Taiwan Loop Cycle Route

Cycle Route Details
Route NameTaiwan Loop
Cycle Route Location
Town/CitySouthern Taiwan
County/RegionSouthern Taiwan
Start LocationPing-Tung, Southern Taiwan
End LocationPing-Tung, Southern Taiwan
Cycle Steps
1. The route circles Taiwan. We did it in March in 8 days. 7 to 10 is fairly normal. On the west side of the island we took the inland passage, or the "Rift Valley". It is hillier than the coast but much more scenic. The northwest from HuaLien north has about three or four big climbs (they seem to blur together) but is the most beautiful part of the whole trip. The east side is mostly flat, and was greatly appreciated after the mountains. The last day we decided to do two days in one and pumped out 220KM. We are going to do the cross island highways next.
Landmarks/Sites to see?
Easy to find places to eat if you like Chinese food. Then there is 7-11 for sandwiches and chocolate. We stayed in hotels for about US$30 to 50 per night which we split amongst the four of us. It beat a tent every night.