The months of November to February/March are the best months in Hong Kong to practice some fitness outdoors. The temperatures are cooler and the humidity is at its lowest.
You just have to go up the so many fitness trails be it the up Bowen Road or the Peak, with friends to do some fitness and enjoy the beauty of our Hong Kong.
Below are some of the popular easy to moderate walking/hiking routes that are our favorite.
Sun Yat Sen Park to Kennedy Town
Along the waterfront, this running track is perfect to get in some exercise while enjoying the breeze and open space it has to offer. It’s a great place for kids to ride their scooters or just run around and play but if you are a serious runner and want some solitude while running, early mornings or late evenings would be ideal. Weekends are generally quite packed with families and kids. You can increase your run by going all the way to the Central Harbour front.
Striking view from Sun Yat sen park water front
This has got to be every HK Island resident’s favorite given the ease of getting there. The bonus is the array of restaurants at the top to help you recharge! Afterall, you earned it! There are several paths to the Peak. One that is quite convenient for those residing in Sheung Wan/Sai Ying Pun is the one that begins at the Old Peak Road. Once you get to the top, there is a circular exercise trail of ~3km that offers some great views and a flat concrete path to run on.
Well deserved view once you are at the peak :-)
Wan Chai Gap Playground
If you are one for greenery and a peaceful, mildly challenging run, this one is for you.
To make it more challenging, you can continue onto Aberdeen Country Park. This path has a nice blend of flat concrete and rugged terrain and it ends at the Aberdeen reservoir.
From concrete to rugged terrain: Aberdeen country park trail
This is a hidden gem in HK. It’s a shaded and pleasant 3km walk to the cape. Once you near the cape, the views are truly incredible. With the temperatures falling, you can make a picnic out of this run and camp on one of the unique rocks at the cape!
Fantastic views from the Cap d'Aguiliar
Tai Tam Reservoir
An easy breezy path that ends in a scenic waterfall. The highlight is the several shades of green that you can see as you walk along the four reservoirs.
Different shades of nature at the Tai Tam reservoir
LocalHood regularly organizes hikes for it's LocalHooders.
The next hike is on Saturday the 21st of Nov from Wanchai to Aberdeen. So in case you’re looking to enjoy the lovely 'Nov weather while getting to know new faces, having fun & keeping fit, join us on the 21st Nov @ 10am. More details: www.localhood.org/up