Moganshan in general is perfect for hikes along the forest trails. These trails can be tough but achievable and fully rewarding, especially when you make it all the way to the top of the mountain passing old abandoned cottages, the hill-top towns, tea houses, and smiling old ladies. Walking down to in the valleys, you pass streams, tea farms, and bamboo forests.
We chatted with Gabriela Lo, one of the women behind Naked Retreats, and it was easy to understand why the weekend packages were gaining popularity amongst Shanghai residents. Basically, the retreat is designed to offer the comforts of home (the cabins come replete which TVs, DVD players, and an ayi, who is, apparently, the town mayor's wife), in the natural and invigorating mountain surroundings of Moganshan. They currently offer lodges which can cater to both large groups (12 to 17 people), smaller groups (6 to 10 people), and couples. A wide range of activities are also available: more laid-back guests can partake in group Yoga sessions and guests looking for more thrills can go raise hell biking through the maze of bamboo forests. The lodges themselves also incorporate environment-sustaining aspects, which seems like the trendy thing to do at the moment, but that's a good thing. What's more, if you have dogs, you can bring them along.