Walk Hong Kong has been offering walks and hikes since 2003. The company is run by Gabi Baumgartner, who oversees the the day to day planning and will do her best to match the perfect tour and guide with your individual interests. For that to work, she is supported by a team of experienced guides; each of which adds his or her specialised areas of expertise to the tours and will be able to provide insights into Hong Kong's local history and culture as well as knowlege about the areas of the hikes.
Our tours are conducted in English, but on request can be provided in German or French as well.
Gabi Baumgartner came to Hong Kong from Switzerland in 1996. She's worked in event production for many years before admitting that she is happiest after a day spent outdoors. That was when she joined Walk Hong Kong. Gabi has learnt the local language Cantonese and constantly discovers new aspects of Hong Kong life and culture, which she's happy to share. As a guide she takes any of our scheduled walking tours or creates a personalized private tour to suit your interests.
Gabi answers your emails and phone calls. However, phone reception is not always great on the hiking trails, so sending an email is often easier.
Martin Heyes, our World War 2 specialist, is a former British Army officer who has lived in Hong Kong for over 40 years. He has conducted extensive research of the 1941 battle from records held both locally and in the United Kingdom, and has spent many long hours walking the terrain over which this short but bloody conflict was fought. Martin also leads some of our other hikes and walks.
Stephanie Frossard came to Hong Kong from France nine years ago. She first joined the exciting Olympic Games project, being purchaser for the organizing team. During the weekends, she enjoys taking her husband and kids to discover new facets of Hong Kong: visiting temples or city areas as well as hiking in the incredibly green Country Parks. So naturally, after the Olympic Games, she joined Walk Hong Kong to share her love for the local countryside, beautiful sceneries and remote villages with visitors. Stephanie leads tours in French and English.
Susan Braun, born in Shanghai, spent the early years of her childhood in Hong Kong. Thereafter she lived in Munich for more than 20 years working as a film editor before returning to the city, now a mother herself, in 1996. Susan is a keen tennis player and loves the outdoors. She is engaged in many activities of the German communities in Hong Kong such as the German school and church; loves to go hiking and to explore the many facets of the city through walking tours. She has joined Walk Hong Kong to share her experiences and love for the city with German and English speaking visitors and new arrivals.
David Diskin has spent most of his working life in Asia, including 16 years in Hong Kong. He is the author of Birding Hong Kong: A Site Guide and one of the co-authors of The Avifauna of Hong Kong. More recently he has written and published Hong Kong Nature Walks: The New Territories and Hong Kong Nature Walks: Kowloon, Hong Kong & Outlying Islands.
David answers your emails for the Birding Tours.
John Holmes came to Hong Kong in 1978. He soon discovered a passion for birds when rambling in Hong Kong's Country Parks. Since then, birding has led him to many interesting parts of Asia.
Still a committed birder, these days he participates in Hong Kong's monthly waterfowl counts and edits the English language edition of the Hong Kong Birdwatching Society's quarterly bulletin. John is very happy to get the chance to share his enthusiasm for Hong Kong birds and birding places.
Jasmine Nunns grew up in both Singapore and Hong Kong to a Chinese mother, and English father. She has a great passion for the outdoors, the natural environment and animals. She currently works for a local HK environmental NGO, and is active in running campaigns to raise awareness about conservation. As a hiking guide Jasmine offers a unique perspective to life in Hong Kong with her mixed heritage and love of diversity. She also loves to travel, go hiking, and is an avid outrigger paddler.
Claudia Ciesielski is a native German and has been living in Hong Kong since 2004. Claudia enjoys meeting people and sharing her love for the city with them. Though she is a keen hiker, she also quite likes to stroll along the various markets and busy shopping streets of Hong Kong. Claudia leads tours in German and English.
Stella To loves this city that she has called home since birth and wants to share all aspects of it with visitors, from far and near. She loves sports and outdoor living, and despite showing potential for competitive sports from young, she prefers the simple pleasures of sports and joy of hiking with friends for leisure, though for a good and worthy cause, she will push herself like when she completed the 100-kilometers Oxfam Trailwalker to raise funds for charity. After enjoying a very diverse career in development and communication roles in the media, performing arts and local statutory professional body, Stella returns to share her first love of the great outdoor and pleasurable hikes through Walk Hong Kong when she will take you to experience these wonderful treasures of Hong Kong's countryside.
Rachel Ganly is a native of Ireland and has been living in Hong Kong for over four years. She first worked for a local NGO and is now a postgraduate student at the University of Hong Kong, where she studies Asian politics and public policy. In her spare time she loves exploring our territories' rural habitat. Rachel enjoys meeting new visitors to the city and sharing the joys of Hong Kong's natural environment with them.
For more information on Walk Hong Kong Ltd mobile phone: +852 9187 8641