25 May, 2023
Cycling Hong Kong Tai Mei Tuk
Cycling Hong Kong Tai Mei Tuk
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The Best Cycling Trails In Hong Kong: Where To Ride Your Bike

25 May, 2023
Cycling Hong Kong Tai Mei Tuk

Cycling is one of the best workouts – and a social workout at that too! Let us gear you towards the best cycling tracks in Hong Kong.

We never tire of discovering new and favourite tracks to get our bikes out. Whether you’re looking for a leisurely race amongst friends or you’re an adrenaline junkie seeking a thrill riding through the mountain, here are our favourite cycling tracks for a wheelie good time!

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Cycling Hong Kong Tai Mei Tuk

Sha Tin To Tai Mei Tuk

One of the most popular cycling tracks in Hong Kong, start your route from Sha Tin and work your way to Tai Mei Tuk, a picturesque spot for cycling and kite flying. This is also however, one of the most crowded trails especially on holidays and weekends. But given its popularity, you can also find convenient spots to rent a bike and pit stops for snacks.

Distance: 22km
Time: Approx. 3 to 4 hours
Difficulty Level: Easy

Cycling Hong Kong Nam Sang Wai

Nam Sang Wai

This circular route starts and ends at Yuen Long MTR making it easily accessible. Explore the old village before riding along the Shan Pui River and Kam Tin River. The route is simple to follow along the river banks and remains flat throughout. This is a great venture up into the heart of the New Territories and an opportunity to explore a less modernised part of Hong Kong.

Distance: 8km
Time: Approx. 1 to 2 hours
Difficulty Level:

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New Territories Cycle Track Network

Cycling from one end of Hong Kong to the other is no easy feat! While the total track is 60km, you can choose to only cycle sections of this trail from Tuen Mun to Ma On Shan. There are plenty of rest stations along the way so you can ride at your own pace – plus different sections offer different types of scenery, keeping the whole journey very interesting! Do note the track becomes all the more difficult in the summer heat and humidity!

Distance: 60km
Time: Approx. 6 hours
Difficulty Level:
Medium to difficult

Cheung Chau Island Guide: Cycling

Cycling In Cheung Chau

A stunning island with a quaint village feel, this is another great day out to relax away from city life. The sea-adjacent cycling path here runs along the west of the island. If you’re looking for something a bit more strenuous, get out of the village and do a full tour of the island, or make your way to Cheung Po Tsai’s cave on the south of the island. You can find bike rentals right by the seafood restaurants.

Distance: Variable
Time: Approx. 2 hours to a full day – take your time and explore the island
Difficulty Level: Easy to medium

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Tai Lam Reservoir Loop

Tai Lam Country Park offers a whole range of cycling options from flat trails to mountain biking routes. This particular route is a flatter option that circles around the reservoir and is perfect for all abilities. More adventurous riders can deviate from the flat paths and take in some more difficult terrains.

Distance: 23km
Time: Approx. 3 to 4 hours
Difficulty Level: Medium

Chi Ma Wan

Since its a circular route, it’s unlikely to get lost – but keep your eyes peeled and speed steady in case a water buffalo crosses your path! Chi Ma Wan is a relatively beginner-friendly hike, but it also makes for a great introductory track for mountain biking, giving you equal amounts of thrill and magnificent views. The terrain is very rocky so be prepared to lug your bike through some sections that can be dangerous to ride on.

Distance: 5km
Time: Approx. 1.5 to 2 hours
Difficulty Level: Medium to difficult

Mui Wo Neighbourhood Guide

Cycling In Mui Wo

One of the best cycling trails in Mui Wo is the path to the Silver Mine Waterfall. It’s quite a straightforward path with a gentle incline, but still enough to get your heart pumping! But your reward will come once you get to witness the beauty of the waterfall. You can also practically take your bike anywhere in Mui Wo – just be sure to not trespass private property!

Distance: 3 km
Time: Approx. 1 hour
Difficulty Level: Easy

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The Peak To Big Wave Bay

For those wanting to get the blood pumping, take your bike from The Peak to Big Wave Bay. This route involves road cycling with plenty of incline and lots of twists and turns. The views along the way are stunning and show of the shores of Repulse Bay, Deep Water Bay and Stanley. This is a route which needs to be done during quieter times of the day due to the busy roads.

If you want to elongate the route and get an amazing workout out of it, you can start cycling up Magazine Gap Road to The Peak and then continue on to Big Wave Bay.

Distance: 25km
Time: Approx. 3 to 4 hours
Difficulty Level: Difficult

Cycling Hong Kong

Tai Mo Shan Downhill Mountain Bike Route

This bucket list Hong Kong hike is an equally challenging mountain biking route. Taking “it’s all downhill from here” in the literal sense, some don’t realise that the descent is often harder than the ascent. Recommended only for experienced mountain bikers, follow the path from Kap Lung Forest Trail to Ho Pui Mountain Bike Trail.

Distance: 32km
Time: Approx. 3 to 4 hours
Difficulty Level: Difficult

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Editor’s Note: “The Best Cycling Trails in Hong Kong – Where To Ride Your Bike” was originally published by Carrie Johnson and most recently updated in May 2023 by Fashila Kanakka. 

Main image courtesy of Getty, image 1 courtesy of Getty, image 2 courtesy of @sundaybyshane via Instagram, image 3 courtesy of Sassy Media Group, image 4 courtesy of Nicole Moraleda, image 5 courtesy of Getty.

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