A very popular weekend activity is to haul the family out to cycle along a purpose-built path which hugs the coastline from Shatin to Tai Mei Tuk via Tai Po. It’s a fabulously social activity and you’re sure to have a ball, week days however you’ll more than likely have the place to yourself. It’s an easy cycle on level, made ground of about 19km with a few kiosks and cafes along the way, however these may not always be open weekdays so stock up before you go, just in case. Bikes for men, women and kids can be hired (rates vary wildly) from the riverside shop adjacent to Shatin’s Lek Yuen Bridge. The path starts by following the Shing Mun River through residential Shatin before skirting the spectacularly scenic Tolo Harbour, look out for the 76m tall Goddess of Mercy Statue across the bay and Island House, a colonial outpost and now WWF centre, near Tai Po. You don’t have to return either as drop off facilities exist and of course you can walk if you prefer – so enjoy the fresh air!