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All-Inclusive Private Biking and Hiking Tour at Huanghuacheng Great Wall

Beijing, China
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icon8 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English


Explore the Huanghuacheng section of the Great Wall on bike and foot with this private 8-hour tour from Beijing. Travel to this mountainous and unrestored section of the UNESCO-listed wall: the only stretch bordering a lake. Then, enjoy a guided countryside bike ride and hike along the steep battlements. Admire the mountain-and-lake scenery and learn about the Ming-era wall on route. Includes lunch, private transport, bike, entrance fees, and personalized attention from a private guide.
  • Private 8-hour Huanghuacheng Great Wall hiking and biking tour from Beijing
  • Visit the mountainous Huanghuacheng section, unique for bordering a lake
  • Ride a pedal bike along quiet country roads leading to the wall
  • Enjoy a guided hike on the wall and absorb the scenery and history
  • Chinese lunch at local restaurant included
  • Includes private transport, central hotel pickup and drop-off, entrance fees, bike, and all equipment
  • Personalized attention from a private guide
Depart your hotel in central Beijing, and travel north from the city by private, air-conditioned vehicle with your guide. Pass interesting towns, villages, and countryside, and hear all about the Huanghuacheng Great Wall as you travel.

This largely unrestored, steeply running section was built as part of China’s inner Great Wall during the Ming dynasty (1368-1644), and is one of the most beautiful yet least crowded sections near Beijing — about 45 miles (70 kilometres) from the city.

Huanghuacheng is also the only lakeside section of the wall, running over vertiginous mountainous terrain before tracing the shores of Haoming Lake. Parts of the structure here are even submerged in the lake and nearby Xishuiyu Reservoir. The natural beauty of the surroundings – green mountains, flower fields, and lush woodlands — and the largely unrestored ramparts give the wall a wild, untamed feel loved by hikers.

On arrival at Huanghuacheng, swap your vehicle for a bicycle, and don the provided cycle helmet. Then, after safety instructions, enjoy a guided tour, following parts of the back roads that lead to the wall. Pedal along quiet lanes past traditional farms, streams, farmland, woods, and orchards, and stop every now and then to hear more about the area.

After about an hour, end your ride and enjoy a tasty Chinese lunch at a local restaurant before continuing to one of the most scenic stretches of the wall.

Here, enjoy a 2- to 3-hour guided hike along the ramparts, walking at a pace that suits you. Admire the magnificent views from your elevated position, soaking in the forested peaks, lake, and wall as it snakes away over the high ridges.

Afterward, return to your vehicle and travel back to Beijing, where your trip ends with a hotel drop-off.
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Great experience, took entire family...
Frazer M
, Apr 2018
Great experience, took entire family 5, had tour to ourselves. Loved the fact taken to part of wall with hardly any other visitors. Lewis our guide and driver where excellent and gave great background stories. Bike part was excellent could have been longer coming into valley for first sight of wall was special. Meal after bike and walk was excellent Lewis and driver joined in which was great. Highly recommend tour if reasonably fit.

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