Sunday, October 13, 2013

Lantau Section 7-8

(11.11 kilometers)
3.5 hours

Difficulty: 4/10. For distance and slight elevation gain.

Appreciation: 8/10. A nice, easy trail with some nice views. First half is shaded but second one is not so, might be good to start the trail early afternoon.

Transportation: Take bus route 1 at Mui Wo Bus Terminal; or take bus route 11 in Tung Chung all the way to Tai-O. Take bus route 1 to Mui Wo Ferry Pier, or take bus route 11,23 to Tung Chung. Please note that bus 11 is almost always packed and you may not be able to board for a while.

Why it's worth it:


Right by the bus terminal, walk on the bridge and take a left.

You will walk towards the village. There's often nice wildlife in the mangrove.

At the village.

About 35 minutes in.

About 50 minutes and 3.5km in, you may get to this dirt road. I say may because this was a construction area which hopefully will be fixed back into the proper Lantau trail eventually.

Anyhow, make sure not to get lost. There is a small path going through the construction site. On the left.

Beaches aplenty

Follow the signage towards Shek-Pik

Follow Shek-Pik (reservoir)

Just before the the end of section 7, you'll reached this paved road. It will be paved road from this point on and to the end.

A waterfall along the way. Eventually, you'll reach the end of Section 8, there are toilets there and the bus stops.

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Please, don't litter!

Hiking is about communion with nature. So please pickup after yourself. There's no excuse to leave plastic bags, water bottles or any rubbish on or around the trails; if you managed to bring it, you can manage to bring it back!