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Beijing Hikers: Stepping It Up on CRI English

On a recent visit to the Silver Pagodas we were accompanied by William Wang of China Radio International, who has written a splendid description of the hike and his interaction with the other hikers on the trip. Read it here on the CRI website: Stepping It Up with Beijing Hikers.

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Beijing Hikers in TimeOut magazine: The Great Outdoors, 2012/02

Beijing Hikers in TimeOut magazine: The Great Outdoors, 2012/02

TimeOut Magazine interviewed Beijing Hikers guide Millicent about hiking in Beijing during winter. They picked the right person to talk to: Millicent loves cold weather! Click through to read the interview.

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Beijing Hikers in Jetstar Magazine

Jetstar Magazine featured us in their article about the best things to do in Beijing, saying “See The Real Wall With Beijing Hikers”. Thanks, Jetstar Magazine and writer Thomas Talhelm!

Click thorugh to see the the text of the relevant section; head to the Jetstar website to read the whole lot.

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Beijing Hikers in Shanghai, 2011/09

In September we were in Shanghai for the Expat Show, and to see if there were any hikers to chat to in Shanghai. If you’ve ever been curious to see what Hayden would look like in a shirt and tie, click through to see more!

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Sancha Cottage.

Photos - Sancha Courtyard House

We’ve recently refurbished a rustic little cottage in Sancha, which is one of our favourite countryside villages. One of the last steps was to lay down a bit of grass in and around the grounds. Click through to see some photos.

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Beijing Hikers in Huffington Post

One of our hikes was recently featured on the main page of the Travel section of the Huffington Post website. Click to read a write up of our ‘Dragon Cloud’ Mountain and White River hike.

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2011 Long Distance Trips

In 2011 we did doing more trips to other places in China, including Xinjiang, Yunnan, Gansu, and Inner Mongolia. Click through to see where we went, and to find links to photo sets from the trips.

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Winter Sports in City Weekend Magazine, Dec. 2010

Zach and Hayden contributed information about winter hiking for a winter sports feature in the December 2010 issue of City Weekend magazine. Because of space constraints, not all of the information fit into the finished articles. We thought that there might be some interest in the extended information provided - click through to read more about hiking in cold weather and how to prepare for it.

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Beijing Hikers on China.org.cn

China.org.cn correspondent Mary King came out on a hike, and returned home to write up her experience. Her article includes some good general information about the Great Wall.

Click thorugh to see the full text; head to China.org.cn to read the article and see a pretty picture of the Badaling Great Wall.

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Agenda Magazine Interviews Zach Chen

Zach was recently featured in Agenda Magazine, in a great interview about hiking in Beijing. If you didn’t see it in print, click through to find a link to an online version of the interview, which includes his tips for good places to get a beer after hiking!

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Beijing Hikers in Lonely Planet, 2010

Beijing Hikers in Lonely Planet, 2010

Lonely Planet recommended Beijing Hikers as “an excellent and convivial way for visitors to get out and see the more remote sights.” Thank you very much, Lonely Planet Beijing City Guide!

Are you wondering if being convivial is a good thing? Us too!

Convivial
1. Enjoying good company; sociable.
2. Characterized by merry celebrating; festive.

Actually fits quite well!

Click through to see a scan of the cover and listing!

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Beijing Hikers in the Insider's Guide to Beijing, 2010

Beijing Hikers in the Insider’s Guide to Beijing, 2010

We were listed in the 2010 of the Insider’s Guide to Beijing as the insider’s choice for Hiking and Camping in Beijing. Thanks, Insider’s Guide! Click through to see the scans from the guide book.

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Free hike winner

Back in the summer of 2009 we passed out survey forms on the bus after each hike, hoping to collect feedback that would help us improve our service. We also offered the chance to win a free hike to everyone that took the time to help us out by completing the survey, and, after much delay, picked the winner - congratulations to Rachel K Maria! If you’re interested to find out how we picked the winner, follow the link to find a description of our bias-free and computer-geeky method.

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High Tower hike write up in Financial Times

Peter Shadbolt of the Financial Times came out on the High Tower hike with us, and wrote up his experience: read his High Tower writeup here on the Financial Times website.

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Beijing Hikers in Lonely Planet, 2009

Beijing Hikers in Lonely Planet, 2009

Lonely Planet listed Beijing Hikers in the Beijing activities section of their China guide in 2009. Thanks, Lonely Planet! Click through to see a scan of the cover and listing.

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