Stone Valley Great Wall | Approaching the General's Tower
Approaching the General's Tower on the Stone Valley Great Wall.

Great Wall hike + foot massage combo

Hike the rough and unrepaired Great Wall at Stone Valley; finish the day with a foot reflexology massage at Bodhi Therapeutic Retreat, back in Beijing city.

Level 3+
Some steep and tricky climbs up and down. 3–4 hours of hiking over approx. 10km. (Can I do it?)

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We’ve been going to Bodhi Therapeutic Retreat for foot and body massages for many years now, and we’re super happy to team up with Bodhi for this hike + foot massage combo. Trust us—a foot massage after a hike feels amazing!

We’ll be collecting payment in advance for this hike using Wechat or Alipay. We’ll supply payment information after you make the reservation. (If you can’t do Wechat or Alipay payments please make a note with your booking and we’ll figure it out.)

The hike

On this hike we start and finish at Stone Valley village, hiking up to the line of wall on a nearby ridge.

The first quarter of the hike features two hill climbs, and then we’re up on unrepaired Ming Dynasty Great Wall.

We follow the wall up to the General’s Tower – the tallest on this line of wall – and then follow it down the other side, passing some superb spots for photos along the way.

The hike finishes with an easy walk out down a valley.

Exploring the Great Wall
Exploring the Great Wall. (Click for larger image)

The meal after the hike

After the hike we’ll head to a guesthouse for a meal of countryside cooking, accompanied by cold beer and soft drinks. You’ve earned a beer … and you’ve also earned a foot massage!

The foot reflexology massage

After dinner we’ll drive you to Bodhi Therapeutic Retreat, back in Beijing. On arrival at Bodhi, you’ll be assigned a masseur and be shown to your room for a 45-minute foot reflexology massage. Part of the package at Bodhi includes light snacks and non-alcoholic beverages.

Bodhi provides a variety of massages including aromatherapy, hot stone, ayurvedic, Thai massage, foot reflexology, Chinese body massage and spa packages. Find out more at

COVID-19 and participation precautions

The brief version:

  • Please DO NOT participate if you are sick or showing symptoms of fever and/or have an elevated temperature, or have been in close contact with someone who was/is.
  • You MUST agree to the mitigation and prevention measures outlined here and that Beijing Hikers will not be held responsible if any participants become sick.

Please read in full here: Operating hikes under COVID-19 precautions

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