The Yuen Long cycle interchange is located behind Yoho Mall (approximately ten minutes walk away) by the Yuen Long Town Cycling Entry/Exit Hub. Here, bicycle contractors rent out road bikes, mountain bikes, and children’s bikes which can be returned in Sheung Shui or Tai Po, among other places. Before your departure, remember to read the map clearly, and navigate with your phone. It helps to pay attention to the colour of the bicycle track too. The main line connecting the districts is a red bicycle track, while the track within the district is green. By distinguishing the colours, you’ll stay on track and will be less likely to get lost.
The 60km New Territories cycling track, dubbed the ‘Super Bike Track’, connects Tuen Mun and Ma On Shan and is considered the cycling version of the longest railway line in Hong Kong (Tuen Ma Line) that links the east and west of Hong Kong. The middle section of this route, the ‘Sheung Shui-Yuen Long Section’, was completed in 2020 and has since attracted many cyclists and two-wheel fanatics.
This section passes through Yuen Long City Centre, Nam Sang Wai, Kam Tin River, San Tin, Kwu Tung, Ho Sheung Heung, and Sheung Shui. While some have criticised the inadequacies and design of the cycling track, there is still much to enjoy. From the ecological beauty of its surroundings to the places you pass on the route – bird-watching spots, century-old monuments, restaurants and shops – keep reading for our cycling route with all the stops to enjoy along the way. Written by Luke. Translated by Fontaine Cheng.