The Great Wall of China is one of the greatest sights in the world — the longest wall in the world, an awe-inspiring feat of ancient defensive architecture. Its winding path over rugged country and steep mountains takes in some great scenery. This trail run is like no other races done at the Great Wall. We will be running at different sections of the Great Wall, some of which are not open to the general public. It is basically a ‘stage race’ over 5 days - 6 stages (5 amazing runs on the Great Wall & 1 run at the Qing Tombs): Chenjiabu, Gubeikou-Jinshanling, Yellow Flower, Huangyaguan Pass, Qing Tombs and Mutianyu.
The trails at the Wall are steep and challenging but the views are magnificent and breathtaking. You can choose to run or trek along the routes, whichever suits you best but most importantly, it will be an event that will leave a lasting impression.
Arrival in Beijing
Departure for the Lama Temple tour. Visit of old Hutongs. Lunch in a private Hutong house.
Transfer to Juyongguan. Installation at the hotel. Discovery prologue run. Warm up race for first contact with the Great Wall.
Dinner & night in Juyongguan.
Breakfast. Race #1: Chenjiabu. Back to the hotel and then lunch at a restaurant and departure for Mutianyu.
Installation at the hotel. Dinner & overnight in Mutianyu.
Breakfast. Race #2: Yellow River
Lunch at a local restaurant.
In the afternoon you can walk on the Mutianyu Great Wall
Dinner & Overnight in Mutianyu
Breakfast. Race #3: Mutianyu
Lunch in a restaurant
Departure for Gubeikou. Dinner in two guest houses. Overnight in Gubeikou
Breakfast. Race #4: Jinshanling / Gubeikou
Lunch in a local resturant
Departure for Jixian
Dinner & overnight in Jixian
Breakfast at the hotel. Race #5: Qing Tombs Time Trial
Lunch at a local resturant and transfer to Huangyaguan
Late afternoon, Race #6: Huangyaguan Time Trial
Awards dinner in JIxian
Overnight at hotel
Breakfast and departure for Beijing.
Visit of the Temple of Heaven. Peking Duck lunch. Visit of Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City.
Dinner & overnight at the Novotel Xinqiao Hotel, Beijing
Breakfast. Free day and departure to Beijing airport for international flights.