SOUTHERN TOLO BICYCLE TOUR
Week-days only

This fairly easy bicycle ride explores the shores of the Tolo Harbour and Three Fathoms Cove.

There is little doubt that the western shore of Tolo Harbour is Hong Kong’s busiest bicycle path. However, our early wee-day start will allow
us a fairly smooth ride as we make our way from University MTR Station past the Ma Liu Shui Marine Police Headquarters to the Sha Tin
Racecourse.

Crossing the Shing Mun River Channel, we enter Ma On Shan and the relatively empty, flat bicycle paths along the new waterfront park there.
Beyond the ramshackle beach shacks of Wu Kai Sha, the subsequent very short road section of this ride is neither flat or empty, but less
confident riders can opt to ride on the sidewalk.

Furthermore, after less than a kilometre, we leave the big road to make our way along semi-paved tracks and waterfront footpaths to reach
the southern shores of Three Fathoms Cove. The nice, broad, level road along its southern shoreline should give us plenty of time to enjoy the
views of the floating fish farms in the bay and the Ma On Shan and Pat Sin Leng mountain ridges beyond…

A little further ahead, we will need to pay more attention to where we are going as the path narrows considerably while also becoming rather
less straight…. Depending on our speed of progress, we will stop for refreshments at cafés in either Yung Shue O or Sham Chung....

Virtually surrounded by the Sai Kung Country Park, the tiny hamlet of Sham Chung has become the subject of many an article and discussion
about conservation versus development, or nature versus man’s desire for leisure activities. At Hansen’s Rides we believe that the two
should go hand-in-hand, but this could be a topic of conversation during our refreshment break….

Sadly, the week-day transportation schedule restricts us to merely a refreshment break as we have a ferry to catch. To avoid retracing our
steps, we will board the little old ferry that connects the small remote piers of the Tolo and Long Harbours with the big city.

The ferry terminates near the Chinese University from where it is but a short ride along dedicated bicycle paths back to the bike shop....
... exploring Hong Kong's other side...
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Ride Summary
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Distance:
20 km
 
Difficulty:
2 out of 10
 
Approx. Altitude Change:
Gain: 125 metres
Loss: 125 metres
Price:
HK$340
incl. bicycle rental & ferry
Highest Point:
25 m
       
Time Spent on Trail:
4 hours
Cycling: 2.75 hours + Breaks: 0.5 hour
     
Meeting Time & Place:
9:00 am
at University Railway Station
 
Finishing Time & Place:
1:00 pm
at University Railway Station
Price for this ride as a Private Event on request
  or 1:45 pm  
on Hong Kong Island.
 
Food & Drink:
Refreshment break at Yung Shue O or Sham Chung - not included.
 
Note 1:
When riding within the country park, it is also COMPULSORY to wear a helmet. While they won't actually rent you
a helmet, our bicycle shop might well be able to sell you one....
 
Note 2:
Due to the amount of cargo space available on the ferry, this ride is limited to a maximum of just 8 participants.
 
Note 3:
Where possible, we will ride on dedicated bicycle paths, but about half of this tour will be along quiet rural back
roads and paved village paths. There will, however, also be a short stretch along a moderately busy country road.
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Shing Mun River Channel
Scenes from Sai Sha Road between Wu Kai Sha and Yung Shue O in the New Territories of Hong Kong...
Scenes from the shores of Three Fathoms Cove...
Michael Hansen, helping you explore Hong Kong's other side...
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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.