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Beijing Hikers awarded 2017 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

Beijing Hikers awarded 2017 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

We’re very happy to have been awarded the 2017 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor! According to TripAdvisor, “Travelers come to TripAdvisor to plan and book the perfect trip. Certificate of Excellence celebrates the accommodations, attractions and eateries that make these perfect trips possible.”, and “This recognition helps travelers identify and book properties that regularly deliver great service.”

Thanks again, all reviewers!

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Safety First in The Beijinger magazine, 2017/5

Safety First in The Beijinger magazine, 2017/5

The Beijinger magazine asked us for our comments on hiking safely in Beijing, and we provided a few comments on getting ready to go out for a hike. Read the article at the following link, or click through to read a few quotes from it here. Thanks, The Beijinger!

Link: https://www.thebeijinger.com/blog/2017/07/15/safety-first-how-stay-safe-your-next-beijing-hike

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Clean up hike in the magazines, 2017/4

Clean up hike in the magazines, 2017/4

Our 2017 Earth Day clean up hike had a big turnout, thanks in part to the coverage provided by various Beijing-based magazines. Thanks, TimeOut, That’s Beijing, and City Weekend! Click through to see some scans from the magazines.

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Beijing Hikers in The Beijinger’s list of Beijing’s Best Tour Companies

Beijing Hikers in The Beijinger’s list of Beijing’s Best Tour Companies

In The Beijinger magazine’s Expat Recommended article about Beijing’s Best Tour Companies, we’re Best for Hiking the Great Wall.

They say:

Skip the touristy sections of the Great Wall such as Badaling and Mutianyu and adventure out to wilder, unrestored sections with Beijing Hikers. Beijing Hikers has been leading hikes to the Great Wall since 2001 and it shows in their well-organised tours. Sections of the Great Wall they visit include Gubeikou, Jinshanling, and Huanghuacheng. Each hike is clearly marked with a difficulty level depending on the length and amount of climbing involved, and you will be accompanied throughout by an experienced guide.

Thanks, The Beijinger!

Read the full list on their website at www.thebeijinger.com/blog/2017/04/17/beijings-best-tour-companies

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Updates to the cost of membership

The price of membership will increase on February 6. Read this to find out what is happening, and if it has any impact on you. If you’re already a lifetime member, there’s no impact . If you’re a member (but not yet a lifetime member) you might be affected. If you’re not yet a member but do plan to sign up, you can minimise the effect of the price increase by signing up before February 6.

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Beijing Hikers on the Traveller AU website, 2016/12

Beijing Hikers on the Traveller AU website, 2016/12

Traveller AU rated Beijing Hikers in the Top 10 Eco Experiences in Asia. Click the link below to read their write up on our website, or click through to find a copy of the their write up plus links to photos we’ve taken on our clean up hikes.

Top 10 Eco Experiences: http://www.traveller.com.au/the-10-best-eco-experiences-in-asia-gtesjy

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Beijing Hikers in Suddeutsche Zeitung, 2016/11

Beijing Hikers in Süddeutsche Zeitung, 2016/11

Hiking friends who read German might be interested in an article about Beijing Hikers published in Süddeutsche Zeitung, one of Germany’s biggest newspapers. Click through to find scans and links.

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Photo feature in The Weekender magazine, 2016/9

Photo feature in The Weekender magazine, 2016/9

For German-speaking hiking friends – take a look at a five-page piece on hiking about in Beijing with Beijing Hikers. Gero and Peter were in Beijing on assignment, and joined several of our hikes.

Click through to see scans of the feature, a link to see more of Peter’s photos, and a PDF download, thanks to The Weekender magazine.

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The Wild Side article, 2016/10

‘The Wild Side’ article in Virgin Airline’s inflight magazine, 2016/10

The latest issue of Virgin Airline’s has a feature on the Great Wall, and we talked to the author about clean up hikes and Great Wall conservation.  The whole article is a good intro to Great Wall basics; click through to find a link to download a PDF version.

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Beijing Hikers interview in The Beijinger, 2016/09/28

Beijing Hikers interview in The Beijinger, 2016/09/28

We were interviewed by The Beijinger magazine about our 2016 hiking festival and other general outdoors-y stuff.

The interview covers some of the details about the trails for the festival, as well as some excellent reasons to get out for a hike here in Beijing.

Click here to read the interview on the Beijinger website, or click Read more to see a screen capture before clicking through to the website!

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Beijing Hikers and Jinshanling Great Wall on About.com, 2016/9

Beijing Hikers and the Jinshanling Great Wall on About.com, 2016/9

An article about the Jinshanling Great Wall as a travel destination, written by About.com’s China Travel Expert Sara Naumann, mentions Beijing Hikers as a good tour operator to get you there.

Thanks Sara!

Read the article here: Hiking Between the Jinshanling and Simatai Sections of the Great Wall

For the record, you can’t hike over to Simatai from Jinshanling (as of April 2017, anyway) unless you sneak through after the Simatai guards go off-duty.

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Beijing Hikers wins award in the 2016 ELAs, September 2016

Beijing Hikers wins award in the 2016 ELAs

We’ve won awards in the Beijing Expat Life Awards three times now, this year bringing home the award for Highly Recommended Domestic Tour Operator. Thanks to everyone who voted for us!

Click through to see a scan of the award.

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2016 Hiking Festival interviews in That’s Beijing magazine

2016 Hiking Festival interviews in That’s Beijing magazine, September 2016

That’s Beijing magazine interviewed three of the participants in last year’s hiking festival to find out what they liked about the festival as well as hiking in general.

Click through to see a scan of the interview and to read their thoughts on the worst things about hiking, the best things about hiking, gear envy, and more!

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Vote for Beijing Hikers in the 2016 Expat Life awards

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We’re up for an award in the Tours Operator category in the Beijing Expat Life Awards.

Enough people have voted for us in previous years to make us a winner, and we’d love to have your support again this year.

Voting link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ELAs-2016

There are a few terms and conditions for voting. Please click through to read about those.

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