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Around Hong Kong in 8 days


Hong Kong? Cycling? Yes!

335 km (208 miles) over 24 days from March 1, 2008 to March 24, 2008

Topic: Bicycle Touring  
Categories: Tour diaries, 1-2 weeks
Locale: Asia, Hong Kong, Hong Kong Island
Year: 2008
Keywords: Hong Kong Cycling

Permalink: http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/Hongkong

Copyright © 2008-2014 By Gearoid Pierse - (contact)

Status: Completed Apr 2008
Last update: Tuesday June 12, 2012 15:57 (US/Pacific) (edited Tue 12 Jun 2012 16:09 (US/Pacific))
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Table of Contents

Intro & Google Map of HK
Getting to & From the Airport: The Road option / The Rail Option
Public Transport. Ferries & Taxis: A cyclist's perspective
Brass Tacks: Maps, Bikeshops, Accommodation

Hong Kong island & Kowloon: Urban Jungle madness ***MAP***

      Central District (North HK Island) to the Peak (Mid HK Island): Via Queens Road Central & Stubbs Road
      The Peak (mid HK Island) to Shek O (South HK Island): via Repulse Bay and Stanley
      Shek O (South HK Island) to Kowloon: Crossing the harbour on the Star Ferry

A Circuit of Lantau Island *** MAP ***

      Km 0 - 4: Mui Wo to Pui O: 2 kms up to 200m over sea level, and 2 kms down to sea level....
      Km 4 - 15: Pui O to Shek Pik Resevoir: on the South Lantau Road
      Km 15 - 22: Shek Pik Resevoir to Sham Shek Tsuen village: With an "optional Extra" 4 km detour to go up to the Big Buddha
      Tai O: The "Venice" of Hong Kong
      Km 22 - 30: Sham Shek Tsuen to Tung Chung Road: 8 km of concrete track through the "wilderness"
      Km 30 - 38 Tung Chung Road (back) to Cheung Sha Beach: Over the "big Mama" hill
      Km 38 - 46: Cheung Sha beach back to Mui Wo: on the South Lantau Road
      Paddy the porter-drinking Parrot: downs a pint of Murphy's in Mui Wo

The Northeastern Loop: Bike paths, resevoirs, border roads and nature reserves

      Sha Tin via Tai Po to Tai Mei Tuk: Hiring a bike, 19 km's of costal bike bike paths
      Tai Mei Tuk village: Chariots of hire, Colourful restaurants and acres of rented bikes
      Plover Cove Resevoir & Dam: So THIS is where Hong Kongers come for family exercise days out!
      The North Eastern Border with China: Plover Cove Country Park & Sha Tau Kok Border crossing
      Fanling to Tai Po: Fan Kam road and the Wishing Tree on Lam Kam Road
      Tai Po Kau Nature reserve to Tsuen Wan town: Via Lead Mine pass and Shing Mun resevoir
      Back to Sha Tin: Dusk and night fall...

Sai Kung Country Park: From Sha Tin

      Sha Tin to Sai Kung Country Park
      Hoi Ha village and Wan Tsai peninsula
      Wan Tsai peninsula to Wong Shek Pier: Police drama on the high seas
      Wong Shek -> Pak Sha O -> Sam Chung -> Yung Shue O: And back to Sha Tin

The Northwestern Loop: Including the 958m climb to the highest peak in Hong Kong

      Running the gauntlet through the highrises: On the way to the base of Route Twisk
      To the Top of Route Twisk: from 50m to 500m over 6km in 40 minutes
      From the top of Route Twisk to the Top of Ma On Shan and back: A further 30 min climb to the highest point in HK
      From the top of Route Twisk to Yuen Long town: North Western "New Territories"
      Hong Kong Wetlands Park: Mudflats, Mangroves, Border fences and Birds
      Deep Bay / Nim Wan Road to Tuen Mun: A quiet road along HK's North Western-most coast.
      Across the "holy hill" from Tuen Mun to Nim Wan Road: on a "holey" road

Mountain Biking in Hong Kong - Overview: And how to get a mountain bike permit.

      Tai Lam Country Park: Google Map of a whopping 60km of Mountain bike roads and trails
      Tai Lam Southern side: Twisk (5.8km) , Tsing Fai Tong (5.2km) & Tsing Lung Tau (3.7km) trails
      Tai Lam Northern Side: Ho Pui (13.8km) and Tai Tong (3.8km) trails

"Mainland" China land border with Hong Kong: Crossing the border with a bike

      Hong Kong to China by Train: From Sha Tin in Hong Kong to Lo Wu at the border
      Going through Immigration at Lo Wu: With a bike
      Around Shenzhen (mainland China): Featuring some creative Chinese uses of bikes!
      China to Hong Kong: Immigration, 3 minute train ride in HK and then Bike paths


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