People Cycling Rides

Taiwan - The Two Towers.

This is a Approved Ride
Moderate
Ride Info
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Ride Leader
Pamela Kelly
Tour Dates
4/25/2023–5/8/2023
Start Location
Kaohsiung, Taiwan
End Location
Taipei, Taiwan
Cost (est.)
$4600 (USD + $150.00 ride fee)
Deposit
$1395 (USD
Payment Due
2/25/2023
Tour Company
WeAdventure
Avg. Distance
37 mi / 60 km
Avg. Elevation
1020 ft / 311 m
Ride Description

 

Overview

 

Taiwan is undoubtedly one of the best places to ride a bike 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 one of the most interesting histories in a region of such places.  The Taiwanese tourism authority has long pushed Taiwan as a cycling destination, and this has led to a well crafted infrastructure and a deep respect for cyclists.  This 14-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 400miles of riding and 10,000ft of ascent in between.

Our adventure begins after check in at the Kindness Hotel, Kaohsiung on Tuesday April 25th, a bike fitting and assembly will be done before a welcome dinner, Happy Hour and briefing. The tour ends on Monday 8th of May after breakfast, when riders will be transferred to the airport or onward hotel. Bike boxes will be transported to the end of the route in advance.

Over 14 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… (Join People Cycling to read more)

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People Cycling's Ride Rating

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

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