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PRIVATE CENTRAL & PEAK LOOP RUN – 15K

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Get your runner's high from the best of Hong Kong! Go from Victoria Harbour to the Peak and back to Central in one big loop!
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TOUR DETAILS

  • Tour Type

    private tour
  • Tour Distance

    15 km / 9.3 mi
  • Tour Duration

    2h30min
  • Level of Difficulty

    moderate
  • Tour pace

    individual
  • Tour days

    Mon - Sun
  • Start times

    Individual tour start times. Please select a preferred tour start time during the booking process.
  • Tour Language

    English, Mandarin Chinese and Cantonese (optional)

TOUR DESCRIPTION

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This 15km loop run is the amazing sea-to-summit route to explore, enjoy and learn about many of the Central & Peak sights – all in the company of a local HongKong-er.

Our running tour lets you approach the Peak from Central harbor front. Through a network of elevated walkways runners experience how our financial district developed and continue to do so with its ever-expanding coastline.

Explore the Government Hill, where you will pass by Hong Kong landmarks such as St Johns' Cathedral, first Anglican church in the Far East and Government House, now residence for the Chief Executive. Escape Central's hustle and bustle through the Old Botanic Garden, once a private garden of the colonial governor, and one of the first zoological and botanical center in the world!

Now it’s time for one of the most unique running experiences in Hong Kong. The running tour continues uphill along parts of the Peak Tram tracks and runners are often amazed by late 19th-century British engineering, that you can experience up close. The Central Green Trail, a short path within a little urban forest, allows for a welcomed chance to catch your breath while enjoying spectacular views.

As we reach the quiet Barker Road, you will be reminded that the Peak District was once exclusively for wealthy Westerners. The area boasts some of the most luxurious lodgings now sold in Asia and is home to billionaires.

Our run continues beyond the Peak Tram Terminus where most tourists end their visit. Instead of ending our visit, we jog down the circular Lugard Road, which offers the most spectacular vista of Victoria Harbour at about 500 meter above sea level, and now it's time to once again challenge yourself to the very top, where a traditional English garden, used to be part of the Governor's lodge, awaits you at the highest point on the Hong Kong Island.

We run down from the Governor's Walk to visit the historical relics of Pinewood Battery, one of the first military defense sites constructed by the British in the 1900s. During the Battle of Hong Kong in 1941, the Battery was heavily bombed by Imperial Japanese and thus abandoned. The site now stands virtually unchanged since WWII, where runners can explore the remains of anti-air gun emplacements, military bunkers, trenches & observation posts.

Continuing on to Morning Trail, we pass the 1903 City of Victoria boundary marker to make it back to Central. Our final attraction is the Central Midlevel Escalators, the longest outdoor escalator system in the world, which we will use to its full length and finish with a refreshment at one of the trendy cafes or bars around Soho district.

This running tour offers breathtaking views of Hong Kong and leads you to areas where most tourists do not venture. The tour is somewhat challenging because of the incline, but there is no need to be scared off. Your running guide will set an easy going pace, and is happy to stop along the way or slow down to a brisk walk.

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MORE TOUR INFO

  • Pick-up service:
    Pick-up service from your hotel/apartment or another meeting point is possible and will be checked by the tour provider individually.
    If your hotel/apartment should be too far away from the city centre or not close to the tour route, then we will meet you at our standard meeting point.

    Standard meeting point:
    We meet you at: Central Ferry Pier No.7 (Star Ferry Pier).
    Outside the gates and ground level of Star Ferry Pier, under the big “7” signage on the white wall.
    Google Maps link: Central Ferry Pier No.7

    Meeting details:
    The tour provider will get in contact with you to provide you with more detailed information after the tour was booked.
    Please, bring along your mobile phone in case we need to contact each other.

    • Private guide/tour
    • Individual pace
    • Digital photos
    • Digital video
    • Pick-up service
  • DO YOU CANCEL IF IT RAINS?
    We will go ahead, rain or shine. However, in very severe weather (according to HK Observatory, a T8 Typhoon signal, or Black Rain warning signal, where public transport will become limited), you will be offered to return at a later time or to postpone for another day. Our guide will double check with you shall this happen.

    WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
    In spring and summer (April to October), HK can be very sunny and humid, sports cap, sunglasses, quick-dry outfit, and the use of sunscreen are highly recommended. In winter months from late November to Feb the weather can get chilly so It is better to have wear long sleeves and long pants. The Peak is usually a few degrees cooler so please also be aware of the temparature change, especially after a good sweat. 

    IS THERE WATER ON THE TOUR?
    Water is not included so we always recommend our guests to bring their own water on a hot day. On most tours there are a few public water fountains along the way, so if you are in need of a sip of water, simply ask the guide to point out a drinking spot.

    ARE WE RUNNING THE WHOLE TIME AND HOW WILL I KEEP PACE?
    All our runs will have short stops and rest. Our private runs are based on your preference. We can design to your running experience and can stop at the important sights for photo-taking. For some steep parts or busy streets, we will switch to walking pace too. Please do not worry - we will not leave you behind!

    IS IT POSSIBLE TO STORE BAGS AND CLOTHES AT THE PLACE WE START?
    Unfortunately, there is no storage for bags. Please travel light. We can only store some small objects in our backpack (mobile phones, keys. etc,).

    IS IT POSSIBLE TO STORE BAGS AND CLOTHES AT THE PLACE WE START?
    Unfortunately there is no storage for bags. Please, travel light.

    DO YOU HAVE A HOTEL PICK-UP SERVICE?
    We are happy to organize for you shall you stay around Central. Since most of our tour starts around there, it makes sense to arrange starting point or adjusting the route to finish close to where you stay, Please let us know your complete hotel or apartment address during the tour reservation process and we will check if we can meet you at your hotel/apartment or at the optional standard meeting point.

    IS IT POSSIBLE TO TAKE PICTURES ALONG THE WAY?
    Of course! You can bring your mobile phone for photo opportunities. The running guide will also take pictures along the route and if you want to take pictures at a certain place just ask your guide for a “photo stop”. Your guide will send photos to you via e-mail after the tour.

    HOW DO I BOOK AND PAY FOR A TOUR?
    All tours are booked and paid for through our online booking system on our website. Cash/credit card payment at the meeting point is not possible!

    HOW LONG DO THE TOURS TAKE?
    This depends on the length of the tour (how many kilometres / miles) you choose and your preferred pace. This information is available in the tour description.

    IS THERE AN AGE LIMIT/RESTRICTION FOR THE TOURS?
    This is at your discretion. It is the responsibility of you as a participant to ensure that you are healthy and able to participate in the tour. Children under the age of 18 are the responsibility of their parents or guardians.

    IN WHAT LANGUAGES WILL THE TOUR BE?
    The tours will be offered in English (with options in Mandarin Chinese and Cantonese).

  • If you need to cancel a booked service, it is mandatory to email Go! Running Tours by respondng on the booking confirmation email or via our contact form: Get in contact with us.

    You are entitled to cancel your booking up to 4 workdays before the booked tour date, free of charge. There will be in this case be a full refund of the tour and service fees.

    If you cancel a booking between 3 and 0 days before the booked tour date, or if you do not attend the tour, there will be no refund.

    If the tour provider is not able to accept the tour, or if the tour provider was not able to carry out the booked tour, Go! Running Tours guarantess a full refund of the tour and service fees.
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BOOK EARLY - GIVE US SOME TIME
We recommend to book your running tour minimum 2-3 days before your preferred tour date. Especially during the different high seasons, when many guests like to join our runs.
That will give the guide/city manager enough time to arrange together with you the last tour details like the meeting point, start time and to organize a personal tour guide for your unique and fun running experience.
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  • 8. Tour guides reach out to you within 24h
  • 9. Guides will arrange tour details with you
  • 10. Tour is confirmed and set

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  • We guarantee your money until you have done the tour! In case of that the tour can't be arranged or any other not self-inflicted circumstance, we will provide a full refund within 24h.

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