The most beautiful part of Great wall,the only original Great wall of Ming dynasity.
Simatai Great Wall. which is well-known for its five characters of “steepness, compactness, queerness, wonderfulness, and comprehensiveness”, is located inGubeikou Town to the north-east of Miyun, Beijing. Simatai Great wall is exquisite in its details and is grand as a whole, which is the only part of ancient Great Walls with the original features of Ming Dynasty well reserved.
Miyun Reservoir, located 100 km northeast of Beijing City, is a mountain valley reservoir. The initial purpose of building Miyun Reservoir was flood control, irrigation and fishery, but it has become more and more important as a main drinking water storage for Beijing area.
In 1703, Chengde was chosen by the Kangxi Emperor as the location for his summer residence. Constructed throughout the eighteenth century, the Mountain Resort (避暑山庄; literally "avoiding the heat mountain villa") was used by both the Yongzheng and Qianlong emperors. Since the seat of government followed the emperor, Chengde was a political center of the Chinese empire during these times.The elaborate Mountain Resort features large parks with lakes, pagodas, and palaces ringed by a wall. Outside the wall are the Eight Outer Temples (外八庙), built in varying architectural styles drawn from throughout China. One of the best-known of these is the Putuo Zongcheng Temple, built to resemble the Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet. The resort and outlying temples were made a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994. The nearby Puning Temple, built in 1755, houses the world's tallest wooden statue of the Bodhisattva Avalokiteśvara.
The scenic area is adjacent to Panshan Mountain in the south, and to the Jingdong Cave, Jinhai Lake, Huangyaguan Great Wall, the Eastern Tombs of the Qing Dynasty and Wuling Mountain in the east, and is about 82 kilometers from downtown Beijing. Since its opening in 1992, many visitors have flocked to the area and it is a well-known scenic area in Beijing and Tianjin.The canyon, about three kilometers long, boasts of dozens of natural sceneries and landscapes, such as green mountain and crystal water, caves and ponds, waterfalls and springs.
Eastern Qing Tombs
The Eastern Qing Tombs, which is among the finest, best-preserved and largest of the extant tomb complexes in China, is located along Changrui Mountain in the west of Malanyu Town, Zunhua County, Hebei Province. Along the south side of Changrui Mountain, the tombs of five emperors, four empresses, five imperial concubines, and one princess are arrayed based on the traditional concept of placing the most senior and most distinguished in the center.
Pick up from hotel and transfer to Miyun Reservoir, assemble the bikes and begain to ride along the reservoir to Simatai Great wall, and the hotel down to Great wall which has the Wall view, have dinner with the wall, and Sleep in the sound of water fall.
Hike the Wall from Jingshanling to Simatai section, the most beautifull section of the Great Wall.
Ride our bikes to leave the Great Wall for Chengde Palace, stay in a hotel near the Imperial summer resort.
Free day to Visit the Temples and the Resort .
Cycle From chengde to Jinghaihu the Golden Sea Lake, ride along the lake to our hotel.
Cycle From hotel to the Grand Canyon,and hike the Canyon for rest of the day.
Transfer from Hotel to the Qing Tombs,and ride in the huge tombs area up the ground., option to visit the tombs underground.
Tour type: Support vehicle is provided for the tour. Riders can rest on the van.
Terrain: Flat, rolling hills.
Cycling tour level: Easy. Alternative transportation will be used when needed.
Total cycling distance: 230 km, Cycling will be supplemented with vehicle transport on some days to reach the next point of interest.
Duration:7 days 6 nights
Meals: will primarily be Chinese food but the support vehicle will
carry a wide selection of familiar easy-to-digest on-the-go snacks
such as peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, hard boiled eggs, and
bananas. We will have unlimited water and Gatorade and one PowerBar
This will be a vehicle-supported ride. This means that each rider will carry their day-use items and a support vehicle will carry the luggage (and riders if necessary) throughout the trip.
The prices are for double occupancy rooms, and will vary depending on the number of people who participate. This tour is limited to no more than ten people. This will permit more flexibility in the program and allow more spontaneity for taking photos or exploring villages along the way.
Prices include the following:
Bilingual bicycle tour guide.
All hotel room accommodations (double occupancy) for 6 nights.
Meals eaten as group (private meals, snacks and alcoholic beverages are not included).
All group transportation costs.
A Rental Bike with panniers, lock, raincape, gloves and helmet is included.Spare wheels will be available for temporary usage in case of a flat.
Below are the price per person (pp) and quoted in US dollars (US$) for non-holiday periods*:
Trip Price: dbl. occ.
1 people US$2800
2+ people US$2100pp
(+US$400 for sgl. occ.)
If you decide to do something on your own, you will be responsible for those costs.
Simatai Resort has elegant appearance in Chinese style,the sophisticated interiordecoration presents its dlicacy of the Chinese art.There are 13 classical Chinese styled rooms and one conference room .There are 2 courtyards in the resort and some scholar trees in the yard.It's such an enjoyable thing to have acup of green tea in the shade of the trees.You may taste the local delicacy as well
The room was very clean, good food, friendly staff.
Good location,inside the senery area of Simatai great wall, can hear the water falls,have the great wall views.
Qi Wang Lou Yard
In 1793 A.D.,Margotti, the special envoy of Britain and his entourage made a special trip to Chengde in order to pay a visit to Emperor Qianlong. While they were marching along Xidajie street, Emperor Qianlong, saw them in the distance in an elegant gate tower called Qiwanglou by him of the Mountain Resort EScaping from the Summer heat.
Two hundred years over, the site where the Emperor Qianlong once watched the Britain envoys has become Qiwanglou Guesthouse---one of the first star ---graded tourist hotels which concern foreign affairs in Hebei Province opening to distinguished visitors both at home and abroad. Qiwanglou today remains an air of Chinese ancient imPerial garden. If you come here , you'll find the nature and the building like a palace are in perfect harmony. Lush green land, fresh flowers, hardy old pines and unique rockery, the carved beams and painted rafters with Chinese national characteristice, and the winding pathes and corridors must have attracted you so deeply that you'll forget to go home.
Mang international friends and distinguished guests such as the HK governor, a Gambian President, members of royal family of Thailand, the inspection mission of UNSCO and some great leaders of the Party and state have lived in Qiwanglou Guesthouse.
Qiwanglou Guesthouse awaits all the visitors both at home and abroad with an air of imperial palace, traditional national characteristics, the modern institutions and excellent scrvice. And it has been a better one in the tourism trade of Chengde---one of the well ---know historical and cultural cities in china.