Beijing – Road Bike Rental – The Great Wall
77 km - 700 m / 47 mi - 2296 ft (Optional 5 km to Mutianyu Great Wall) - Weekly Rides - Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday
- Region Asia Pacific
- Country China
- City Beijing
No visit to Beijing is complete without seeing the wondrous Great Wall of China. And while you’re at it you might as well squeeze in a ride too, right ?
We’ve designed a unique experience for the travelling cyclist to combine both and have you back at your Hotel by lunch – your hosts won’t even know you’ve left.
We pick you up nice and early to escape the early morning traffic chaos and drive to the start point on a quiet back road. The route rolls through small villages for the first 20 km before turning to the east where you’ll glimpse the wall as its snakes its way up and down the mountains in the distance. A little further down the road we will rest our bikes against the Wall, swap cycling shoes for something more comfortable and embark on a quick journey up the steps of the Great Wall. Bring your camera as there are plenty of opportunities for photos that will look great on your Strava feed for the day.
Cycling shoes go back on and we tackle a meandering climb for 4.5 km followed by a flowing descent into the Bohai valley. As we pass through more rural villages you’ll get a real sense of the difference in pace and income levels between rural and urban China.
If time permits and you’re up for another challenge you can climb up the road to the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall for a few more selfies after you’ve caught your breath. It’s all down here from here back to the van where we finish off with a coffee and compare photos from the morning. Within 80 minutes we’ll have you back in the city with a smile on your face and the Great Wall conquered.
We have a great variety of rides in Beijing, from the thrill of the chase in the mountains to sightseeing classics including the Great Wall and a ride with a local group club ride
Ride Map and Profile
Length: 77 km - 47 mi
Altitude: 700 m - 2296 ft
Difficulty: Cat 3 - Moderate
|Booking Price||US $0.00|
|Departure Day/s||Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday,|
|Departure Time||6.30 am hotel pick up - 1 pm approx return|
|Duration||1 hr 30 travel - 3.5 hrs ride - 1 hr 30 min return travel|
|Departure Location||Departure is from your hotel.|
|Included||Quality carbon road bike, pre-fitted to your rider profile, helmet, experienced & fully insured local Ride Leader, ride support vehicle.|
|Excluded||Shoes, pedals, water bottle, ride kit, food and drinks.|
|What to bring||Cycling shoes, pedals, cycling kit, walking shoes (if you want to walk on the Great Wall).|
|Need to know|
Shannon – BeijingShannon is an Australian native that has been living in China for the past 10 years. Former local advisor to the UCI Tour of Beijing and regular rider on the racing scene around China. Shannon has ridden on almost all the roads in Beijing’s mountains and can ensure the perfect day out on the bike for you. Phil Liggett and Graham Watson sharing a drink with Shannon.
Liman – BeijingLiman is a native of Beijing and has been riding the back lanes and roads of Beijing since she was seven years old. In the last five years she has taken up road cycling and regularly travels with her bike around the world. Last year she completed her first multi day stage race in Yunnan.
Beijing Road Bike Rental includes one of the following bikes:
Swift Ultravox Ti – 2014 Full Carbon SRAM Red group
Swift Attack – 2014 Swift Attack – Shimano 105 Groupset
NOTE: Multiple spaces are available on GCR rides, but due to your specific profile and bike sizing requirements, bookings can only be made individually.