Alex was my guide. He was very professional, provided lots of info on Hong Kong and the various sights along the trail.
The hike itself was uphill the first half, then down hill the other half bring water.
Will book again next time in Hong Kong. This was one of my favorite things I did in HK.
Keep up the hiking tours!!! Thx Alex and Rory.
Our guide, Henry, went above and beyond what the tour description was by showing us around the back streets of the village we arrived at after the hike was over. The tour itself was informative and scenic and not a high level of fitness was required. The meeting point was easy to find using Hong Kong's fabulous metro system. Overall a day to be remembered!
This was my second hike in HK but not my favorite. Dragon's Back itself is lovely but an easy hike - mostly a walk with a few inclines here and there. If you are in decent shape this will not be challenging. Also - whatever you do - DO NOT GO ON THE WEEKEND! It was so crowded that at multiple points in the hike we were literally walking in a long line with other people. Loud talking all around. Passing people on the trail. If I had gone on a weekday I would have enjoyed this much more. There are some amazing views and photo ops. We were lucky to see some para gliders take off and land which was pretty cool! There are some amazing hiking areas in Hong Kong and I highly recommend checking them out. The other hike I did was in Kai Sung - it was a long, challenging one but wow it was wow it was the best thing I did in Hong Kong!
The tour changed the time of departure the night before to half a hour earlier but I was out that night and did not see the text until that morning. When I got to the starting point at the bus station, they had already left. I called the tour company and they said the group will wait for me at the beginning of the hike trail until I got there. They instructed me on what bus to take. When I met the tour leader, he said he had tried to call me last night but I did not receive any voicemails and I had called the day before for tour confirmation by leaving a message. Despite this mishap, I had a great hike. I would have given it five stars if they had handled the time change better.
Rory is an extremely experienced guide and he knows the geographical location of each and every turn at the back of his hand. The hike is perfect for beginners and the view is simply breath-taking. If you have about 4 to 5 hours to spare to see Hong Kong in a different light, this is excellent.
The Dragons Back Hike was a highlight of our holiday in Hong Kong. I would particularly like to mention Theo who took us on the hike, my husband and I felt we were on a hike with a friend, can thoroughly recommend.
The views were amazing and to finish off on the beach with pizza and beer was fab!