The Pearl of the Orient is the coolest place for city orienteering.
Hong Kong, Asia’s World City, is also the international gateway to China. One of the last and most populous of the former British colonies, the ultra dense urban landscape is a wonder for many visitors to the metropolis.
Hong Kong is not just skyscrapers and finance, however. With an overwhelmingly Chinese population, but also with expatriate and immigrant population from all over the world, as well as ethnic minorities with various religions, Hong Kong’s culture is more diverse than you might imagine.
Explore the many buildings from colonial Hong Kong, the many temples and villages of the Chinese population, and the many hills and beaches that neighbour the dense city.
This makes #HKG the coolest place for city orienteering.
#AsiaCityRace #HKG is organised in cooperation with MetOC
14 August (Friday): Sprint, evening, to be announced
15 August (Saturday): Urban long distance
Central & Western District
16 August (Sunday): Sprint, morning, to be announced
Venues may be changed without further notice.
To be announced. You may also book your own hotel below.
- M/W E (Elite): Any age, most challenging
- M/W 21 (Open): Any age
- M/W 12 (Junior): Born in or after 2008
- M/W 16 (Youth 1): Born in or after 2004
- M/W 20 (Youth 2): Born in or after 2000
- M/W 35 (Master 1): Born in or before 1985
- M/W 50 (Master 2): Born in or before 1970
Winners of elite categories (overall results of all stages held) are awarded a yellow jersey. They are entitled to wear it in the next stage.
Competition classes use SPORTident punching.
Checkpoints must be visited in sequence.
- M/W Fun Open
- M/W Fun Youth (teammates born in or after 2000)
Fun class teams are formed of two to three people, with at least one female.
Prices per person:
1 race: €55
3 races: €99 (save 40%!)
Prices per team of 2-3:
1 race: €85
3 races: €169 (save 34%!)
Register in time!
25% off for early bird (until 14 June)
50% surcharge for late entries (after 1 August)
SPORTident card rental (competition class only): €6 for 1-3 days
Event T-shirt: included (for entries of all three days) / €30 (each extra)
Hotel room: To be announced
Register via ORIEN.ASIA now!
Multiple stage discounts
Register for more than one stage of #AsiaCityRace to get a discount!
Packages will be available for hotel stays from Friday to Monday, i.e. 3 nights.
Flights and excursion packages may be available and will be announced later.
Hong Kong is a major aviation hub in the Far East and ranks among the busiest airports in the world. It’s also the base of Cathay Pacific Airways.
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To reach Hong Kong
Hong Kong International Airport (HKG) on Chek Lap Kok Island is one of the busiest airports in the world, featuring a main terminal designed by Norman Foster, with many restaurants featuring worldwide cuisine.
Hong Kong is an important international hub in East Asia, being halfway between Southeast Asia and Northeast Asia (Japan and Korea), as well as an international gateway to China.
From the Airport, take the Airport Express or airport bus to the city. Taxis are also available.
Take a high speed train to West Kowloon, or a slower intercity through train to Hung Hom (marked as Kowloon on trains).
Long distance buses are available from various cities in Guangdong to Hong Kong. Buses that originate west of the Pearl River Delta may use the longest bridge-tunnel in the world, the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge.
Fast ferries are available from Macau and other cities in the Pearl River Delta.
Within Hong Kong
The Mass Transit Railway (MTR) is the metro system of Hong Kong. You may buy single-trip tickets with cash, but if you travel a lot you can save money by buying an Octopus Card.
Buses compete directly with the MTR and are also convenient.
Given the convenience of public transport in Hong Kong, driving is unnecessary and often frustrating.
Citizens of many countries do not require a visa, with visa-free periods varying from 7 to 180 days. See details
Hong Kong uses the British three-pin plug (Type G), 220V, 50Hz.
Visitors from most countries need a power adaptor.
The culture of Hong Kong is closely tied to the use of Cantonese as the main language. Walled off from Mainland China during the Cold War, a distinct culture developed from the combination of various origins of the Chinese residents, as well as influences from ethnic minorities and expatriates.
Being a British colony for over one and a half century, English is the language of prestige in Hong Kong, and most people will have at least some knowledge of English.
Some aspects of Hong Kong cuisine, such as dim sum and milk tea, are well known abroad.
Colonial buildings from the 19th to early 20th century can be found all over the city.
Explore traditional Chinese heritage sites such as villages and temples.
Find out local culture in the neighbourhoods.
If you have one whole day off, go hiking.
Experience local cuisine at Chinese restaurants (酒樓, jau-lau) and tea-restaurants (茶餐廳, cha-chaan-teng).
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