Hike the Dragon’s Back on Hong Kong Island

Hike the Dragon’s Back
on Hong Kong Island

Conquer the Dragon’s Back, a popular and incredibly scenic
hiking route on Hong Kong Island offering gorgeous vistas
of the beaches below and the South China Sea.


 Lap up incredible vistas of Hong Kong’s collection of outlying islands while hitting the famous Dragon’s Back trail. The Dragon’s Back is a mountain ridge in south-east Hong Kong that passes through Shek O Peak. In 2019, it was selected as one of the world’s 23 best trails.

The meandering trail takes you up to Shek O Peak, the highest point on the trek. From there you follow the gently undulating ‘backbone’ of the ridge, which gave the hike its well-known name, to Pottinger Gap and down to Big Wave Bay Beach. This easy-to-moderate hike is suitable for families, amateur hikers and all travellers looking for an adventure.


Hike the Dragon’s Back on Hong Kong Island

09:00 - 14:00

At 8.30 am, you will be met by your guide at the hotel and taken to the MTR subway to catch a train to Shau Kei Wan on Hong Kong Island. Before the start of the hike, there is time to stroll through a lively wet market to gain an insight into local life.

Then board a public bus to the starting point of the hike. This easy 7 km, two-hour trek through lush countryside and mountainous terrain offers a great way to see the other side of Hong Kong away from the skyscrapers. Take in the stunning views of Shek O Beach, Tai Long Wan (Big Wave Bay), the seaside village of Stanley, Tai Tam district and the South China Sea. There are plenty of sightseeing points where you can relax for a few minutes while taking the best photos.

After completing the trail and conquering the Dragon’s Back, you will return to the hotel by public transport.

Please note: The option exists to spend time at Shek O Beach. The guide will facilitate this and those who opt for this option can make their own way back to the hotel at leisure.




  • A half-day tour with a professional English-speaking hiking guide.
  • Transportation by public transportation.
  • All entrance fees for visits as mentioned in the description.
  • All applicable taxes and service charges


  • Private transfer by vehicle or by taxi, when applicable
  • Personal expenses such as meals, drinks, tips and gratuities, shopping, portage fees and optional tours, unless otherwise stated
  • Hotel accommodation in the destination of commencement.
  • Compulsory Christmas, country-specific festival and/or New Year dinner at included hotels
  • Single supplement charges for single travelers, where applicable
  • Any airline tickets, visa fees, additional transportation cost from and to the general meeting point
  • Supplements for transfers for customers arriving or departing from any airport or resorts located outside the general pick-up and drop-off locations
  • Hotel expenses of a personal nature, should an overnight be included: this includes mini-bar consumption, laundry, room service, any telephone or other communication cost not mentioned in the program
  • Travel insurance coverage for customers (highly recommendable)


  • This tour is operated on full private basis with English-speaking guide. Other languages are on request / subject to availability and supplementary charges may apply
  • This tour is operated by using public transportation only. Clients may be expecting to walk between public transportation stops and visited sites for short distances. Where needed, transportation by taxi may be included, depending on the operation of this tour.
  • Return transfers for this excursion apply only / are inclusive for customers staying in and inside Kowloon and Hong Kong Island. Transfers outside these areas, including any accommodation outside the Central Business District (i.e. New Territories, Tai O), Macau, any border crossing with mainland China and Hong Kong’s International Airport are excluded. Supplements apply for customers who want to join this excursion outside one of these regions.
  • We regret to inform you that this excursion is not suitable for wheelchair users. Part of this excursion includes walking over unpaved roads and paths.
  • This may not suit guests with walking issues. Bear in mind that such paths may turn slippery / muddy after a rain shower.
  • We suggest wearing good walking shoes, preferred closed shoes. This tour includes driving over uneven paths, surfaces and off-road bumpy roads, unsuitable for pregnant women, people with neck and back problems and those with limited mobility.
  • We will always make the effort to confirm the exact pick-up time upon reservation. For any operational issues in which are not able to confirm the exact pick-up time in advance, we reserve the right to inform you the day before the departure of the tour.
  • Please note pick-up and drop-off services may not be confirmed for customers staying at private residences, apartment complexes, or other non-registered tourism accommodations. Customers may be asked to meet at a nearby hotel for pick-up and drop off.
  • Natural elements of any kind have a destructive effect on electronic equipment. It is the customer’s own responsibility to ensure that any camera, mobile telephone or other device is properly wrapped and protected against these elements. We cannot be held responsible in any way for negligence and/or not following suggestions for any damage related to this.
  • Please ensure that you bring sunglasses, a hat /cap and sunblock with a high SPF factor when traveling with us on this tour – even when it is cloudy, the sun’s rays are still very powerful.
  • We reserve the right to make necessary changes to the excursion in case of unfavourable weather conditions or situations where we are forced to make alterations to guarantee the safety of our guests.
  • The protection of the country’s flora and fauna is of immense importance for us. We will not pursue any activities for guests that are not in line with our animal, wildlife and environment protection principles.
  • It is the responsibility of the customer to provide us with the correct hotel information, should pick-up and drop-off services be included in the package. Any changes in accommodation outside 48 hours will be handled accordingly: changes within 48 hours may be on request.
  • In the event of no-show or change of accommodation without prior consent and confirmation from us within 48 hours may result in the applicable cancellation charges as outlined in the terms and conditions.
  • It is recommended to bring a rain coat, good walking shoes, insect repellent and a water bottle with you.
  • Clients are required to show your confirmation with a photo ID at the guide prior to the start of the tour.
  • This excursion is only operated in the morning.
  • The hiking is graded as moderate and includes an approximate walking distance of 7.5 kilometres


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