Me and my friend are two italian girls and we will be in Beijing in the 28 of August.
We wish to hike the Simatai section of the Great Wall, as we heard that it's very beautiful and there aren't so many tourists.
How can we get from Beijing to Simatai in the morning (early morning would be even better) with public transportation? How long is the trip?
Also, it is possible to hike both the east and the west sections in terms of time (how long is the trip?) and connections between the two parts?
Will we also have time to a look at the Water Town in a day? We can't speak Chinese and we heard that the only way not to need reservation in advance is to buy combo ticket for both the wall and the town.
I will be very grateful if anyone could help us.