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Taiwan KOM Challenge

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US$ 2,500
Duration
7 Days / 6 Nights
Distance
200 km
Tour Code
TWN-KOM
Next departure
On Request
Number of Cycling Days5
Average Climbing Per Day: 2500
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2,250 m
Total Cycling Distance200 kilometres
AccommodationIncluded
Single SupplementN/A

About this Cycle Tour

The Grand Tours have popularized Europe’s highest roads, making them the bucket list of many riders, but there is another iconic climb that is quickly topping riders bucket lists – the Taiwan KOM Challenge.

The pinnacle of this tour is the 105 km course from sea level up to 3,275 m, all the elements needed to test rider and machine against the mountains - long, twisting ascents, mind-numbing gradients and thinning air, all in the lush green surroundings of the tropics. Starting from Hualien’s Qixingtan, passing through the spectacular Taroko Gorge, then climbing to Taiwan’s highest passable road apex atop Route 14A to Wuling Pass. The route begins at sea level on the eastern coast then climbs up to 3275 metres. This 105 km route has tested even the world’s most elite riders.

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Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive in Taipei and meet up in the evening for a trip briefing.

Day 2

Stretch the legs, lungs, and get a feel for the terrain on a ride through stunning and world famous Taroko Gorge.

Day 3

Another great day of riding in Taiwan's fabulous mountain landscapes. We'll have some climbs, but will utilize the support vehicle to keep our climbing legs in good condition.

Day 4

Get a taste for the KOM course on an acclimitization ride through Taroko Gorge!

Day 5

Choose to rest up before the race or go on an easy coastal ride.

Day 6

An early 6 am race start for the ride of a lifetime.

Day 7

Transfer to Hualien Train Station for onward travel.

Elevation Profiles

Day 2 - Taipei - Fuxing Ride 30-50km. +600m.
Day 2 - Taipei - Fuxing Ride 30-50km. +600m.

Reviews

Amazing week, amazing race, fantastic guides and support!

Nicholas AshworthOctober 2018

What a week! So well planned and organised. Our guide was outstanding; knowledge of the routes and local customs was excellent. We can't wait to go back to Taiwan again.

Mark, our guide, was outstanding. He is a total credit to making the extra difference to this holiday. We so enjoyed spending time with him and our mechanic Leo. We would certainly go back to Taiwan on the longer tour with Mark.

Hayley DixonOctober 2018

Great way to ride the KOM with fellow hardcore cyclists.

Kaj Ville Jesper GrandinOctober 2018

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