One Saturday the husband and I decided to try the trail from Tung Chung to Mui Wo via the Hong Kong Olympic trail.
The Hong Kong Government obtained the International Olympic Committee’s approval to name a trail from Pak Mong Village to Mui Wo as Hong Kong Olympic Trail and a tree-planting site at a slope near Pak Mong Village as Olympic Green to mark the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games and Hong Kong’s co-hosting of the equestrian events.
The Olympic Trail is about 5.6km with its highest point at 227 metres. It passes through villages whose history dates back more than 200 years.
Duration : approximately 2.5 hours
Difficulty: 4/10 as some places had an incline.
How to get there: We took the MTR to Tung Chung and exited at D. We crossed over to Fu Tung street and then headed to Cheung Tung road where we kept walking straight towards the Zhuhai – Macau bridge till we reached the starting point of the trail.
It took around 30 minutes to reach the start of the Olympic trail.
Finally we started the hike. 😁
We were greeted by an ancient incinerator at the start itself with beautiful views on our left.
We entered Pak Mong village. The path was all concrete and easy. We came across old structures on our way.
There was a toilet on the left that we passed which was a relief for us travellers that travelled all the way from Sai Wan Ho to Tung Chung without any break. 😁
We continued walking. It was a beautiful day with clear blue skies so Mikhail’s whines were also part of the hike.
We kept following the path. There were steep slopes too but for the views the climb was worth it.
We followed the signs towards Mui Wo. The path was pretty straightforward.
Finally we reached the top where we could see the Silvermine bay and Mui wo in the distance.
We kept walking till we reached the Silvermine cave. It was quite interesting however they had closed the tunnel inside.
From there we walked to the Silvermine waterfalls which for me was a disappointment. There were too many people and it wasn’t much of a waterfall being winter.
We continued on the Olympic trail towards Mui Wo. Along the way we passed an ancient temple too. It was the Man Mo temple which was over 400 years old.
We were famished as it was well past lunch time and we decided to dine at Bahce Turkish restaurant which we ate at the last time we hiked from Discovery bay to Mui Wo.
We ended up near the Silvermine beach and walked towards the restaurant. (There’s also China Bear which has fantastic juices and Caffe Paradiso for stimulating coffee).
We ate like there was no tomorrow but after walking for over 10 kilometres I think the meal was well deserved.
Here’s just a little of what we ate, besides the chicken kebabs, falafels and baklava.
This was a nice long hike. The trail was picturesque and even though it was sunny the kind breeze kept us cool 😁.
A boxing day well spent with just the family after a hectic Christmas Eve and Christmas day.
This is a child friendly hike and a dog friendly hike too.
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Happy Hiking and enjoy the rest of 2020.