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TOUR DE TOLO

On your bikes!  It might NOT the Tour de France and there will actually even be a little walking involved, but you are invited to join our Tour de
Tolo – a 33 km trip along the shores of the Tolo Harbour, 30 of which will be covered on bicycle (primarily along dedicated bicycle tracks).

Before we pick up our bicycles, though, we will take a little stroll around the old part of Tai Wai, one of Hong Kong's oldest villages. Once we
do get into the saddle, we will also be making brief stops at the area's two other major attractions; the Che Kung Temple and the Tsang Tai
Uk compound.

The Che Kung Festival, held on the third day of the Chinese New Year, sees thousands of worshippers gathering at the temple to pray for good
fortune. People will line up to light their ceremonial tributes and turn a bronze prayer-wheel in a clockwise direction to avert bad luck and
hope for a "good-turn" of fortune in the coming year. On normal week days, however, crowds should be minimal, so we can enjoy our visit.

From the temple, it is a short ride to the huge Tsang Tai Uk compound, built by a local businessman to accommodate his
descendants. From
here we follow the bicycle paths past the Heritage Museum and the Racecourse before reaching Tolo Harbour at the Ma Liu Shui ferry pier.  
We will then follow the water’s edge to and through the Tai Po Waterfront Park, before enduring a brief boring passage through the Tai Po
Industrial Estate to rejoin the bicycle path along Ting Kok Road.

We turn off for Sam Mun Tsai village, where we leave the bikes at one of the stores to visit - on foot - Yim Tin Tsai.  From the top of the small
hill on this “cemetery” island in the middle of Tolo Harbour, we have magnificent views over
Ma On Shan, Tai Mo Shan, Plover Cove and the
Pat Sin Leng range.

Having stretched our legs after the "unaccustomed" pedaling, we pause for refreshments back at the harbour front in Sam Mun Tsai before
continuing towards Tai Mei Tuk. Here we ride all along the Plover Cove Reservoir Dam and back again, before consuming a well-deserved
lunch at one of the Thai restaurants here.

Leaving the bikes in Tai Mei Tuk, our return to the big city will be undertaken in the air-conditioned comfort of double-decker busses, which
will allow us to experience our bike route from a different angle....
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Scenes from our Tour de Tolo bicycle ride...
Scenes from our Tour de Tolo bicycle ride...
Ride Summary
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Distance:
33.5 km
Cycling: 30.5 km + Walking: 3 km
Difficulty:
1 out of 10
 
Approx. Altitude Change:
Cycling:
Gain: 75 metres, Loss: 75 metres
Price:
HK$320
incl. bicycle rental
  Walking:
Gain: 33 metres, Loss: 33 metres
     
Highest Point:
Cycling: 15 metres
     
  Walking: 30 metres
     
Time Spent on Trail:
4 hours
Cycling: 3 hours, Walking: 0.75 hours
     
Meeting Time & Place:
10:15 am
at Tai Wai Railway Station
 
Finishing Time & Place:
2:15 pm
in Tai Mei Tuk
Price for this ride as a Private Event on request
  or 4:00 / 4:15 pm
in Kowloon / on Hong Kong Island, if staying for lunch
           
Food & Drink:
Refreshment stops at Ma Liu Shui (10 km) and Sam Mun Tsai (20 km) - not included.
Optional (late) lunch at Thai restaurant in Tai Mei Tuk (33.5 km) -
not included.
           
Note 1:
The vast majority of this ride will follow dedicated bicycle paths, but there will be a short stretch along a quiet
back road and a passage through the Tai Po industrial estate. Feel free to ride on the pavement during the latter....
           
Note 2:
You can get a small basket for your stuff, but this will make you bicycle a little front heavy. As it is NOT possible to
rent helmets, gloves and other accessories, you are invited bring your own, should you require such.
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and for any claims, injuries or damages arising thereof.