Stream Trekking in Hong Kong: Wong Lung Hang on Lantau Island

This unbelievably beautiful stream trek on Lantau Island turned into what felt like the pilot episode of Survivor Hong Kong after we decided to keep going when the path disappeared and turned vertical... Difficulty: Extremely difficult and dangerous Distance: Some 10km Duration: 5 hours We were a group of six reasonably fit guys and gals in … Continue reading Stream Trekking in Hong Kong: Wong Lung Hang on Lantau Island

Tiger’s Head via Lo Fu Tau Country Trail: Beach Hike on Lantau Island

Just before the cold properly settled into Hong Kong, we did one last 'beach' hike from Discovery Bay to Mui Wo (Silvermine Beach). Entry and exit points clearly defined, serious uphill workout at the beginning, glorious grasslands and vistas up top.  Distance: 8.4 km (The actual country trail is just 3.4 km but we included getting … Continue reading Tiger’s Head via Lo Fu Tau Country Trail: Beach Hike on Lantau Island

Quick & Gorgeous Coastal Hike: Lung Ha Wan Country Trail (Clearwater Bay)

Sometimes you don't have to go too far to get to somewhere gorgeous. Lung Ha Wan was discovered because Czarina took her 4-year-old son Ethan along, so I had to choose something quick but worthy. After reading that it was a favourite film location for directors, I immediately knew it would be spectacular...   Difficulty: Easy to Medium … Continue reading Quick & Gorgeous Coastal Hike: Lung Ha Wan Country Trail (Clearwater Bay)

Beautiful Coastal Walk with Secret Beaches: Lantau Trail Section 7, Tai O

Nobody else I know has done this - one of the most beautiful seaside walks I've done, certainly the prettiest and most underrated trail I've discovered this year so far Distance: 10.5 kilometres Duration: 3 hours Difficulty: Moderate - the official hiking guide of the government rates this a 3/3, but I wouldn't put it on … Continue reading Beautiful Coastal Walk with Secret Beaches: Lantau Trail Section 7, Tai O

Best views of Hong Kong: Violet Hill via Tai Tam Country Trail Quick Hike

Difficulty: Medium Distance: 5.2 km Duration: 2.5 Hour(s) Yesterday my girlfriend and I caught the sunset view doing a quick trail up and down Violet Hill. Having started at 4.30pm, we only had enough sunlight to do half of Tai Tam Country Trail. We chose the South end of the loop climbing Violet Hill instead of … Continue reading Best views of Hong Kong: Violet Hill via Tai Tam Country Trail Quick Hike

Rainy Day Hike: Tung O Ancient Trail from Tung Chung (MTR) to Tai O Fishing Village

"But what will we do if it rains?" "Exactly the same thing we would do if it weren't raining..." That's what Moritz's uncle told his dad in Alaska and that's exactly what we did last Saturday. Rain or shine, there was no way we were staying indoors being couch potatoes. (I mean, we could've gone to … Continue reading Rainy Day Hike: Tung O Ancient Trail from Tung Chung (MTR) to Tai O Fishing Village