Taiwan KOM and Splendid Sun Moon Lake 

from US$2495

Tour Overview
 

The tour is to explore the island's scenic landscape, culture and history deeper through cycling around Taiwan's largest lake and along one of Taiwan’s finest high-mountain resort areas.


In Taipei, we will visit the famous Daoist Bao'an Temple and well-known National Palace Museum.
 

The remarkable starting off of the long journey will be challenging the highest mountain road in East Asia (3275m) through the same route as the KOM(King of Mountain) event. Our cycling journey will then continue to the Sun Moon Lake, which has been reported by CNN to be one of the top 10 bike routes in the world.


Difficulty

★★★★★

Suitable for

Age 18 above with regular exercises

Avg. Daily Mileage 

60.8 Km

37.4 Miles

Total Mileage

304 Km

186.9Miles

Tour Duration

8 days

Max. Altitude

3275 m

10,745 Feet

NOTE: You will always be followed by a support vehicle providing snacks, fruits, drinks and emergency first aid service while cycling.

Highlight
 

  • Wuling: East Asia's highest road (3275m/10,745 feet). Well-known cycling challenge route, KOM.

  • Qixingtan: Beautiful curved bay with crystal clear sea water

  • Cingshuei Cliff right deep in the Pacific Ocean

Itinerary
 

Day 1

Flight to Taipei

Our friendly guide will meet you at Taoyuan International Airport and transfer you to check-in the hotel.(Optional)

Lunch: On your own    Dinner: On your own

Day2

B:Hotel Buffet  /  L:Free on your own  /  D:Local cuisine  (A welcome party)

Taipei Sightseeing with Metro and Bike

Today is a day of touring in Taipei. We are going to go around Taipei with the clean, fast and highly convenient Metro. 

 

Attractions include:

Designed in 1910 by Japanese architects during their colonial period in Taiwan through the first half of the 20th century its eclectic style blends traditional European architectural elements, including Renaissance, Baroque and neo-Classical. 

  • The Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall

This impressive building is based upon monumental Chinese architectural design.

Awarded the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage in 2003, the grand and stately Baoan Temple is famous for its elaborate decoration and Daoist architecture.

  The most important repository of Chinese arts in the world.

 

B:Hotel Buffet  /  L:Taiwanese cuisine   /  D:Traditional local meal 

Taipei Train station – Qixingtan – Xincheng( Hualien)

 

                  Our First day of riding will be classic cycling with magnificent views of the coast.  After an early breakfast at our hotel, we will transfer to the Train Station for a 1 hour and 52 minutes train ride to the east coast, where we officially begin the cycling part of the trip.   

We will cycle along the coastline of northern Hualien. We will pass through a famous scenic area called Qixingtan. It is a beautiful curved bay with crystal clear blue sea water and with lush green mountain on the other side.
 

 

Day3

Xincheng( Hualien)—Wuling—Qingjing (KOM route)

Today we will ride up through pass and along awesome canyon, deep-valley edges called the Central Cross Island Highway and into Taroko National Park, which features high mountains and sheer gorges. It is also renowned for its marble gorges, with walls rising hundreds of meters high. No other places in the world can match Taroko Gorge in its spectacular and dramatic marble cliffs, deep canyons, and wild waterfalls.

 

We will continue to challenge the magnificent mountain ridge. It is a rugged, saw-tooth serpentine slice of sky-piercing rocky mountain.  We will, later on, reach Wuling where features the East Asia’s highest road and tremendous views. It is also known as Taiwan’s most challenging trek KOM (King of Mountain).  Later on, we will transfer to our hotel, we will not descend with our bike.

B:Hotel Buffet /  L:Free on your own /  D:Traditional Taiwanese cuisine

Day5

Qingjing – Sun Moon Lake

After breakfast, we enter the central mountain range. The country road allows you to experience one of most dramatic cycling, the natural beauty and diversity of the mountainous area.

 

After a series of steady climbs, we will arrive the popular romantic honeymoon resort Sun Moon Lake, where is 750 meters (2460 Feet) above sea level. The lake is entirely enfolded in foothills of the Taiwan Central Range, and the landscape of turquoise waters and drifting mountain mists attracts about 4 million tourists every year.

 

B:Hotel buffet  /  L:Local meal  /  D:Taiwanese local cuisine at hotel

Day6

Sun Moon Lake

The day begins with cycling around the largest lake in Taiwan.

Cycling around the fabulous lake highway in the early morning will allow you to admire the transformation of the lake. When stopping at either Wen Wu temple, the majestic Tzuen Pagoda or Xuan Zang Temple, you can see the view stretches across the lake, with the deep blue-green colour of the water shimmering in the light.

B:Hotel buffet  /  L:Light local meal  /  D:Local cuisine 

Day 7

Sun Moon Lake – Jiji – Taipei

Today we will first cycle to the amazing Wuchang falling temple, which is damaged by the powerful 921 earthquakes in 1999. After walking around you will see the ruins of the temple describing its history and the scale of the disaster.

 

Afterwards, we will keep a cycle to some townships via Provincial country road, where it is majestically surrounded by mountains and is famous for bamboo forest. Our final destination of the day is Yulin where is situated in the west of Taiwan.

Continue to take a high speed train to reach Taipei city as we reach the end of our journey in Taiwan.

B:Hotel buffet  /  L:Local cuisine  /  D:Free on your own

Total distance:42.6 KM/26.5 Miles

Total Climb:209 M/ 659 Feet

Difficulty Level:★

Day4

Day 8

Taipei – Taoyuan International Airport Departure

At this point, we hope that as we bid you farewell, you have come to think of the cycling tour in Taiwan as an unforgettable and pleasant experience.

Transfer to airport to take a flight for your journey home. Bon Voyage!

Total distance:87.8 KM/54.6 Miles

Total Climb:7379 M/ 24209 Feet

Difficulty Level:★★★★★

Total distance:51.1KM/31.8 Miles

Total Climb:513 M/1683 Feet

Difficulty Level:★★

Total distance:93.6 KM/58.2 Miles

Total Climb:892 M/2926 Feet

Difficulty Level:★★★

B:Hotel Buffet  /  L:Free on your own  /  D:  Free on your own

Total distance:29.1 KM/18.08 Miles

Total Climb:662 M/ 2172 Feet

Difficulty Level:★

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