With daily distances of up to 130km, and some days presenting more than 2000m of ascent, this is our ultimate Taiwan ride and is not to be taken lightly. As well as the cycling challenge this tour presents, the route also enables us to see a larger part of the island and to fully experience its diversity.
We start our cycling expedition in the capital city, Taipei, but quickly move out towards the east coast where the first of many hot springs awaits. Here begins one of the toughest legs of the ride, as we climb our way from sea level up to the mindblowing Central Mountain Range at 2200m. The payoff comes the following day with long descents and more magnificent vistas as we glide down into Taroko National Park, the home of the world’s deepest marble gorge.
After a rest day in the gorge, we’ll pedal back to the East Rift Valley. Day 7 we cross the Tropic of Cancer and zoom south into the tropics and along the spectacular coastline before bearing inland to Zhiben. The epic ride from Zhiben to Kenting is one of the highlights of the tour and is followed by a well-earned rest day.
From Kenting we switch gears to head north, skirting the foothills of the southern mountains, and then making one final incursion into the mountains to Baolai and Guanziling, with its famous Fire Water Pool and mud-infused hot springs. Your epic ride completes its loop back in the capital, Taipei, with a celebratory evening to mark the end of a rewarding challenge and a great adventure.
890 Km riding. We ride on well-made roads some of which have designated cycle lanes. The terrain varies from steep ascents and descents in the mountains to gently undulating along parts of the East Coast. Traffic is generally light although there will be stretches on busier roads.
Conquer a challenging ride from near sea level up to Wuling Farm at 1800 m before overnighting there.
Enjoy descending into the Taroko Gorge with some incredible views, then take a rest day to explore this marble wonder.
Cycle one of Taiwan’s best bike routes on the scenic coastal ride from Zhiben to Kenting.
Explore the Santimen Indigenous Peoples’ Cultural Park for a glimpse at the culture of remote Taiwan.
WHAT MAKES US STAND OUT
Not only are we experts at providing bike tours throughout Asia, but we are also cycling enthusiasts ourselves! That’s why this tour is specially designed for passionate, advanced cyclists who enjoy nothing more than their feet on the pedals climbing challenging ascents and zipping downhill with great views. This itinerary is nothing short of epic, and a true cycling adventure awaits with some incredible scenery and interesting cultural experiences along the way.