HK Island, Outdoor Activity

Hiking: Around Violet Hill

Yes, I've been hitting the trail and exploring our surroundings. This time, a combination of the Wong Nai Chung Gap history trail, the Tsz Lo Lan Shan Path that runs around Violet Hill and the Tai Tam reservoir. This is a nice hike of roughly 13km, but apart from the steps up to the Wan… Continue reading Hiking: Around Violet Hill

HK Island, Hong Kong, Outdoor Activity

Hiking: Green Power Test Hike

I've been thinking about joining one of the hiking events in Hong Kong for some time now - it would be interesting to see how I fare in a competitive environment, with the extra adrenaline but also the hundreds of other (much better) hikers and trail runners. It could either be very motivating or exactly… Continue reading Hiking: Green Power Test Hike

HK Island, Hong Kong, Outdoor Activity

Hiking: Quarry Bay to Wong Nai Chung Reservoir

It was hot and sunny last Saturday - so we decided to hike as much in the shade as possible. Initially we had planned to hike the Twins or Dragon's Back but that was just a stupid idea. So Monica and I met up to hike somewhere in Quarry Bay, which has become our usual… Continue reading Hiking: Quarry Bay to Wong Nai Chung Reservoir

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)

HK Island, Outdoor Activity

Hiking: Hong Kong Trail Stage 7

After a little break we finally decided to go on Hong Kong Trail Stage 7, which is 7.5km long with a 6km stretch of concreted trail alongside a water catchment. It is easy to walk and gives you great views of Tai Tam Harbour on a sunny day. The Starting point for this trail is… Continue reading Hiking: Hong Kong Trail Stage 7

HK Island, Outdoor Activity

Hiking: Hong Kong Trail Stage 6

The sixth stage goes from Mount Parker Road to Tai Tam Road. Another 4.5km to walk, but mainly down hill. The hardest part is probably getting to the starting point, if you don't come from Stage 5 you will have to walk an hour uphill on Quarry Bay Road. For most of the way, this… Continue reading Hiking: Hong Kong Trail Stage 6