This trekking trail, locating at the boundary of Anhui and Zhejiang province in eastern China, is considered as the third ancient road after the famous Silk Road and the tea-horse ancient road in southwestern China. With a total length of 25km, it starts from Fuling town, Jixi county, Anhui province and ends at Maxiao town, Lin an city, Zhejiang province. It was said that the road was originally built in Tang dynasty. It was an important commercial and communication link for businessman between Huizhou and Hangzhou in the past. The local mountain products, like tea, nuts, salt and so on, was transported via the path from the mountain areas to the large cities in the rich eastern China.
With the development of transportation and economy, the ancient road has been gradually forgotten by people and lost in the mountains as most ancient prosperous commercial paths in China. However, it has been popular among backpackers in China for the recent period. More and more people from thousand miles away escape from the noisy cities and rush for its tranquil and beauty which brings the vitality to the ancient trail. It deserves you to trek for a couple days in summer.
For the transportation to the place, you can firstly arrive at Huangshan city by air or train and then rent a car from the local travel agency to get the beginning site.
It is close to the well-known Yellow Mountain as well as the hometown of the former Chairman Hu of People of Republic of China. If you want to travel the close-by area as well, the following links maybe help you.