Outdoor Activity, Outlying Islands

Hiking: Lantau Trail Stage 12

The final stage of the Lantau trail runs from Pui O to Mui Wo and is 9km long. It took us about 3 hours to hike it and it was one of the nicest stages of the whole Lantau trail. The hike starts in Pui O village, opposite the Police Reporting Centre and just before… Continue reading Hiking: Lantau Trail Stage 12

Outdoor Activity, Outlying Islands

Hiking: Lantau Trail Stage 11

Finally - we continued hiking the Lantau trail. Originally our plan was to finish this hike in 2012, but unfortunately we were too busy and also a little bit too lazy to do so. Given that the Chinese Year has not ended yet, we can still claim we finished the trail this year... but unfortunately,… Continue reading Hiking: Lantau Trail Stage 11

Outdoor Activity, Outlying Islands

Hiking: Tung Chung to Tai O

The other weekend I joined a Meet-up group hike from Tung Chung to Tai O. We were a group of 30 people, a mix of Chinese and Westerners all from different backgrounds. I've met students looking for jobs, people that have lived and worked in Hong Kong over 20 years, newly arrived people and others… Continue reading Hiking: Tung Chung to Tai O

HK Island, Outdoor Activity

Hiking: Wilson Trail Stage 1 (aka “The Twins”)

After we finished Wilson Trail Stage 2 we continued onwards to Wilson Trail Stage 1. This is the most challenging part, as it goes up and down and includes over 1,000 steps. This hike covers two mountains, one slightly smaller, the other slightly taller. Still, they are called the Twins (anyone remember the silly Danny… Continue reading Hiking: Wilson Trail Stage 1 (aka “The Twins”)

HK Island, Outdoor Activity

Hiking: Wilson Trail Stage 2 (backwards)

A few weekends ago we decided to hike on Hong Kong Island (we did not want to travel to the New Territories) so Monica and I picked Wilson Trail Stage 2 and decided to hike it backwards, so we could then go onto Wilson Trail Stage 1 if we felt like it. We started in… Continue reading Hiking: Wilson Trail Stage 2 (backwards)

New Territories, Outdoor Activity

Hiking: Yuen Tsuen Ancient Trail (the first part)

With the hiking group we explored the Yuen Tsuen Ancient Trail (Chinese: 元荃古道), also known as Yuen Tsuen Traditional Footpath. This is a trail linking Yuen Long and Tsuen Wan in the New Territories of Hong Kong. The trail was the major trail for travelling between two major towns for villages trading their necessaries before… Continue reading Hiking: Yuen Tsuen Ancient Trail (the first part)

HK Island, Outdoor Activity

Hiking: Hong Kong Trail Stage 8 (Dragon’s Back)

Hong Kong Trail Stage 8 is the final stage, a final 7.5km to get you to the end of the 50km trail. I've walked it in both directions, either starting at Shek O or ending there. Either way it is a nice walk. The one that I took the pictures on was a walk from… Continue reading Hiking: Hong Kong Trail Stage 8 (Dragon’s Back)