NORTHERN RIVER VALLEYS
Week-days

... an exploration of rivers, villages, farmland and market towns in the northern New Territories.

Setting out from Tai Po Market Railway Station, we start the ride by traversing this ancient centre of trade before reaching and following the
shored-up Lam Tsuen River upstream towards Hong Lok Yuen.

Heading north, parallel to the tracks of the old Kowloon-Canton Railway, we soon find ourselves riding on (relatively) narrow concrete paths
between newly revitalised vegetable fields and nurseries.

Making a detour around Fan Ling, we stray onto the Lung Yeuk Tau Heritage Trail so as to check out some of the interesting old structures
built by the Tang clan since the 17th century and to link up with the River Indus.

Riding along a wide riverside path, we skirt the busy market town of Sheung Shui to reach the Sheung Shek River and the fertile Long Valley.
En route, we catch a glimpse of Shenzhen on the Chinese side of the border. We pause for refreshments and explore temples and old houses
in the hamlet of Ho Sheung Heung before heading south along the Sheung Yue River (a.k.a. the Beas River).

After crossing a busy highway, we get a glimpse of a modern low-rise suburb before we turn into a quiet agricultural community where the
riding is either along narrow concrete paths or unsurfaced tracks. There is also a well-hidden Kwun Yam Temple to discover....

We stop at a small café on the edge of the Fan Ling Golf Course for a relaxed cooked lunch before traversing more farmland and reach the
bicycle paths near the train station at Fan Ling.

Continuing south along the Ma Wat River, we ride through a couple of quiet villages before, very briefly, retracing our tracks on the outskirts
of Tai Po. Yet, back at the Lam Tsuen River, we take a different route along bicycle paths back to the bike shop.
... exploring Hong Kong's other side...
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Ride Summary
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Distance:
35 km
 
Difficulty:
3 out of 10
 
Approx. Altitude Change:
Gain: xxx metres
Loss: xxx metres
Price:
HK$300
incl. bicycle rental
Highest Point:
30 m
       
Time Spent on Trail:
5.75 hours
Cycling: 4 hours + Breaks: 1.75 hours
 
Meeting Time & Place:
9:15 am
at Tai Po Market Railway Station
 
Finishing Time & Place:
3:15 pm
at Tai Po Market Railway Station
Price for this ride as a Private Event on request
  or 3:45 / 4:00 pm  
in Kowloon / on Hong Kong Island.
     
 
Food & Drink:
Snack and refreshment breaks at Lung Yeuk Tau and Ho Sheung Heung - not included.
Lunch at Lin Tong Mei
- not included.
 
Note 1:
Where possible, we will ride on dedicated bicycle paths, but most of this tour will be along quiet rural back roads
and the occasional narrow concrete village footpath. There will, however, be a couple of short stretches along
fairly busy main roads. In those cases, we recommend riding on the sidewalk.
 
Note 2:
You can get a small basket for your stuff, but this will make you 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.
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Scenes from the farmland around the Sheung Yue River
The Lam Tsuen River in Tai Po and the Kwun Yam Temple in Tsiu Keng
Farmland along the KCR railway tracks and the Hung Shing Temple in Ho Sheung Heung
Michael Hansen, helping you explore Hong Kong's other side...
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Participants on all Hansen's Events' hikes and rides take part entirely at their own risk. By joining any of our events all participants are automatically seen to
have agreed to have entered into a disclaimer which exonerates the outing leaders and the organizers from any personal or public responsibility whatsoever
and for any claims, injuries or damages arising thereof.
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.