If you want to get a bird’s eye view of Hong Kong and admire its beautiful coastline, craggy peaks and lush country parks, then consider booking a paragliding session, where you’ll soar in a harness suspended below a fabric wing held up by strong, slender strings called lines, which control the speed and direction of the paraglider. Often climbing to altitudes of a few thousand metres, you’ll hike up a mountain for take-off, then land at a designated beach. Tandem flights are possible if you don’t fancy flying solo.

One of the most popular paragliding locations is Dragon's Back on Hong Kong Island, which offers sweeping views over one of the city’s most renowned urban hikes. From your elevated position, you’ll see the Shek O Peninsula, Shek O Peak, and Big Wave Bay.

Hong Kong’s third-highest mountain, Sunset Peak on Lantau Island is another renowned paragliding spot. As the name suggests, it’s a great place to take in the sunset from a lofty location.

Many paragliding routes take in Ngong Ping in Ma On Shan, too, for stellar vistas out to Sai Kung Town and nearby islands, and the rugged, rocky terrain of the MacLehose hiking trail.