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Over 2000 years ago, construction began on what would become the world’s longest wall and considered as one of the seven wonders of the new world. The Great Wall of China is actually made up of a series of walls that were built over the years during several different dynasties. Today the Great Wall of China stretches over 5500 miles and is a destination for millions of tourists every year.
For tourists looking to experience the Great Wall of China in a fun and athletic way, bicycle tours are available. Since the wall is dilapidated and unsafe in many areas, bike riding on the wall itself is not possible. However several tour operators offer a variety of options to ride along the wall for a unique and fun experience.
Tours range from 1 day to a few weeks, and cyclists have their choice of which parts of the wall they would like to visit, as well as which cities to begin and end their tour in. The bike tours take cyclists along parts of the wall and through villages, where they can experience local culture and see famous sights.
The bike tours are considered as moderately challenging, with tours averaging 50 miles a day depending on the tour chosen. Some tours require riders to carry their own luggage.