Day01 - Arrive Taipei / Transfer to Hualien. Hotel. Bike Setup & Prep
We pick you up at Taipei airport for your transfer directly to Hualien. Bike boxes will be taken care of by us.
Day02 - Start Cycling / ChengGong (120km) (B)
Cycling starts today! We move out from our hotel in Hualien and we will use a section of the bike way (bicycle path) along the coast to get onto route11. Although it is the longest day, it is very achievable with fresh legs and uplifted mood as you set out on this scenic journey. There are 2 main climbs today of around 200-230m. Stop by for a visit to Sanxiantai bridge. Another reason is that we want you to stay at a nice coastal resort facing the Pacific Ocean.
Day03 - ChengGong / TaiTung / LuYe (65km) (B,D)
After yesterday longest ride, we take things alittle easier today. Relax & enjoy the morning right in front of your resort (you can even go for a short ride or run along the quiet coastal lane). After lake breakfast, we continue our journey towards Taitung. Along the way, we stop at some attractions such as Xiaoyeliu & Raiway Art Village before we head for our lunch. After lunch, continue along route 9 along the rift valley with a climb up towards the Luye highlands before arriving to our home-stay style accommodation.
Day04 - LuYe / ChiShang / YuLi / RuiSui (90km) (B)
After breakfast, we head out to Luye Highlands, a vast area known for doing hot-air balloning. You may catch some actions if you are lucky. We spend some time doing leisure sight-seeing in Chishang, a scenic town known for her splendid canola flower fields and rice cultivation. Try the famous traditional Chishang 'train packed lunch' (bento boxes) before we continue our journey to RuiSui. We take into a part of the YuFu bike path, a dedicated bicycle pathway that a few scenic spots such as Eurasian & Philippine tectonic plates & Yushan view point.
Relax and enjoy the hot-spring at the hotel after a day of cycling.
Day05 - RuiSui / HuaLien (55km) / Transfer back to Taipei via Train (B)
We head back north towards Hualien. Our special itinerary will take you to Liyu lake for a round the lake ride Although the distance is relatively short at only 62km, but undulating. All cycling ends today at Liyutan (the carp lake) with late lunch before we will transfer you by vans back to Hualien.
Free & easy for the night.
Day06 - Depart Hualien / Taipei (B) (OR own extension afters)
After breakfast, depart Hualien back towards the airport or Taipei (for those extending their stay)