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Spider Trail

Average Rating:    (4 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 1

Meet at Macdonalds and eat it if you must. Then off alkong the road to the trail which starts on concrete for the first 15 mins only. Off the concrete and its furiously downhill then a grinding uphill over the many spurs that characterise this trail. Up and down through the banana plantantion over the 8" weir for a 20' 'plank' ride then more climbing and down to the beach for a smell of sea air. Climb up again and its through villages along the old coastline to the trailhead at the dam. Yet more climbing and some people wonder if they should have brought along the 22lb hardtail. But no there secitons of sweeping single track over granite boulders at speed, some jumps and a rout down paved stairs. Spiders like this trail in summer they crisscross every location, 6' webs, with 10" spiders make for hairy times. But plough on you must for you are running low on water. In summer the temperature can reach 35C and there is a definate lack of shade. Push on and you are rewarded by great sea views and a bone jarring thriller descent to the end of the trail, where you should take a well earned rest. Its about 2hrs to here, but there is another 1hr ride back to the ferry pier, where beer and bacon is served up in the English Pub.

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Latitude
22.235439552695453
Longitude
113.98489236831665
Trail Directions
A ferry ride from HK island to Silvermine Bay
Trail Length
20 miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Lantau
State/Territory/Province
Chi Ma Wan
Country
hong kong
   


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Review Date
December 7, 2004

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: hoiminglee ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Spider Trail... well I can't think of a better name than that. If you plan on riding this trail between the months of June - September plan on meeting some of these critters (some years are worse than others).

Although winter soon sees the little guys hibernating, and this is also the best time to ride this great trail. there's actually a mix of open and shaded trails, some great technical sections to liven things up and a final lung bursting ride back to Mui Wo ferry pier for lunch.

I really haven't described in detail some sections of the trail but it is really worth a boat ride out for half a day. The ride takes about 3hrs to finish more or less depending on your fitness. I would recommend a full suspension bike for this trail since some sections can be quite fun.

Aerobically it rates a 4 if you ride back to Mui Wo, if you take it easy and hitch a taxi back it rates as a 3.



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