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

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 Challenging Hike: Lantau Peak (Lantau Trail Stage 3) to the Big Buddha

Difficulty: 3/4 Distance: 4.5 kilometres Duration: 2.15 hours This is a really great trail especially if you want to combine it with some sightseeing, as it either starts or ends at the famous Big Buddha (Ngong Ping) and Po Lin Monastery (which I have yet to properly explore!) The great thing about this hike is that although challenging, … Continue reading Quick Challenging Hike: Lantau Peak (Lantau Trail Stage 3) to the Big Buddha

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

Beach Hike/Walk: Lantau Trail Section 11 Pui O (Beach) to Cheung Sha Beach

Distance: 4.5 kilometres total but we just did 3.7 km as we skipped the road parts Duration: 1.5 hours Difficulty:  Easy Walk Date: Saturday 27 September 2014 On the Saturday of our Mui Wo Staycation (post and link up soon): While the whole of Hong Kong was thrown into chaos, I was having a birthday extension weekend at … Continue reading Beach Hike/Walk: Lantau Trail Section 11 Pui O (Beach) to Cheung Sha Beach

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)