In the final episode of this series, Rob is back and taking George on a “vacation” ride up to the Peak on mountain bikes. It’s a scenic and gentle trail right in the middle of Hong Kong Island. Let’s see how they do. Map:
In this episode, George and his friend, Milton, are going to challenge themselves to do a big loop on Lantau Island on mountain bikes- from Mui Wo to Tung Chung, then back to Mui Wo. It’s an over 18-kilometers-long trail with possibly the steepest road on the island, can they finish the whole trail? Map:
In this episode, George lined up with Nick, a professional mountain bike trainer, to examine his skills on different kinds of terrains. Ladder bridge, consecutive slopes, and rock gardens… can George overcome his fears and make it to the end? Map (Orange area):
Balancing, turning, and braking. In this episode, Rob teaches George how to take a mountain bike off-road, along a well-known mountain bike trail on Lamma Island. Can he overcome his fears and finish the whole trail? Map:
In the first episode of this brand new series of Drone and Phone, George gets on a mountain bike and goes on a coastal ride on Lamma Island with his friend, Rob. It’s a first for George, and a few crashes are inevitable. Any guesses if he will finish the whole trail? Map:
Episode 14 Drone and Phone – Biking Nam Sang Wai the last in the series of Hong Kong’s five best bike rides. This short flat loop is perfect for a family day out, with plenty of places to explore amongst the myriad of paths that cross the wetlands. It’s also a great place to take to spot wild birds on the rivers and ponds. See the map HERE.
There is something here for every cyclist. A fast downhill along a paved track, a challenging off road trail with great mountain and reservoir views all the way and some spectacular waterfalls and wildlife. See the Map HERE
Starting at the Chi Ma Wan ferry pier this ride begins with a windy road through small villages and up onto the south Lantau road. Following the coast you will cycle along Hong Kong’s longest beach and then up into the hills to the spectacular Shek Pik reservoir. From there you join section 10 of the Lantau trail which has been adapted into a mountain bike trail. The relatively flat concrete path follows the contours of the mountains all the way back to Pui O where you can return to the Chi Ma Wan ferry or choose to tackle Nam Shan mountain for a more direct route back to Mui Wo.
Starting at the far end of the Tai Mei Tuk dam, I was greeted by swarms of swallows ducking and diving across the embankment to catch green fly that you also have to negotiate as you cycle the length of the dam. On a cold wet winter’s day the dam is so long that is disappears into the fog, a truly magical start to probably Hong Kong’s most popular bike ride.
Drone and Phone Episode 10 D J Clark cycles around the island of Cheung Chau in Hong Kong and discovers this carless small island has a lot of offer the casual cyclist. Start from Central Ferry Pier No.5, take the one-hour ferry to Cheung Chau.