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  • Walking through rural villages
  • Rare insight into rural Chinese life
  • Exploring original sections of the Great Wall
  • Visiting Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City
Hike and Bike The Untamed Great Wall tour starts and ends in Beijing. Hike and Bike The Untamed Great Wall is a Trekking tour that takes 8 days taking you through Beijing, China and other destinations in China.

Explore original and unrestored sections of China's Great Wall on this hike and bike adventure. Leave the well trodden tourist trail behind to get out to more remote sections.. Join this hike and bike adventure which commences in Beijing Explore the wonders of Beijing including the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square. Trek along a remote section of the Great Wall and cycle through the old hutongs. Commence your Great Wall experience from what is called "The Dragons Head", where the wall begins on the shore of the Bohei Sea. This adventure will take you out to sections of the wall that have remained untouched and unrestored. You will be awe struck at the sheer determination that was required to build this man made marvel as you trek along the body of the dragon on the mountain ridges. Gain a firsthand perspective of why the wall was built in certain locations and the strategic calculations that were considered to keep the Manchurians at bay, or channelled into valleys to their peril. Along the way, stay overnight within restored "Quans" which were originally military barracks that have since been repurposed as guest houses. Get off the beaten Great Wall track with this one.
On arrival in Beijing you will be met and transfered to the group hotel. The afternoon is free for sightseeing in the central city district. Perhaps barter for a bargain in the colorful silk markets or do as the locals do and hire a bike for a spin through the bustling back roads of this vibrant city. This evening we will meet in the hotel lobby at approximately 6.30pm (please check with reception to confirm this time) for a group meeting before we head out to enjoy our first meal together.
Meals
  • Dinner
This morning we depart Beijing and will drive 350kms from Beijing to the Great Wall Shanhaiguan, where the Great Wall reaches the Bohai Sea. Our exploration of the 1200 year old Great Wall begins! We will fit our bikes and have a warm up bike ride of 20 km. This afternoon we visit Shanhaiguan City Gate and Dragon's Head. The Great Wall was built by over 1 million people who largely were soldiers, peasants, prisoners and soldiers. Thousands of them died in the process. Today as we walk along the wall, we can imagine the hard work and structural genius that went into creating what is now a national treasure in modern day China.

Cycle distance: 20kms approx.

Overnight: Shanhaiguan hotel.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
This morning we check out of our hotel and begin with a morning cycling 5km to Jiaoshan Great Wall for hiking. Hiking distance 3.6 km, elevation gain: 310 meters (some parts are quite steep and frequent stops to catch your breath is required). There is a gondola here in service, one trip is US$3.00, round trip US$5.00. The first half of the wall is well repaired, but the part on the hilltop and beyond is a wild wall. Depending on your pace, you can explore more of that if you feel comfortable with the steep climb. Next we drive to Qianxi. The total distance is 218km. We will pick a most peaceful and quiet rural country road for our bike ride of about 60km

Cycle distance: 65kms approx

Overnight Quanxi Hotel
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Today begins with a morning bike ride of 20km to Panjiakou, for our boat ride on Panjiakou Lake to visit two parts of the Great Wall under water. We enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before driving 40km to the Eastern Qing Tombs where the tombs of the Qing Dynasty Royal Family are located. We continue on to Huangyaguan and overnight in a peaceful Chinese style courtyard hotel.

Cycle distance: 20 kms approx.

Hiking distance today 2.43 km to Village Ganjiayu, Elevation gain: 369 meters
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
This morning after breakfast we will hike on the Great Wall Huangyaguan starting from Taiping Zhai (approx 3 hrs).

Hiking distance: 3.41km

Hiking height gain: 271 meters.

After lunch we will spend the afternoon cycling 60-100km to the lovely folk village of Gubeikou. Tonight we will enjoy a comfortable home stay experience in the village of Simatai Gubeikou. You will experience a welcoming interaction with friendly local villagers.

Cycle distance: 60-100 kms approx

Overnight Simatai
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Today we have a full day of hiking on the Great Wall from Gubeikou to Jinshanling. There is time on the walk, as elsewhere, to explore and photograph this section of the original and unrestored wall. We will note the wall’s intriguing design features that gave the defenders a military advantage against the nomads. Tonight we stay in a Jinshanling hotel.

Hike distance approx: 20kms
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
We begin with an early morning hike for 4 hours (approx 15kms) on the Great Wall to Erchu. This afternoon we transfer back to Beijing. We will have time in Beijing to explore some of the most majestic and historically significant sites of this immense city. We start with Tiananmen Square and the “Forbidden City” so called as it was off limits to the general public for over 500 years. Its ancient buildings served as the imperial palace for two dynasties, the Ming and Qing. We will check into our hotel and tonight we enjoy a farewell dinner of roast Peking duck to celebrate a successful trip.

Please note: should the Forbidden City be closed for an official visit (which happens often and suddenly) your tour leader will adjust your daily itinerary accordingly to ensure a visitation without losing any listed activities
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
After breakfast our trip concludes in Beijing with a transfer to the airport.
Meals
  • Breakfast
what’s included
Accommodation
  • Comfortable well located hotel in Beijing
  • Accommodation on a twin share basis
Meals
  • 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 7 dinners
Transport
  • Private air conditioned vehicles
  • Bicycle support vehicle on cycle days with spare parts and mechanic
  • Airport transfers on arrival and departure days
Guide
  • Expert bilingual local guide
Others
  • Sightseeing and entry fees as listed in itinerary
  • Medical kit
  • Multi speed bicycles
what’s excluded
  • International airfares and departure taxes
  • Visa costs
  • Travel Insurance (compulsory)
  • Additional transport required due to any emergency situation
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned in the program
  • Personal expenses such as telephone, laundry and alcohol
  • Tips and gratuities
Tour details
Duration 8 days
Tour Type Group Tour - Max 16 participants
guiding method Live guide/instructor
Guide Language English
Starts/Ends Beijing, China/ Beijing, China
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A deposit of 318 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 69 days before departure. For any departures within 03 August 2019 full payment is required.

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Hike and Bike The Untamed Great Wall tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

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