If you’ve been in Hong Kong for a week, you will have realised a few fundamental truths about living on the island. Firstly, because the food is so good, you will be eating out a lot (probably a couple of times every day). Secondly, the food tends to be very rich, carb-heavy and it is difficult to come across protein rich dishes. Finally, you will almost certainly start piling on weight if you don’t do something about it. If you were used to a modestly healthy lifestyle in London, you will find it takes a concerted effort to impose some modicum of routine on your lifestyle.
Thankfully, there are hills and mountains everywhere. Hiking is your weekend panacea to an expanding waistline (and frankly, if you’re engorging on crispy pork buns and discovering the delights of Le Jardin, you’ll need to hit the gym on weeknights).
The selection below picks out a number of different hikes of varying difficulty. Some might as well be a “walk in the park”, others are serious and you should prepare accordingly – think hiking boots, waterproofs and good chat for your companions.
Che Pau Teng (Rhino Rock)
Cost: £5 |Time: 2 hours | Difficulty: 2.5/5 | Rating: 4/5
Sir Cecil’s Ride, Tai Tam
Cost: £1 |Time: 3-5 hours | Difficulty: 3/5 | Rating: 4.5/5
Peak Circle Walk
Cost: £10 (Peak Tram and Taxi) | Time: 3-5 hours | Difficulty: 1/5 | Rating 3.5/5