People Cycling Rides

Taiwan - Tip to Top of the Bicycle Kingdom 2025.

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Ride Info
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Ride Leader
Thomas Ryan
Tour Dates
Start Location
Kaohsiung, Taiwan (KHH)
End Location
Taipei, Taiwan (TPE)
Cost (est.)
$4450 (USD + $150.00 ride fee)
$1395 (USD
Payment Due
Tour Company
Avg. Distance
42 mi / 68 km
Avg. Elevation
1831 ft / 558 m
Ride Description


Taiwan is undoubtedly one of the best places to ride in North East Asia.   From pristine coastal roads along stunning rugged scenery, to gorgeous gorges and impressive mountain ranges.  Apart from being the largest bicycle manufacturer in the world, it also has fascinating history both ancient and modern.  The Taiwanese tourism authority has long pushed Taiwan as a cycling destination, and this has led to a well crafted infrastructure of cycle routes, and a deep respect for riders.  This 12-day trip showcases some of the best cycling that Taiwan has to offer. From the Eluanbi Lighthouse Tower in Kenting National Park, which marks the most southerly point of the island, to the Fugui Cape Lighthouse Tower at the most northerly point of the island, with 375miles of riding and 15,000ft of ascent in between.   Our adventure ends in Taipei, with a day of sightseeing to explore the modern cosmopolitan metropolis with a lively atmosphere, filled with exuberance.

Our adventure begins after check-in at the Kindness Hotel, Kaohsiung on Monday April 21st, a bike fitting and assembly will be done before a welcome dinner, Social Hour and rider briefing. The tour ends on Friday 2nd of May after breakfast in Taipei.

Over 12 adventurous days you can expect spectacular coastal riding with the wind on your back, but we don’t just follow the coast. There are several days where we’ll be riding through… (Join People Cycling to read more)

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People Cycling has four categories for our rides – Easy, Moderate, Difficult, and Challenging. It should be somewhat obvious what these categories mean, but please become familiar with the elevations and distances that define them:

Easy rides are under 30mi/48km in average distance and 1600ft/500m in average elevation
Moderate rides are over the Easy rating but under 50mi/80km and 2460ft/750m
Difficult rides are as over the Moderate rating but under 75mi/120km and 3280/1000m
Anything over the Difficult rating

NOTE: This is not a strict guideline. There could be rides that have a day or two where the average elevation or distance exceeds the values given above. These anomalies should be outlined in the ride description. It is recommended that you read it carefully.

About People Cycling

People Cycling is a bicycle touring club, which you can join for free. We offer Domestic and International Cycling Tours which are led by volunteer Ride Leaders. Our tours are made up of a small group of participants (typically 15-20 or so) who want to ride an average of 30 to 55 miles a day over a one or two week period in interesting regions of the world. Our tours range in price from frugal getaways to luxurious adventures. We travel road, gravel, or mountain bike styles, and all bicycle types – including e-bikes, recumbents, and tandems are typically allowed.

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