Cycling Tour: Around-the-Island 2018/2/03-11

Cycling Tour: Around-the-Island 2018/2/03-11

868 kilometers in 9 days. What do you think? Do you think you can make it? Given the thoughtful guidance and attentive service of our professional cycling coaches, you can! Our 9-day around-the-island tour offers you an opportunity to explore Taiwan on bike and test your limit. Let this be your first challenge in the new year of 2018!

Price: NT$30,000 (~US$1,014) per head *

Interested or have any questions?
Want to do this tour at some other time?

D1 (2018/02/03 Saturday)
Banqiao District at New Taipei to Toufen City at Miaoli County
(around 85 km’s ride with total climbing of 575 m)
  • Route: Bike Explorer Club at Banqiao Distirct → Crescent Bridge → Dahan River Left Bank Cycling Path → Yingge District → Bade District → Longtan District → Xinpu Township → Zhubei City → Baoshan Township → Toufen City
  • Attractions: Crescent Bridge, Dahan River Cycling Path, Shulin Riverside Park, Sanying Longyao Bridge, New Tile House Hakka Cultural District, Xinfeng Temple at Baoshan Township
  • Meals included: lunch, dinner
  • Accommodation: Elite Hotel or equivalent
D2 (2018/02/04 Sunday)
Toufen City at Miaoli County to Lukang Township at Changhua County
(around 100 km’s ride with total climbing of 200 m)
  • Route: Toufen City → Houlong Township → Tongxiao Township → Yuanli Township → Dajia District at Taichung City → Qingshui District → Wuqi District → Longjing District → Shengang Township at Changhua County → Lukang Township
  • Attractions: Dashan Railway Station, Guogang Shell Fossil Layers, Xinpu Railway Station, Gaomei Lighthouse, Lukang Mazu Temple, Mo Ru Lane, Lukang Longshan Temple
  • Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • Accommodation: Unified Lukang Cultural & Creative Center or equivalent
D3 (2018/02/05 Monday)
Lukang Township at Changhua County to Liujia District at Tainan City
(around 106 km’s ride with total climbing of 116 m)
  • Route: Lukang Township at Changhua County → Xihu Township → Pitou Township → Xiluo/Siluo Township at Yunlin County → Dounan Township → Dalin Township at Chiayi County → Minxiong/Minsyong Township → Shuishang Township → Houbi District at Tainan → Liujia District
  • Attractions: Pitou Township at Changhua County, Xiluo Bridge, Dalin Sugar Factory, Tropic of Cancer Solar Exploration Center, Houbi Railway Station, Lotus Farms at Liujia District, Linfengying Train Station
  • Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • Accommodation: Linfengying Resort or equivalent
D4 (2018/02/06 Tuesday)
Liujia District at Tainan City to Kaohsiung City
(around 103 km’s ride with total climbing of 102 m)
  • Route: Liujia District at Tainan City → Madou District → Sigang/Xigang District → Cigu/Qigu District →  Anping District → Jiading/Qieding District at Kaohsing → Ziguan District → Zuoying District → Kaohsiung City
  • Attractions: Tsung-Yeh Arts and Cultural Center, Former Tait & Co. Merchant House (Wax Museum of the History of Immigrants in Taiwan, Anping Tree House), Deyang Destroyer, Black Bridge Sausage Museum, Xingda Marina, Lotus Pond at Zuoying District, Love River
  • Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • Accommodation: Kaohsiung Hero House or equivalent
D5 (2018/02/07 Wednesday)
Kaohsiung City to Checheng Township at Pingtung County
(around 96 km’s ride with total climbing of 198 m)
  • Route: Kaohsiung City → Xiaogang District → Linyuan District → Xinyuan Township at Pingtung County →  Donggang Township → Linbian Township → Jiadong Township → Fangliao Township → Fangshan Township → Fenggang → Checheng Township
  • Attractions: Cianjhen Star Cycling Bridge, Dapeng Bay National Scenic Area, Dapeng Bay Bridge, Fangliao Art Village, Provincial Highway 26, Checheng Fu’an Temple
  • Meals included: breakfast, lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Boutix Resort Hotel or Equivalent
D6 (2018/02/08 Thursday)
Checheng Township at Pingtung County to Zhiben
(around 104 km’s ride with total climbing of 860 m)
  • Route: Checheng Township → Sihjhongsi hot spring → Mudan Township → Shouka at Shizi Township → Daren Township → Dawu Township → Duoliang → Jinlun → Taimali Township → Zhiben
  • Attractions: Shimen Ancient Battlefield, Mudan Incident Memorial Park, Mudan Dam, Dongyuan Wet Grassland, Kuqi Lake, Shouka Bike Station, coastal views of the Pacific Ocean, Huayuan Bay → Zhiben hot spring
  • Meals included: breakfast, lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: F Hotel or equivalent
D7 (2018/02/09 Friday)
Zhiben to Yuli Township at Hualien
(around 95 km’s ride with total climbing of 598 m)
  • Route: Zhiben → Beinan Township → Chulu Ranch → Luye Township → Ruyuan → Guanshan Township → Chishang Township → Fuli Township at Hualien → Dongli Township → Yuli Township
  • Attractions: Shigu Green Tunnel → Tuoxian Farm → Ruiyuan Green Tunnel → Guanshan Township Loop Bike Lane → Rice County School → Mr. Brown Avenue → Dapo Lake → Dongli Bike Station → Yufu Bike Trail → Junction of the Eurasian Plate and the Philippine Sea Plate
  • Meals included: breakfast, lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Heping Hotel or equivalent
D8 (2018/02/10 Saturday)
Yuli Township at Hualien County to Guangfu Township
(around 49 km’s ride with total climbing of 217 m)
Dongshan Township at Yilan County to Jiaoxi Township
(around 28 km’s ride with total climbing of 42 m)
  • Route: Yuli Township → Ruisui Township → Guangfu Township → Train No. 4621 (departure 11:34) to Hualien Station (arrival 12:43) → Train No. 4187 (departure 13:10) to Dongshan Station (arrival 14:39) → Wujie Township at Yilan County → Yilan → Jiaoxi Township
  • Attractions: Gaoliao Bridge, County Road 193, Chunri Bike Station, Danongdafu Forest Park, Guangfu Sugar Factory → Dongshan River Bike Trail, Dongshan River Water Park, Acquvita Chapel, Yilan Duck House
  • Meals included: breakfast, lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Kirin Prince Hotel or equivalent
D9 (2018/02/11 Sunday)
Jiaoxi Township at Yilan County to Banqiao at New Taipei
(around 102 km’s ride with total climbing of 478 m)
  • Route: Jiaoxi Township at Yilan → Toucheng Township at Yilan → Fulong at New Taipei → Shuangxi District → Pingxi District → Shiding District → Shenkeng District → Zhonghe District → Bike Explorer Club at Banqiao District
  • Attractions: Wushi Harbor Visitor Center, beautiful reflection of Lanyang Museum, Old Caoling Rail Tunnel, border mark between Yilan and New Taipei, Shanglin Elementary School at Shuangxi District, Pingshuang Tunnel, Pingxi Old Street, Jingtong Old Street, “Flying Lantern Police Station”
  • Meals included: breakfast, lunch

Note:

  1. The above itinerary is for reference only. The exact one will be announced in the briefing meeting and adjustments may be made during the trip if deemed appropriate.
  2. The tour will be canceled if there are less than 15 participants signed up. It will be confirmed before January 20.

Interested or have any questions?
Want to do this tour at some other time?

Organizer: Bike Explorer Club

* The price includes:

  1. Accommodation for 8 nights and the meals (with non-alcoholic drinks) listed on the itinerary;
  2. Use of bikes, safety helmets, bike gloves; provision of backup bikes, spare parts, and relevant consumables;
  3. A water bottle, a participant’s handbook, a designated nameplate for each participant;
  4. Support vehicles and fuel and toll costs incurred;
  5. Refreshments such as drinking water, sweets, biscuits, fruits, etc.;
  6. Insurance (travel insurance and travel agency liability insurance totalling NT$5 million; medical insurance totalling NT$500,000);
  7. Professional tour guides and cycling coaches;

and excludes:

  1. Meals not listed on the itinerary and any alcoholic drinks;
  2. Transportation costs for any trips not listed on the itinerary;
  3. Any top-up insurance.