WEST Taiwan Cycling Tour 6 Days - from $2220

Day 1: Arrival
Departing from Sydney, Australia with China Airlines to Taipei, Taiwan. Upon arrival at Taipei International Airport, you will be met and transferred to your accommodation hotel. The remainder of the day will be at own leisure.
Hotel: Golden China Hotel, Taipei (3*) or similar

Day 2: Whole Day Taipei City Tour (B / L / D)
After breakfast, starting Taipei City Tour, stops will be made at National Palace Museum, Martyrs’ Shrine, Lungshan Temple, Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, Taipei 101 Building and the Observatory (Option to Observatory).
Hotel: Golden China Hotel, Taipei (3*)  or similar

Day 3: Taipei – Sun Moon Lake (Bicycle Trip) (B / L / D)
After breakfast, enbus to Sun Moon Lake, Bicycle Trip round Sun Moon Lake, visit Suihser Harbor, Wenwu Temple, Peacock Garden, Tse-En Pagoda, Holy Monk Shrine, Tousher Dam, Suihser Dam, Suihser Harbor.
Hotel: Richforest Resort, Sun Moon Lake (Mountain View Room) (4*) or similar

Day 4: Sun Moon Lake – Tainan – Kaohsiung (B / L / D)
After breakfast, transfer to Tainan City, visit the historical city of Taiwan with stops at Anping Fort, Chih-Kan Tower, Koxinga Shrine. Afternoon, drive to Kaohsiung, visit Kaohsiung City, stops will be made at Spring & Autumn Pavilions, Former British Consulate. Overnight stay at Kaohsiung.
Hotel: China Trust Hotel, Kaohsiung (4*) or similar

Day 5: Kaohsiung – Bicycle Trip at Cijin – Taipei  (B / L / D)
After breakfast, visit Cijin and have a Bicycle Trip round Cijin.  Afternoon, return Taipei, visit Shihlin Night Market. Overnight at Taipei.
Hotel: Golden China Hotel, Taipei (3*)  or similar
   
Day 6: Departure (B / -- / --)
After breakfast, free until the time for departure flight, being transferred to Taoyuan International Airport and fly back to Australia. (END OF TOUR)

Inclusions

  • Return Airfare with China Airlines to Taiwan
  • 5 nights hotel accommodation (3-4 star) twin share
  • Meals as per stated in the above itinerary
  • Admission fees
  • Professional English speaking tour guide
  • All transfers with air-conditioned private coach
  • Tour insurance 
  • Bicycle Trip and the rental fees

Exclusions

  • Tips min. NT$150 (US$5) p.p. per day
  • Drinks & Food not mentioned in your itinerary
  • All other expenditure of personal nature. 
  • Ticket to Taipei 101 observatory 
     


Cycling Video at Sun Moon Lake

 


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

 

West Taiwan Cycling Tour 
in 6 Days from $2220
Tour Code: TWSIP7
Depart: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Sat
Seasons Adult Price Child Price 
Low $2220 $1750
High $2970 $2350
Single Room Supplement: $320
 
Seasonality:

Low

01APR13 - 07DEC13
27DEC13 - 31MAR14

High 08DEC13 - 26DEC13


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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, overnight at Taipei meets Trade Show, overnight out of Taipei meets Sat & National Holiday, overnight at Alishan meets Flower seasons & Summer vocation.
  • During Public Holidays or Special Events surcharges may apply. Please always check with our consultants for more details. 
  • Child who is under 2 years old (no bed & no meal) we would charge 10% of adults price.
  • Minimum 6 passengers per group.
  • Above rate valid until Dec 31, 2010

B= Breakfast, L=Lunch. D=Dinner

Chinese Itinerary click here. 中文行程
台灣西岸自行車6日遊