SACS Bike Tour to Hong Kong New Territories
Bike Tour Hong Kong New Territories de Tai Fan Kam
Saturday, February 19, 2011 • 08:00am – 5:00pm
Hosted by SACS Shenzhen Asian Culture Society
…or a bicycle ride along the back roads of Hong Kong’s northern New Territories…
We will leave Shekou via the MTR heading to Louhu where we will cross the border and take the KCR to nearby Tai Po Market railway station. From here, we wind our way through the narrow streets of the old part of town to join a broad level bicycle path along the shored up Lam Tsuen River allowing us to get used to our bikes.
Shortly afterwards, we find ourselves riding on concrete footpaths passing vegetable plots, kennels, orchards and nurseries along the tracks of the main Hong Kong to China railway as we head for the ever expanding town of Fan Ling. Though a fairly pleasant town, Fan Ling has little to offer a visitor, so we skirt the town along small paths through well-tended fields and a series of small villages.
We pause for refreshments at a small café near Lin Tong Mei, at the edge of the Fan Ling golf course, before continuing our exploration of secluded northern valleys and villages. Along the way, we also pay a visit to the San Tin Barracks of the People’s Liberation Army and keep a look out for Black-faced Spoonbills and stray water buffaloes on our way towards the historical village of Kam Tin.
We check out a number of traditional century old temples, ancestral halls, schools and interesting buildings before finishing the outing with a well-deserved (late) lunch at an Indian restaurant in Kam Tin. Following lunch a motor coach will return the group to Shenzhen Wan border.
Distance: 30 km Difficulty:4 out of 10 Approx.
Price : tba incl. Professional guide service, bicycle rental & bicycle transfer after ride, lunch, and transfers,
Time Spent on Trail: 4.5 hours Cycling 4 hours + Breaks 0.5 hour
Meeting Time & Place: 8:00am Shekou MTR or 9:30am at Tai Po Market Railway Station
Finishing Time & Place: 4:00 pm in Shenzhen Wan Border
Food & Drink: Snack and refreshment breaks at Lin Tong Mei and Ngau Tam Mei, Lunch at an Indian restaurant in Kam Tin.