Bowen Road – Running

Run with a view without the ups and downs in Hong Kong.

Running outdoor in Hong Kong may end up fighting some steep slopes or bustling traffic. Bowen Road, a tiny neighborhood halfway up Victoria Peak, however, offers you a shady, level and tranquil run with stunning scenery around. Bowen Road is Hong Kong’s most popular urban running trail. This paved, mostly pedestrian road snakes for 2.5 miles through the Mid-Levels, Taxis abound at both ends, affording you perfect 2.5- and 5-mile options for a great dawn or dusk run. Markers every 500 meters (.3 miles) can help with your speed work. Plus, the scenery is amazing.

Start your run at Bowen Road’s eastern end, near Adventist Hospital (40 Stubbs Road). At the trail’s western end, at Magazine Gap Road, you can double back for a longer run or catch the fabled Peak Tram at the nearby station.

Length: 2.5 miles (~4 km)

How to get there:

  • From the Admiralty MTR Station, go out Exit C and get a taxi for the short ride
  • At the Stubbs Road roundabout just below the hospital, you’ll find Bowen Road’s well-marked entrance.

Map for Bowen Road Running Trail:


    • 13/08/2012 at 3:49

    love your blog! Keep un letting us know about the hidden gems! there is another nice running route in the western district…kennedy town. up from the final bus station (Yuen factory building) on victoria road…nice view, lots of runners and not too steep.
    do you know a website for villa rentals (ony for weekend) around sai kung, lantau, lamma or similar? impossible to find anything online…hoping you have a tip?

    • Andrew Chan
      • 17/08/2012 at 4:00

      Thanks for the comment! Yes – my friends also run at kennedy town, let me blog about that.

      Not really having the contact for villa rentals – I should probably blog about it as well. Will keep you posted!


      • BANJOE
        • 31/08/2012 at 9:49

        Very informative! Thank you!

        • Andrew Chan
          • 02/09/2012 at 7:57

          Thanks for visiting!

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