South Taiwan Coast by Road Bike

Price from
THB 74,947
Duration
7 Days / 6 Nights
Distance
481 km
Tour Code
TWN-STC
Next departure
26-Nov-2018
Number of Cycling Days5
Average Distance Per Day: 97
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150 Km
Average Climbing Per Day: 1162
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2,250 m
Total Cycling Distance481 kilometres
AccommodationN/A
Bike HireStandard Road Bike: US$ 220
Single SupplementUS$ 485

All About this Tour

This road biking tour is your ultimate chance to discover the gorgeous southern coasts of Taiwan, which boasts an incredible mixture of scenery. The cities and towns are steeped in a compelling history as they are home to some of the oldest Chinese settlements intertwined with a more contemporary Taiwanese culture.

The journey begins on the west coast as we ride through country roads and along beautiful beaches. We continue on towards the east coast while passing through the most southern tip of Taiwan. There will be challenging climbs of over 1500m along the way but you will be rewarded with marvelous views and hotels with hot springs for you to relax in.

You will certainly experience Taiwan in a unique and exciting way.

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Itinerary

Day 1

Dinner and trip briefing.

Day 2

We transfer 1.5 hours by car out of the city limits with a stop at a Buddhist monastery. We then ride down the west coast on some nice country roads. We overnight at Bai Sha Beach.

Day 3

We continue down the west coast before passing the southern-most tip of Taiwan. This is a spectacular coastline with sand dunes and breath-taking landscape. We criss-cross inland and then head back to the coast towards the east side. We climb almost a whopping 2,000m throughout the day but be comforted in knowing that we spend the evening at a hot springs hotel.

Day 4

We start the day continuing up the east coast until lunch time. In the afternoon we ascend the coastal mountains to access the Rift Valley - the bread basket of Taiwan - famous for its rice paddies and quiet country roads. We have another night at a hot springs resort.

Day 5

Again our day of riding holds a mixture of scenery. Starting off in the valley on undulating roads we then do our second crossing of the mountains to return to the coast. As we head north we'll pass Hualien city before finishing the ride at Taroko Gorge - a premier tourist destination. 

Day 6

Today we will ride up through the impressive 19-km-long canyon of Taroko Gorge to the Buddhist Xiangde temple.

Day 7

This morning we will drop you off at the Hualien train station for a return to Taipei. We can also arrange for a vehicle transfer if you prefer.

Elevation Profiles

Day 2 - Kaohsiung - Kenting Ride 50km. +315m / -307m.
Day 2 - Kaohsiung - Kenting Ride 50km. +315m / -307m.

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