1. Views of 'wild' Great Wall and mountains
    Saturday, October 5

    Great Wall Spur

    Level 3+  ¥430 / 7:00am from Liangmaqiao, 7:30am from Lido
    After a tough hill climb of 40–50 minutes, we reach a beautiful, unrestored stretch of Great Wall. The hike continues along the wall, passing through towers, finishing in a rustic village.
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  2. Lanterns line a lane at night in Nuanquanzhen
    October 19–20 (Sat–Sun)

    Study trip: Folk handicrafts and history in Yu County, Hebei Province (2 days)

    Level 1  ¥1,800 / discounts for members and kids / 7:30am from Liangmaqiao, 8:00am from Lido
    Learn how to make authentic and traditional Chinese paper lanterns and explore the ancient alleys, lanes, temples, courtyards, and castles of Yu County. Educational and fun for adults and children aged 8 and up.
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  3. Hiking down a line of unrepaired 'wild' Great Wall
    Wednesday, October 23

    Great Wall Spur

    Level 3+  ¥430 / 7:30am from Liangmaqiao, 8:00am from Lido
    After a reasonably tough hill climb of 40–50 minutes, we reach a beautiful, unrestored stretch of Great Wall. The hike continues along the wall, passing through towers, finishing in a rustic village.
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  4. A soon-to-be-repaired section, not far from the knot
    Saturday, October 26

    Chinese Knot Great Wall

    Level 4  ¥400 / 7:30am from Liangmaqiao, 8:00am from Lido
    A tough hike up and down unrestored Great Wall, peaking by the Chinese Knot, a section where three lines of Great Wall come together. Note: if you're not comfortable with making a short-but-steep climb on somewhat tricky terrain, you might not find this hike an enjoyable experience.
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