Maclehose Trail Fjällräven Classic Starting PointMaclehose trail Section 3 crossing Shai Sha road, New Territories, Hong Kong
Fjällräven Classic Hong Kong 2018
A 3 days 2 nights trekking event
The Fjällräven Classic concept started in northern Sweden in 2005. Our goal was to help and inspire more people to get outdoors and reconnect with nature. After many successful years and a growing number of participants, in 2013 we decided to add a new classic in Denmark. This Classic showed people that nature needn’t be far away. In fact, it can be found right on your doorstep. Then in 2016 we added USA to the Classic family with a trek in Colorado, bringing a high-altitude trek into the Classic mix.
Now it’s Hong Kong’s turn. Although hundreds of people travel to Classics in Sweden and Denmark, and now the USA too, we want to open up the Classic concept in Asia and introduce even more people to the Fjällräven way of trekking: with everything you need on your back, in good company and respecting nature.
This 47,88 km trek over three days includes steep climbs, beach camping and breathtaking views. There are few places in the world where tropical forest, ocean and city meet. It’s a landscape that’s got to be seen to be believed. With Fjällräven Classic Hong Kong, we take care of the logistics – food, transfers, checkpoints, support and even a few little treats along the way – but you’ll do the trekking with all you need packed into a backpack. You’ll move at a pace that suits you, soak up plenty of ‘me time’ and even make new friends along the way.
More information: http://classic.fjallraven.com/hongkong/prepare/good-to-know/
You leave the bustling city behind you and begin to climb straight away. Don’t forget to take a breather at the top and marvel at the spectacular views.
As you make your way down towards the first Checkpoint at Sham Chung, keep an eye out for remnants of traditional Hakka villages and semi-hidden remains of walled farming terraces.
A gently undulating path skirts the coast before cutting inland towards the village of Hoi Ha. Look out for porcupines, pangolins and local cattle.
Camp 1 awaits and your legs can enjoy a welcome rest. If you arrive early be sure to check out the Marine Life Centre & Marine Park.
Leaving the coast and the campsite behind you, you head inland through lush grassy fields. There’s a gradual climb to the Checkpoint at Cheung Sheung, where you’ll find some welcome refreshment.
The descent to the Pak Tam Au checkpoint may be short, but it sure is steep. Take your time and enjoy the scenic views on your way down.
The reward after a hot day out is the beach campsite at Ham Tin. This is a popular place for surfing and bathing, so make time for a cool, post-hike dip.
Leaving the beach behind you head up – again – to the cliff top. But once again, the reward of a stunning views make up for the effort. Look back and see how far you’ve come!
With more winding trails through varying terrain you should be sure to keep hydrated. Look out for a secret waterfall too.
Pak Tam Chung Po Leung Kuk
The home stretch! Soon you’ll be discussing trekking tales with your new hiking buddies in the Trekkers Inn.