Ap Lei Chau/Yuk Kwai Shan: Hong Kong Island’s Funnest Hike

Yuk Kwai Shan (Mount Johnston) on Ap Lei Chau will have you rappelling down from ropes and scrambling on your hands, knees and butt... Distance: 3.6 km (round trip) Duration: 2-3 hours Difficulty: Hard! (Read: Don't bring your kids / grannies here!) Just on Hong Kong Island's backyard is this super "cute" and scenic short … Continue reading Ap Lei Chau/Yuk Kwai Shan: Hong Kong Island’s Funnest Hike

Quick and Easy Hike to the Big Buddha: Shek Pik Country Trail

There are many hikes to the Big Buddha, and most of them I've done, except for the The Ngong Ping 360 Rescue Trail, which follows the route of the cable car from Tung Chung. That one is quite convenient as the entry and exit points are easily reached via public transportation. HOWEVER,  If you're not quite up … Continue reading Quick and Easy Hike to the Big Buddha: Shek Pik Country Trail

Easy Beach Walk/Hike: To Tei Wan Beach Hong Kong Trail Section 7

Distance: 7.5 km Duration: 2 hours (or less if you run, it's completely flat except for the 700 steps at the very end) Difficulty:  Easy Walk. Literally zero percent uphill except for the last bit. Click here for the map. Everyone always does the more popular Hong Kong Trail Stage 8, which contains Dragon's Back - named 'Best … Continue reading Easy Beach Walk/Hike: To Tei Wan Beach Hong Kong Trail Section 7

Beach Hike/Coastal Walk: Shek Pik Reservoir to Shui Hau Lantau Trail Stage 9

Distance: 6.5 kilometres Duration: 2 hours (You can do it faster if you run, which is possible especially in the downhill/flat parts in the start and end of the trail) Difficulty:  Easy Walk. Perfect for beginners, or for warm weather. Date: Sunday 28 September 2014 On the Sunday of our Mui Wo Staycation (post and link up soon). See … Continue reading Beach Hike/Coastal Walk: Shek Pik Reservoir to Shui Hau Lantau Trail Stage 9

The best place to park your junkboat in Hong Kong : Sai Kung’s Ninepin Island Group

Summer's not over yet, folks! And believe it or not, this was my first junk of the year. And one of the best I've had in Hong Kong! A huge factor was the environment - our boat was parked in the best waters I have ever seen here. The sea was pollution-free, there was no more than 3 … Continue reading The best place to park your junkboat in Hong Kong : Sai Kung’s Ninepin Island Group

Serious Hike: Sunset Peak on Lantau Island (Mui Wo/Pui O to Pak Kung Au)

Lantau Trail Section 2 Distance: 6.5-7km Time: 5 hours (other sites say 2.75 hours but no way was this possible at such a difficulty level) Difficulty: Very Difficult. Uphill all the way, and then a steep descent in the end. The difficult, arduous, but rewarding journey to Sunset Peak (Tai Tung Shan 大東山) on Lantau … Continue reading Serious Hike: Sunset Peak on Lantau Island (Mui Wo/Pui O to Pak Kung Au)