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BB41 Beijing to Chengde Palace Bike Tour (4 day )


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Cycle along the Great Wall from Huanghuacheng Section to Jingshanling & Simatai Section,Miyun Reservior,the biggest reservior in Beijing,well preserved,village advanture in country of Chestnuts, country of Pear,cycle along the sacred way from Beijing to Chengde Palace.

Jingshanling & Simatai Great Wall

Located 2.5 hour drive north east of Beijing in Gubeikou Town. This section of the Great Wall is regarded by many as the most beautiful and memorable, due to its well preserved state and Ming Dynasty features. The steps are sectioned by a watch tower, each unique and dominant, and provides a place to rest before continuing onto the next. The scenery is magnificent, overlooking a reservoir and neighbouring mountain ridges, where the wall spines its way into the distance.

Jingshanling & 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. Jingshanling & 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.

CHENGDE, a small country town 250km northeast of Beijing, is surrounded by the Yunshan mountain range. On its outskirts are remnants from its glory days as the summer retreat of the Manchu emperors. In recent years it has once more become a summer haven, filling up at weekends with Beijingers escaping the hassles of the capital.
Jingshanling & Simatai Great Wall

Guest Reviews:

"First, this review is of Bike Beijings longer trips, we did not tour Beijing. But if you are looking for a more in-depth review on a multi day trip this will be a must read.

Rider info: I am a fair-weather road and mountain bike rider, 1,500-2,000 miles a season. I have a group of riding buddies and one of them moved to China, so my buddy and I flew to Beijing and caught up with our friend living there and took this trip. We are intermediate to advanced, in the world of novice bike riders. We aren't setting any records but we like to ride hard. This trip was a great mix of riding and sight seeing, and we were able to ride as much as we wanted. George was our guide, and I cannot say enough about him. He was very accommodating, great conversation, and all the details were handled from great food, to lodging, to riding, etc... I will try to give an accurate account of the trip from a biking and sightseeing experience.
4 days- day 1 60KM day 2 90KM day 3 90KM day 4 25 KM
Day 1 - we start by getting picked up early at 6am at the train station. We get our bike and gear at George's bike shop and get out of town. Once out of town we get on our bikes and ride a nice road to a section of the Great Wall. We eat a great lunch, then hike the wall for about an hour and a half. Then ride the rest of the afternoon. Very nice roads, traffic is not heavy and drivers are all courteous to bikers. Hotel first night as a sauna and spa room with hot tub, a must after riding and we enjoyed it. Hotel was western style with great buffet breakfast.
Day 2- Great ride, longer and good roads. 10 miles of a busy road with lots of semi trucks. This was the only stretch of dicey road we were on, but the rest of the day was tree lined roads in the country that almost felt like Italy. Sounds weird, but that is what I thought of. We were in Early spring, March 24-28 so the roads were dirty from winter, but if that wasn't the case I would have wanted to be on my road bike.
Ride ends with riding up 4-5KM uphill to the lodge that is right by the great wall, it was brutal but made the day end in style. Another great dinner.
Day 3- We woke up at 5am to see the sun rise on the wall. Brought the bike up for photo op and got some good photos. Hiked the wall until 8am. Amazing. Then we rode uphill over a pass for at least an hour and half, but the grade was not unbearable but it was knackering. The rest of the day was a pleasant downhill into Chengde.
We stayed at another western style hotel, but they had a spa attached and we had chinese massages, they were off the chart good. Highly recommend it.
Day 4- We did more sightseeing on day four in the Chengde area and went to some temples which were interesting. Then we went and drove a ways back toward Beijing, rode 25 KM around a very old traditional village that would be near impossible to find without George as your guide and then ended at this hotel that seemed right out of the movie "the Shining". But it was a very nice day to end on and then we had a two hr drive back into Beijing.

Highlights: Newer bikes (mine was brand new). No Mechanical issues. Roads- they were mostly all new, didn't see but a couple of pot holes, better than in Michigan! George- having a guide to talk with about China was great and he was very knowledgable about many topics. Having a sag-wagon so you can set your own schedule. All inclusive is the way to go, I thought there was great value for what you get with George's picks of food, hotel, van, etc... The Great Wall, it is a must and quite amazing. Riding around China on bikes with your buddies and trying to find a donkey to ride. You can't beat that kind of fun anywhere. We were unsuccessful, we encountered very grumpy donkeys that wanted to kick bite or scratch you to death so it didn't pan out. But we will be back...

All in all, if you are looking for a great experience, I would recommend talking to George. Check out the attached photos. " Nick,Grand Rapids, Michigan





Day One

Cycling Distance 30km-60km

You will be collected from your hotel and driven to Beijing outer suburbs, the bikes are assembled and the ride begins form a village full of Chestnuts trees,where you can see the Great Wall outlines on the rage of the mountain.Reach a restaurant around noon for lunch, located right next to the Great wall,organic countryside family food.An option for a short hiking on the wall is avaible is you like,(there is a Great Wall hiking on a different section on day 3 as well).Continue the biking to one of the best hotel in Miyun town in the afternoon,van will be used to skip the traffic when approaching the town.

Day Two

Cycling Distance 45km-100km

Out of the town,tree lined roads in the country to the lodge that is right by the great wall Jingshanling.

Restaurant located approximately 45 kms from the Jingshanling & Simatai Great Wall. After lunch, along safe, flat and picturesque landscapes to the Jingshanling & Simatai Great Wall hotel, where fantastic views of the wall can be seen and where you will spend the second night.

Day Three


Cycling Distance 50km-92km

An early start to the day, where after breakfast, you will walk to The Jingshanling Great Wall. Have a picnic sandwitch prepared by the hotel in one of the watch towers,and hike the other part called Simatai as far as you can,There are 14 watch towers rising to approximately 2,200 metres with an awe inspiring and spectacular view from the top. .

Drive to a nearby village at the base of a gentle mountain in the afternoon, where cyclists can enjoy a slow and very enjoyable ascent on a tiled road, switch backing through small quaint rural villages, corn fields, striking rock formations and deep picturesque villages. Support vehicle will meet you the base of the mountain and drive you to Chengde where you will stay the night in an historic palace.

Day Four

Cycling Distance 0km-25km

After breakfast we will visit one of the many beautiful temples in Chengde. Built in the mid 1700’s, the Puto Zoncheng Temple is one of the largest and is modeled on the famous World Heritage, Potala Temple in Tibet. After lunch we will drive back to Beijing and return by late afternoon.


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Schedule: Contact us with the dates that work for you.

Start location: Beijing, China.
Finish location: Beijing, China.

Tour type: Support vehicle is provided for the tour. Riders can rest on the van.

Geographical location: North China,0 meters to 500 meters)

Terrain: Flat, rolling hills.

Cycling tour level: Easy. Alternative transportation will be used when needed.

Total cycling distance: Approximately90 miles (150 km): Average distance per ride day: 50 km Cycling will be supplemented with vehicle transport on some days to reach the next point of interest.


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 per day.

Climate: continental monsoon climate. Temperatures are hot in summer and cold in winter.

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:
  1. Bilingual bicycle tour guide.
  2. All hotel room accommodations (double occupancy) for 3 nights(1night 5 star Hotel,1night Chinese traditional Courtyard hotel,1night 4star hotel).
  3. Meals eaten as group (private meals, snacks and alcoholic beverages are not included).
  4. All group transportation costs.
  5. All group entrance fees.
  6. Bike and helmet is included.Spare tires will be available for temporary usage in case of a flat.
    Cost depends on the time of year. Below are the price per person (pp) and quoted in US dollars (US$) for non-holiday periods*:

Trip Price: dbl. occ.

  • US$1580 pp (+US$150 for sgl. occ.)
  • Minimum Group Size:2 people


A deposit is required booking this trip. This is fully refundable up to 15days prior to the tour. Submission of a deposit will guarantee your place on the tour. Balance is due at the day prior to the beginning of the tour and payable by cash.



1night 5 star Hotel,1night Chinese traditional Courtyard hotel,1night 4star hotel

RGHCM Garden Resorts

A 21st century international tourist resort, is bulit up in accordance with five star rating criteria and British rural villas dated back to 19th century, which is an ideal place for resorting health, enjoying leisure, developing friendship as well as seeking success. The resorts lies beside Baihe River, in its clear and rippling water you can swim and boat. when dark falls, both sides are covered with green trees and colorful lights, making you forget all the tensions.

Jingshanling & Simatai Resort

Jingshanling & 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 Jingshanling & 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.



Jingcheng Hotel

Jingcheng Hotel is located in the centre of Chengde City, at the foot of the famous Taoist resort “KUI XING LOU”. It has exceptional advantages of geography and popularity. To the north is Chengde Summer Resort, 3 kilometres away, to the east is Wulie River, to the west is the flourishing downtown and to the south is the entrance of Jing―Cheng Highway and Chen―Qin Highway.





Tour Code: BB41
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Leisure Mountain Bike Road Racing Bike
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