Hike with a professional guide on the Hong Kong most classic trail - Dragon's Back.
Enjoy gorgeous view from mountain ridges and sheltered forest trails to the white sands of Tai Long Wan
Relax and enjoy the rock craving at Big Wave Bay, or perhaps try surfing.
Arguably the best hike on Hong Kong Island, the Dragon's Back is a classic trail that combines many of the area's finest attributes. From mountain ridges and sheltered forest trails to the white sands of Tai Long Wan (Big Wave Bay), it's no surprise the Dragon's Back was hailed by Time Magazine as Asia's best urban hike. Navigating the undulating ridge that resembles a dragon's back, one is rewarded with stunning views of southern Hong Kong Island and its surrounds.
Then descend through shaded pathways before reaching Big Wave Bay. There one can jump in and have a swim or rent a board for a surf. Perhaps relaxing by the beachside is more your style? Enjoying a nourishing meal and refreshing beverage would be the perfect way to cap off an awesome day.
What to Wear:
Modest, comfortable set of clothes
Good pair of closed shoes
What to Bring:
Hat or cap
This is a hiking tour, you will hike a distance of about 10km for approximately 3-hour. Please wear comfortable shoes.
Meet at Shau Kei Wan MRT Station
Meeting time: 10:50
Travel by bus from Shau Kei Wan to Trailhead, the bus ride is around 20-minutes.
Starting Point — Shek O Road near To Tei Wan Village
The entrance to the beautiful Hong Kong Trail section 8 on Shek O Road is a mysterious tree tunnel with natural shades, bamboo groves, dense thickets and roots crawling on the floor. Soon the path will lead you to sunshine as you ascend.
Vantage Point over Shek O Peninsula
After hiking for just around 20 minutes, you arrive at a scenic spot over the breath-taking scenery of Shek O Beach in the east and the magnificent Dragon’s Back in the north-west.
Shek O Peak
At 284 metres high, the hilltop sightseeing platform on Shek O Peak is the perfect place to catch your breath while enjoying the panorama of Shek O, Tai Long Wan and even Tung Lung Island.
Follow the rolling ridge from Shek O Peak to Wan Cham Shan to conquer the ‘dragon’. This undulating path with fluttering butterflies, a refreshing breeze and open vistas make for an enjoyable hike.
Sitting between Mount Collinson and Pottinger Peak, Pottinger Gap is where several trails intersect and mark the start of Pottinger Peak Country Trail. Ramble under green shades and rest to your heart’s content at the pavilion overlooking the urban landscape of Chai Wan.
End Point — Tai Long Wan (Big Wave Bay Beach)
The trail finish at around 14:45
You may choose to stay to eat, drink, swim, surf or relax at the beach. Otherwise, the guide will bring you return to Shau Kei Wan MTR Station.