The Great Wall of China was originally constructed to keep out
nomadic tribes who raided China’s northern frontier. As you ride
alongside the Great Wall, your imagination will take you back several
centuries to when the wall was the frontline defence of Imperial China.
Your cycling challenge starts in the village of Yanqing, north of
Beijing city. Each day you will cycle approximately 50kms - 90kms in
the shadows of the Great Wall, visiting ancient Ming Tombs and Black
Dragon Pools National Park along the way.
This incredibly scenic challenge covers a route along one of the
world’s best known UNESCO World Heritage Sites. It is a demanding yet
rewarding expedition, as you enjoy the vast and beautiful mountain
ranges all around and witness the rural life of northern China from your
On completion of your challenge you will return to Beijing to
explore some of the many attractions of China’s capital city: the
Forbidden City, the Temple of Heaven and the Lama Temple.