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Grab your boots and go hiking at The Cove Hostel. If you’ve been to Hong Kong and haven’t gone on a hike, then you are missing out on half of the city! Sprawling city views and rooftop bars may have their own charm, but there is nothing quite like a hike to get away from the hustle and bustle. It really is the best way to take advantage of our incredible forests and wild isolated beaches.

  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Distance: 18.5km
  • Difficulty: 3/4
  • Length: 4/4
  • Surface: 3/4

Chi Ma Wan country trail is a circular peninsula route, being the longest among the 7 country trails on Lantau. Starting and ending at Shap Long Campsite, it passes by Pui O Bay, Mong Tung Wan, Sea Ranch in Yi Long and Tai Long Village. On the beach at Sea Ranch, there is a lime kiln dating back to the Tang Dynasty (618-907AD). This site is now a listed historic monument.

Ha Keng, a spot 2.5 km east of Lung Mei, is where you find “Rock Wonder”. Along this stretch, rocks of grotesque shapes and forms scattered on the hill. Most of them are granite formations which had been formed as a result of prolonged weathering and erosion.

Looking out from Rock Wonder is the north Cheung Chau Channel. This busy waterway is a marine thoroughfare for Hong Kong and Macau sea traffic.

Further 3km ahead, Chi Ma Wan Reservoir emerges amidst thickets of trees. It was completed in 1955 to supply water to Cheung Chau. To the southwest is Lo Yan Shan, a peak of 303m. The fire lookout there overlooks the nearby hills in the dry season.

  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Distance: 10.3km
  • Difficulty: 2/4
  • Length: 3/4
  • Gradient: 2/4
  • Surface: 2/4

Sunset Peak and Nam Shanau Nam Shan Peak are the two main ranges of Lantau. The South Lantau Country Trail crosses both of them. Sunset Peak is the third highest peak of Hong Kong. On a grassy glade adjacent to Yi Tung Shan, there are 20 granite chalets rustic in appearance.

Lantau Peak is Hong Kong’s second highest peak. Standing 934m, rugged and rocky, it was named the Broken Skull by villagers. When the British first visited the island, they asked the locals for the peak’s name. They were told Lantau, which is the phonetic expression of Broken Skull in Cantonese. Somehow the name stuck.

Beyond the Nam Shan Management Centre, the trail skirts along the mid slopes of Sunset Peak. Exiting through Pak Kung Au, it joins Lantau Trail that leads to Lantau Peak and Ngong Ping. Pak Kung Au is a communication stronghold that links up south and north Lantau.

The trail crosses Tung Chung Road and trends down the southeastern face of Lantau Peak along the Tong Fuk Catchwater. This section overlooks the picturesque Cheng Sha Beach and Tong Fuk Village, and the Cha Kwo Chau, Shek Ku Chau and Soko Islands offshore.

From The Cove Hostel to Tai Long Wan

  • Duration: 20 mins

From The Cove Hostel to Pui O

  • Duration: 2.5 hours

* The Cove Hostel is not the organizer for the above water sport activities, therefore our hostel will not be liable for any claims or losses arising from the use of the above services