Cradle Mountain & the Walls of Jerusalem

My 16 year old son and I have just finished the Cradle Mountains & Walls of Jerusalem walk and, while driving home, we were reflecting on why it was so rewarding and so much fun.

We expected spectacular scenery and plant life, and they were spectacular. We expected challenging terrain and weather, and they were challenging. We didn't expect such exceptional guides and that is why I am writing to you.

Tim is obviously a very experienced, capable and knowlegeable guide and I probably can't tell you anything you don't already know about him. He is a thorough professional. We always felt safe but challenged. I was impressed with his efforts in finding us interesting things to see and do in the Walls when the weather didn't allow us to visit the usual places. I also thought he handled the stop-over in Mole Creek due to flooding with a good combination of leadership and humour and it turned out to be a trip highlight!

So, the thing is, the environment we visited was every bit as spectacular, challenging and rewar ding as we had hoped for. What made this holiday exceptional was your wonderful guides.My son and I have thanked them, but we wanted to let you know as well.

Wayne and Simon C. | Mosman, Australia
 
 

Hike and Bike China

China is a country of vast natural and majestic man-made wonders that never fail to impress. To experience the real China, join our hike and bike adventure which commences in Beijing and ends in Hong Kong. Explore the wonders of Beijing including the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square. Wander along a remote section of the Great Wall and cycle through the old hutongs. In Xian we cycle the city walls before viewing the thousands of Terracotta Warriors. Continuing southwest to the colourful province of Yunnan, we discover the Naxi people in the World Heritage town of Lijiang then hike through one of the deepest and most stunning gorges in the world, Tiger Leaping Gorge. We save the best for last as we cycle the picture book limestone landscape of Yangshuo that has inspired painters and poets for centuries. We complete our trip upon arrival in the vibrant, fast paced city of Hong Kong.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Join Beijing
DAYS 2/3 Hike the Great Wall (4hrs /day)
DAY 4 Return to Beijing, visit Forbidden City and the Temple of Heaven
DAY 5 Cycle through the hutongs of Beijing, overnight train to Xian
DAY 6 Cycle ancient city walls, visit Terracotta Warriors
DAY 7 Fly to Lijiang, attend a traditional Naxi performance
DAYS 8 In Lijiang, hike around local villages, temples and mountains (5hrs)
DAYS 9/10 Hike Tiger Leaping Gorge, return to Lijiang, fly to Guilin, transfer to Yangshuo Hike (5hrs/day)
DAY 11 In Yangshuo
DAY 12 In Yangshuo, hike to Moon Hill and cruise the Li River
DAY 13 Arrive Shenzhen, cross border to Hong Kong, trip concludes

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Duration:  13 days
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