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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 right of passage, but not one that easily lends itself to Hong Kong living. Thankfully, there are some great cycle tracks and bike paths perfect for kids to get steady. We’ll even help you find bike rental shops to get you cycling!

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 whole family. Not only is it fun, but there is the added bonus of fresh air and exercise. We also know Hong Kong offers up some fantastic scenery, and bike riding is a lovely way to take in some new places you may not have already visited. We’ve got great bike options (and we’ve sorted out bike rentals for kids, too!), that are surprisingly affordable in many locations, making this an accessible hobby on any budget.

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Editor’s Note: The situation in Hong Kong regarding closures and restrictions on opening hours due to the coronavirus is constantly evolving. Many businesses are taking extra precautions, but please make sure you follow the latest government advice. Under the current government restrictions, cycling facilities (like those found within parks) managed by the LCSD are closed. Cycling paths like those along waterfront areas and promenades remain open (yes it’s very confusing and took a while for us to get our heads around as well!).

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Cycle Tracks And Routes
Popular Neighbourhoods For Bike Riding
New Territories Cycle Track Network
LCSD Cycling Facilities In Hong Kong Parks
Mountain Bike Trails In Hong Kong


Cycle Tracks And Routes

 

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Cycling Tseung Kwan O Waterfront Park to Veledrome Park

Tseung Kwan O area has quickly become a Sassy Mama favourite. It’s mostly flat, away from busy roads (but still with ample opportunities to teach road safety), easy to get to by MTR or car (with plenty of parking too) and there are more and more cafés and restaurants opening up in the area every week.

Location: There are bike lanes starting from Tiu Keng Leng MTR station, or you can start from 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 this one along the cycle track

Read more: Tseung Kwan O Neighbourhood Guide For Families In Hong Kong


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Cycling from Tai Po to Tai Mei Tuk

Start a lovely day of biking from Tai Po. There are 8km of cycling tracks to Tai Mei Tuk where you can take in the stunning views of Pat Sin Leung. The route is flat and 8km 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 is great for younger kids with lots of areas to play along the way.

Location: Start at Tai Po Waterfront Park. The bike trail ends on Tai Mei Tuk Rd but you could continue on to ride across Plover Cove Reservoir. The nearest MTR is Tai Po Market (about a 15-minute walk to the waterfront).
Difficulty level: Easy
Bike rental: Good Luck Bike Shop also has a branch in Tai Po as well as a number of other small outlets located near the Spiral Lookout Tower.


Bike riding from Tung Chung to Inspiration Lake

With 15km of flat trail, older children can take in a longer bike ride or you can opt to do a smaller portion with younger ones. Views over on Lantau here are just spectacular and offer up great coastal sights. The 15km trail ends at Inspiration Lake in Disneyland, but alternatively, you can also head straight there as they also offer bike rentals. Loops of the lake make for a really enjoyable ride.

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, No110, G/F, Ma Wan Chung Village, Tung Chung, Lantau Island, Hong Kong

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Popular Neighbourhoods For Bike Riding

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West Kowloon Cultural Precinct

The West Kowloon Cultural District is quickly becoming one of our favourite places to take the kids in Hong Kong. What better way to enjoy a day out than cruising along the harbour on two wheels? It’s flat and there are designated bike paths, perfect for kids of all ages, including those little ones who are still using their training wheels.

Sassy Mama tip: Get here early if visiting on a weekend as the trails 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.

Editor’s note: Bike hire is currently suspended due to government restrictions.

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Bike riding in Nam Sang Wai

In Nam Sang Wai, you will find an easily accessible 8km circular 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 route is easy to follow along the riverbank and remains flat throughout. This is a great venture up into the heart of the New Territories and an opportunity to explore traditional Hong Kong. Younger children can also enjoy cycling in this area as the paths are flat and there is a lot to see along the river; you don’t have to do the full 8km, you can easily turn around and head back to the start at any point.

Location: From Yuen Long MTR, take Exit B and cross the street.
Difficulty level: Easy
Bike rental: There are a number of 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

Cheung Chau is now one of our favourite escapes from city life. Take a ferry from Central Pier 5 to the island (timetable available here) and enjoy a seaside cycling path that runs along the west side. The island is very flat and there is plenty to see as you cycle around. 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. Check out a map of Cheung Chau here.
Difficulty level: Easy to moderate
Bike rental: Various bike rental shops are located along the waterfront. One option is located on Pak She Praya Road at the corner of the Pak Tai Temple basketball court, but if you exit the ferry you’ll find plenty of options along the water.

Read more: Your Family-Friendly Neighbourhood Guide To Cheung Chau


Cycling in Mui Wo

Peaceful and picturesque, the village has a charming feel with lots of cycle paths. One of our favourite Mui Wo cycling trails is the path to Silver Mine Waterfall. It has various sign postings along the way and is easy to navigate on a bike. Another option in Mui Wo is the beach path which is specifically geared up for cyclists and offers lovely views of the ocean. This is an excellent day out for children of all ages.

Location: Ferry from Central Pier 6 (timetable available here). Turn left out of the ferry pier in Mui Wo and the bike shop is a 3-minute walk away on Mui Wo Ferry Pier Road.
Difficulty level: Easy
Bike rental: Friendly Bike Shop


New Territories Cycle Track Network

While we don’t expect many kids will be tackling the full 60km trail that runs all the way from Tuen Mun, through Yuen Long, Sheung Shui, Tai Po and Sha Tin to finish up in Ma On Shan in one go, when you break down the sections there are some fantastic spots to spin your wheels.

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.


Tuen Mun to Yuen Long Cycle Track

The first section of the cycling network is best left for biking with your older experienced kids or teens. The full route will take you around two hours and does cross the Light Rail track so you will need to be careful. You’ll be rewarded with spectacular scenery as you pass by the wetlands, through historical villages.

Sassy Mama tip: Make a day of it by stopping in at Hong Kong Wetland Park, hiking the Ping Shan Heritage Trail and stopping for seafood at Lau Fau Shan.

Location: Starts in Tuen Mun finishing up in Yuen Long
Difficulty level: Moderate
Bike rental: See notes on L.K Bike, above

Read more: Hiking Hong Kong With Kids: The Best Hikes For Families


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University Station (Tai Po) to Ma On Shan, via Sha Tin

This is one of the most popular cycling routes in Hong Kong and takes in beautiful coastal scenery. Families will appreciate a dedicated bike path that remains flat throughout. Although this route starts at University Station, you may prefer to set off from Sha Tin. Along the way, this route takes in views of Tolo Harbour and Ma On Shan and is a lovely leisurely day away from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Location: Starts in University Station ending in Ma On Shan at the end of the promenade. If you prefer, take the MTR to Sha Tin Station and then leave at Exit A. You will walk to Shing Mun River via New Town Plaza. Check out the map here.
Difficulty level: Easy
Bike rental: See notes on L.K Bike, above. There are a number of bike rental places close to the cycling path in Sha Tin. You could try Bike Kiosk No.1, Rock N Roll Bicycle Hire Shop or Good Luck Bike Shop all by the riverfront. There are also some bike rental shops closer to Tai Wai MTR station including Extreme Bikes and Freshabikes depending on where you choose to start your ride.


Tsuen Wan Waterfront Cycling Track

Spanning 2.3km from Tsuen Wan Riviera Park to Bayview Garden opened in July 2021 and is a lovely spot to take the kids for a ride. Along the way you’ll have views over the water towards Tsing Yi and go past Tsuen Wan Park which also has some great facilities.

Location: The cycling path starts at Tsuen Wan Riviera Park and ends at Bayview Garden. Nearest MTR is Tsuen Wan West.
Difficulty level: Very easy
Bike rental: Bring your own.


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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. We mention Quarry Bay and Po Kong Village Park below, but there are many more places to cycle across Hong Kong. Check out the full list on the LCSD website.


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 is the best 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!


Po Kong Village Park

Get the daredevils their free-wheeling fix because there are lots of cycling options on offer here with a 1km-long raised cycling track! There is also a beginner’s cycling area and a purpose-built BMX course. This is a popular cycling option and offers something for the whole family, including bike rentals available for everyone. 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.

More LCSD cycle tracks in Hong Kong

Editor’s note: Under the current government restrictions cycling facilities managed by the LCSD are closed. 


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Mountain Bike Trails In Hong Kong

If you’ve got adventurous older kids on your hands, you can take to the country parks. 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, Sai Kung, Clearwater Bay and even Shek O. Just be sure to check the details as some are not open for bikes on Sundays and public holidays.

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Editor’s note: This article was originally published by Carrie Johnson on 18, July 2018 and most recently updated by Jess Mizzi in January, 2022.

  Main image courtesy of Getty Images, image 1 courtesy of Jess Mizzi, image 2 courtesy of Getty, image 3 courtesy of West Kowloon Cultural District, image 4 courtesy of Getty Images, image 5 courtesy of lcsdimage 6 courtesy of Tatiana Syrikova from Pexels, image 7 courtesy of Darcy Lawrey from Pexels

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