Head to the Shing Mun River from Sha Tin or Tai Wai.
This is a shorter version of the Sha Tin to Tai Po route. I instead of heading for Tai Po from Twin Bridge in Sha Tin, continue along the eastern shore of Tolo Harbour into Ma On Shan New Town. Conclude your ride with a view of the sunset at Wu Kai Sha Beach and Public Pier — a relatively short route, but scenic all the same.
Coastal new town Ma On Shan is well planned and pleasant. Its residents enjoy relaxing at the promenade, which embraces the vast Tolo Harbour. With a total length of 3.2 km, there is a jogging trail, playground and fitness station in addition to the cycling track, with plenty of washrooms and drinking fountains.
- Starting from Tai Wai: Bike rental shops are available just opposite Exit A of MTR Tai Wai Station. After renting the bike, ride along cycling tracks towards the Shing Mun River.
- Starting from Sha Tin: From MTR Sha Tin Station Exit A, walk to Shing Mun River via New Town Plaza and Sha Tin Park. Rent a bike at the bike pavilions in the park. From the end point:
- After returing your bike at Ma On Shan, leave by MTR; or,
- ride back to Sha Tin following the same route. After returning your bike there, leave by MTR.