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Distance:
40 km
 
Difficulty:
6 out of 10
 
Approx. Altitude Change:
Gain: xxx metres
Loss: xxx metres
Price:
HK$300
incl. bicycle rental
Highest Point:
135 metres
       
Time Spent on Trail:
6.5 hours
Cycling: 5 hours + Breaks: 1.5 hour
     
Meeting Time & Place:
9:15 am
at Tai Po Market Railway Station
 
Finishing Time & Place:
4:00 pm
in Tai Po
Price for this ride as a Private Event on request
  or 4:45 / 5:00 pm  
in Kowloon / on Hong Kong Island.
     
 
Food & Drink:
Snack and refreshment breaks at Lin Tong Mei and Ngau Tam Mei - not included.
Lunch at a Chinese restaurant in Kam Tin -
not included.
           
Note 1:
Where possible, we will ride on dedicated bicycle paths, but most of this tour will be along narrow concrete
footpaths and quiet rural back roads. There will, however, be short stretches along fairly busy main roads.
 
Note 2:
As it is NOT possible to rent helmets, gloves and other accessories, you are invited bring your own, should you
require such. You can get a small basket for your stuff, but this will make you bicycle a little front heavy.
The Lam Tsuen River and a Kam Tin herd of buffalo...
VUELTA DE TAI KAM

Setting out from the new town of Tai Po, we follow the Lam Tsuen River and the tracks of the main Hong Kong to China railway past nurseries
and ever-expanding townships towards Fan Ling. Here, we leave today behind and dive into Hong Kong’s recent past as we ride along well-
tended fields and orchards and through a series of small villages.

We pause for refreshments at
a small café near Lin Tong Mei at the edge of the Fan Ling golf course before continuing our exploration of
secluded northern valleys and villages. Along the way, we also pay a visit to the San Tin Barracks of the People’s Liberation Army and keep a
look out for Black-faced Spoonbills and stray water buffaloes as we approach Kam Tin.

We stop for a well-deserved lunch at a typical village restaurant in Kam Tin.

Time permitting, we will check out a number of heritage listed buildings in the Kam Tin area, before we point our bicycles in an eastward
direction and head back to Tai Po via the Lam Tsuen valley. This part of the tour follows a main road, so a bit of care is needed.

Incidentally, anyone who manages the 900-metre long climb from Shek Kong to the Kadoorie Farm and Botanical Gardens without getting off
to push the bike will be entitled to a
free ice cream or beer when we reach Tai Po….

All of us, however, are entitled to the exhilarating down hill ride through the verdant  Lam Tsuen valley. Traffic conditions permitting, you could
be freewheeling for the first 3 kilometres or so…. Indeed, the last 30 minutes or so of this ride is virtually all downhill.

Just before reaching Tai Po, we will pay a visit to Hong Kong’s famous wishing tree, so if there is something that you really, really want….

We end the outing back where we started - at Tai Po Market Railway Station.
Typical Hong Kong farms...
The famous Treehouse near Kam Tin and a grave at Ki Lun Shan...
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
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.