CYCLING | CHRISTMAS BIKE TOUR! 3 DIFFERENT ROUTES TO KEEP ACTIVE THIS CHRISTMAS
Fed up of the Christmas consumerism? Why not get away from it all and enjoy the great outdoors with a Christmas cycling tour?
Whether you’re looking for a family route or a food/culture-themed tour, Decathlon has put together three different cycling routes that are guaranteed to give you a memorable Christmas.
Family tour ── INSPIRATION LAKE TO SUNNY BAY
If you want to take your kids out for a spin and are looking for an easy tour that avoids the crowds, the route from Inspiration Lake to Sunny Bay is a good choice, offering scenic views and convenient rest stops.
Located near Disneyland Resort, the Inspiration Lake Recreation Centre offers bicycle rental facilities, but opening hours are subject to weather conditions and visitor numbers, so don’t forget to call in advance. After renting a bicycle, you can cycle around Inspiration Lake or follow the Sunny Bay Waterfront Promenade, which passes by three Disneyland hotels and the Disneyland Resort Pier.
This route is an easy ride and takes approximately 1 hour. The Inspiration Lake Recreation Centre has toilet facilities and a convenience store. Many visitors choose to explore the lake by pedalo, and the surrounding park is a popular picnic spot.
- Take the MTR to Disneyland Resort Station, and then transfer to bus R8 to Inspiration Lake.
- Inspiration Lake > Sunny Bay Waterfront Promenade > Disneyland Resort hotels > Disneyland Resort Pier
- Approx. 1 hour
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Countryside tour ── Yuen Long to Nam Sang Wai
Known as Hong Kong’s ‘back garden’, Nam Sang Wai is popular day-trip destination that is ideal for exploring by bike. After arriving at Yuen Long MTR Station, cycle towards Pok Oi Hospital. After passing through a tunnel and reaching a bridge, you will see the sign for Nam Sang Wai. Follow the road until you reach a crossroad. Turn right and pass King Kai Farm, after which you will reach the Nam Sang Wai wetland area.
Many visitors explore the disused farms nearby or take a ride on the Nam Sang Wai Ferry. The surrounding green areas are ideal for picnics and kite flying. The entire route including a circular tour around Nam Sang Wai is 15 km. The route can be shortened depending on your fitness level.
Transportation: Take exit A at Yuen Long MTR Station and proceed to the cycling trail.
Route: Yuen Long MTR Station cycling trail > towards Pok Oi Hospital > King Kai Farm > Nam Sang Wai
Duration: Approx. 3 hours
Culture-themed tour ── Sheung Shui to Kwu Tung
If you want to incorporate cultural attractions in your tour, why not try cycling the Lung Yeuk Tau Heritage Trail? After starting your tour at Sheung Shui MTR Station, turn left onto the bridge after you reach Sheung Shui Ambulance Depot. The cycle trail then takes you along the Sheung Yue River, offering picturesque views of Long Valley, a popular sunset spot. Many visitors also stop at Ho Sheung Heung to sample a famous local snack called ‘Douhua’, which is made from soft tofu.
Continuing along the Sheung Yue River, you will reach the Ng Tung River. Continue along this river until you reach the Lung Yeuk Tau Heritage Trail, which passes a number of historical attractions such as the walled villages of Tung Kok Wai and Lo Wai and the Sin Shut Study Hall. The route is approximately 10 km long.
Route: Sheung Shui MTR Station > Sheung Yue River > Long Valley > Ho Sheung Heung > Lung Yeuk Tau Heritage Trail
New Cycling Track
You can also try the new cycle route between Sheung Shui and Yuen Long, which was recently tested by our cycling ambassador Andy.