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Winner ‘Best Domestic Tours’ in the Expat Life Awards 2015

Winner ‘Best Domestic Tours’ in the Expat Life Awards 2015

We’re now a two-time winner of Beijing’s ‘Best Tours’ in the Expat Life Awards. We took home an award in 2014, and again in September 2015 – both times heading to the awards ceremony straight from a hike! Click through to take a look at a photo of the award.

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Hike Festival article in Thats Beijing magazine, 2015/10

Hike Festival article in That’s Beijing magazine, 2015/10

That’s Beijing magazine interviewed us ahead of our hiking festival; click through to read about the festival and a few other assorted topics.

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2015 Hiking Festival!

The hiking festival to celebrate our 13th birthday was so much fun we decided to do it again. Click here to see the 2015 Hiking Festival website, and sign yourself up!

The Tale of The Old Mountain Goat

Click the link to read a piece on The Anthill website that features an area where we often go out for a hike. More importantly, it features the story of one of our most friendly local guides, Yang Guoqing AKA The Old Mountain Goat. (His nickname for himself, not ours!)

The article is an excellent read, and the video is even better - well worth a look.

Link: Read Portrait of a Beijinger: Call of Duty on The Anthill website.

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Beijing Hikers awarded TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence

Beijing Hikers awarded TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence

As a result of all the good reviews written by hikers of us on TripAdvisor we’ve been awarded a Certificate of Excellence! According to TripAdvisor, “the award celebrates excellence in hospitality and is given only to establishments that consistently achieve great traveler reviews on TripAdvisor.”

Thanks again, all reviewers!

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Beijing Hikers in Lonely Planet, 2015

Beijing Hikers in Lonely Planet, 2015

Beijing Hikers was listed in both the Lonely Planet Beijing City Guide and the Lonely Planet China Guide’s 2015 editions as one of the “reputable companies and associations that run recommended trips to the Great Wall.”

Thanks, Lonely Planet!

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Huijie in Photographing Chinese Architecture: A Century of Change

Huijie in “Photographing Chinese Architecture: A Century of Change”

Beijing Hikers’ Big Boss Huijie helped out in a re-photography project, and ended up featuring prominently in an interesting anecdote written by the author. Click through to read the story and to see the photo that was the result!

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Snow on the Great Wall, spring in the city, 2015/04

Snow on the Great Wall, spring in the city, 2015/04

Spring had arrived in Beijing at the beginning of April. Well, in the city, yes; on the Great Wall … not so much!

While we were looking out the office window at the growing greenery in the city, our hikers up on the Great Wall in Yanqing found themselves getting snowed on. This photo that compares the two very different scenes proved very popular on our Facebook page, so we’re re-posting it here for your viewing pleasure. Click through to see the it.

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Washington Post article on hiking the Great Wall, 2015/06

Washington Post article on hiking the Great Wall, 2015/06

We’re mentioned in a Washington Post travel article as ‘The go-to for foreigners looking for organized trips to Great Wall sections of varying difficulty and “wildness.”’

Aside from mentioning Beijing Hikers, the article is an entertaining read about the author’s experiences hiking the Great Wall with the ‘Freedom Club’. Well worth a look!

Click through to see a screenshot and a link to the full article.

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City Weekend magazine Christmas extravaganza, 2014/12

City Weekend Magazine Christmas Gift Extravaganza

We’ve contributed a whole heap of hiking vouchers to City Weekend magazine’s Christmas gift extravaganza, and you can try to get your hands on them by clicking through to the City Weekend website and answering a not-so-simple question: “Besides hiking, what’s your favorite way of experiencing the great outdoors in and around Beijing, and why?”

Link: Win Beijing Hikers hiking vouchers.

Answers are due before December 15. Good luck!

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Beijing Hikers: Sports Tested in City Weekend magazine, November 2014

Beijing Hikers: Sports Tested in City Weekend magazine, November 2014

Laura from City Weekend came out on our Zhenbiancheng to Big Plate Great Wall Challenge in early October, and returned to write up a review for the City Weekend magazine. Click through to have a look, and thanks for such a detailed review, Laura!

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Beijing Hikers: voted Beijing’s Best Tour Company, September 2014

Beijing Hikers: voted Beijing’s Best Tour Company, September 2014

We were in to win in this year’s Expat Life Awards, a competition in which Beijing’s expat population voted for their favourites in a slew of categories. We’re very happy to have won – it’s our first ever award! Click through to see the award, and a few photos from the awards ceremony at the Hilton Hotel.

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Beijing Hikers: Family-tested in City Weekend magazine, September 2014

Beijing Hikers: Family-tested in City Weekend magazine, September 2014

City Weekend magazine features reviews of family-friendly activities in Beijing, and their September issue contained a report from one family’s trip with us to the Great Wall. Click through to have a look, and thanks for the kind words, Müller-Conrad family!

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Huijie in Women of China magazine

Huijie interviewed by ‘Women of China’ magazine

In May, ‘Women of China’ magazine visited our office to interview Huijie, and the result was a really good feature in their magazine.

Interested to know how Huijie got into hiking instead of finishing fashion design school? Click through to read more!

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Beijing Hikers on the cover of the Beijinger magazine, 2014/8

Beijing Hikers on the cover of the Beijinger magazine, 2014/8

The cover story of the Beijinger magazine’s August 2014 issue was The Great Outdoors, and contained tips from various experts and enthusiasts for trails and places to hike and camp in the hills around Beijing. We offered our opinion and helped the Beijinger crew find a nice place for a photo shoot – they ended up putting us on the cover. Thanks, Beijinger magazine! Click through see the cover and our part of the story, plus some of the information that didn’t fit in the final version of the article.

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