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4 Day Hot Springs and Flowers Cycling Tour in Eastern Taiwan
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Airuomi Villa, Fuyuan Vilage No. 229, Alley 17, Chishang Township, Taitung County 958, Taiwan

Luxury Cycling Tour in Taiwan

Designed to take advantage of Taiwan’s cooler winter months (which are still pretty warm given its subtropical latitude), this tour starts in southeast Taiwan and passes through the beautiful Rift Valley for four days of astounding cycling, hot springs and botany appreciation. Prepare to be astounded (and in a few cases, mildly challenged) by the cycling, awed by the scenery, and thoroughly pampered by a combination of excellent custom curated meals and visits to one of southern Taiwan’s finest hot springs. While other cycling tours may focus on packing in the miles, this tour is focused on providing an unforgettable experience in which amazing cycling is but one feature among many.

Key information

  • Trip type: guided
  • Lodging: Point to point
  • Terrain: Hilly with some climbs
  • Starts in: Taitung
  • Ends in: Hualien City
  • Difficulty level: Moderate (Cyclist needs to have a good level of fitness, terrain is mostly hilly or unpaved but they will ride on flat terrain sometime,31-45 miles per day)
  • Total distance: Approximately 137 miles / 220 kilometers
  • Type of bike: Rikulau touring bike
  • 4 - 12 persons

Highlights

  • Cycle along Taiwan’s most scenic roads
  • Soak in the geothermal springs of Rusiui
  • Visit to flower-filled Danongdafu forest park
  • Experience Taiwan’s unique nature and wildlife
  • Licensed and fun-loving English-speaking guide
  • Support van with a knowledgeable driver
  • 3 breakfasts, 4 lunches, and 3 dinners
  • 3 nights' accommodation

Styles


4 days with instruction
Group size: Maximum of 12 participants
Airport transfer available:
Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (US$50 per person)
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
06:00
Check-out Time:
19:00

During this tour, you will stay at Airuomi Villa, a modern boutique hotel surrounded by some of Taitung County’s most beautiful real estate, The Silence Manor, a beautiful hotel with deep private soaking tubs in each room, and a beautiful guesthouse on the shores of Liyu Lake.

Program

Itinerary

Day 1: Cycling under the Big Sky

Southern Taiwan’s Luye County is best known for its annual hot air balloon festival, and today you’ll be cycling through a stretch of countryside to which tens of thousands of visitors come each year (and spend big bucks) to gaze down upon. You’ll ride through orchards and rice paddies, stopping for lunch at one of the area’s farm-to-table restaurants, before ending the day at the luxurious Airuomi Villa, a modern boutique hotel surrounded by some of Taitung County’s most beautiful real estate.

  • Taipei to Taitung
  • Cycling through Luye County
  • Lunch: Farm-to-table meal or equivalent
  • Continue cycling through orchards, rice paddies and farmland
  • Dinner (Guide’s recommendation)
  • Reach evening’s accommodation, the Airuomi Villa

Day 2: Serious geology and hot springs

Get ready for a truly unique riding experience as you ride between two distinctly different geological plates. To the west lies the Eurasian plate, and to the east the Philippine plate, and you’ll spend the day switching between route 193 and the lovely Yufu Bike Path. Your day's destination (which you’ll reach after a moderate climb) is the town of Ruisui, where you’ll soak in hot springs and have an amazing dinner that we promise will be a feast for all senses.

  • Breakfast at the Airuomi Villa
  • Ride through rice paddies, passing the Nan-an Waterfall
  • Lunch (Guide’s recommendation)
  • Continue cycling along rift valley, including route 193 and the beautiful Yufu Bike Path
  • Visit the Tropic of Cancer landmark
  • Reach the geothermal town of Ruisui with time for a pre-meal soak
  • European dinner prepared by a French chef at The Silence Manor
  • Accommodation: The Silence Manor, a beautiful hotel with deep private soaking tubs in each room

Day 3: Continuing through the Beautiful Valley

On day three, you’ll continue north, riding 193 through the Rift Valley and into the lush, green Matai’an Wetland Ecological Park before reaching the Fuyuan Old Railway Bicycle Path. The path, part of an extensive network of exclusive cycling roads built around existing (and in some cases, no longer used) railway routes, offers mile after mile of car-free cycling surrounded by mountains on both sides. After a brief and lovely climb, you’ll reach serene Liyu Lake with enough time to ride around the lake once before having dinner by the shore.

  • Breakfast in the hotel
  • Optional pre-ride soak at hotel
  • Ride along the car-free Fuyuan Old Railway Bicycle Path
  • Continue cycling through Danongdafu Forest, a uniquely reforested area filled with trees, flowers and unique works of art
  • Lunch (Guide’s recommendation)
  • Afternoon ride through the Rift Valley and Matai’an Wetland Ecological Park
  • Reach scenic Liyu Lake before dusk
  • Tribal meal for dinner or equivalent
  • Accommodation: Beautiful guesthouse on the shores of Liyu Lake

Day 4: From clear lake to winding ocean road

The fourth and final day of the tour starts with an invigorating downhill from Liyu Lake into the rice-growing region of Hualien county. You’ll spend the first part of the day riding quiet roads winding through farmland before reaching Hualien Harbor. After a celebratory seafood feast, you’ll have an optional slow ride along the coastal road north past Qixingtan Beach before looping back to end our ride in Hualien City.

  • Breakfast at guesthouse
  • Beautiful downhill cruise from Liyu Lake
  • Quiet farm roads and coastal bike paths
  • Ride along the coast to Hualien Harbor
  • Celebratory lunch in Hualien City
  • Light afternoon ride along the coast (optional)
  • Head back to Taipei City

Notes

  • This tour requires a reasonable degree of physical fitness.
  • Your guide reserves the right to alter cycling route details based on any unforeseen circumstances conditions.

Location

This tour will let you explore the eastern part of Taiwan. You will cycle through orchards, rice paddies and farmland of Taitung, reach the geothermal town of Ruisui in Hualien County, ride along the car-free Fuyuan Old Railway Bicycle Path and through Danongdafu Forest to reach Liyu Lake, and ride along the coast to Hualien Harbor on the way back to Hualien City.

Food

You will dine on the finest Taiwanese cuisine and indulge in farm-to-table meals or equivalent.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • Cycling tour along Taiwan’s most scenic roads
  • Excellent Rikulau touring bikes with SunUp electricity generating dynamos
  • A knowledgeable, licensed and fun-loving English-speaking guide
  • Support van with a knowledgeable driver
  • Admission to all activities mentioned on the itinerary
  • Transportation
  • 3 breakfasts, 4 lunches, and 3 dinners
  • 3 nights' accommodation
  • Travel insurance

What's not included

  • Any meals not listed specifically in itinerary
  • Any optional activities
  • Gratuity

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Airport: Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport Airport transfer available: Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (US$50 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
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