Tai Chi, walking tours, hiking, mountain biking, running trails – all part of what makes Hong Kong the ideal destination for an active holiday.
There is so much more to Hong Kong than shopping and skyscrapers, being over 75% rural land or National Park there is an abundance of outdoor activities to include on a trip.
If you like exploring a destination on foot then the range of walking tours around the city are a great starting point. Try a Foodie Walking Tour to experience all the local delicacies and visit a local wet market or a Central & Western District Tour to discover the city’s mix of modern and colonial heritage (page 6 of the Hong Kong brochure). Whichever you choose to do, it is a fantastic way to explore Hong Kong in both a unique and active way.
Alternatively you could head just out of the city to one of Hong Kong’s many walking or hiking trails with some spectacular scenery on offer in the surrounding hills. A good one to start with is the Dragon’s Back trail, one of Hong Kong’s most popular walks, taking you through lush woodland and rugged hillsides and offering some breathtaking coastal views along the way.
If you enjoy running why not pack your running gear in your suitcase. Going for a run in a new city is a great way to get that ‘at home’ feeling and also release some feel good endorphins at the same time. Hong Kong has some great running tracks and one in particular is the Bowen Road Fitness Trail which offers incredible views over the city. Being just short of 10km’s roundtrip and with some hilly terrain this isn’t for the faint hearted, however you can just run the 4km track.
Wanting to include time relaxing on a beach on holidays? Just a short bus ride from the city is Repulse Bay, located on the southern side of Hong Kong Island. Here you can zone out at one of the most beautiful beaches Hong Kong has to offer and even include a spot of shopping at one of the many designer shops or work your way through the award winning restaurants at The Repulse Bay. There are also many other fantastic beaches to try and all easily accessible from the city.
For a bit of Tai Chi, the Eaton, Hong Kong offers complimentary Tai Chi classes, or you can go to the Tsim Sha Tsui Waterfront, The Peak Tower for a free class on selected days.
And after all of that, be sure to stop by the Tai Cheong Bakery to try their famous egg tarts!