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Itching to get active in the great outdoors and already done all the best hikes in Hong Kong? To give you some fresh inspiration for ways to get your heart pumping, The Style Sheet rounds up up five outdoor adventures and activities to try this summer.

Blast out over the water during a flyboarding session

1. Flyboarding

Flyboarding is the biggest thing in water sports right now. While it looks like an intensive sport, you’d be surprised that most newbies get up in the water in the first five minutes of trying it out. How does it work? It’s basically a powerful hydro pack strapped to your feet that blasts you off over the water. Instructors from companies such as Flyboard Hong Kong will be on standby to help you control and manoeuvre the machine. Thrills guaranteed.

Where: Flyboard Hong Kong, Deep Water Bay, Hong Kong 

How to book: Email or call 9180 8887

Scale walls like a superhero during a rock climbing stint

2. Rock Climbing

Skip the hike in favour of something that will get the adrenaline pumping a little more — outdoor rock climbing. There’s nothing like scaling the city’s boulders and cliffs to make you feel like Spider-Man (or woman). While there’s a bounty of actual cliffs and rocks for experienced climbers at places like Beacon Hill and Tung Lung Chau, we recommend the outdoor climbing wall at YMCA King’s Park Centenary Centre. It’s the largest outdoor rock-climbing space in Hong Kong, and is both safe and controlled. 

Where: YMCA, 22 Gascoigne Road, Yau Ma Tei

How to book: Email or call 2782 6682

Tick off getting your scuba licence once and for all

3. Scuba Diving

Instead of using up valuable time getting your scuba licence on your next overseas holiday, why not do it while you’re in Hong Kong? Splash Hong Kong offers plenty of courses from beginner to pro. Along with courses, there are shore and boat diving trips available in Sai Kung or Clearwater Bay for those keen to get out there for a day to dive with others. You’ll also find camps and dive trips that will take you to destinations you might not get the opportunity to see on a day stint, whether that be Breaker Reef of the wrecks of Hoi Ha Wan. 

Where: Sai Kung and Clear Water Bay, New Territories 

How to book: Contact Splash Hong Kong by emailing or call 2792 4495

Allow Hong Kong’s tranquil cycling paths to surprise and delight you

4. Cycling

Hong Kong’s steep, busy streets don’t lend themselves well to cycling, so you might be surprised to know there are indeed some very solid stretches of road to put the pedal to the metal. The most popular (and arguably the best) cycling route in Hong Kong is the 20-kilometre stretch from Tai Wai to Tai Mei Tuk, in the New Territories.  It’s an easy, scenic route that goes down the Shing Mun river, along Tolo Harbour and through the Tai Po Waterfront Park. You’ll wind up at the very large and pretty Plover Cove Reservoir. 

Where: Tai Wai, New Territories

How to book: You don’t need to book anything, but you can rent a bike at one of the bike shops outside Tai Wai MTR station if needed

Get in on the wakeboarding trend at Tai Tam’s protective bay

5. Wakeboarding

Tai Tam Tuk Village has become a mecca for extreme water sports, and wakeboarding might just be the most popular of them all. If you’re new to the sport, Tai Tam Tuk is a great place to learn — the protection of the bay makes it easier to perfect the fundamentals. You can get an instructor from a company like Wakeboard Hong Kong to show you how, or if you’re experienced you can jump and flip to your heart's content.

Where: Tai Tam Tuk, Hong Kong

How to book: Contact Wakeboard Hong Kong by emailing or call 9638 2069