In this thread, we would love to share the Fufeng brothers’ motorcycle trip to Zhangjiajie & Shennongjia Forestry District in the spring of 2019.
During that time, Fufeng brothers travelled from southern part of China to the northern part, from Shenzhen in Guangdong Province, Zhangjiajie in Hunan Province, to Shennongjia in Hubei Province. They experienced the sunny days, rainy days and snowy days on the roadside, which showed the diversity of spring across China.
First Station: Zhangjiajie
Starting their motorcycle trip in Shenzhen, Fufeng brothers finally arrived in their first station in Hunan Province and had a special encounter with the enchanting rain and unique smoke of Zhangjiajie after several days riding.
The hazy smoke and rain wrapped Zhangjiajie, and its mountains were full of freezing fog. All these made Zhangjiajie like a fairyland, and the scenery was really beautiful and unforgettable. Or we shall say the Zhangjiajie was like a magnet for visitors.
The monkeys on the mountain also welcomed Fufeng brothers warmly with their special greetings.
Coming to the location of the famous science fiction movie Avatar, one feels that the planet Pandora was not far away. Zhangjiajie in China became more popular after the movie Avatar. The Hallelujah Mountains in Avatar were inspired by Heavenly Pillar in Zhangjiajie National Forest Park. Zhangjiajie National Forest Park was the first national park in China, established in 1982. They couldn’t have chosen a better site - Zhangjiajie is famous for its 3,000 vertical pillars, each hundreds of meters tall and covered in dense green foliage. These pillars were formed by erosion and draw in over 30 million tourists every year. It's a UNESCO world heritage site in China since 1992.
This was Shenzhen Fufeng Motorcycle Club's first cross-province riding in 2019, and they all enjoyed it very much.
They kept riding to the northern part of China, and there were many endless stories to tell along the road.
Second Station: Shennongjia
After a short break in Zhangjiajie, they continued their motorcycle trip to the Shennongjia to explore the mysterious primeval forest, all was very easy for the first riding except for a highway in Enshi.
There was a hanging wall highway in Enshi, Hubei Province, which is treacherous but with beautiful scenery. The wall road was both challenging and an exciting for motorcycles. Driving motorcycles up the treacherous hanging wall highway, Fufeng brothers conquered inner fears to finish the riding.
Hubei Shennongjia is one of three centers of biodiversity in China. The site features prominently in the history of botanical research and was the object of international plant collecting expeditions in the 19th and 20th centuries. The Shennongjia Nature Reserve in eastern Hubei Province shares its border with Chongqing Municipality in the west and Baokang County of Hubei Province in the east. It covers an area of 803,833 acres (about 3,253 square kilometers). In 2013, it was approved as Shennongjia Global Geopark. Afterwards, it was listed as a world heritage by the UNESCO in 2016. Because of its marvelous natural scenery, rare foliages, endangered animals and famous legends such as the mysterious "Wild Man" (Chinese Yeti) said to be found in the mountains, the forest zone has attracted many tourists every year.
After long-time riding, the sun also finally showed its shy face, giving a little warmth.
When Fufeng brothers went out on their motorcycles, they met the unknowns on the road with a cheerful mindset and discovered different surprises.
Fufeng brothers had motorcycle trips to experience the scenery and humanities of different places. Sometimes, motorcycle trip was just a way to create a little more chance for life, to break the fixed rule of life, and to embrace the outside world together with like-minded people.
The Fufeng brothers have travelled through thick and thin to create and record their own riding trails.
Of course, riding safety must also be borne in mind all the time!