Duration: About 2 hours walk.
Difficulty:There's a 20 minutes/120 meters climb that's a bit painful when it is very hot (I did it a 33c/90% humidity)
Appreciation: 9/10. Great views. Monastery is interesting.
Transportation: Take the ferry to Discovery Bay and the ferry back from Mui Wo.
Why it's worth it: Great views, nice beach, shopping and restaurants on both ends.Turkish food at Bahce.
Take the Discovery Bay ferry from the Central pier. You'll be there in about 30-40 minutes.
|Right off the ferry, hang out left along the pier.|
|We'll keep going along the pier for about 100 meters.|
|Turn right to get to the main road.|
|At the main road, turn left.|
|Follow the main road.|
|As the road dips and merges, cross it and walk towards the bay side road. But be watchful that you do not take the bay side road. Right as you get to the road, there's a gatekeeper's cabin.|
|You want to head out right behind the cabin and through the fence. You will see a small beach there.|
|Follow the path by the beach.|
|You'll see a sign post. Go towards Mui Wo via the Trappist monastery.|
|Gets a little bit tricky as you get to the little village. Follow the visual cues here (and the arrows)|
|Hang out left.|
|At this point, it's pretty much just following the path.|
|Go through that house's veranda. Yes, it's not a private path; it's just that the owner build over public space so, don't feel too bad about going through what looks like his home.|
|Another little village.|
|You'll eventually get to a larger road. Turn right into it. That's where the ascending part of the hike starts.|
|You arrive at the monastery, which can be recognized by the blue bridge leading to it. If you feel like it, it's a nice little break. Have a little visit but stay quiet. Once you are done. keep going on the road, going up.|
|At the crossroads, stay in the middle and you'll see the foot path going on...|
|... with a sign post announcing that you are indeed on the right way.|