Looking for a new exciting sport to try? From ziplining, paragliding to outdoor rock climbing, we've listed outdoor sports available in the city to get your blood pumping

Hong Kong has plenty of outdoor activities to try including water sports, cycling, and hiking. But if you're tired of the same old routine, why not try something exciting and daring?

Thanks to the sunny blue skies this summer, it's time to go out, get some sunshine and flex your muscles. As a cure for our quarantine blues and restricted international travel, we've rounded up the list of outdoor sports to try in Hong Kong to get your adrenaline fix.

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It's time to conquer your fear of heights or embrace your inner daredevil. Ziplining is a high-flying experience that requires no prior skill level––just the courage to "fly" ala Superman from one point to another in a high altitude. While the activity is a bit more popular overseas, you can actually do it right here in Hong Kong.

The Hong Kong Rock Climbing Adventure offers a complete ziplining course between cliffs at Tung Lung Island. Get the chance to see a remote side of Hong Kong from way up high, giving you unbeatable views of the mountains and ocean.

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Parkour is possibly the closest you can be to achieve ninja status. This sport allows you to learn how to balance, crawl, vault and climb with skills. It should come as no surprise that the sport is inspired by movements from ninjutsu. Just as much as it is an exciting sport, it's also a great alternative workout option.

Hong Kong with all its concrete and recreation parks is a great place to pick up parkour as a sport or hobby. At Hong Kong Parkour Assocation, you can join in weekly sessions that are held across various locations in the city. All their trainers are experienced so it doesn't matter what your level is, they'll be glad to teach you the art of parkour.

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If ziplining is too mundane for you, paragliding is your best bet to recreate the experience of flying. Unlike ziplining though, those who want to paraglide in Hong Kong need a license but that doesn't mean you can't try it at all since you could always ride in tandem with a certified paraglider pilot.

Over at the Hong Kong Paragliding Association, learn the basics and get started on how you would soar across the sky. Instructors will run through the use of the ground to air radio instruction and theory sessions to ensure that you get the most of this sport. After you've mastered it, you need to get a piloting license to fly on your own. After that, you're ready to dot the skies of Sai Kung and Lantau.

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For those who love water, wakeboarding is an exhilarating water sport that you can try. It might not be as heart pumping as aerial sports but it's still very thrilling because you'll be balancing yourself in water which is challenging especially when you have to do sharp turns. You'll still be using aerial movements on a board while being pulled by a motorboat from behind. Wakeboarders are a notable sight in Tai Tam Tuk Reservoir where you can also get free rental and lesson services on site.

One of those offering to teach is Wakeboard Hong Kong where you'll get more than just a five-minute trial. Instead, the instructors, who have over 40 years of experience, will run you through the basics of how to surf, board, and foil and well as some tricks you can pull for extra excitement.

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Outdoor rock climbing

If you've tried indoor climbing before, the way to level up is to have a go outdoor rock climbing. Thanks to Hong Kong's natural mountains and cliffs, this outdoor sport is ideal in the city. What's more, you'll also get the best views where no one else can.

At the Hong Kong Rock Climbing Adventure, trainers will guide you through safety precautions to take before climbing, share various climbing techniques with you, and teach you how to use the climbing equipment. Some of the most popular places in the city to go rock climbing include Beacon Hill, Cape Collinson, and Lion Rock. But we recommend scaling one that suits your level and aim for Lion Rock, which is considered a hard climb, for last.

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Canyoning is a combination of trekking, abseiling, trail running, and rock climbing all rolled into one. This makes the sport a little bit more challenging but that's what makes it more fun since you have to make your way through inaccessible streams and canyons by facing them head on.

If you're a fan of the outdoors, canyoning is especially enjoyable because you can see and explore the outdoors. Again, the Hong Kong Rock Climbing Adventure is your go-to place for this activity as they offer canyoning activities in Ping Nam and Ma Tai.

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Dirt Biking

Switch the roads for a dirt track and enjoy an even more messy yet thrilling ride. If you're a beginner, you'll be using a dirt bike, an off-road motorcycle that is lightweight yet powerful and fast. For more advanced riders, you'll use a motocross that is typically used in motorcycle racing.

At MXClub in Sheung Shui, you get all the space that you need to run your dirt bike around from flat practise circuits to hilly tracks. The sport is open for adults as much as it is for kids.

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This article was originally published on September 23, 2020 and was updated on July 22, 2021.

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