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Hong Kong is a magical place. From the food to culture, and even the gorgeous sky-scrapers, Hong Kong is a place that you will never forget once you travel to this destination. While filled with sky-scrapers, there are many beautiful cycling routes that combine city skylines and breathtaking views. Below are some of the best cycling routes in Hong Kong.

Tai Wei

Starting along the Shing Mun river, this route takes you through the Hong Kong Science Park, the Pak Shek Kok Promenade as well as the Tolo cycling track – Hong Kong’s most picturesque cycling route! With cafés dotted along the route and Tai Po Waterfront at the end, this three-hour-long route could easily be stretched into an all-day affair. Bikes can be rented in the park, or if you fancy doing it backwards, in Tai Po. Route map: discoverhongkong.com.

Tai Po to Tai Mei Tuck

Tai Po waterfront is the perfect place to rent a bike and escape from the city. Nearby you’ll find the Tai Wong Yeh temple, built by fishermen in the 17th century – it’s still an important place for Tai Po residents, who hold the Tai Wong Yeh festival annually. You’ll also be able to spot the striking Tsz Shan MonasteryGuan Yin statue along the way. The popular route is a leisurely 1.5 hours, but can be continued along the Tai Mei Tuk dam for a longer 9km ride. More experienced riders can complete the whole 20km track from Tai Wai to Tai Mei Tuk. Route map: discoverhongkong.com.

Nam Sang Wei

A world away from urban Hong Kong, the Nam Sang Wai landscape is dominated by abandoned farms, fish ponds and lush greenery. Bikes can be rented from the Tin Fung Bicycle Company (yl.hk/tfb) – if you prefer to be shown around these lesser known areas, the crew at Mountain Biking Asia (mountainbikingasia.com) offer a 35km guided tour. If you’re a more independent traveller, however, the route is just 20km of easy paths, taking around three hours. Route map: discoverhongkong.com.

Po Kong Village Park

Perfect for beginners, or if you just wanted a more leisurely cycle, Po Kong Village Park offers a 1km elevated track. The park is ideal for a family day out with bikes available to rent for all age groups, a children’s play area and (for the more daring) a skate park! If you fancy testing your luck on one of the ramps, the park is also open to BMX enthusiasts. For more info, visit lcsd.gov.hk.

Chi Ma Wan

This trail follows the contours of  Lantau Island’s southern coast. Keen cyclists gather at the Friendly Bike Shop in Mui Wo (fb.com/friendlybicycleshop), where high-quality bikes can be rented. With river crossings and steep steps, this 9.5km trail can be a bit challenging, but it offers some of the best sea views in all of Hong Kong.