Trip Preparation

What to bring

Equipments:

You are always welcome and encouraged to bring your bike. In case you are not able to bring your own, we are still very willing to provide you one. (Rental fee for high quality road bike: $30/day)


Please be aware of the followings if you bring your bicycle:  
1. We cannot transport bike boxes during your tour. However, we can usually find ways for you to store your bike box at the start/finish point. 
2. We do not take any responsibility for any damages while handling. 
3. Though we will try our best to prevent this from happening, roof-racks and van loading could sometimes cause minor scratches and tears.  
4. You could prepare some essential components that fit your bike as it may be difficult to get one during the trip if problems arise. 
5. You should be prepared to put your bike together when arrived and re-pack your bike at the end of the tour as well with aid from our experienced staff.

 

Clothing:

Please bring along appropriate clothing and equipment for the bicycle tour.

1. Try to bring fast-drying clothing, from undergarments to pants and shirts. Note that cotton can be a cyclist's worst enemy since it holds moisture, amplifying both heat and cold. Synthetics or synthetic blends are best. 

2. Do not ride without a helmet! We do not offer helmets, therefore please bring your own one. 

 

 

Suggested packing list

Equipment:

-Bike Helmets

-Cycling Sunglasses

-Water bottle

-Bike(Road)-shoes (Clip-in)

-Road pedals

-1-2 pairs of riding gloves

-Waist packs or small day pack

                

Clothing:

-Cool-weather jacket

-Two riding jerseys

-2-3 t-shirts and or/ casual shirts (quick-dry)

-Two pairs of bike socks and /or 2 pairs of white socks (quick-dry)

-Swimsuit

-2-3 sets of underwear (quick-dry)

-Comfortable walking shoes

-Sandal

 

Note:

-You may wish to bring a day pack that you can drop into a van.

-Electricity: Taiwan uses electric current of 110 volts at 60 cycles, which is same as in America and Japan, appliances from Europe, Australia or South-East Asia will need an adaptor or transformer.

 

Health Preconditions

1. You should have noticed that bicycle riding is potentially hazardous. You realise that bicycling is a strenuous activity that requires proper physical conditioning.You should not ride unless you are medically able, in healthy physical conditions and properly trained. You must have acknowledged and accept that all existing risks such as falls, the effect of the weather, traffic, and conditions of the road.

2. You are responsible for your personal health being up to the physical demands of the tour. 

3. Make sure to notify your tour leader of any potential issues before you start riding.

4. Please consult with your medical practitioner if you have any health issues before joining our bike tour and bring along information about your condition so that proper care and treatment can be provided in case of accident, injury, or illness.

5. If you have any questions about the tour's extent of difficulty, please inquire us.

Vaccination: Not normally required for entry.

 

Weather

Situated off the east coast of Asia and in the path of warm ocean currents, Taiwan generally enjoys an oceanic and subtropical monsoon climate. Summers are long with high humidity; winters are short and usually mild, though snow is visible on the peaks of high mountains during the coldest month. Frost is rare in the lowlands where most of the population is concentrated. Mean monthly temperatures range from 15°C to 20°C in winter to around 28°C in summer. 

Click here for more information on weather in Taiwan: Central Weather Bureau, Ministry of Transportation and Communications

 

Passport&Visa

Nationals of the following countries are eligible for the visa exemption program, with a duration of stay of up to 90 days: Andorra, Australia (effective from January 1, 2015, to December 31, 2016), Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK, USA, Vatican City State.

For nationals not stated above, please make sure have a valid visa for entry.

For more information about the visa exemption program and visa application, click here for the Bureau of Consular Affairs of Taiwan website.

 

Other Informations

1. Time zone

    GMT +7 hours

 

2. Currency

 

Taiwan is currently using New Taiwan Dollar (NTD$), which is approx. USD 31.40.

 

 

 

 

 

     

 

3. Water

    Distilled or boiled water is always available at hotel, restaurants and convinience stores. Tap water is not recommended.
 

4. Tipping

    NT$100/Per piece of luggage at Hotel; 10% service charge is usually added to the bills in most restaurants. Tips for the guide and driver or other services are not included; they will be very much appreciated for your kind tipping.

 

5. Business hours 

    Banks: 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Mon.-Fri.
    Businesses: 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Mon.-Fri.
    Government offices: 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Mon.-Fri.
    Shops: Approx. 9 a.m.-10 p.m.

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