An exotic cycling mecca and a cultural treasure
8 days & 7 nights
Taipei, Taroko Gorge, Sun Moon Lake, Wuling Pass, Wild East coast, Southernmost point
Total elevation gain
Start / Finish
The best roads in Asia run through a fascinating blend of modern cities, dramatic mountainous terrain, across rice and tea fields, past spectacular temples, and along a stunning coast. We will fall for Taiwan’s charms as we dive into its delicious gastronomy, relax in natural hot springs, and discover its captivating aboriginal sites. A true point-to-point exploration featuring an ever-changing array of exuberant landscapes.
70% of Taiwan is covered in mountains, and 268 of them surpass 3,000 meters above sea level. Our route goes straight into the high mountains of the Central Range, reaching 2,600m before descending to the East Coast.
The remote and challenging roads with spectacular vistas, take us through several National Parks with incredible passes, stunning gorges, and secluded tea farming plantations.
Our bike partners, Fara Cycling, have their operations base in Taiwan, hence they are deeply connected with the country.
We were inspired to co-create a trip that allows us to dive into the destination, genuinely connect with the local community, sample local delicacies, and live authentic experiences off the beaten path.
Unveiling surprises at every bend of the road.
Taiwan’s cities showcase a captivating blend of modern architecture and vibrant tradition. Chinese culture fuses with the local heritage and numerous subsequent influences, creating a stunning cultural kaleidoscope that invigorates every city center
Tropical forests & Alpine mountains
As we dive deep into Taiwan’s interior, steep climbs unfold unexpectedly. The lush landscapes morph as we gain altitude, transitioning from tropical rainforests to alpine vegetation. We conquer the increasingly jagged mountains on low-traffic, well-maintained roads, surrounded by dense forested and off the beaten path.
Idyllic East Coast
The last portion of the trip entails stunning flat rides along incredible seaside roads. The captivating indigo ocean meets with pristine beaches and towering cliffs, for a visual feast of a spectacular and untouched coastline.
Day by day.
Day 1: 140km +2,500m
Day 2: 120km +2,200m
Day 3: 130km +3,400m
Day 4: 120km +2,500m
Day 5: 110km +1,500m
Day 6: 130km +1,200m
Day 7: 150km +1,700m
Day 8: High-speed train back to Taipei & departure