Famed for its breathtaking skyline, the sprawling mass of Hong Kong can only really be appreciated from above, which is more than feasible given the city’s mountainous terrain. Victoria Peak or The Peak is the highest mountain on Hong Kong Island and provides a stunning view of the Victorian Harbour. The path itself is sheltered by plenty of trees so you should be able to come out of the hike looking less like a tomato and more like a radiant goddess! One can dream. For all night owls, the trail can also be enjoyed in the evenings, when the panorama of Hong Kong comes alive with a dazzling luminosity.
Getting there: For the scenic route up, take the Peak Tram, which can be accessed via the Garden Road Peak Tram Lower Terminus. This is a short walk away from Exit J2 of Central MTR Station. Another option would be bus number 15 via Central Exchange Square or minibus 1 from Hong Kong MTR Station, both of which terminates at the Peak.
Distance: 3.5 km
Duration: Around 1.5 hours
Getting home: The trail is a loop and will take you back to the starting point near the Peak Tower; so you can return home the same way you arrived. Alternatively, there are also taxis situated in the public transport terminus.