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Great Wall of China Cycle

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A bicycle at the Great Wall of China

Date: Saturday 9th October 2021

Challenge Duration: 9 days

Distance: 352km

Challenge Grade: Challenging

Location: China

Make memories to last a lifetime as you join a group to explore the Great Wall of China - by bike!

Cycle with Global Adventure Challenges in aid of Designability

Your challenge begins at the Badaling old section of the Wall, where you’ll have the privilege of placingy our own bricks in a newly restored section. You’ll then get back in the saddle and cycle to the Juyongguan Barracks, with stunning views of the surrounding mountains and of the Great Wall itself. Over the next few days you’ll explore the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Ming Tombs, cycle along the picturesque Miyun Reservoir and ride along the famous Landscape Gallery! The cycling will be tough, but the incredible scenery and historic sights will keep you going and make all your efforts worthwhile. You’ll then journey to our finish line – the Jinshanling section of The Great Wall!

Upon completing your cycle challenge, you’ll have a free day to explore the fascinating sights and sounds of Beijing, before enjoying a celebratory dinner to reflect on your amazing achievements!

Challenge highlights

  • Experience the Great Wall of China - one of the New Seven Wonders of the World and a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Visit the Ming Tombs - the resting place of thirteen Chinese Emperors
  • Place a brick in a newly-restored section of the Great Wall
  • Enjoy a free day of sightseeing in Beijing