Hike the Great Wall, bike to the Ming tombs, and find your Zen with a lesson in kung fu
This active adventure takes you straight to some of China’s most enduring symbols. Spend three days hiking the Great Wall, including time spent traversing an unrestored section. Less known than other parts, stroll this iconic path and take in jaw-dropping views, often without another traveller in sight! Change gears and swap your walking shoes for the saddle of a bike for a scenic bike ride through villages and countryside. Tour the tombs of Ming dynasty emperors, then restore your Zen with a lesson in kung fu from a local master.
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Hike along unrestored sections of the Great Wall, with magnificent views of the Wall winding along mountain ridges, maybe even all to ourselves!
Glimpse how country life is evolving near Beijing with a bike ride through nearby villages and orchards.
Pedal to the Ming tombs to learn the myths and legends of the Ming dynasty emperors laid to rest here.
Maximise time spend on the Great Wall by staying at family-run local guesthouses nearby our hikes where we can sit down to delicious home-cooked meals after long days of trekking.
Find your Zen while learning kung fu from a local master. Learn the basic principles and common misconceptions of the martial art while being guided through moves and practices.
This trip has active inclusions most days, so you will be expected to have reasonable fitness to be able to fully enjoy all the activities. While there is nothing technical and no specialised knowledge is required, previous experience in hiking and cycling will definitely help too!
We will hike some original, unrestored sections of the Great Wall which are very steep and uneven and can be tough going for many. Good footwear and steady balance are a must.
As there is little free time or included activities in Beijing on this trip, we highly recommend booking to stay additional days to explore the city.
If you are keen to spend more time being active on holiday in China, check out our South China: Hike, Bike & Kayak (CBXA) trip too.
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1. A Single Supplement to have your own room is available on this trip, excluding Day 5 (Miyun).
2. As there is little free time or included activities in Beijing on this trip, we highly recommend booking to stay additional days to explore the city.