Hong Kong

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Hong Kong Island from Star Ferry

Hong Kong was a British colony for many years. No surprise, hiking trails have been established here over the decades. And the Hong Kong citizens themselves do enjoy walking, so the tradition lives on. Good news for us!

If your image of Hong Kong is one of skyscrapers only, you're biased. The fact is that, among the densely populated financial centers of Asia, Hong Kong stands out in nature. Main asset of Hong Kong, from our point of view of course, are the Country Parks. These safe havens for nature were established in the seventies by Murray MacLehose, the governor who fought corruption and obstructed democracy. Four main trails, and more smaller trails, explore these Country Parks.

You are never faraway from the large population areas, and still, nature will present itself from the wild side: “hills” up till 1000 meter, beautiful coast line with sea inlets and quiet beaches, forests and shrub lands. Attractive also are the exotic small villages (yes, not far from towering skyscrapers) where you often can find a place to sleep. Hong Kong partially consists of islands, the best known is Hong Kong Island itself, and the largest of them is Lantau.

The four main trails are the Hong Kong Trail (50 km), the MacLehose Trail (100 km), the Wilson Trail (78 km) and the Lantau Trail (70 km). Often, it is possible to divide your trail in neat portions return to your hotel and the bustling city life at night, have a good sleep, and turn back, tidy and well fed, to your last evening's trailhead by public transport. Alternatively, you might enjoy camping in the outdoor. Most villages offer some kind of overnight staying, including temples.

There are many more smaller trails, indicated on the maps. Check out Roz's website (see links section below), if you want to find out more.

Hiking is possible year round, but during the hot season - June till September - you will sweat your bones out, if not washed away already in one of those plunge sessions. Dry weather or pouring rain, do carry lots of water on your hike.

We can recommend Pete Spurrier's guide to the four main trails: “The Serious Hiker's Guide to Hong Kong”, available in the English bookshops. Maps can be purchased from the Map Publication Centers. Best are the excellent Countryside Series, showing the main trails and smaller trails. In the field, the waymarking is up to date.

So, unpack at the airport, jump on the Star Ferry, and take a break halfway your business trip. And if you liked it, pray for the survival of the Country Parks.

Trails

Books

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United Kingdom
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United Kingdom
  • Beijing Walks - Exploring the Heritage
  • Beijing Walks in the Odyssey Guides series; aimed at travellers particularly interested in the culture and history of their destination; the guides focus on the atmosphere, customs, and distinctive character of a country, region or city. As the only English language publisher based in China, Odyssey Guides specialize in Asian destinations,... Read more
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United Kingdom
2014
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Netherlands
2014
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United Kingdom
  • The English Teacher`s Guide to China
  • For any English teacher, prospective or current, who is looking to make the most of their time teaching in China, there is no better tool than Panda Guides` The English Teacher`s Guide to China. The Middle Kingdom is one of the most fascinating and exotic places any Westerner can travel to. And that means things like culture shock, food and... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2018
  • Reisgids Dominicus China | Gottmer
  • Rijk geillustreerde gids over China met nadruk op historische en culturele hoogtepunten. Daarnaast nog veel besprekingen van toeristische plaatsen. Zonder meer een complete gids met in deze nieuwe editie aandacht voor landschap en natuur. Met veel foto’s is het een lust voor het oog. Een zeer uitgestrekt land met een grote diversiteit aan... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
  • The Variation Theory of Comparative Literature
  • Seeing the restrictions of former studies in Comparative Literature and aiming to amend these deficiencies, the author of this book mainly discusses the major theoretical significance and academic value of the Variation Theory in the whole process of the development of Comparative Literature in the world. In China the seminal comparative study... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • The Variation Theory of Comparative Literature
  • Seeing the restrictions of former studies in Comparative Literature and aiming to amend these deficiencies, the author of this book mainly discusses the major theoretical significance and academic value of the Variation Theory in the whole process of the development of Comparative Literature in the world. In China the seminal comparative study... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
2016
  • time to momo - Hongkong
  • Dit is de vernieuwde versie van de 100% Hongkong-gids! Jij gaat Hongkong ontdekken! Onze favoriete stad in Azië: de stad die nooit slaapt en waar altijd wat te doen en te zien is. Hongkong is een boeiende mix van Oost en West, van traditioneel en modern. Historische tempels staan tussen de wolkenkrabbers en hippe koffietentjes en ouderwetse... Read more
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Belgium
2016
  • time to momo - Hongkong
  • Dit is de vernieuwde versie van de 100% Hongkong-gids! Jij gaat Hongkong ontdekken! Onze favoriete stad in Azië: de stad die nooit slaapt en waar altijd wat te doen en te zien is. Hongkong is een boeiende mix van Oost en West, van traditioneel en modern. Historische tempels staan tussen de wolkenkrabbers en hippe koffietentjes en ouderwetse... Read more
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Netherlands
2016
  • Reisgids 100% Hongkong time to momo | Mo'Media
  • Leuke trendy reisgids van de stad. Aan de hand van een aantal wandelingen kom je op de leukste plekken terecht. Natuurlijk worden de trendy adressen van accommodatie, restaurants, kroegen, dance, musea en shoppen niet vergeten. Dit is de vernieuwde versie van de 100% Hongkong-gids! Jij gaat Hongkong ontdekken! Onze favoriete stad in Azië: de... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • The Mental Preparation of Fencers and Others
  • Here is an extraordinary book that every serious fencer needs to read over and over, because each reading will bring new insights. It delivers what it promises - a path toward preparation for competition and ultimately for life itself. Dr. Kogler combines the best of a wide variety of disciplines ancient and modern. His insights range back... Read more
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  • The Mental Preparation of Fencers and Others
  • Here is an extraordinary book that every serious fencer needs to read over and over, because each reading will bring new insights. It delivers what it promises - a path toward preparation for competition and ultimately for life itself. Dr. Kogler combines the best of a wide variety of disciplines ancient and modern. His insights range back... Read more
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Bol.com
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  • The Hunt Hong Kong
  • Instead of indiscriminately featuring everything and the kitchen sink, The HUNT team has donned our curatorial coloured glasses and carefully selected 100 or so unique, authentic local Hong Kong businesses that range from eye-popping and brand spankin' new to deeply patinated and WAY off the beaten path, funky and unexpected to chic and shiny.... Read more
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  • The Hunt Hong Kong
  • Instead of indiscriminately featuring everything and the kitchen sink, The HUNT team has donned our curatorial coloured glasses and carefully selected 100 or so unique, authentic local Hong Kong businesses that range from eye-popping and brand spankin' new to deeply patinated and WAY off the beaten path, funky and unexpected to chic and shiny.... Read more
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  • Reisgids Three Gorges of the Yangtze River Chongqing to Wuhan | Odyssey
  • Leading readers through this popular travel destination in China, Shaw provides a compelling read. The famed ´long river´s´ gorges has held allure for travelers for centuries and any person whom now ventures to this ancient area, home to China´s most revered poets and archeological treasures, will be expertly assisted by this handy guide. The... Read more
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  • Out Of Steppe
  • Central Asia is the general name for the landmass between Iran, China, Siberia and Afghanistan. An area of enormous diversity both geographically and ethnically, it has been shaped by trade and commerce (the Silk Road) and by many invaders, including Alexander the Great, Genghis Khan and Stalin. Today the area is divided into five 'stans:... Read more
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  • Central Asia is the general name for the landmass between Iran, China, Siberia and Afghanistan. An area of enormous diversity both geographically and ethnically, it has been shaped by trade and commerce (the Silk Road) and by many invaders, including Alexander the Great, Genghis Khan and Stalin. Today the area is divided into five 'stans:... Read more
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  • Great Sedona Hikes Revised 4th Color Edition
  • This is the most up-to-date Sedona full color hiking guide available. The Sedona hiking trail system is constantly changing. Other Sedona full color hiking guides books are printed in China which can result in long delays in incorporating changes, we keep Great Sedona Hikes Revised 4th Color Edition up-to-date by constantly hiking the trails... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
  • Great Sedona Hikes Revised 4th Color Edition
  • This is the most up-to-date Sedona full color hiking guide available. The Sedona hiking trail system is constantly changing. Other Sedona full color hiking guides books are printed in China which can result in long delays in incorporating changes, we keep Great Sedona Hikes Revised 4th Color Edition up-to-date by constantly hiking the trails... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
2017
  • Lonely Planet Hong Kong
  • Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Hong Kong is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Ride the hair-raising tram to Victoria Peak, feast on seafood at Temple Street Night Market, or hike the delightful Hong Kong Trail; all with... Read more
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Belgium
2017
  • Lonely Planet Hong Kong
  • Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Hong Kong is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Ride the hair-raising tram to Victoria Peak, feast on seafood at Temple Street Night Market, or hike the delightful Hong Kong Trail; all with... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2018
  • Reisgids City Guide Shanghai | Insight Guides
  • Dé gids als het gaat om achtergrondinformatie en prachtige foto’s. De Insight Guide is niet alleen een reisgids het is tevens een leuk boek om in weg te dromen en is ook voor thuisblijvers interessante lectuur, geschreven door een team van auteurs, van wie de meesten zelf woonachtig zijn in het land waarover de gids handelt. Uitvoerige... Read more
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  • Mount Gongga Glaciers
  • Mount Gongga Glaciers on a detailed, contoured map at 1:25,000 published by the Chinese Institute of Glaciology and based on surveys carries out in early 1980s and aerial photography from December 1996. The map has contours at 20m intervals, enhanced by shading, plus graphics and/or colouring for exposed rock, scree, moraine, crevasses,... Read more
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  • Admiralty Routeing Chart 5149(1) - South China Sea - January
  • Essential for use in passage planning for ocean voyages, Routeing Charts include routes and distances between major ports, ocean currents, ice limits, load lines and wind roses. They also contain expected meteorological and oceanographic conditions for each month of the year.Individual chart scales of 1:5,000,000, 1:10,000,000 and 1:20,000,000... Read more
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  • Hong Kong Special Administrative Region DOUBLE-SIDED
  • Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China on a double-sided topographic map at 1:50,000 from its official Survey and Mapping Office, with bilingual place names and English language map legend. Current edition was published in 2017.The map has contours at 50m intervals, enhanced by relief shading and altitude colouring, plus graphics to... Read more
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  • MARCO POLO Kontinentalkarte China, Mongolei, Bhutan 1:4 000 000
  • Entdecken Sie mit dieser MARCO POLO Karte das Land des Drachens . . . Die Karten bestechen durch eine leicht lesbare, neue Kartografie, in der durchgängig landschaftlich schöne Strecken und Orte markiert sind. Schon in der im Kartendeckel befindlichen, ausklappbaren Übersichtskarte sind die schönsten Orte mit ´´´´Marco-Polo-Highlight-... Read more
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