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CITY TO SEA

This easy-to-moderate hike will take you from the crowded suburbs of Sha Tin to the waterfront promenade in Sai Kung town via the lush
woodlands and abandoned villages of Ma On Shan Country Park.

After a short bus ride from City One station in Sha Tin, our walk begins with a gentle climb through the extensive banana groves and small
vegetable farms around Fa Sam Hang. These days, farmers are few and far between, but this hike will uncover plenty of evidence that the
woodlands and hills were farmed extensively not so long ago...

After a quick dip down to the recently revived village of Mui Tsz Lam, we turn westwards into the bird-song filled woodlands of the Ma On
Shan Country Park and begin the gradual, but steady, climb towards Mau Ping and the Ngong Ping plateau. The ancient moss-covered
boulder paths lead us along small streams and through a number of decaying old villages. Some of which might just hide a surprise or two...

Your reward for completing this long, but relatively gentle, climb is a truly spectacular panorama over Port Shelter, Hebe Haven and the many
islands off Sai Kung. Better still: We will find a grassy spot for a snack break to truly savour this wonderful view....

Once rested, we begin the descent towards Sai Kung. Where the ascent was nicely shaded, the descent is very much out in the open, so we
are able to soak in the rather dramatic scenery surrounding us....

Once we have left the country park, we walk through typical modern New Territories villages to reach the bus terminus by the public pier in
Sai Kung town which marks the "official" end of the hike.

However, you are also welcome to join your guide for lunch at one of the popular waterfront seafood restaurants, before heading home....
Hike Summary
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Distance:
10.5 km
 
Difficulty:
4 out of 10
Approx. Altitude Change:
Gain: 485 metres
Loss: 520 metres
Price:
HK$250
 
Highest Point:
365 metres
     
Time Spent on Trail:
4 hours
Walking: 3.5 hours + Breaks: 0.5 hour
     
Meeting Time & Place:
8:45 am
at City One Railway Station
     
Finishing Time & Place:
1:15 pm
in Sai Kung Town
Price for this hike as a Private Event on request
  or 2:15 pm  
on Hong Kong Island, if not staying for lunch.
 
Food & Drink:
Snack breaks en route.
Optional shared lunch at seafood restaurant at waterfront in Sai Kung at the end of hike -
not included.
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Scenes from the City to Sea route...
Scenes from the Cito to Sea hike
View over Sai Kung town and Inner Port Shelter...
Vegetable farm at Fa Sam Hang
Michael Hansen, helping you explore Hong Kong's other side...
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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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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.