The Hong Kong Classic is a 47,88 km trek over three days includes steep climbs, beach camping and breathtaking views. There are few places in the world where tropical forest, ocean and city meet. It’s a landscape that’s got to be seen to be believed.
A trail starts right from the city. And not just any city, but a city of some seven million inhabitants. A city that’s a whirlwind of corporate finance, super-speedy street food, breakaway fashion, and ancient Chinese culture. So, we definitely encourage you to make a holiday out of our Classic trek trip.
So we asked our Hong Kong team to share some of their top tips for what to see and do in their captivating city.
The Classic Hong Kong trail takes in a good many of the territory’s nature-made hills and peaks, but to admire man’s shimmery creations it’s best to head to Victoria Peak. A 125-year-old tram – that’s mindboggling steep – takes you to the top, some 552m above sea level. From here you can look down on Hong Kong Islands’ skyscrapers, its always-busy roads and millions of tiny pedestrians going about their business. A night it’s particularly spectacular.
Food that’ll “touch your heart”
When you’re in Hong Kong you simply must try dim sum. Dim sum translates into English as “to touch your heart” – but we think it’s your stomach that’ll really feel the love. Dim sum refers to a vast number of bite-sized dishes that are steamed in bamboo baskets. You can choose from things like har gau (prawn dumplings), congee (rice porridge) and siu mei (pork dumplings) and let's not forget classic spring rolls either.
Step back in time
If you want to see another side of Hong Kong, one that’s not dominated by shimmering glass skyscrapers and modern urban transport networks then than catch a boat over to Lantau Island and make your way to Tai O. This small fishing village is a maze of stilted homes along narrow waterways and gives you a good insight into how Hong Kong used to look.