Just a ¥20 15-minute taxi ride from the Lijiang bus station it is also possible to take a back route if you are cycling, off the Jianchuan Road and through the peach and apple orchards. If you prefer public transport, alight from bus number 11 (¥1) at the roundabout at the top of Xianggelila Da Dao and turn left into the entrance road to Shuhe village. Plenty of locals are around who will escort you past the ¥30 ticket office for the knock down price of just ¥10 but even these can be ignored if you confidently march through the gate, looking as if you know where you are going. Look for the very attractive guidebooks and maps of the area, printed on traditional Naxi paper.
Bikes are for hire at every other gust house and bar in Shuhe and although the cobbled streets of the village might make you a little saddle sore, there are plenty of good routes outside the town. Rather sad looking ponies do a specified circuit around the village for ¥40 while horse and carts offer the same route for ¥15 per passenger. Forty minutes easy trekking leads up to the next village of Baisha.