Beijing Cycling Mountain Escape – Special May edition

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For this weeks cycling escape we will ride on a new route and offer an overnight stay for 10 people.

A day out cycling in Beijing’s mountains is the perfect antidote to our busy city lives. Only one and half hour’s drive from the city are stunning mountains, fresh air and quiet roads which provide a world class environment for cycling.

Serk have a base in Huairou with modern facilities and a relaxing vibe which serves as the base for cyclists for the day. With 3 riding distances the event caters for all – from the first timer to experienced riders. Perhaps you have a non cycling partner or a family – bring them along too for a spot of hiking, wall sightseeing and lungfuls of fresh mountain air.

After the ride Serk provide a delicious and nutritious lunch to satisfy your post ride hunger. In the afternoon relax in the courtyard with a few beers and some chilled music or stroll around the village enjoying the fresh air.  You can even have a shower and be refreshed for the trip back to the city.

Overnight Stay

If you’d like to stay overnight at the house in Wudaohe this is possible for 10 people. There are 2 conditions if you’d like to stay ; You need to bring your own sheets / pillow cases and towels AND to keep costs down you need to ride back to the city the following day.

We will have one support sedan which will transport all your gear back to the city. There are 2 ride options – a short route 80km and the long and scenic route of 130km.

The long route travels north over Dongbei Kou and down into Sihai followed by a long descent to Huang Hua Cheng where we will stop for a delicious roast fish lunch.

The overnight stay in an additional 400 RMB which covers the cost of an additional dinner and breakfast – however you are expected to contribute to the cooking and cleaning up !

 

 

Places are limited for each trip so hurry !

Sign up is  below.

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1. Easy.14km. 1 hour riding

Dust off your city bike or hire a nice bike from SERK for this dead easy route. We will transport you and your bike up the hill to the plateau and our guide will lead you in the right direction. Its on a quiet and flat road which winds through a few villages and farmers fields.  The last 8km are all downhill ! Route map can be found here.

 

2. Moderate. 39km. 2 hours of riding

We will drop you off in Liulimiao and you’ll start with a gentle uphill along a very quiet and scenic road. You’ll go over a few medium hills and ride through some small villages before turning into the X004 and onto the false flat. At the end of the false flat is a small hill followed by an awesome 8km downhill all the way back to our base house in Wu Dao He village. By the time you hit the final bends you’ll be able to smell the meat sizzling away on the BBQ ! Route map can be found here.

 

3. Challenging. 93 km / 100km.  4 – 5 hours of riding

This is the challenging route. We will drop you off in Liulimiao and you will ride along the G111 for a while before turning left towards Miyun. We will then take a backroad along the flowing river and over a few small climbs and loop back to Liulimiao. From there you travel South along a winding road and then up the Dong Bei Kou climb. Turn around at the top and descent back into the valley along the X004. You will hit a false flat after which is a small hill followed by an awesome 8km downhill all the way back to our base house in Wu Dao He village. By the time you hit the final bends you’ll be able to smell the meat sizzling away on the BBQ ! Route map can be found here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Individual – bus and bike transport option

500 RMB per person

Includes ;

  • Bus transport to the mountains
  • Transport for your bike
  • Post ride lunch
  • Fruit snacks
  • Drinking water
  • Changing / toilet facilities
  • Ride guides

 

Individual – self drive option

350 RMB per person

Includes ;

  • Post ride lunch
  • Fruit snacks
  • Drinking water
  • Changing / toilet facilities
  • Ride guides

 

Family – self drive option

300 RMB per adult
200 RMB per child
third child free

Includes ;

  • Post ride lunch
  • Fruit snacks
  • Drinking water
  • Changing / toilet facilities
  • Ride guides

 

Bike Rental

Bike rental is available at various prices. Book early as rental bikes are limited. 

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SPRING / AUTUMN

7am  Meet at Ditan Park South gate / pack trucks / bus

08.30 Arrive in Huairou Mountains

10.00 Riders depart. Different groups depart from different locations

12.00 Lunch  starts at the base house

12.00 12 / 34km riders return

14.00 70km / 100km riders return

16.30 Depart

18.30 Arrive back in Beijing.

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  • All minors require adult supervision
  • Activities undertaken at own risk

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Sign Up

Please note : Once you have filled out the form below you should receive a confirmation email. Some browsers don’t send a confirmation email – which means we don’t know you signed up ! If you did not receive a conformation email please email us manually on events@serk.cc so we know you have registered. We will then confirm your place. Be sure to fill out the CAPTCHA code and then hit the Confirm button.

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Our base house in the mountains

Car free roads for awesome cycling !

 

Jian Kou Great Wall from the approach road.

Jian Kou Great Wall. Image by Flickr user Lightsviajes

 

Up on the Jian Kou section of the Great Wall. Image by Flickr user Lightsviajes

 

The Library Project Interior.


Bikes ready to go for the ride !

The Library in Autumn beauty.

Enjoying the post ride gourmet BBQ.

Out enjoying the early spring weather on the ride to the wall.

Beer and freshly made lunch – what more could you ask for ?