Today, you’ll meet your driver for a 2hrs drive to Zhenbiancheng village, located in Hebei province. On the way, you’ll slowly get up in the mountains.
Zhenbiancheng is just at the limit with Hebei province, but you’ll feel the change already: deeper in the countryside, Zhenbiancheng isn’t a touristy place at all.
Enjoy an afternoon discovering the village and its surroundings. Tonight you’ll sleep in a simple but nice local farmer’s guesthouse. For dinner, you’ll taste some local homemade specialties.
Accommodation: Local farmer’s guesthouse
This morning, after a solid breakfast, you’ll walk in the village in the direction of the Great Wall. You’ll leave the asphalt road for a flat countryside track through the fields, before walking up to the top of the hill where you’ll finally reach the Great Wall running on the surrounding crests. Enjoy the view and take a walk on this still original, unrestored version of the wall.
After a short or long walk at leisure on this off the beaten track Great Wall section, come down by the same way to your guesthouse. After a late lunch, your driver will take you back to Beijing.