PLOVER COVE DUATHLON
Week-days

A novel way to explore Hong Kong’s other side: A combination of two easy-to-moderate bicycle rides and hikes....

Having picked up our bicycles near Tai Po Market Railway Station, we cycle downstream along the Lam Tsuen River till it merges with Tolo
Harbour. Heading eastwards we first follow the northern shore of Tolo Harbour and then the contours of Plover Cove Reservoir. We pause,
briefly, at the small fishing village of Sam Mun Tsai and, later, at the Bride’s Pool Waterfalls before parking our bikes near the village of Wu
Kau Tang, so that we can explore Plover Cove Country Park on foot.

The Plover Cove Country Park in the northeastern New Territories is one of the best places in Hong Kong to feel that you have gotten away
from it all is. The hike portion of the duathlon will take you through mountain valleys, around old fields, along rocky shores of small inlets and
past abandoned villages.

At the half-way point of the hike, in Sam A Tsuen, we benefit from the entrepreneurship of the Hong Kong people as we enjoy a delicious lunch
at
one of the restaurants which open on week-ends only to cater to passing hikers.  

Apart from the tasty food and cold drinks, we also savour the tranquility of this beautiful corner of Hong Kong. One of the few places where
jack hammers are unknown and mobile phones useless.…

After lunch we follow the very colorful shoreline for a while, before heading back inland past the ruins of Ha Miu Tin and Sheung Miu Tin to
recover our bikes at Wu Kau Tang. While most of the afternoon ride will be the reverse of the morning's route, we will arrive at Tai Po Market
Station from a different angle so as to explore a little more of the suburb of Tai Po. Should the group be interested, we could visit market
streets and an old temple before returning our bicycles.
... exploring Hong Kong's other side...
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Event Summary
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Distance:
48.5 km
Cycling: 37.5 km + Hiking: 11 km
Difficulty:
5 out of 10
 
Approx. Altitude Change:
Cycling:
Gain: 280 metres, Loss: 280 metres
     
  Hiking:
Gain: 235 metres, Loss: 235 metres
Price:
HK$300
incl. bicycle rental
Highest Point:
Cycling: 105 metres
       
  Hiking: 150 metres
       
Time Spent on Trail:
7.5 hours
Cycling: 3 hours, Hiking: 2.75 hours
     
Meeting Time & Place:
9:15 am
at Tai Po Market Railway Station
 
Finishing Time & Place:
4:45 pm
in Tai Po
Price for this ride as a Private Event on request
  or 5:30 / 5:45 pm  
in Kowloon / on Hong Kong Island.
 
Food & Drink:
Snack and refreshment breaks at Wu Kau Tang and/or Tai Mei Tuk - not included.
Noodle lunch at a small restaurant in Sam A or a Thai lunch in Tai Mei Tuk
- not included.
           
Note 1:
Where possible, we will ride on dedicated bicycle paths, but just under a third of this tour will be along quiet rural
back roads. There will, however, also be a short stretch on inner city streets.
           
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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Bride's Pool Road and Sam A Wan, Plover Cove Country Park, New Territories
Villages on the shores of Tolo Harbour and on the edge of Plover Cove Country Park, New Territories, Hong Kong
Scenes from Tai Po and Tolo Harbour, New Territories, Hong Kong
Michael Hansen, helping you explore Hong Kong's other side...
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Disclaimer
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.
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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.