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During your stay in Hong Kong, you should have no trouble in practicing your favorite sports. Find out more in this article.

Nowadays, sports are part of everyday life. So if you are moving to Hong Kong, you will not find it difficult to keep yourself fit. Indeed, you can practice different types of sports in Hong Kong as the region has adequate infrastructure such as open spaces, gyms, tracks and trails, etc. You just have to get out and try to enjoy these as much as you can.

Cycling trails

You are likely to come across many cycling trails across Hong Kong, especially in the New Territories. You can also rent a bike if you do not wish to buy one. In fact, cycling is one of the inhabitants' favorite pass-time. For instance, the first cycling trail, stretches from the Shing Mun river till the Tai Po Waterfront Park. The most popular trail goes from there till Tai Mei Tuk.

Nevertheless, you are advised to stick to the cycling itinerary rather than venture elsewhere on your own as Hong Kong is a dense traffic region. You are likely to come across large numbers of vehicle and pedestrians which might make you feel quite uneasy. Cycling tracks, for their part, are safe secure and will allow you enjoy your trip.

Fishing

If you like fishing, you will be amazed by the number of artificial lakes and craft boats you can find in Hong Kong. The most popular fishing spot is found in the Taï O fishing village which is found on Lantau Island. You are likely to enjoy authentic traditional fishing there along with the local inhabitants.

Golf

Golf is, with no doubt, one of the most popular sports in Hong Kong, inherited from the British colonial period. Indeed, being a member of the Royal Hong Kong was deemed to be a real privilege. Nowadays, Hong Kong hosts five golf clubs, among which four are private clubs. These are found, namely, behind the Deep Water Bay in Kowloon, on Lantau Island, in Kau Saï Chau and on the Saikung Peninsula (in the Clearwater Bay).

Hiking

If you prefer adventure, you can try many hiking trails. A few kilometers away from the city-center, you can discover the Dragon's Back, desert beaches, volcano landscapes, as well as isolated temples. In Kowloon, you will be amazed by the magnificent panorama surrounding the Sha Tin lake. The New Territories and neighboring islands also host many hiking trails.

For information on guided hikes, visits to the geological park and cycling in the New Territories, please refer to the Hong Kong Tourism portal.

Beaches

Hong Kong is surrounded by many beaches, the most beautiful ones being located on neighboring islands. These are ideal for water sports lovers, providing several activities such as sailing and windsurfing. But you can also just relax, swim and enjoy the sun, or even visit spas and beauty institutes.

 Useful links:

Expat.com – Directory of Leisure Activities in Hong Kong
Discover Hong Kong – Beaches www.discoverhongkong.com/us/see-do/great-outdoors/beaches
Discover Hong Kong – Cycling www.discoverhongkong.com/us/see-do/great-outdoors/cycling
Discover Hong Kong – Hikes www.discoverhongkong.com/us/see-do/great-outdoors/hikes
Golf Trotter – Golf in Hong Kong www.golftrotter.com

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