A trip spanning some 13km across the north shore of Hong Kong Island, travelling from east to west by tram and on foot.
Set in the hills of Lantau, Ngong Ping is a fine place to start a hike - perhaps cimbing higher, up Lantau Peak, or along an easier route.
While long popular with climbers, Tung Lung Chau has also been discovered by other Hongkongers seeking a brief escape from the city.
While most people only see Lion Rock from afar, it's a prime site for rock climbers, and there are a couple of trails to the top for hikers.
It may be possible to revitalise Hong Kong villages so they still have rural character and are great places to live – and visit.
Though easily overlooked, southeast Lantau offers several hiking possibilities, including quiet coastlines and hilltops with grand views.
A full day's itinerary exploring the wilder side of Hong Kong Island, from Shek O in the east to High West, inc beach stop for a swim.
Pak Sha O, a village in the wilds of the Sai Kung Peninsula, eastern Hong Kong, seems almost suspended in time.
Hexagonally jointed tuff is the key formation in the Hong Kong Global Geopark, which comprises eight areas in eastern Hong Kong. Everyone - whether in families or singletons - owes it to themselves to head out and make the most of what Hong Kong's wonderful wilder side has to offer. At Ping Shan, there's a cluster of venerable buildings including two of the grandest ancestral halls and the only ancient pagoda in Hong Kong.
With respite from Hong Kong’s summer heat and humidity, winter is great for hiking Jungle Jaunt: Tai Po Kau to Shing Mun Why The most extensive woodland in Hong Kong, with picturesque streams. Route Start at Tai Po Kau Special…