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Magic Island Of Taiwan

Tour ID: TW

 PRICE



3'500 CHF*
3'042 EUR
3'725 USD
* Price excluding Bike
Single room surcharge
790 CHF, 687 EUR ,841 USD

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StartTaipei
EndTaipei
Distance716 km | 445 mi
Days12 (11 Nights)
Stages8

 2 DATES 2018 / 2019






East Asia's Highest Pass Road, Magic Island Of Taiwan
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HIGHLIGHTS
✓  City Bike Tour with Taipei 101 Tower (508 m)
✓  Taroko Marble Stone Canyon
✓  Hehuan Shan Pass | 3275 meters above sea level
✓  Kenting National Park | Sandy beaches and coral reefs
✓  High-Speed Train 300 km/h
EAST ASIA'S HIGHEST PASS ROAD

The east coast of Taiwan is a true cycling paradise with perfectly smooth roads and beautiful nature. We take in the highest pass in East Asia (3275 m.ü.M | 10744 ft), admire the unique Taroko Gorge and enjoy views of the Pacific in Kenting. The modern metropolis of Taipei, along with the 101 Tower, offers diverse cultural and culinary discoveries.


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INCLUDED
✓  Hotel with breakfast
✓  Food and refreshments on ride
✓  Almost all meals are included
✓  Jersey/Bag/Sports bottle
✓  Tour guide (English)
✓  Minibus
✓  And much more

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1 Day | Arrival in Taipei

We start the tour with a night at a chic 4-star hotel in the centre of Taipei. In the evening, we meet for a tour briefing before enjoying a typical Taiwanese dinner.

2 Day | Taipei 101 Tower and City Bike Tour

We make the most of the awesome “U-Bike” rental system to ride around the capital, before experiencing Taipei from one of the highest buildings in the world. From the Chang Kai Chek Memorial, we then head into the trendy cultural district of Ximending.

3 Day | Taipei – Cilan36 km, 500 hm | Transfer by Train

After a 2-hour train ride we reach the island’s central mountains. Once on the bikes, we ride pass the mighty Mount Cilan, and continue to enjoy a panoramic view of the mountain from our hotel.

4 Day | Cilan – Lishan72 km, 1990 hm

Today’s ride winds up through bamboo and fern forests to the pass, with orchards growing on steep mountain slopes. We spend the night in the mountain village of Lishan, which sits at 1900 masl.

5 Day | Lishan – Sincheng120 km | 1800 hm | Optional sections by bus

At 3275m asl, Hehuanshan Pass is the highest pass in East Asia. Experience the unique views of hundreds of peaks. After the climb, you can enjoy a 75 km descent through the Taroko gorge.

6 Day | Sincheng – An Ton hot springs130 km, 1100 hm

We spend the first part of the day riding along a coastal road, giving us stunning views of the Pacific Ocean. We then climb through a tropical forest to bring us to the East Rift Valley. Here, we can relax as we let our body’s sink into the thermal waters of the An Ton hot springs.

7 Day | An Ton hot springs – Chishang 70 km, 450 hm | or 26 km

Today, we cycle through the East Rift Valley, which lies between the Central Mountains and the Coastal Mountains. This valley runs parallel to the coast, and is known for its green rice fields, waterfalls and tea plantations.

8 Day | Chishang – Taitung88 km, 720 hm

We ride back to the “Sunshine Coast” and back to the ocean. This area is home to the Formosan macaque monkey. We spend the night in the port city of Taitung, which was the first part of Taiwan to be inhabited by the natives.

9 Day | Taitung – Kenting150 km, 1380 hm

We glide through wild flora and tropical forests whilst enjoying the descent through the jungle-covered mountains to reach the east side of the Hengchung Peninsula. Here, the wind has created bizarre sand dunes.

10 Day | Kenting loop – Short ride or restday50 km, 270 hm

Kenting is the southernmost point of Taiwan. After a relaxing day on the sandy beach, with an optional shorter ride, we get to experience the vibrant night market and celebrate our journey at the beach bar.

11 Day | Kenting – Kaohsiung – Taipei

Sat in business class, we ride back to Taipei at 300 km / h on the high speed railway. In the evening, we enjoy a world-class dinner in our extravagant 5-star hotel.

12 Day | Departure day from Taipei City

With unforgettable memories, we leave the “Ilha Formosa” (Beautiful Island), as named by the first Portuguese explorers.

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