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Every major hotel can arrange guided tours to sites outside Beijing. Among the hotel-based travel agencies are Beijing Panda Tour and China Swan International Tours. China International Travel Service (CITS), the official government agency, can also arrange tours.

Contacts

Beijing Hikers. This group leads midweek and weekend hiking tours to assorted locations. Suite 4012, Building A, 10 Jiuxianqiao Zhong Lu, Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100015. 010/6432–2786. . www.beijinghikers.com. Office Mon.–Fri. 9–6.

The China Guide (Building 7-1, Jianguomenwai Waijiaogongyu Diplomatic Compound, 8th Floor, Room 81, Beijing. 010/8532–1860. . www.thechinaguide.com. Weekdays 10–6.)

China International Travel Service (1 Dongdan Bei Dajie, Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100022. 010/6522–2991. . www.cits.net. Office Mon.–Fri. 9–5.)

China Swan International Tours (4th Floor, Longhui Building, 1 Nongguang Nanli, Dongsanhuan, Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100021. 010/8737–2266. . www.china-swan.com.cn.)

China Culture Center. This center specializes in classes exploring Chinese culture as well as hikes and city tours in and around Beijing. Room 4916, 4th Floor, Liangma Antique Market, 27 Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100125. 010/6432–9341. . www.chinaculturecenter.org. Office Mon.–Fri. 8:40–6.20.

Cycle China. Scheduled and personalized cycling tours throughout China are offered here. 12 Jingshan Dong Jie, Dongcheng District, Beijing, 100009. 139/1188–6524 or 010/6402–5653. . www.cyclechina.com. Office daily 9–6.

Stretch-A-Leg Travel (2 Qian'gulouyuan, Jiaodaokou, Dongcheng District, Beijing, 100009. 010/6401–8933. . www.stretchalegtravel.com. Weekdays 10–6.)

WildChina (Oriental Place, 9 East Dongfang Lu, Room 803, Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100027. 010/6465–6602; 888/902–8808 in the U.S. . www.wildchina.com. Weekdays 9–6.)

Bespoke Beijing (B510, 107 Dongsi Bei Dajie, Dongcheng District, Beijing, 100007. 010/6400–0133. . www.bespoke-beijing.com. Daily 9–5.)