Dragon’s Back Hiking Tour

Half day| 5.5km| HKD500 per person, includes transport

Dragon’s Back Hiking Tour

Shek O Country Park, Hong Kong Island


The Dragon’s Back hiking trail – part of the 50km Hong Kong Trail – is one of Walk Hong Kong’s most popular hikes.

Our guided tour starts on the iconic and much loved Hong Kong tram, which commenced operations in 1904. We watch the commuters heading to work, as we rattle along what was once the waterfront of Hong Kong Island and then complete our journey on the MTR (Mass Transit Railway). Walking through Shau Kei Wan wet market, we take in the atmosphere of the daily life of ordinary Hong Kong residents.We commence our hike along a lovely cool path that takes us through shady groves of bamboo and lush woodland, accompanied as we walk by birdsong. We then emerge into open hillsides often covered with wild azaleas or rose myrtle.

Our walk follows the rugged undulating spinal ridge of the Dragon´s Back, where the earth is regarded as a living being, with lines of force known as ‘dragon veins’. The breathtaking views take in dazzling seas, the distant Nine Pins Islands, sandy Big Wave Bay, Tai Tam Harbour, Stanley and the Red Hill peninsula.

We finish the hike by strolling down through shaded tunnels of exotic vegetation, then take transport back to the Central district in Hong Kong. Alternatively, you may continue on to the nearby fishing village of Shek O, with its popular seafood restaurants and beach.

The Dragon’s Back was hailed by Time Magazine as Asia’s best urban hike: “This is the city´s finest and most surprising ramble… The glory of it all is that you’re so close to the city, but could hardly feel further away.”

Highlights: Short, good workout, great views

Summary


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Cost: HKD500 per person, includes transport
Time: Half day
Tour starts: 8.30am
Tour ends: 1pm in Central
Meeting point: Outside the General Post Office (beside the green stamp-vending machines), 2 Connaught Place, Central, Hong Kong Island
Walking distance: 5.5km
Walk grade: Moderate
Terrain: Uneven nature path, uphill and downhill sections
Facilities: Toilets along route
Note: Tour operates from September to June, Monday to Friday Please note that our tours run on demand. You have to make a booking in order to participate.
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