21 Aug Where to go Cycling in Hong Kong
Where to go cycling in Hong Kong is a good question. With both built up urban areas and steep jungle covered mountains, many assume that there’s nowhere to hop on a bike. Happily, that’s not completely true. Here is our list of where to go biking in Hong Kong.
Sha Tin to Tai Mei Tuk
This flat and family friendly coastal cycle path starts or finishes in Tai Wai, Sha Tin and stretches all the way round Tolo harbour to Tai Mei Tuk, via Tai Po. You don’t have to do the entire route and could instead do a section of it. There are bike hire places dotted along the way and also a scattering of vending machines, kiosks and public facilities. Keep your eyes peeled en route for the gigantic Guan Yin statue as well as Island House cared for by the WWF. Both are open to the public, but would require advance booking.
Cheung Chau is an island best known for it’s annual bun festival. Reached by ferry from Hong Kong island, you can hire bikes upon arrival. Take your time to explore the island including pirate caves and seaside restaurants.
Why not rent a bike in Yeun Long. You can then cruise on over to the Wetlands Park (bikes must stay outside). From outside the Wetlands park you can explore further heading out to find old villages.
If you don’t fancy cycling in Hong Kong don’t worry. There are plenty of other ways to get around. Here at Hong Kong Greeters we are experts at arranging all manner of tours. Our walking tours explore the city on foot or if you’re pressed for time we can organise private car tours. If you’re interested in a boat tour (such as our New Year’s Firework cruise), a helicopter tour or cycling tour, please get in touch.
The photograph above shows a fun group outing with the team Smooth Ride cycles, Shatin to Tai Po is such a beautiful route. (We have no idea who the shirtless guy on the left of the photo is though ?)