While Hong Kong may be one of the most densely populated places on the planet, its countryside is stunningly beautiful. Case in point, the MacLehose Trail was recently listed among “World’s Best Hikes: 20 Dream Trail” by National Geographic Magazine.
The trail was opened on October 26, 1979 and named after the longest-serving colonial governor Murray MacLehose. He established the city’s country parks and was an enthusiastic hiker.
(Hong Kong’s beautiful natural beauty offers numerous award-winning hiking trails.
Photo credit: Kelvin Yuen)
The trail is a 100km nature trail that runs from hills to seas, showcasing the natural landscapes of Hong Kong. Tourist can now easily explore this hiking trail as Hong Kong Tourism Board has organised tours, guided by professional hiking guides.
The tour focuses on the first section of the trail, the world-unique hexagonal rock columns in Hong Kong UNESCO Global Geopark of China. Then its to the East Dam of High Island Reservoir, and finally a view to the beautiful Long Ke beach, hidden in the Sai Kung Peninsula.
There are also other hiking and biking tours available, allowing visitors to explore the award-winning routes in the Hong Kong countryside. The best time of the year to hike the MacLehose Trail is during winter, November to March.
Below the details of Great Outdoor Hong Kong 2016:
Date: November 2016 — March 2017
Guided tour available date: Saturdays and Sundays
Tour registration: Now till March 2017
For further details, visit Hong Kong Tourism Board’s website.