Tourists take on the “plank walk”, among the world’s most dangerous trails. Photo: Shutterstock Images

5 hiking, climbing and biking trips in China, as its Covid-19 controls ease

From the Great Wall to the ‘plank walk’ to Tiger Leaping Gorge, here are some of the options for Chinese outdoor adventures.

31 Dec 2022 - 10:00AM

Hong Kong’s 5th major trail commemorates late legend Nic Tinworth

A new way to explore Hong Kong, the Tinworth Trail takes in iconic sights along its 92km route from Sha Tau Kok to Tai O.

A new way to explore Hong Kong, the Tinworth Trail takes in iconic sights along its 92km route from Sha Tau Kok to Tai O.

15 Nov 2022 - 3:50PM

Exploring Hong Kong with dogs is good for your mental health – here’s the proof

Stephanie Lown battled depression on dog walks, and surprised herself by launching a community of fellow pet owners.

Stephanie Lown battled depression on dog walks, and surprised herself by launching a community of fellow pet owners.

29 Oct 2022 - 12:42PM

First Chinese person to climb UK’s 1,124-mountain ‘full house’ reflects on feat

Sunny Huang, 50, caps an incredible personal journey to pull herself and her family out of poverty, having left China and worked day and night to become a nurse in Edinburgh.

Sunny Huang, 50, caps an incredible personal journey to pull herself and her family out of poverty, having left China and worked day and night to become a nurse in Edinburgh.

8 Oct 2022 - 2:40PM

Instagram and TikTok influencers cause overcrowding at once-quiet retreats

Instagram and TikTok influencers are drawing too many tourists to campsites and hiking trails as people satisfy their pent-up desire to travel with the pandemic easing.

Instagram and TikTok influencers are drawing too many tourists to campsites and hiking trails as people satisfy their pent-up desire to travel with the pandemic easing.

21 Jul 2022 - 4:15PM

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Nepal is home to some of the finest trekking in the world. Photo: Shutterstock Images

6 of the best ‘teahouse’ treks in Nepal, including Everest Base Camp

Nepal now is fully open, and home to some of the finest trekking in the world. Here are six of the very best “teahouse” treks for you to stride for.

4 Jun 2022 - 12:30PM

Stunning hikes to Hong Kong’s shores as beaches finally reopen

It’s time to head back to the beach, but why not earn your cooling dip in the sea? Here are three hikes to help you work up a sweat before you hit the water.

It’s time to head back to the beach, but why not earn your cooling dip in the sea? Here are three hikes to help you work up a sweat before you hit the water.

5 May 2022 - 9:00AM

Classic hikes in Hong Kong outdoor lovers must do

Hong Kong is a hiking paradise and there are a number of classic routes you have to do if living in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong is a hiking paradise and there are a number of classic routes you have to do if living in Hong Kong.

20 Apr 2022 - 10:33PM

Explainer | What to do if you keep retwisting your ankle when running

Twisting your ankle is one thing, but do you ever find that once you have twisted it, you keep repeating the same injury?

Twisting your ankle is one thing, but do you ever find that once you have twisted it, you keep repeating the same injury?

14 Apr 2022 - 10:32AM

The best small cameras to capture your outdoor adventures with

Mobile phones are good, but if you want something to get that perfect picture while you’re biking or hiking an action camera is better. Here are our top 4.

Mobile phones are good, but if you want something to get that perfect picture while you’re biking or hiking an action camera is better. Here are our top 4.

27 Mar 2022 - 11:00AM

HKU expert questions continued need for wearing mask while hiking

Professor Ben Cowling, who has often publicly disagreed with government policy, argues risk of transmitting Covid-19 when exercising in country parks is very low, and mask mandate can be dropped while exercising outdoors.

Professor Ben Cowling, who has often publicly disagreed with government policy, argues risk of transmitting Covid-19 when exercising in country parks is very low, and mask mandate can be dropped while exercising outdoors.

24 Mar 2022 - 6:50PM

Swimming legend Lamsam and deaf son raise HK$180,000 in charity walk

Five-year-old Kyle joins Olympian mother Robyn Lamsam in a more than 70km Weez Walk to raise money for KELY Support Group – ‘we need to take every opportunity to educate people and dispel any crazy stigmas’.

Five-year-old Kyle joins Olympian mother Robyn Lamsam in a more than 70km Weez Walk to raise money for KELY Support Group – ‘we need to take every opportunity to educate people and dispel any crazy stigmas’.

13 Mar 2022 - 11:30AM

Group of hikers in 50s, 60s conquer Hong Kong’s 50 highest peaks for charity

‘Blind leading the blind,’ as group of 7 brave brutal weather and rocky routes to find purpose amid monotony of Covid-19 travel restrictions.

‘Blind leading the blind,’ as group of 7 brave brutal weather and rocky routes to find purpose amid monotony of Covid-19 travel restrictions.

9 Mar 2022 - 5:53PM

Kid sisters hike Hong Kong, MacLehose Trails to help the homeless

Winnie and Josie Wheeler are hiking 144km in stages to raise money for ImpactHK, a charity that supports homeless people in Hong Kong.

Winnie and Josie Wheeler are hiking 144km in stages to raise money for ImpactHK, a charity that supports homeless people in Hong Kong.

25 Feb 2022 - 9:53AM

How to hike Dragon’s Back, Hong Kong Island’s iconic route

Hiking Dragon’s Back is a popular weekend pass time for Hongkongers, as it offers stunning beaches views, is accessible and finishes near bars and restaurants.

Hiking Dragon’s Back is a popular weekend pass time for Hongkongers, as it offers stunning beaches views, is accessible and finishes near bars and restaurants.

16 Feb 2022 - 8:15AM

How Hong Kong runners can prevent and treat athlete’s foot

It is common to develop athlete’s foot if you are frequently exercising, especially in a hot country, but it is easily prevented or treated.

It is common to develop athlete’s foot if you are frequently exercising, especially in a hot country, but it is easily prevented or treated.

21 Feb 2022 - 3:19PM

Tai Mo Shan or Lantau Peak? How to hike Hong Kong’s highest points

Hong Kong’s highest mountain, and the highest point you can reach, are not the same thing, but both are excellent hikes with stunning views.

Hong Kong’s highest mountain, and the highest point you can reach, are not the same thing, but both are excellent hikes with stunning views.

11 Feb 2022 - 12:15PM

Wettstein and Fjelddahl take top honours as Lantau 50 returns

The Lantau 50 takes place for the first time since December 2019 as racers summit two peaks, with Hong Kong’s Wong Wai-hung finishing second in the men’s division.

The Lantau 50 takes place for the first time since December 2019 as racers summit two peaks, with Hong Kong’s Wong Wai-hung finishing second in the men’s division.

7 Dec 2021 - 7:38PM

Danger lurks as Hong Kong hikers take to the great outdoors

Trekking experts, fire service urge caution as thousands head outdoors during pandemic, with rise in mishaps, injuries.

Trekking experts, fire service urge caution as thousands head outdoors during pandemic, with rise in mishaps, injuries.

27 Nov 2021 - 8:40AM

Lesser known hikes to explore since you’re stuck in Hong Kong

With seemingly no end in sight for Covid-19 travel restrictions in Hong Kong, consider looking closer to home for exploration opportunities and new experiences.

With seemingly no end in sight for Covid-19 travel restrictions in Hong Kong, consider looking closer to home for exploration opportunities and new experiences.

26 Nov 2021 - 1:00PM