The most popular cycling route in Hong Kong is the 20-kilometre stretch from Tai Wai to Tai Mei Tuk, near Plover Cove, in the northeast corner of the New Territories. This bike route takes you down the Shing Mun river, along the stunning Tolo Harbour (pay close attention to the wired fence on your right– there’s a small opening where you can climb out onto the rocks and relax right next to the sea), through the Tai Po Industrial Estate, all the way to the Plover Cove Reservoir. There are several bike shops near the Tai Wai station from about $50 per day. If 20 km sounds a little too crazy for you, rent your bikes from the Ma On Shan bicycle park instead and begin your (slightly) shorter 17 km-journey to Tai Mei Tuk. Many shops will let you return the bike at the end of the path for a bit more, so be sure to ask around. Looking for a cycling route somewhere else in the city? Check out the Transport Department’s Cycling Information Centre here.
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Where: Tai Wai, New Territories, Hong Kong
How much: Whole-day rentals are at $50 – $90 per bike, depending on whether you rent on weekdays or weekends and where you return your bikes.
How to rent: Head up to any of the bike shops near the Tai Wai Station or at the Ma On Shan bicycle park.
Editors note: This article was originally published on 1 June, 2015 by Eleni. H and updated on 26, June 2018 by Rachel Au