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.
WHY THIS TOUR?
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.
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.