THE great outdoors Lantau Peak
Burn off all the dimsum at Hong Kong’s hiking trails, accessible from the city center via public transportation.
Dragon’s Back Trail
Voted the Best Urban Hiking Trail in Asia, Dragon’s Back is the classic trail following Section 8 of the 50-km Hong Kong Trail. You’ll end up on the beach of Big Wave Bay, where many surf and swim during the summer. difficulty: Medium duration: 3 to 6 hours distance: 8.5 kilometers Get there: MTR to Shau Kei Wan Station Exit A3. Catch Bus 9 at the terminus to To Tei Wan, Shek O Road.
Get out: Buses, taxis, and minibuses stop by Big Wave Bay and can take you back to the MTR station. A short but challenging hike ending at the famous landmark, the Big Buddha on Lantau Island. It’s the second highest peak in Hong Kong, and the journey is well worth the effort. difficulty: Difficult duration: 2.5 hours distance: 4.5 kilometres Get there: At MTR Tung Chung Station, take bus 3M, 11, or 23 to Pak Kung Au. Follow the signs from Lantau Section 3 to Ngong Ping (the Big Buddha).
Get out: Via cable car for scenic views of Ngong Ping Village.
Cycling by the river
The cycle path starting at Tai Wai and ending at Tai Mei Tuk is a favorite of leisure cyclists in Hong Kong, especially enjoyable during the chillier months. It’s a flat, scenic ride along the Shing Mun River —and later Tolo Harbour —taking you through interesting sights. Choose any of the MTR stations you pass as your exit point; we suggest the Tai Po Market Station. difficulty: Easy duration: 3 hours Get there: From MTR Tai Wai Station Exit A, cross the street and turn right and you’ll find several bike rentals. The track starts right outside the Station.
For an easier day out on your bicycle, head to the West Kowloon Waterfront Promenade. It’s just a 1.5km- flat ride along Victoria Harbour. Go to westkowloon.hk/en/visit/smartbike.
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