If you’re yet to visit China, you’ve got a lot of catching up to do. Deemed the world’s second largest state by land area, and with landscapes so vast and diverse, this is one that any keen hiker definitely needs to check out.
The good news is, with cancer support charity Macmillan you can get a head start on your Chinese adventures, all while raising money for charity and making a world of difference.
On Macmillan’s China Hiking Challenge, you’ll be whisked away from the beaten track and shown traditional farmland and wild woodlands. Then you’ll tackle the 300 steps of ‘Heaven’s Ladder’, before following the country’s most famous landmark, the Great Wall of China, as it snakes across the mesmerising Yanshan Mountains.
You’ll be surrounded by idyllic panoramic views that’ll leave you breathless as you explore the traditional, rural sights of China. Your trip would then conclude with the hustle and bustle of Beijing, meaning you’ll have explored the best of both worlds by the end of the challenge.
Still unsure? You won’t be for long after setting your sights on the photos below.
1. Find yourself scaling the steps of one of the world’s most notorious landmarks