This is my first trip to Beijing and I wanted to know what some fun outdoor activities/adventures are? Willing to explore a little outside of the city as well but no more than a couple of hours :) Thanks!
A 3-4 hours hike on a less-visited, original and remote sections of the Great Wall will be rewarded.
The Mutianyu Great Wall section of the Great Wall is only 50 miles outside of the city center. This section has less crowds than the closer and very touristy Badaling section. It's about a 2 hour drive depending on traffic. The guys at Beijing Hikers offer a lot of great options about 2-2.5 hours outside of city. I'd recommend Miyun Reservoir or the Tanzhesizhen Temple and Abandoned village.
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