Spend several days enjoying the world famous Taroko Gorge and all its natural awe-inspiring beauty
Another gorgeous view from high in the Taiwanese mountains
See beautiful river vistas along the route through the mountains of Taiwan
Some time to reflect out on the road, with unspoiled wilderness to see
One of the spectacular hikes available on the rest day in Taroko National Park

Taiwan Traverse by Road Bike

Duration
11 days
Site savings
$110
From
$3,540 USD

On this hilly, and in places steep, ride you will be challenged as you head up and over the Central Mountain Range twice, culminating at 3,275 m (10,745 ft) on the Hehuanshan Road. You will ride just under 927 kilometers (576 miles) in 9 days of riding on smooth tarmac roads. The trip is fully supported and your guide’s expert knowledge of the area and terrain means that you always know what is coming up in terms of distance and difficulty. This makes a tremendous difference, as does the constant supply of cold drinks, ice and fresh fruit.

  • Category
    Adventurous
  • Type
    Fully Guided
  • Duration
    11 days
  • Culture Level
    Out There
  • Skill Level
    4 - Advanced
  • Activity Level
    4 - Challenging
  • Elevation
    4 - Challenging
  • Terrain
    Hilly
  • Distance
    582.2 miles
  • Avg. Daily Distance
    64 miles
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Spectacular winding roads that provide tough-but-rewarding climbs and exciting descents are the hallmarks of riding in Taiwan. The roads are surprisingly quiet on the less populated East Coast and are very well maintained.

Though being only 400 km (249 mi) long, Taiwan has a surprising variety of eco zones. There are more than 100 peaks over 3,000 meters (9,843 feet) in the Central Mountain Range, which you will cross twice! There is an amazing descent of 60 kms (37 mi) down through the dramatic Taroko Gorge before heading south through the lush East Rift Valley to meet the power of the Pacific as it hits the coast. Here the beaches and palm trees will make you wonder if you are on the same island!

An added benefit of Taiwan is the plethora of hot springs, and for five nights you'll be able to soak your muscles after your hard day of riding to prepare them for the next day's efforts.

With breathtaking scenery, challenging riding and plenty of off-bike experiences to enjoy as well, the stage is set for a uniquely rewarding cycling holiday – one you and your legs will remember for a long time to come!

Tour inclusions and exclusions at a glance:

What's included?
Items included in the cost of the tour

  • Water, snacks and fresh fruit while cycling.
  • All accommodations as indicated within tour itinerary.
  • Local English speaking cycling leader/guide.
  • Vehicle support while cycling.
  • Cycling jersey and drink bottle
  • Majority of meals are included
  • Basic bike repair and maintenance toolset available at all times
What's not included?
Items not included in the cost of the tour

  • Visas
  • Travel Insurance
  • International / Domestic flights
  • Free bike rental is not included. Please see the available rental options below.

Tour options and upgrades:

2 equipment options available
1 tour add-on available