GREAT SHA TIN BICYCLE RIDE

Though farmers worked the land in the area for centuries, the current Sha Tin is quite a modern invention created in the 1970s through the
straightening of the tamed Shing Mun River and the filling in of the shallow Tidal Cove.

Presented with a virtually blank canvas, town planners had the luxury (and foresight) to put in place a complete traffic infrastructure before
the first buildings were erected. They did quite a decent job and even remembered to include an extensive network of bicycle paths, as this
ride will show you.

Setting out from Tai Wai Railway Station, we start by riding north through Sha Tin and Fo Tan to the Chinese University at Ma Liu Shui. Tagging
east, we follow the shores of Tolo Harbour past Ma On Shan to the ramshackle hamlet of Wu Kai Sha, where we stop for refreshments on the
beach.

Currently, the waterfront bicycle path ends at Wu Kai Sha, so - after our break - we turn around and head back south following paths running
through the Ma On Shan hinterland.

As far as possible, this ride avoids the busy paths along the Shing Mun River but, if there is consensus within the group, we could make a
detour to the Sha Tin Floating Restaurant for a delicious dim sum lunch before returning the bicycles to the shop in Tai Wai….

Incidentally, we won’t be cycling all the time: Stops are planned to allow us to check out various places of interest that we pass, such as the
Wai Bun Castle in Tai Wai, a small buddhist temple at Sha Tin Tau, Wong’s Old House at Yuen Chau Kok and Tsang’s Big House in Shan Ha
Wai to mention but a few….
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Ride Summary
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Distance:
30 km
 
Difficulty:
2 out of 10
 
Approx. Altitude Change:
Gain: 130 metres
Loss: 130 metres
Price:
HK$300
incl. bicycle rental
Highest Point:
20 metres
       
Time Spent on Trail:
3.75 hours
Cycling: 3 hours + Breaks: 0.75 hour
     
Meeting Time & Place:
10:00 am
at Tai Wai Railway Station
 
Finishing Time & Place:
2:00 pm
at Tai Wai Railway Station
Price for this ride as a Private Event on request
  or 3:15 / 3:30 pm  
in Kowloon / on Hong Kong Island, if stopping for lunch.
           
Food & Drink:
Refreshment break at Wu Kai Sha - not included.
If consensus within the group: Shared dim sum lunch at City One, Sha Tin
- not included.
           
Note 1:
Virtually all of this ride will be on dedicated bicycle paths, though there will also be a couple of short stretches
along village footpaths / quiet back roads.
           
Note 2:
You can get a small basket for your stuff, but this will make your bicycle a little front heavy. As it is NOT possible
to rent helmets, gloves and other accessories, you are invited bring your own, should you require such.
Download Reservation Form here or click here to request more information.
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and for any claims, injuries or damages arising thereof.
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Wai Bun Castle and Che Kung Temple in Tai Wai
Shing Mun River Channel and Jat Min Chuen in Sha Tin
Ancestral hall in Fo Tan Village near Sha Tin
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Due to work commitments, holidays and other personal issues,
Hansen's Hikes & Rides has decided to
SUSPEND all operations until further notice.

Apologizing for any inconvenience caused,
we hope to partially resume our outings towards the end of the year.