Yunmeng Gorge Swim or Explore
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, especially when you need to escape from the city.
We'll walk up the gorge and find a good spot, and you can take a dip in the water or follow our guides to hike further up the canyon.
If you'd prefer to concentrate on swimming, just relax in the water or in the nearby area. The guides will let you know when it's time to head out.
Itinerary for the hike
Driving to the hike, stopping for a bathroom break
Start walking, taking breaks on the way to the swimming hole
Picnic and time to play and explore in the area
Start walking back down
Driving back, stopping for a bathroom break
Arrive at Lido, then on to Liangmaqiao
A sunny spot by the swimming hole. (
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Extra information about the hike
3–4 hours to finish
195m start height
195m finish height
120m ascent and descent
2 hour drive each way
Miyun District, Beijing
What to bring
Bring your own picnic lunch to eat
Sun protection: long-sleeved shirt, hat
Swim wear and a towel, if you plan to swim
A bottle of sports drink with salt content (Gatorade, Pocari Sweat)
A light rain coat or poncho, just in case
Good hiking boots
Standard hiking gear as per our packing list
Where to meet up
For the hikes in Beijing our regular pick up locations are the Liangmaqiao Subway area and the Starbucks at the Lido Metropark Hotel. Occasionally we offer pick ups at other locations. Follow the link for details.
See details, maps, and photos of the pick up locations
How to pay for your hike?
For the day hikes in Beijing we collect your payment on the day.
You can pay with
Chinese dollars (
AKA Yuan or Renminbi) Wechat or Alipay mobile payments
For overnight trips and special activities we typically require payment in advance. We'll contact you to arrange that payment when we receive your booking.
For payment in advance
Wechat or Alipay mobile payments
Prices listed exclude tax. If you’d like a tax fapiao printed we’ll need to add the 3%
VAT to the cost.