Taiwan 5 Days Cycle Tour

Day 1:  Kenting 
Today you'll be met at Kaohsiung High-Speed-Rail station or International Airport by your tour leader and make the short transfer down to the Hengchun Peninsula where we'll stay at a hotel with views over one of Taiwan's most beautiful beaches. We'll stop on the way for a bike fitting and then the afternoon is free to relax.

Day 2: Hot Springs | 43km
We begin our journey with a beautiful loop around the low lying coast, before heading inland to our overnight rest-stop, nestled in a beautiful valley, complete with hot springs and mountain views.

Day 3: Jialeshui | 65km
This morning we begin our ascent into the jungly interior of the peninsula, climbing on a remote road which passes through sleepy aboriginal settlements. In the afternoon we descend to the rugged east coast and emerge at a beautiful beach from where it's another short climb to our peaceful beachfront overnight stop.

Day 4: Kenting | 21km
Today we ride along the breathtaking east coast all the way to the very southern tip of Taiwan. From here it's just a short ride back to Kenting where you'll have the rest of the day free to relax in or around Kenting.

Day 5:  Kaohsiung - Tour ends
After breakfast we will transfer to Kaohsiung International Airport or high-speed rail at your request. The tour ends on arrival.
   

Style
Fully supported cycling, or possibility for self guided upon request


Tour Leader

This tour will be lead by one of our highly experienced and knowledgeable cycling guides


Inclusions: Support vehicle, tour leader, most meals, entry fees as per itinerary fees


Group Size: 
Min 2 people per group


Accommodations: 
4 nights comfortable hotels

 

Meals Included: B=4, L=3, D=3

 

Days Cyclings: 3

 

Kilometres Cycled: Approx 140km


Bikes: Bike hire is included FREE on this tour

 

Difficulty: Easy/moderate

 

Cycling Conditions:  For the most part we ride on small country roads with minimal traffic, although there are short stretches on busier roads (which have designated cycle/scooter lanes) near Kenting town. The terrain begins easily enough on day 1, then there are a few more challenging ascents on days 2 and 3.


Exclusions

  • Airfares
  • Tips
  • Drinks & Food not mentioned in your itinerary
  • All other expenditure of personal nature. 


 


A Practical Guide to Bicycle Touring in Taiwan

Taiwan was recently ranked by Lonely Planet as one of the top destinations to discover in 2012.  We couldn’t agree more.
Great scenery, reasonable prices and a variety of climatic zones make Taiwan an excellent bicycle touring destination.  Surprisingly, Taiwan sees few foreign visitors.  This is one spot in Asia well off the banana pancake trail.

Taiwan is a sweet potato shaped island just off the coast of China.  It is home to around 23 million people, most of who live on the west coast.
The center of the country is very mountainous, with 100 peaks over 3,000 metres. The highest is Jade Mountain (Yu Shan 玉山) at 3,952 m (12,966 ft).

Not only is this the highest mountain in Taiwan, but all East Asia.

When to go bicycle touring in Taiwan
You can go bicycle touring in Taiwan pretty much year round.

The climate varies depending on elevation and whether you’re in the north or south.  Fall and spring are probably the best times to visit overall.  Rain can fall at any time of the year, so make sure you’re prepared.

Summers can be sweltering hot, but would be a good time to escape to the mountains and tour on one of the three cross-island highways.

We cycle toured Taiwan in late November and the weather was almost perfect.  A little rainy and cool in the north, but warm and sunny further south.


Taiwan is a good choice for a short bicycle touring holiday or as part of a longer Asia tour.   

Biking in Taiwan can be as easy or as difficult as you want to make it.  If you want a challenge, hit the mountains and cycle one of the cross island roads.  
If you want to take it a little easier, stick to biking the quiet roads of Taiwan’s east coast.

All in all, cycling Taiwan poses few difficulties.  You rarely have to cycle long distances without services, roads are in good condition and the country is safe enough that you can camp just about anywhere.
 

Highlights:

A dip in one of Taiwan’s many hot springs.
A visit to picturesque Sun Moon Lake (日月潭) – nestled at 762 m (2,500 ft) in the hills of Nantou County.
A ride through Takoro Gorge and a night camping in amongst the stunning limestone formations.
A food-fest worthy of a hungry cyclist at any of Taiwan’s numerous night markets.

 


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Price guide

 

Taiwan 5 Days Cycle Tour
Tour Code: TWSIP12
Depart: Daily
Adult Price  $1300 p.p.


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Remark:

  • All prices are in AUD, and based on PER PERSON TWIN SHARE. Prices are indicative only and are subject to change at anytime due to currency fluctuations.
  • During Public Holidays or Special Events surcharges may apply. Please always check with our consultants for more details. 
  • Minimum 2 passengers per group.

B= Breakfast, L=Lunch. D=Dinner