If you are looking for an island with great white sand beaches, clear water swimming and a little adventure, Sharp island is for you. Just a short trip from Sai Kung pier, this is a great getaway both for sun seekers and hikers – even better if you want both.
If getting away from the crowds is your objective it does not get much more remote than Po Toi. Known as the South Pole of Hong Kong, this small island has a myriad of small paths around it’s rocky shores and up into the hills above.
Information on how to get there and a good map can be found HERE.
Often forgotten for it’s bigger neighbours this island has much to offer. Deserted beaches, unique city views and a charming town, it’s a memorable day out away from the crowds. In this episode of drone and phone D J Clark around Peng Chau island.
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.
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.
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.