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Tour description

Best of East Taiwan - Hualien Taitung

» Scenic Coastal East Rift Valley


6 Days



6D cycling trip along the Scenic Coastal and back from the East Rift Valley Route, so you get to see the best of both world.  

Let us take care of everything & you just enjoy the ride!
 We have carefully chosen interesting & unique types of accom at selected towns such as 鹿野 & 瑞穗。
Every year, the Taiwan Cyclist Federation organise this loop as a challenge event over 2 day under Tour of East Taiwan 365 Challenge.  In that, you are required to complete the 180km or so ride within 11 hours each day.  Those who want challenge & take part in the race event can visit their website for registration details.

This Best of East Taiwan Scenic Loop, we do exactly the same route At Your Own Pace:
 4 cycling days, keep it simple, full cycling yet comes with our Support-Sweeper Vehicle s (SSVs) following behind, so that our cyclists get to enjoy the scenery along the way, pass scenic spots for picture stops, & arrive at our daily accommodation to relax. 

* If you have 10 days to spare, you may wish to join us for our DIY Taiwan Round Island 



1) Cycle the Most Scenic Part of East Taiwan (if you are not a fan of 10-days Round Island)

2) Quiet backcountry routes (not just the usual route 11 & 9, we know our way well! )

3) Meeting line of Eurasian & Philippine tectonic plates & Tropic of Cancer markers

4) Special accommodations (coastal resort facing the Pacific Ocean; home-stay in Luye Highlands; hot-springs hotel in RuiSui)

5) Ride through famous towns of ChiShang (canola fields; water wheels; Brown Boulevard); Chishang 'train packed lunch' (traditional train bento boxes) local delicacies


Event Grade: 3+ (Challenging) - Fully supported
Cycling Distance: est. 340-360km (total)
Cycling Pace: 22-25km/hr (or at your own pace) 
Average cycle distance per day: 90km (undulating & some winds)

Cost: $ 1290/pax (Twin-share, min. 4pax to go)
Single sup: $270

 1) 2-way airport transfers
 2) 2-Way Taipei-HuaLien-Taipei
 3) 5 nights accom (twin-share) 
 4) 5x breakfasts + 1 dinner
 5) 1x SSV support vehicle for daily luggage transfers
 6) cycling trip leader
 7) Detailed pre-trip briefing & preparation

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Please complete the online trip booking form
We will be in touch with you via email/Whatsapp for payment details.
* Cyclists who wish to experience climbing the famous HuaLien-WuLing (via Tarako Gorge) can join us for 3-day Taiwan KoM Experience Tour before this trip

Detailed itinerary

Day01 - Arrive Taipei / Transfer to Hualien. Hotel.  Bike Setup & Prep

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 ways (bicycle paths) 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.  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).   


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.  Relax and enjoy the hot-springs 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)

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