The best 7 biking trails to hit up in Hong Kong for your next scenic ride

Hong Kong has some amazing biking trails that are perfect for exploring the city in a new way.

The best 7 biking trails to hit up in Hong Kong for your next scenic ride
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In Hong Kong and considering swapping your hiking boots for bike pedals? It's a total game-changer for exploring the New Territories' lush landscapes or catching ocean breezes on the islands. You'll find routes that weave through tranquil parks, bustling cityscapes and serene waterfronts – all offering a unique perspective of this vibrant city. Whether you're into leisurely rides or crave a bit of adrenaline, Hong Kong's biking scene has something to offer. You can discover new spots, enjoy local snacks along the way and take in breathtaking views. So, grab your bike, pack some snacks, and read on to learn more about the city’s beautiful landscapes on two wheels with these seven cycling trails.

West Kowloon Art Park

Looking for a chill spot that’s totally ‘gram-worthy? Hit up West Kowloon Art Park in Tsim Sha Tsui. It’s the perfect playground for new riders who want the views without the wild ride. The biking trails are smooth as butter, and you’ll get front-row seats to Hong Kong’s skyline – a panoramic photo op waiting to happen. Just a heads-up, though – weekends can get jam-packed, and bike rentals might be a hot commodity. Beyond biking, you can catch stunning sunset views of Victoria Harbour or explore cultural hotspots like M+ and the Hong Kong Palace Museum. Plus, if you’ve got your furry pal in tow, there are pet-friendly eateries nearby, so you can fuel up hassle-free.

Quick facts

  • Where – West Kowloon Cultural District, Tsim Sha Tsui
  • When – Tuesday to Friday, 2 - 6:30 p.m.; Saturday to Sunday, 10 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.; Closed on Monday
  • Price – HK$30 per hour (Smart Bike); HK$120 per hour (Family Bike)
  • Phone – +852 6182 3481
  • Website

Cheung Chau

Looking to explore Cheung Chau in a unique way? Biking is the answer! Forget the beaches and seafood for a bit – there's so much to see from a bike seat. As soon as you step off the ferry, bike rentals are right there waiting. Start off with an easy, scenic ride along the 3-kilometer seaside path on the west coast. You'll pass by temples and picturesque beaches and maybe even find a perfect spot for that Instagram shot.

Feeling energetic? Challenge yourself with a ride up to the North Lookout Pavilion for stunning views over Tung Wan waters. Afterward, reward yourself with some local treats like mochi and fish balls at the nearby restaurants. Cheung Chau offers a peaceful retreat from the city buzz, though it gets lively during holidays. Just a heads-up if you're trying a family cart: those U-turns can be quite the workout!

Quick facts

  • Where – Catch the ferry from Central Pier No. 5 to Cheung Chau. When you arrive, take a right from the pier – you'll find plenty of bike rental shops waiting for you right there.
  • Duration – approximately 2 hours to a full day
  • Bike Rentals – All along the harbourfront

Mui Wo

Hop on your bike and tackle Mui Wo’s 25-kilometer trail that winds through villages, offering stunning views of both the sea and hills along the way. It's a three-hour journey with some challenging hill climbs, especially up to the Big Buddha, so it’s best to be prepared. While most of the trail is concrete, a mountain bike is recommended for the rural sections. You can rent bikes conveniently at Friendly Bike Shop in Mui Wo.

For a less strenuous ride, head towards the Silver Mine Waterfall – a straightforward path with a gentle incline, perfect for a refreshing sightseeing stop. Whether you're exploring the village paths or pushing yourself towards Tai Po and beyond to Tung Chung Road's challenging "Beast," Mui Wo offers plenty of cycling adventures with breathtaking views. Just watch out for slippery paths in the rainy season.

Quick facts

  • Where – Shop 3, G/F, Riverwalk, 6 Ngan Kwong Wan Road, Mui Wo, Lantau Island
  • When – Wednesday to Monday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Closed on Tuesday
  • Phone – +852 5233 5876
  • Website 

New Territories Cycle Network

For an epic cycling adventure, explore the New Territories Cycle Network, which opened in 2020. This 60-kilometer playground weaves through Tuen Mun to Ma On Shan, touching Yuen Long, Sheung Shui, Fanling, Tai Po, and Sha Tin. This extensive route offers everything from seaside views to lush greenery, and you can customize your ride with multiple entry and exit points along the way.

Don’t worry about amenities either – there are bicycle hubs with benches, parking, first aid, refreshments and toilets, which are perfect for family rides. While tackling the entire trail might be ambitious, sections like Tuen Mun to Ma On Shan are ideal for shorter jaunts. Just remember to apply sunscreen, as there is minimal shade along the way.

Quick facts

  • Starting point – Tuen Mun MTR in the westernmost end to Ma On Shan MTR on the easternmost end
  • Distance – 60 kilometers
  • Duration – 6 hours (standard loop)
  • Website

Tai Mei Tuk

Looking to pedal through one of Hong Kong's favorite cycling spots? Look no further than Tai Mei Tuk. It's a must-mention on any list of top cycling routes here. Perfect for cyclists of all levels, it offers both accessibility and stunning scenery. Just a heads-up though – weekends can get pretty busy, so plan your ride accordingly. The leisurely route takes you past the Hong Kong Science Park, Pak Shek Kok Promenade and the scenic Tolo cycling track, making it a delightful three-hour excursion from Tai Mei Tuk to Sha Tin (or vice versa). Whether you're out for a leisurely ride or aiming to explore further along the Tai Mei Tuk dam, this route offers a great day out amidst nature and local culture.

Quick facts

  • Distance – 22 kilometers
  • Duration – 3 - 4 hours (standard loop)

Po Kong Village Park

Po Kong Village Park is perfect whether you’re a beginner cyclist or just looking for a relaxed ride. Nestled in Diamond Hill, this park boasts a 1-kilometer elevated cycling track that winds through scenic hilly terrain, offering great views along the way. You can easily rent bikes suitable for all ages, making it ideal for a family outing. Plus, there’s a dedicated area for teaching kids or friends how to ride.

Feeling more adventurous? Dive into the skatepark with its three half-pipe bowls, perfect for BMX, skateboarding or scootering enthusiasts of all levels. Whether you’re cruising on two wheels or catching some air on a board, Po Kong Village Park offers a day of excitement – just remember your helmet!

Quick facts

  • Starting point – 140 Po Kong Village Road, Diamond Hill
  • Distance – 1 kilometer
  • When – Monday to Sunday, open 24 hours
  • Phone – +852 2320 6140
  • Website 

Tung Chung to Sunny Bay

For unbeatable views on two wheels, head over to Ma Wan Chung village starting from Tung Chung MTR station to rent a bike. This 15-kilometer flat bike trail offers panoramic sea views, accompanied by the steady hum of the nearby MTR for a cool soundtrack vibe. Just watch out for sunny days – shade is sparse along the path. The highlight is ending your ride near Disneyland at Inspiration Lake, perfect for a relaxing picnic or renting a paddle boat for some family fun. Nearby, don’t miss Luk Keng village and its hidden Cheung Sok lighthouse, offering breathtaking views of Tung Wan Bay. It’s a great route for families or anyone looking to enjoy a leisurely ride with scenic rewards.

Quick facts

  • Starting point – No. 110, Ma Wan Chung Village, Tung Chung along the MTR track (Sunny Bike Shop)
  • Distance – 15 kilometers from Tung Chung
  • Duration – approximately 2 - 3 hours
  • When – Wednesday to Monday, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.; Closed on Tuesday
  • Phone – +852 2988 8511
  • Website