Cycling in Hong Kong

Information on owning a bicycle, popular trails and where to go mountain biking

Owning a bicycle 

Living on the outlying islands, owning a bike is commonplace. To avoid theft or loss, bikes are often locked with a padlock near the ferry piers and, where possible, kept by apartments and houses. When cycling on public roads, remember to indicate any changes in direction, and to be mindful of both pedestrian and road traffic.

Popular cycling paths

Cycling is a popular leisure activity, and there are several popular routes throughout Hong Kong. These include:

  • Tai Wai to Tai Po
  • Cheung Chau North Pavilion
  • Tung Chung to Sunny Bay
  • West Kowloon Waterfront Promenade
  • Hong Kong Wetland Park

Mountain biking 

The government has set out clear safety regulations for mountain biking in the country parks; wearing a helmet is compulsory, as is ensuring your bike is equipped with fully functioning breaks and a bell. Bike tyres must be at least 4.5cm in width. Cycling on pedestrian trails is strictly prohibited, as it poses a risk to both cyclists and hikers.

The government has designated ten areas in country parks for mountain biking. Trails and sites are available in the following parks:

  • Sai Kung West Country Park (Wan Tsai Extension)
  • Sai Kung West Country Park (Footpath between Hoi Ha Village and Wan Tsai Penisula)
  • Tai Lam Country Park (Tai Lam Mountain Bike Trail)
  • Shek O Country Park (Hong Kong Trail from Tai Tam Gap to To Tei Wan)
  • Lantau South Country Park (Catchwater Road from Pui O to Kau Ling Chung)
  • Lantau South Country Park (Chi Ma Wan Country Trail)
  • Lantau South Country Park (Footpath on Chi Ma Wan Peninsula)
  • Lantau South Country Park (Coastal trail from Mui Wo to Pui O)
  • Sai Kung West Country Park (Pak Tam to Pak Sha O)
  • Clear Water Bay Country Park (Ng Fai Tin to Ha Shen Tuk)