember with pleasure her sense of humour, her always cheerful demeanour and the extra things she did for us beyond what is not normally expected.

Milly is an exceptional guide and I would recommend her to anyone going to China.



Michael & Kay Alexander | New Zealand
 

Austria

Austria

Austria includes much of the mountainous territory of the eastern Alps. The country contains many snowfields, glaciers, and snowcapped peaks, the highest being the Grossglockner (3,819 m). The Danube is the principal river and a wonder to cycle alongside. Beautiful forests and woodlands cover much of Austria's countryside.


Featured Adventures

Alpine Rhine Cycle

A spectacular cycle through four countries from the Grisons in Switzerland to Lake Constance in Germany
 
7 days |
Introductory to Moderate | Cycling

Austrian Lakes Hike & Bike

Experience the very best of the Austrian Lakes district by bike and on foot
 
9 days |
Moderate | Cycling | Inn to Inn Walking

Austrian Lakes Walk

A stunning hike in the spectacular Austrian Lakes District
 
8 days |
Moderate to Challenging | Inn to Inn Walking

Blue Danube Cycle

Follow the waltz of the Blue Danube from the medieval German town of Passau to grand Vienna
 
8 days |
Introductory to Moderate | Cycling | Family Adventures

Cycle Linz to Vienna

Follow the banks of the Blue Danube from Linz to grand Vienna
 
5 days |
Introductory to Moderate | Cycling | Family Adventures

Cycle Prague to Vienna

Cycle the enchanting Greenways trail connecting the Czech Republic and Austria
 
8 days |
Moderate | Cycling

Cycle Prague to Vienna - Guided

Cycle the Greenways trail - the most beautiful bike trail connecting the Czech Republic and Austria
 
8 days |
Moderate | Cycling

Dachstein Circuit

An inspiring traverse around Dachstein Mountain (2995m), the highest peak in the stunning Salzkammergut lakes district of Austria
 
12 days |
Moderate to Challenging | Inn to Inn Walking

Danube Cycle

Cycle across three European borders to the romantic city of Budapest
 
14 days |
Moderate | Cycling

Danube Cycle Adventure for Families

A cycling adventure along the Danube specially designed for families
 
8 days |
Introductory | Cycling | Family Adventures
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The Weather in Austria

The Alps serve as a watershed for Europe's three major kinds of weather systems that influence Austrian weather. The Atlantic maritime climate from the northwest is characterized by lowpressure fronts, mild air from the Gulf Stream, and precipitation. It has the greatest influence on the northern slopes of the Alps, the Northern Alpine Foreland, and the Danube Valley.


As a rule, Atlantic maritime weather systems bring snow, and continental weather systems help keep it. However, a predominance of cold, dry continental systems or warm Mediterranean ones inevitably postpone the beginning of the ski season. In the summer, Mediterranean high-pressure systems bring warm, sunny weather.

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