Eight Active Ways to Explore Hong Kong
Better known as an urban jungle for its dense center of impressive skyscrapers, Hong Kong is as much as home for outdoor enthusiasts as it is for city folk.
Forty percent of Hong Kong’s territory is dedicated to country parks and nature reserves. With over 200 outlying islands and dozens of hiking trails to explore, this verdant landscape is ripe for every kind of active adventure. The experts at Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong have brought together an impressive list of activities, every trail, beach and waterway explored by our own in-house intrepid explorers.
- Trail Run at Chi Ma Wan: Leave the crowds behind on this idyllic trail on Lantau Island where runners and mountain bikers will find little to interrupt the sounds of nature and endless views.
- Tennis with a Real Pro: Play tennis with Hubert Karrasch, a world class tennis player recently ranked number one in the over 45 doubles ITF seniors’ category at the Victoria Park tennis courts.
- Discover New Territories on Bike: Set off to explore the New Territories by bike. The 25km (15 mile) ride will take guests through parts of Hong Kong few tourists see, ending with a sunset over the water in Plover Cove.
- Watersports in Stanley: From windsurfing to wakeboarding to stand up paddleboard, there is something for all water sports enthusiasts at the Aquabound Centre, a short taxi ride from the Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong at Stanley Beach.
- Hiking: Hong Kong is home to dozens of hiking trails but one of the most scenic routes, Dragon’s Back, gives nature lovers spectacular views of the photogenic mountains surrounding Shek O, Stanley, Tai Tam, and the South China Sea. The end of the 8.5 km (5 mile) trail is connected to Big Wave Bay, where travellers can finally take a break to enjoy the sun and the sand.
- Paragliding: Enjoy a bird’s eye view of Hong Kong in the sky with an introductory paragliding lesson near Sunset Peak on Lantau Island, at Ma On Shan/Pyramid Hill near Sai Kung, and at Dragon’s Back near Shek O.
- Kayaking in Sai Kung: Home to hundreds of islands, there are many fantastic opportunities to see Hong Kong by sea. Guests can find kayaks to rent on most major beaches, including Stanley, but it is worth travelling out a little further to get a slice of the South China Sea all to yourself in the bustling fishing port of Sai Kung. Stay and enjoy a seafood feast after an energizing day on the water.
- Foot Massage: After an action-packed day, pamper and revive tired feet with a traditional Chinese foot massage. There are many places where you can go, some more reputable than others, but Gao’s Foot massage is one of the best.
Guests can discover more insider tips for Hong Kong with the Hotel’s Destination Guide available in every guest room. Contact the Concierge for more details or to book in advance.
Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong