A new 900-metre-long cycle track opened this week in Tai Po. The waterfront track runs along Sam Mun Tsai Road from the junction with Ting Kok Road, and gives riders views of Pat Sin Leng, Plover Cove and Tolo Harbour.

The track, which is an extension of the Sheung Shui to University Station section of the New Territories Cycle Track Network, also allows bikers to take in sweeping views of the Shuen Wan Typhoon Shelter.

The resting station at the end of the Sam Mun Tsai cycle track. In the front is a space with sheltered benches and in the background there is a small structure with a drinking fountain and a toilet. The green cycle track ends just in front of the restroom.
The resting station at the end of the Sam Mun Tsai cycle track (© GovHK)

There is also a resting station at the end of the track, which houses a toilet, water dispensers, cycle parking spaces, and sheltered benches.

Sam Mun Tsai Village was originally a fishing village in the eastern part of Pak Sha Tau near Pak Pai Kok. However, after the villagers relocated to Yim Tin Tsai in Tai Po during the construction of the Plover Cove Reservoirs, the name “Sam Mun Tsai” was transferred to the new village.

Since the village population still includes a lot of the fishing community, visitors will be able to see sampan boats moored in the typhoon shelter and fish rafts built outside the breakwater.

If you’re new to the territory’s cycling scene or want something relatively easy for your kids, check out our guide to family-friendly cycling trails in Hong Kong.

Header image credits: GovHK

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