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Easy hikes and walks in Beijing

Looking for a relaxing day out of the city? Here's what we have coming up!

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The complicated 'cuan' character, seen on a wall of a courtyard house in the village
Departure date: Sunday, May 19

Cuandixia ‘Ming Village’ day trip

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On this hike we’ll take a good look around the alleys and courtyards of Cuandixia, a 500-year old Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) village that is sometimes referred to as a living museum. We’ll first take a walk in the hills near the village, then we’ll have a big lunch, and then we’ll take a tour of the alleys, lanes, paved stairs, and courtyard houses. It will be quite a long day, but well worth it! Lunch included.

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Swimming at Yunmeng Gorge
Departure date: Sunday, May 26

Kids Club: Yunmeng Gorge play and picnic

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Hike an easy 4km up Yunmeng Gorge to find a sunny spot by a swimming hole; picnic, play, and explore the area before walking the 4km back out to the end.

Kids club: relaxed outings for kids to enjoy some family time in nature. Best for ages 5–12. Younger children would need to be carried for most of the way on this hike.

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The Silver Pagodas stand on the site of a temple first built during the Tang Dynasty
Departure date: Sunday, June 23

Kids Club: The Silver Pagodas

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Hike on field trails and paths from a small village over to the Silver Pagodas, a set of five well-preserved 600-year-old pagodas that are all that remains of a big Buddhist temple. We’ll set up by the pagodas for a picnic and free time to explore.

Kids club: relaxed outings for kids to enjoy some family time in nature. Best for ages 5–12. Younger children would need to be carried for most of the way on this hike.

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Swimming at Yunmeng Gorge
Departure date: Sunday, June 30

Yunmeng Gorge Swim or Explore

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Head out to Yunmeng Gorge for a hike-and-swim combo – perfect for hot weather!

The sandy beaches and pools of water in Yunmeng Gorge make a perfect place to picnic and swim. We’ll walk up the gorge and find a good spot, and you can take a dip in the water or follow our guides for a longer hike up into the hills.

Limited space available, sign up early!

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Hike schedule: easy hikes

Departure date: Sunday, May 19
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Cuandixia ‘Ming Village’ day trip

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Departure date: Sunday, May 26
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Kids Club: Yunmeng Gorge play and picnic

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Departure date: Sunday, June 23
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Kids Club: The Silver Pagodas

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Departure date: Sunday, June 30
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Yunmeng Gorge Swim or Explore

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Upcoming trips

Hiking through the huge dunes of the Tengger Desert in Inner Mongolia
Trip dates: April 28–May 1, 2019

Tengger Desert Lakes, Inner Mongolia (4 days)

In Brief: Travel by foot and jeep through the desert, visit desert lakes, ride camels, camp in the desert, and more.

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The coloured hills of the Zhangye Danxia Landform
Trip dates: June 5–9, 2019

Zhangye Danxia Landform, Gansu Province (5 days)

In Brief: See the fantastically-coloured mountains and cliffs in an all-but unexplored area of Gansu; visit Horse Hoofprint Temple, Jiayuguan Fortress, and more.

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Hiking down from a peak
Trip dates: June 14–16, 2019

Bashang Grasslands, Hebei Province

In Brief: Clean and cool grasslands near the border of Hebei and Inner Mongolia: hikes, BBQ lamb, and more.

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