Go climb a rock
Beijing's northern outskirts are punctuated by dramatic granite cliffs that have earned a reputation as one of China's premier rock climbing destinations. Whether you're an expert or a first-time climber, the cliffs along the Baihe River (80 km north of Beijing
) are a great place to spend a day on the rock. The Beijing Climbing Club organizes trips and provides one-on-one guiding and instruction services. A group trip with the club, which includes transportation and lunch, costs RMB 480 per day.