Wanderlust cycling guide to Plover Cove Reservoir


16th May 2019 – (Hong Kong) This cycling route from Tai Wai MTR station To Plover Cove Reservoir is around 50km. It is advisable to go at 10am as it may take you 6-7 hours to complete the entire journey.

Plover Cove Reservoir, located within Plover Cove Country Park, in the northeastern New Territories, is the largest reservoir in Hong Kong in terms of area, and the second-largest in terms of volume. It is the world’s first freshwater coastal lake constructed from an arm of the ocean. Its main dam, which disconnected Plover Cove from the sea, was one of the largest in the world at the time of its construction.


Take MTR to Tai Wai Station and rent a bicycle from the shops located on Tsuen Nam Road (Turn right and cross the road). Prices range from HK$80-H$100. You will need to return the bike before 7pm. Go on the bicycle trail off Tsuen Nam Road and follow the sign to Tai Mei Tuk. All you need to do is to cycle next to the river and you will be able to reach Plover Cove reservoir. The total one-way journey is around 25 km to reach the beginning of Plover Cove reservoir. To return, you will follow the same route back to the bike rental shop at Tai Wai. Along the trail, you will be able to replenish your drinks as there are plenty of stores and cafes selling them,

There is a helipad at the beginning of Plover Cove Reservoir.

Follow the subway for bicycles.

Bike rental store on Tsuen Nam Road