Welcome to Taiwan, we will meet you at the Landis Resort in Taipei early morning. After breakfast and a debrief on our trip, we will assemble our bikes and load luggage and bikes on our support van. Our bike bags will remain at this hotel until our return.
We will do a short ride around Yangmishan to check our bikes and legs.
In the evening we will enjoy dinner at one of the great night markets in Taipei, another great experience.
RIDE INFO: DAY 1
26km / 900m.
HOTEL: Landis Resort
Is not a joke! in the north of Taipei you can do a ride with the palm shape that covers most of the great riding in the Yangmishan N.P.
Suggested by our local friends we will ride anti-clockwise, alternating climbing with short moments along the coast. We will stop for coffee and local food during our ride, this is a great part of the experience when riding in Taiwan!
For dinner tonight we will head to a traditional dim-sum restaurant where we will try a good number of local delicacies.
RIDE INFO : DAY 2
137km / 3,400m
CLIMBS: Multiple climbs in Yangmishan N.P.
HOTEL: Landis Resort
This morning we will travel by van to Sun Moon Lake. After yesterday’s effort, what better than a short and scenic ride around this popular natural spot in the middle of Taiwan.
Our hotel is conveniently located so we can ride around the lake and enjoy our recovery ride.
Tonight’s dinner is at the hotel, expect a lot of food and variety, time to carb up for the next couple of days.
RIDE INFO: DAY 3
29km / 700m.
HOTEL: Fleur de Chine Hotel
A very short transfer by van will take us to the monument that marks the geographic centre of Taiwan, from there we will start our first attempt to conquer Mt.Wuling, this time from the East side. The climb to the top is 55 km long, so pace yourself! On our way up we will ride through Qingjing Farm, a very good place to have a rest and have some food. Continuing our way up, the climb gets harder and more scenic the closer to the top.
Reaching Mt.Wuling is an amazing achievement. Descending towards Xincheng is another experience to remember, 88 km downhill!. The road is in very good condition given its remoteness, enjoy! The ride through Taroko gorge is really spectacular.
RIDE INFO (elevation is incorrect): DAY 4
142km / 2,860m
CLIMB: Mount Wuling Puli side 3.275m.
HOTEL: Liiko Hotel
The big day! Today we will follow the route that is becoming popular thanks to the KOM Taiwan event. Starting at sea level, the first section of the ride goes through the Taroko gorges, views are amazing in any direction you look. In total this climb is around 84 kilometres.
Around km 21 we find the Tianxiang recreation area, this marks the start of a more demanding section of the climb with 6-8% parts. The landscape and views continue to change until the last 10km where we find the steepest ramps of the climb, 15-20% sections can be painful at this stage. At one point you can see the summit, you will reach it after passing the Hehuanshan lookout, with the last km to go we are now very close to the top. Arriving at the top of Mt.Wuling for the second time in three days, goal achieved!
We will descent as far to Puli, basically where we started our first Mount Wuling ascend. Our hotel is in a centric location, near great restaurants where we can celebrate our achievement.
RIDE INFO (elevation is incorrect): DAY 5
142km / 3,600m
CLIMB: Mount Wuling KOM Taiwan side 3.275m.
HOTEL: Puli Ease Hotel
After breakfast, we will travel back to Taipei, our trip ends here! We strongly suggest staying at least another day in Taipei, enjoying the attractions that this city has to offer and tasting some delicious food, that abounds all around.
TWIN room: $3,450 AUD
Single Supplement: $800 AUD
Rental bike: check with us
$700 AUD when making a booking. Balance to be paid 90 days before the trip starts.
5 nights accommodation between 3-5 Stars
5 dinners, no alcohol included.
Tips for the staff.
We will have ride leaders and at least one mechanic on our trip.
Our staff/client ratio is 1:4 staff.
Our passenger vans come fully equipped with all necessary to give the best support during the rides.
We carry gels, energy bars, powder mix, water, fruit, riding food, tools, pumps, spare tubes and tyres to make sure our first class support helps you through the trip.
Professional first aid kit.
BEFORE THE TRIP:
You will receive a comprehensive packing list and all the routes in GPS format.
91 days before the trip starts – the return of deposit less $300 AUD cancellation fee.
61 days before the trip starts – the return of the full amount of the trip less $300 AUD cancellation fee, plus any amount that we can’t recover from our hotel and other costs that we have already incurred in the trip preparation.
31 days before the trip starts- the return of 50% of the full amount paid.
Less than 30 days before the trip starts – no amount will be refunded. We will, however, try to credit as much as possible towards a future trip. This depends on the amount that we can get back from the hotels and other costs that we have already incurred in the trip preparation.