No visit to Beijing is complete without seeing the wondrous Great Wall of China. And while you’re at it you might as well squeeze in a ride too, right?
We’ve designed a unique experience for the travelling cyclist to combine both and have you back at your Hotel by lunch – your hosts won’t even know you’ve left. We pick you up nice and early to escape the early morning traffic chaos and drive to the start point on a quiet back road. The route rolls through small villages for the first 20 km before turning to the east where you’ll glimpse the wall as its snakes its way up and down the mountains in the distance. As we ride up the wall will become larger and clearer to your right. We then tackle a meandering climb for 4.5 km followed by a flowing descent into the Bohai valley. As we pass through more rural villages you’ll get a real sense of the difference in pace and income levels between rural and urban China.
We pick you up at 5.30 from Hotel with either our rental bikes loaded or loading your own bikes (to avoid traffic going out of the city)
Then we drive out of the city via S211 highway and arrive around 7.30 to start riding
We will ride for 2-4 hours depending on the distance and route we finally settle on according to abilities
We'll finish around 11.00 and then load the van
Return to Hotel 13.00 - 13.30 (depending on traffic conditions)
Rental bike (top end SRAM Red Titanium bike with carbon wheels)
Lunch snacks: we pick up some snack food from 7-11 and put in a cooler
Hotel pick up and drop off (in our Mercedes Adventure Van)
Ride leader (English and Chinese bilingual native)
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