YUEN KAM NAM CIRCUIT
Afternoon ride

While the focus of this easy bicycle ride is to explore the more historic parts of Yuen Long and Kam Tin in the northwestern New Territories, it
will also visit small villages and allow us to check out the bird life of the Nam Sang Wai wetlands.

On our way to the bike shop, we pay a brief visit to Nam Pin Wai. This is an old walled village hiding in plain sight next to our meeting point at
the MTR station, where the lanes are too narrow even for bicycles….

Once we have collected our bikes, we make our way through Yuen Long old town (Yuen Long Kau Hui): A low-rise oasis where very old
houses and temples mix effortlessly with modern structures along narrow car free alleys.

Next, we head east for the old settlement of Kam Tin along a combination of quiet back roads and bicycle paths to discover buildings that are
older still. Kam Tin can trace its history back to 1103 AD, but most of the remaining old buildings and structures were built between 1685 and
1841. We will visit a number of ancestral halls, temples and study halls and the famous Tree House.

After a short break at a village café, we dedicate the second half of our ride to birdwatching as we cycle on quiet back roads along the
shallow Kam Tin River and into the Nam Sang Wai wetlands. The mangrove-clad shores and the - mostly - abandoned fish farms provide ideal
conditions for a rich and varied bird life. Recent sightings include Cormorants, Grey Herons, Wigeons, Teals, Northern Shovelers, White
Wagtails and Black Kites.

We pause for refreshments at a store above old fish ponds before boarding Hong Kong’s most unique ferry for a river crossing that will
greatly shorten our trip back to the bike shop in Yuen Long.

A variety of buses connect Yuen Long with Kowloon and Hong Kong Island every few minutes, so you must feel free to take the time to
explore this bustling market town.
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Distance:
19 km
Cycling: 18 km + Walking: 1 km
Difficulty:
1 out of 10
 
Approx. Altitude Change:
Gain: 40 metres
Loss: 40 metres
Price:
HK$300
incl. bicycle rental & ferry
Highest Point:
8 metres
     
Time Spent on Trail:
3.75 hours
Cycling & Walking: 3 hours + Breaks: 0.75 hour
   
Meeting Time & Place:
2:00 pm
at Yuen Long Railway Station
 
Finishing Time & Place:
5:45 pm
in Yuen Long
Price for this ride as a Private Event on request
  or 6:30 pm  
in Kowloon / on Hong Kong Island, if no dinner.
   
 
Food & Drink:
Snack and refreshment breaks at Shui Mei Tau and Nam Sang Wai - not included.
Optional shared early dinner at typical local restaurant in Yuen Long after the ride –
not included.
 
Note 1:
Where possible, we ride on dedicated bicycle paths, but most of this tour will be along quiet rural back 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.
 
Note 3:
Check out Rivers, Fish Ponds & Heritage for a longer version of this ride.
Scenes from Nam Sang Wai near YUen Long in the northwestern New Territories of Hong Kong.
The Gum Tree Alley in Nam Sang Wai and the Kam Tin Tree House
Old meets new in Yuen Long Kau Hui, New Territories, Hong Kong
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.