By: Sarah Stone
Starting this week is the Hong Kong Rugby Sevens, one of Asia’s most popular events! The Rugby Sevens are full of exhilarating entertainment combined with fast-paced rugby tackles and scrums, perfect for the over 120,000 rugby enthusiasts and partygoers that attend every year.
“Hong Kong is the complete package and such an experience,” said rugby legend Jonathan Davis. “There is so much to do here, and it is a tick-box destination.”
Other Sports in Hong Kong
Every summer, Hong Kong welcomes Dragon Boat teams from around the world to compete in 3 days of intense racing and nonstop action at the International Dragon Boat Races on Victoria Harbor. The Chinese tradition of Dragon Boat racing always promises to draw in hundreds of spectators and athletes for a weekend of great sportsmanship and a fun packed international party for all to enjoy.
Another sporting fixture in Hong Kong that visitors can be part of is horse racing. Happy Valley in Wan Chai and Sha Tin in the New Territories, both have world-class racing tracks to visit. Hundreds come in support of the weekly events and enjoy their passion for racing.
For visitors looking for a more active holiday, cycling is the latest sporting trend to hit Hong Kong. From cycling enthusiasts to leisurely riders, the city welcomes all. A popular path among cyclists is from Sha Tin along the coast and past the mountain scenery towards Tai Po.
Over 70% of Hong Kong is rural countryside: a mixture of mountains, rolling hills and sandy beaches, with many only accessible by foot on magnificent hiking trails. The East Dam to Long Ke Beach route offers spectacular views of Hong Kong’s outlying islands and a tranquil, picturesque beach to rest and cool off in after a victorious hike.