Autumn Activities

We will be offering the following activities over the October holiday and Autumn period. Availability and pricing will depend upon numbers who sign up.

Growing a Brush

We grow our own products including brushes and pans to sweep the floor. Probably the most sustainable product you will ever have? We use a native shrub to produce a great brush.

  • 1 hour make a brush.
  • 25 RMB a person including materials.
  • Book 24h before / Minimum 4 people or join a group if others have signed up to.

Walking Stick Making

One of the local guides will make a bamboo walking stick with you. A suggested family activity the day before a long hike or the morning of. The sticks are very useful hiking tool and to scare off snakes!

  • 1 hour  @ the cafe.
  • 30 RMB a person including materials.
  • Book 24h before / Minimum 4 people or join a group if others have signed up to.

Tofu Making

We make our own Tofu from locally grown beans with mountain spring water. Some of the tastiest and most sustainable forms of protein you will get. 

  • 1 hour  @ the cafe.
  • Free for those that have booked dinner.
  • Book 24h before / Minimum 4 people or join a group if others have signed up to.

Lunch Noodle Making

Learn how to make your own fresh noodles and fresh toppings. Join one of the Ayis preparing noodles the Wildhomestay way.

  • 1 hour  @ the cafe.
  • 35 RMB a person including noodle lunch.
  • Daily at 11am.

Yingchuan Village Exploration Hike & Picnic

Explore the village and contribute content for our archives and other guests. Follow a simple GPS route or be guided around the village interacting with the locals, seeing daily life and ending in a picnic lunch setup for you with a great view of Qingliangfeng.

  • 3h, 10am meet at the cafe.
  • Bring suitable walking shoes and a mobile phone / camera.
  • Lunch will be served at 12 noon 
  • 68 RMB per person. Including food and soft drinks and coffee. Wine / beers at extra cost.
  • Book 24h before / Minimum 4 people or join a group if others out as well.

Afternoon Village Cycle Ride

Rent a mountain or ebike. Cycle down to Sanyang. Visit some of the local shops, noodle factory, rapeseed oil factory and old street. Then cycle up to Santang for the Sunset. 

  • 3pm 3h approx
  • Free.
  • Does not include bikes. 40 rmb for basic mountain bike, 200 rmb for mid end and 350 rmb for e-bikes.
  • Book 24h before / Minimum 4 people or join a group if others out as well.

Red Autumn Harvest Hike & Picnic

A really nice walk up to Santang village. Relax with a coffee or a cool drink and then help pick the local red beans which are a key autumn crop. Then have a picnic overlooking the terraces followed by a easy walk back down to Wildhomestay. Have a rest and later in the day make local Red Bean Cakes

  • 10AM start hiking. 11am drink / rest. 1130 red bean picking. 1230 lunch. 2pm arrive back Wildhomestay.
  • 3PM Red bean processing and rice cake making.
  • 150 RMB per  person. Including food and soft drinks and coffee. Wine / beers at extra cost.
  • Book 24h before / Minimum 4 people or join a group if others out as well.

Autumn Rice Harvest Hike & Picnic (finished)

Walk up to Santang village, gather your energy, its time for rice harvesting! You will be shown how to harvest rice on traditional rice terraces. Then have a picnic overlooking the terraces followed by a easy walk back down to Wildhomestay. Have a rest and later in the day make learn how to thrash and process the rice. 

  • 10AM start hiking. 11am drink / rest. 1130 red bean picking. 1230 lunch. 2pm arrive back Wildhomestay.
  • 3PM Red bean processing and rice cake making.
  • 150 RMB per person. Including food and soft drinks and coffee. Wine / beers at extra cost.
  • Book 24h before / Minimum 4 people or join a group if others out as well.

Epic Day Hike & Picnic

A medium and hard hike with some great views with a Picnic brake in the middle slowly walking back or take a car.

  • 9am Walking Stick making (not included)
  • 915am Hard group leave Cafe, guided by Lao Zhen. 10am Mid group leave Cafe guided by Justin. 
  • 12 noon meet north of SuJiaKen for a stream side picnic.
  • Hike to XujiaWu and then down the river gorge and back up and over back to Wildhomestay. Alternatively take a car take back to Wildhomestay from Yanke if too tired.
  • 180 RMB per person. Including food and soft drinks and coffee. Wine / beers at extra cost. Drive back if required extra 40 rmb a person. 
  • Book 24h before / Minimum 4 people or join a group if others out as well.