The Beauty of the Hills & Embrace the local Culture
The Central Mountain Range extends from Su-ao in the northeast to Eluanbi at the southern tip of Taiwan, forming a ridge of high mountains and serving as the Island’s principal watershed. The mountains are predominantly composed of hard rock formations resistant to weathering and erosion, although heavy rainfall has deeply scarred the sides with gorges and sharp valleys. With plenty of mountains to test your thighs, visas on arrival and a vibrant culture, you will gain loads of fabulous memories to share with your friends back home!
To quote the BBC: “Taiwan’s most grueling cycling challenge heads from the depths of the dizzying marble Taroko Gorge to the KOM summit, ending at a green- and blue-hued lake surrounded by leafy hills.”
Cycling around the Sun Moon Lake in any season allows you to experience the various sides of the lake. It has also been crowned as one of the Eight Wonders of Taiwan. The key themes of this tour are – “the peak and the lake”, “indigenous culture”, and “natural ecology”.
Days: 4 Days 3 nights
Difficulty: Very High
Total Distance: 173KM Biking, 12.2KM Hiking
Things to See and Highlights
- Take on Taiwan’s highest road: 3275m from sea level.
- Enjoy the beauty of the farms high up in the mountains.
- Visit the Farmhouse Historical Relics’ Museum, Shei-Pa Visitor Center, Formosan Landlocked Salmon Ecological Center, and the Taoshan Waterfall hiking trail (8.6K, elevation 450m).
- Enjoy Mingtan and Minghu reservoirs, and Checheng’s Historic Street.
|Day 1||Loudong – Szu Chi village – Nan Shan- Wuling 88K|
|Day 2||Wuling – Lishan – Fushoushan Farm-Tianci- Guanyuan Biking 35K, Hiking 8.6K|
|Day 3||Guanyuan – Wuling – Hehuan Main Peak – Cingjing – Wushe – Sun Mook Lake Biking 15K, Hiking 3.6K|
|Day 4||Sun Moon Lake – Shueili 50K|