Chi Ma Wan Bike Trail
For lovers of enduro riding who enjoy a technical challenge, Chi Ma Wan Bike Trail is way up on the ‘must ride’ list.
The off-road section takes a circular route around the Chi Ma Wan Peninsular and is considered moderate to highly technical, but if your skills are up to scratch and you fancy a challenge, you’ll find this one a real thirst-quencher. To reach the trail, you’ll weave along a 7.2-kilometer coastline road that undulates along a mix of eroded clay paths and smooth concrete sections before dropping down into Shap Long Village, where old terraced farms can be seen on one side, the sea on the other.
Chi Ma Wan Bike Trail section is 14.3 kilometers long, and while it is designated as a bike trail, it’s also popular with hikers, so look out, especially on steep technical descents.
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Get to the start:
Lantau Island can be reached by taking a ferry from Central ferry pier to Mui Wo. Bikes can only be carried on larger, slower ferries, so plan ahead. Exiting Mui Wo ferry pier, turn left and follow the road along the harborfront. Look for the bike park entrance on the right and head up along the coastal path continuing past the bike park until you reach Shap Long Village. Continue on following signs to Chi Ma Wan’s correctional institution. At the giant water tank, take a left up the stairs and head down the other side, following signs to the trail. The trail proper begins at a set of steps just after a reservoir.
From the bike trail exit, an 8.8-kilometer road ride along Chi Ma Wan Road and onto South Lantau Road leads us back to Mui Wo ferry pier. South Lantau Road undulates along some long, drawn-out climbs and descents so your legs will get a good workout.