Day 5 Datan-Yuershan-Caoyuan-Duolun, 77km
The grassland of Datan has the reputation of “No.1 Grassland” north of Peking”. The ride will be memerable in your life.
The road is in high quality and no many slopes. The road was long and straight without any other landscape but grass. What worse, we couldn’t find any shadows under the sunshine! Because there were no trees on the flat grassland. Sometimes we might feel the road was endless.
A lot of larks were singing in the grass. Duolun is a county of Inner Mongolia. We had a big Monglian meal that night, including milk tea, finger mutton, dried milk cake and Mongolian noodles. The hotel was fine and the night of “Second stair” was cool. That was the most comfortable night since we came out.
Saihanba National Forest Park. We got up early and had some Mogolian breakfast in the restaurant we patronized yesterday. Today’s journey was the easiest. We arrived at Yudaokou soon. After we had our lunch, turned north, we begain to march to Saihanba.
Riding to Saihanba was enjoyable. The road was in good quality and we still rode before the wind. What’s more, not like the way to Duolun, there were lot of flowers, butterflies, cows instead of pure grass. The hight is about 1500 here, not very high, but it not easy for us to come here from Beijing which is only tens of meters above the sea level.
We lived in a inn called Red Moon Inn, which provided imitative Mongolian yurts. “Extreme joy begets sorrow”, as the saying goes. We can do now was just sitting down peacefully to enjoy Bashang barbecue. Ok, that’s the end of today.
Jixielinchang-Ulanbutong-General Pond-Ulanbutong-Jixielinchang, 20km×2
Today we made a round trip to Army Horse Ranch and General Pool, both located in Ulanbutong.
It’s a sea of flowers. However, hundreds of years ago, the beautiful grassland was cruel battlefield of Qing dynasty and their rebel army.
Day8: Jixielinchang-Weichang, 80km
Time flies, today we would leave the beautiful Grassland and arrive at Weichang County——back to the “First Stair” again. the forest was peaceful in the morning fog.until the Source of Luanhe River.
Day9: Weichang-Chengde, 50km of 140km
The gift is a 30km slope to Chengde.
Day 10: 0km
Chengde is famous for its Summer Resort, and 8 temple around it.Free day to Visit the Temples and the Resort .
Day 11: 60km Chengde - Simatai great wall
Day 12 :10KM Hiking
Hke the most beautiful part of the 5000KM long Great wall.
Day 13:Simatai to Miyun Reservoir 50KM
Leave the Great Wall by bike for Miyun Reservoir and out hotel nearby.
Day 14:Forbidden City 5km
Transfer back to hotel in Beijing by van,A free day to visit wonderful sights such as the Forbidden City, the Summer Palace and Tiantan Park — there’s also a chance to bargain with traders for tea, silk and clothes in the narrow streets around Dazhalan,Qianmen.There is an evening show of Kungfu or Acrobatics or Beijing Opera.
Day 15:Temple of Heaven and Local Markets nearby
We have a free morning and afternoon in Beijing with an optional tour available to the Tibetan Temple and the Temple of Heaven. Conclude the trip and transfer to airport or train station for your next destination.
Transfer to the airport.