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Cycling With Kids: Where To Ride Your Bike In Hong Kong

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Learning to ride a bicycle is a childhood rite of passage, but often city living doesn’t allow for much cycling. We’re lucky that Hong Kong has some great cycle routes and biking paths, along with convenient bike rental shops, in Hong Kong.

When the weather cooperates, the first thing we parents like to do is get the kids outside. Cycling is a great option for a day out with the family. It’s fun and is great exercise and bike riding in Hong Kong is a lovely way to take in the view and visit new places. We’ve got great bike shop options (and bike rentals for kids, too!), that are surprisingly affordable in many locations, making this an accessible hobby on any budget.

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Cycle Tracks And Routes For Families In Hong Kong

Cycling Trails Hong Kong Outdoor Fitness: Tseung Kwan O

Cycling Routes: Around Tseung Kwan O Waterfront Park, From TKO To Hong Kong Velodrome Park

The Tseung Kwan O area is a Sassy Mama weekend favourite. The cycle track is mostly flat, away from busy roads (but still with ample opportunities to teach road safety), and easy to get to by MTR or car (with plenty of parking too). Head out early and grab some breakfast at the cafés and restaurants by the waterfront before enjoying a leisurely cycle with the kids.

Location: Bike paths start from Tiu Keng Leng MTR station, or you can start at Tseung Kwan O Waterfront Park. Ride along the waterfront and then follow the road until you reach the Velodrome.
Difficulty level: Easy
Bike rental: There are a few bike rental spots including Biba QQ along the cycle track

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Cycling Routes: From Tai Po To Tai Mei Tuk, Around Tai Po Waterfront, To Plover Cove

Start at Tai Po and cover the 8km of cycling track to Tai Mei Tuk, enjoying the stunning views of the Pat Sin Leng mountain range. The route is flat and the distance would be perfect for older tweens or younger teens.

If you have younger children, then you can also hire a bike and pedal around Tai Po itself. The promenade at Tai Po Waterfront Park has great play areas for younger kids.

Location: Start at Tai Po Waterfront Park. The bike trail ends on Tai Mei Tuk Road but you could continue on to ride across the 2km Plover Cove Reservoir. The nearest MTR is Tai Po Market (about a 15-minute walk to the waterfront).
Difficulty level: Easy
Bike rental: Sai Wan Bicycle Company has bikes for rent. They charge $100/day on the weekends.

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Cycling Routes: From Tung Chung To Inspiration Lake, Around Inspiration Lake

With a flat 15km cycling, this is easy for older children, while younger kids can do a shorter bike ride. Sunset views here are just spectacular!

The cycling trail ends at Inspiration Lake in Disneyland. If you prefer, head straight to Inspiration Lake and do a cycle loop around the lake.

Location: Exit Tung Chung MTR at Exit B and head towards the bus terminus. From there, take bus number 38 Yat Tung Estate and then it is less than a 5-minute walk.
Difficulty level: Easy
Bike rental:  Sunny Bike Shop

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Popular Neighbourhoods For Bike Riding

Cycling Trails Hong Kong Outdoor Fitness: West Kowloon

Cycling In West Kowloon Cultural Precinct

The West Kowloon Cultural District is one of our pick of places to take the kids in Hong Kong. It’s great fun to cruise along the harbour. The cycling path is flat, safe and there are designated bike paths. It’s perfect for kids of all ages, including those still using their training wheels.

Sassy Mama Tip: Get here early if visiting on a weekend as the bike paths can get very busy!

Location: Take exit E4 or E5 from Kowloon MTR station in Tsim Sha Tsui, the waterfront is a 5-minute walk away.
Difficulty level: Easy
Bike rental: You can hire adult and kids bikes from SmartBike, located in the precinct.

Bike Riding In Nam Sang Wai

In Nam Sang Wai, you will find a flat, easily accessible 8km circular bike route that starts and ends at Yuen Long MTR. Explore the old village before heading out along the Shan Pui River and the Kam Tin River. The cycle route should take two hours, but with younger children, you can stop and enjoy a picnic, fly kites or even take a ferry ride across Shan Pui River.

Location: From Yuen Long MTR, take Exit B and cross the street.
Difficulty level: Easy, however there is some road cycling is required.
Bike rental: There are several places to hire bikes along On Lok Road. Try Tin Fung Bicycle Company or Happy Bicycle. It’s also worth checking out HK Bicycle Tours, it’s a little further from the MTR, but they offer tours as well as reasonably priced bicycle rentals.

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Cycling In Cheung Chau

Take a 30-minute ferry from Central Pier 5 and escape to Cheung Chau island (timetable available here), where no cars are allowed! Your kids will love the seaside cycling, while exploring the temples and pirate caves along the bike trail. You can also hire cycling tuk-tuks for the whole family if the younger ones don’t feel confident on their own bikes.

Location: Take the ferry from Central Pier 5
Difficulty level: Easy to moderate
Bike rental: Various bike rental shops are located along the waterfront, including one on Pak She Praya Road at the corner of the Pak Tai Temple basketball court.

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Cycling In Mui Wo

Peaceful and picturesque, this charming village has many cycle paths. One of our favourite Mui Wo cycling trails is the well-marked path to Silver Mine Waterfall. Another option in Mui Wo is the beach cycle path that’s perfect for children of all ages. For the adventurous, there is a 25km loop bike trail which includes some hill climbs but the sea views make it worthwhile.

Location: Ferry from Central Pier 6 (timetable available here). Turn right out of the ferry pier in Mui Wo and the bike shop is a less than 10-minute walk away on the Riverwalk.
Difficulty level: Easy to moderate
Bike rental: Friendly Bike Shop

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Cycling Trails Hong Kong Outdoor Fitness: New Territories Cycling Track

New Territories Cycle Track Network

Don’t baulk! This is a full 60km trail that runs all the way from Tuen Mun, through Yuen Long, Sheung Shui, Tai Po and Sha Tin and finishes in Ma On Shan. We don’t expect kids to complete it in one go (nor mums or dads, for that matter!), but when you break down the sections there are some fantastic spots to spin your wheels. There are multiple entry and exit points and bicycle hubs with toilets and kiosks ensuring all ages can enjoy riding.

Bike rental: Check out L.K Bike. It has locations all along the New Territories Cycle Track Network and allows you to pick up and drop off in different locations. It has a huge range of bicycles for rent, including family bikes, tandem bikes, kids bikes with training wheels and even balance bikes. The website is mostly in Chinese, but works in Google Translate.

Sassy Mama Tip: Check out the handy website that’s chalked out the map, listing out all attractions, facilities and distances to help you plan your route. Three of our favourites are Tuen Mu to Yeun Long, Tai Po to Ma On Shan and Tsuen Wan Waterfront (mentioned below).

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Tsuen Wan Waterfront Cycling Track

Opening just over two years ago, this cycling trail spans 2.3kms from Tsuen Wan Riviera Park to Bayview Garden, Along the way you’ll have views over the water towards Tsing Yi and go past Tsuen Wan Park  with its ocean-themed playground and child-friendly cycle track. A lovely introduction to cycling in Hong Kong for kids!

Location: Part of the New Territories Cycle Track Network. The nearest MTR is Tsuen Wan West.
Difficulty level: Very easy
Bike rental: Bring your own.

Quarry Bay Cycling Paths

If you don’t want to venture off the island and you and your children have bikes of your own, then this a great option. It has a lovely long path winding through the park, making for a relaxing and beautiful ride. The cycle path is an enclosed loop, too, so children of any age can go around and around to their hearts’ content with no fear of cars or pedestrians getting in the way.

Location: From Quarry Bay MTR, take Exit E and walk approximately 10 minutes to Quarry Bay Park (near Hoi Tai Street), Quarry Bay, Hong Kong.
Difficulty level: Very easy
Bike rental: Bring your own!

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Po Kong Village Park

This is a popular cycling option and offers something for the whole family, including bike rentals. If you have a little one who wants to learn this might be a good place to get the wobbles out.

Getting there: Head to Diamond Hill MTR and from there take minibus 19. Alternatively, bus routes 3B, 3D, 3M, 116 or 203E also head that way.
Difficulty level: Various
Bike rental: Available at the kiosk in the park.

Cycling Trails Hong Kong Outdoor Fitness

LCSD Cycle Tracks In Hong Kong Parks

Hong Kong has some fantastic, free, outdoor kids’ facilities. While we might typically think of heading to the park for the playgrounds, many also have designated cycling tracks for kids to practise their bike riding skills. Our choices are Quarry Bay Park and Po Kong Village Park (mentioned above), but there are many more places to cycle across Hong Kong. We’ve picked just a few of them below. You can also check out the full list on the LCSD website.

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Challenging Bike Trails In Hong Kong

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Mountain Bike Trails And Practice Grounds In Hong Kong

There are 15 designated mountain bike trails in Hong Kong. Most are in Tai Lam Country Park, but there are also trails on Lantau Island such as the Chi Ma Wan, Sai Kung, Clearwater Bay and even the famous Dragon’s Back Bike Trail at Shek O Country Park. Just be sure to check the details as some are not open for bikes on Sundays and public holidays.

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Cycling Trails Hong Kong Outdoor Fitness: BMX Park

International BMX Park In Hong Kong

For those with a little daredevil in the family, the Hong Kong Jockey Club International BMX Park in Kwai Chung is just the ticket. The facility offers a 350m racing track with a starting gate and audience stand and a 60m development track along with bike and equipment rental. There are also qualified coaches and courses organised by the Cycling Association of Hong Kong. Be sure to check for pricing and public opening times.

HKJC BMX Park, 91, Kwai Hei Street, Gin Drinkers Bay, Kwai Chung, New Territories, Hong Kong,

Other Challenging Cycling Routes And Trails

The Po Kong Village Park (mentioned above) also has a 1 km-long raised cycling track and a purpose-built BMX course.

Getting there: Head to Diamond Hill MTR and from there take minibus 19. Alternatively, bus routes 3B, 3D, 3M, 116 or 203E also head that way.
Difficulty level: Various
Bike rental: Available at the kiosk in the park.

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Editor’s Note: “Cycling In Hong Kong With Kids: Where To Ride Your Bike” was most recently updated in March 2024. Thanks to Belinda Austin and Anita Balagopalan for their contributions. 

  Main image courtesy of Getty, image 1 courtesy of Belinda Austin, image 2 courtesy of Anita Balagopalan, image 3 courtesy of Inspiration Lake, image 4 courtesy of Belinda Austin, image 5 courtesy of Getty, image 6 courtesy of NTCTN, image 7 courtesy of Getty, image 8 courtesy of Darcy Lawrey via Pexels, image 9 courtesy of Hong Kong BMX Park via Facebook

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