Tour & Hiking Details:
Due to increased traffic to the outskirts of Beijing and back on the weekends, we leave earlier to minimize traffic. However, we cannot predict traffic patterns and accidents so although the one-way drive without traffic takes 90minutes, you can anticipate it taking upwards of 2 1/2 hours. Our average drive time is 2 hours with moderate traffic. We will always try our utmost best to minimize drive times, but please keep this in mind when booking the trip. Although we anticipate returning to Beijing, traffic may alter the return time significantly.
There are two walking routes for this tour. One is an easy/medium amble though the chestnut and walnut groves and across the lowest pass of the great Wall. this is an easier stroll through the countryside and suitable for children 6 and younger and those who are not looking for a challenge. On this walk, we won't be walking on the Wall, but will be able to view and pass by the Wall.
For those with a more adventurous spirit, we will walk to an unrestored section of the wall. Although its only a 3km hike, expect steep sections, some slippery stones, broken sections of the wall, and having to grab the occasional branch for stability! :) The path up to the Wall and down from the Wall can be slightly overgrown by bushes, so long pants and long shirts are suggested to protect from small scratches, but not necessary. Good sneakers (or hiking boots) are a must.
Level of difficulties: 2.5 out of 5
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About CCC’s Beijing Amblers
organizes suburb day walks, weekend hikes (at a leisure pace) and overnight trips to places that are still free from the clutches of the tourism industry. It offers both a good day’s exercise and cultural interest (The ancient villages, cultural relics and heritages, rural life and landscapes). They are more relaxed, rambling hikes, although some are rigorous and marked with high difficulties. It is to take in some of the fine scenery, the wild wall and rural life around the capital at a leisurely pace -- the pace set by Beijing Amblers, CCC' s special interest group.