HK Island, Hong Kong, Outdoor Activity

Hiking: Wan Chai loop

A few Saturdays ago I joined the Hong Kong Hiking MeetUp group for a hike around Mount Cameron - it was an interesting hike, as I've never done the full loop before and it also included some bushwhacking. It was totally worth it. We started at the Hopewell Centre and walked up the steep slope… Continue reading Hiking: Wan Chai loop

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Hong Kong, Outdoor Activity, Outlying Islands

Hiking from Tung Chung to Discovery Bay

I've already posted about a number of hikes in and out of Discovery Bay. By far the most popular one is the Mui Wo route, as it is easy to walk and only takes 1.5-2 hours. I've written about it in 2011, when I first came to Hong Kong, then in 2012 when I hiked… Continue reading Hiking from Tung Chung to Discovery Bay

Hong Kong, Outdoor Activity, Outlying Islands

Hiking: 3 Peaks to the Buddha

This was a very fun but also hard hike - together as a group we decided to tackle the three highest peaks on Lantau all in one go. We started at 8.30am in the morning in Tung Chung and immediately we were climbing up the steps to access the Lantau North Country Park, to reach… Continue reading Hiking: 3 Peaks to the Buddha

Hong Kong, Outdoor Activity, Outlying Islands

Moontrekker 2013 is over

What a fantastic night this was - Moontrekker is so much more than just a race, it really is a big event that is built around a great team of organisers and volunteers and racers that participate for so many different reasons. There are those that want to beat last year's time, others who are… Continue reading Moontrekker 2013 is over

Hong Kong, Outdoor Activity

My favourite hikes for Chung Yeung

Today is the Chung Yeung festival, it is the final holiday this year before Christmas. The Chung Yeung Festival falls on the ninth day of the ninth lunar month (which happens to be today). Similar to the Ching Ming Festival in spring, the Chung Yeung Festival is when entire families congregate at cemeteries to engage… Continue reading My favourite hikes for Chung Yeung

Hong Kong, Outdoor Activity

Hiking: 5 valuable tips for hiking in Hong Kong

Before moving to Hong Kong, I wrongly thought that the city would only be skyscrapers, buildings and roads. I never thought that there would be so much outdoor space and wild life. To today I'm still surprised how easy it is to get away from the busy city and explore the countryside. There are a… Continue reading Hiking: 5 valuable tips for hiking in Hong Kong

Hong Kong, Outdoor Activity

Hiking: Guide books, maps and websites

You don't really need a hiking book in Hong Kong - you could just join one of the organised hikes that are organised by the Hong Kong Hiking MeetUp group or other similar groups. However, if you want to find out more about the route you are planning to take, I would recommend the following:… Continue reading Hiking: Guide books, maps and websites