Dragon’s Back Hiking Tour

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

Dragon’s Back Hiking Tour

Shek O Country Park, Hong Kong Island

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 shaded path that takes us through lush woodland, accompanied 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. Chinese Geomancy describes the earth as a living being, mountains being mighty dragons, with lines of force known as ‘dragon veins’.  From this ridge, we look down into dazzling seas, the distant Nine Pin Islands, sandy Big Wave Bay, Tai Tam Harbour, Stanley and the Red Hill peninsula. 

We finish the hike strolling down 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 georgious sandy 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

Cost: HKD500 per person

Time: Half day

Tour starts: 8.30 am

Meeting point: Outside the General Post Office in Central – in front of the green vending machines 

Walking distance: 5,5km

Walk grade: Moderate

Terrain: Uneven nature path, uphill and downhill sections

Facilities: Toilets along route

Note: Our tours run on demand. You have to make a booking in order to participate.

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