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“The best way of getting out of Beijing for travelers and residents alike” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Beijing Hikers Tours-Great Wall Private One-day Tour

Beijing Hikers Tours-Great Wall Private One-day Tour
Galaxy Building, Building A, 4F 4012 | 10 Jiuxianqiao Zhong Lu, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100015, China
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Ranked #52 of 241 activities in Beijing
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Owner description: Beijing Hikers has been leading hikes and trips around Beijing & greater China since 2001. We run hikes to the Great Wall, hills, mountains, and rivers of Beijing every week. We take care of all the organisation, leaving you free to enjoy the sights and scenery while hiking – more time for fun, less time spent negotiating the tricks and traps of travel in China's remote and rural areas.
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“The best way of getting out of Beijing for travelers and residents alike”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

I have lived in beijing for many years, have worked in the travel industry and have visited a number of sites around Beijing both on and off the beaten track. Still my family and I join Beijing Hikers on a regular basis as the walking routes offered -e specially on t and around the Great Wall are exceptional. If as a traveler you have only one shot at visiting the wall this is the way to go. If going as a family level 3 hikes can be done by 9-10 year olds, level 3.5-4 is a good challenge form 12 years and up.

Visited November 2013
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HaydenOpie, Manager at Beijing Hikers Tours-Great Wall Private One-day Tour, responded to this review, January 2, 2014
Hi Christopher D, thanks for writing us such a nice review.

Hope to see you and the family out again soon - we've got some new hikes ready to go!

best,
Hayden
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“Mid-week hike on Huanghuacheng section of the Great Wall”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

I joined a mid-week hike of the Huanghuacheng section of the Great Wall organized by Beijing Hikers. We met at a hotel in town, from where a minibus took us to the start of the hike (mercifully far away from the oppressive smog of Beijing). The hike was well paced, the leader knowledgeable and cautious (a US expat with an extensive trekking resume), and the meal at the end of the hike very good. A peasant from a local community accompanied us (apparently the local community is concerned about fires unwittingly started in their chestnut groves), and it was nice to share a few snack items with him. This section of the Great Wall lets you get away from the masses of tourists quickly. After an initial section that has been thoroughly reconstructed, you get to walk on a section of wall that is overgrown but stabilized. The degree of difficulty of the walk pretty much matched exactly what the outfitter says on their website. A great way to escape from Beijing for a day without having to organize the logistics yourself. I joined a scheduled hike, but Beijing Hikers can also organize custom trips depending on your interests and schedule.

Visited May 2013
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HaydenOpie, Manager at Beijing Hikers Tours-Great Wall Private One-day Tour, responded to this review, December 5, 2013
Hi Adrian F – thanks for taking the time to write a detailed review.

We're very happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us out at the Great Wall, and I'll pass on your compliments to Millicent and the rest of the team.

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Hayden
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Odense, Denamrk
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“A great way to get out of the city and get some excersize”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

Did two one-day trips with Beijing Hikers in November while working in Beijing. For a foreigner with no Chinese language it is a perfect way to go out in the nature north of Beijing and away from the airpollution. Tours were very well organized and you meet other people living in Beijing or just visiting. Great walks on unrestored parts of the Great Wall.
Bring good hiking shoes og hiking boots. And a stick if you have. You can trust their website if they say that a passage is difficult. But then they bring three guides to 20 persons and you can never get lost. Seats in the bus can lean back when you are heading home :-)
Price 360 to 400 RMB for one day hikes. Water and snacks/food included.

Visited November 2013
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HaydenOpie, Manager at Beijing Hikers Tours-Great Wall Private One-day Tour, responded to this review, December 5, 2013
Hi Dane50, thanks for coming out hiking with us, and thanks for taking the time to write.

The weather for walking this November was very nice, wasn't it?

If you come back for more work no need to bring a hiking stick - we've got some that we lend out, no cost.

best,
Hayden
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“Great way to get out into the countryside around Beijing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

If you like hiking and want to get out into the countryside, this is the group for you. We just returned from a month in China and spent a week in Beijing so we could go on two different day hikes with Beijing Hikers. For both hikes we took a small bus for a two hour ride out into the countryside where we hiked through the woods, up hills to get great views, through small rural villages and markets, down through valleys, etc. these hikes were highlights of our trip. Everything about this organization is superb from the excellent and thorough website to the very competent and friendly guides.

Visited November 2013
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HaydenOpie, Manager at Beijing Hikers Tours-Great Wall Private One-day Tour, responded to this review, November 11, 2013
Hello, rlames82!

Many thanks for the kind words, and we enjoyed chatting to you both on the hikes. I'll say hello to Jon and the other guides from you!

best,
Hayden
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Beijing, China
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“A great escape from the city”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

We recently went on a hike to Intelligence Valley with our children, 10 and 12 years old. The hike was led by a naturalist, Betsy T., who is very knowledgeable of the landscape, fauna and flora of this area. The kids loved hearing her stories, her observations. It was quite a fast paced hike, and at times we felt we were holding the group back, but we truly enjoyed the scenery. At the end of the guided hike we were treated to a delicious Chinese homestyle lunch in a village restaurant, which we enjoyed very much. All in all, a great hassle-free escape from the hustle and bustle of Beijing.

Visited September 2013
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HaydenOpie, Manager at Beijing Hikers Tours-Great Wall Private One-day Tour, responded to this review, October 22, 2013
Hi dcdgjd, thanks for taking the time to write a review for us!

We're very happy to hear you enjoyed the hike (and the lunch), and I'll pass on your compliments to Betsy.

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Hayden
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