POST-ROAD to TAIWAN KOM TOUR 2019

THE PERFECT TOUR FOR EXPLORING THE BEAUTIFUL EAST COAST OF TAIWAN!

October 26 / 27 / 28 / 29  (Saturday - Tuesday)

LIMITED to 14 RIDERS

4 Day Tour / 60km + 110km + 112km + 100km = 382KM (More riding on Day 3 Optional / See Below)

ORGANISED IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE TAIWAN CYCLIST FEDERATION

Come ride our fantastic tour along the east coast of Taiwan, the exact same tour we offer after the Taiwan KOM Challenge in October!

You’ve just finished the Spring Road to Taiwan KOM in April 2020, one of the hardest and most beautiful events in the world.

You’d like to spend a few more days cycling along Taiwan’s east coast but you’re not sure where to go? Well, this is the tour for you. We’ve built a recovery ride into this 4-day tour that means you can work out some of that lactic acid build up and still make it back to your KOM-race hotel in Hualien in one piece and with a smile on your face. Then we have three more days where we ride along the coast and into the lush jungle in the mountains.

The distances might not seem too long but there is quite a bit of climbing involved after Day 1, however this tour isn’t designed to break you.

Rather, it’s been created to highlight the stunning scenery and roads of the eastern coast, taking you past glistening ocean, alongside rice paddies and through the East Rift Valley, a national park almost untouched by the hand of man. We will experience the local Amis Aboriginal culture, try the local cuisine, ride around the largest lake in east Taiwan, and there’s even an option to join a gentle jungle hike, past cascading waterfalls where you can swim in pristine aqua blue waterholes and take a break from the heat.

COST: $1850 US per person

ITINERARY:

DAY 0  /  APRIL TBC / Friday (Day before Post-KOM Tour begins)

Hotel Location: Hualien

Details: Riders are required to self-book this evening’s stay (and the 26th also) in the same hotel they intend to stay in for the Taiwan KOM Challenge, as moving hotel after the KOM is not advised - you will certainly be tired! We do recommend the Parkview Hotel as it is the official KOM hotel and rider registration / rider briefing is held here (food here is ‘cyclist-friendly’ also). Also nearby there is the Fulon Hotel and Kadda Hotel.

DAY 1  /  APRIL TBC / Saturday

Hotel Location: Hualien

Distance: 60km

Elevation: 800m

Route: Hualien - Liyu Lake - Shoufeng - Hualien  

Grading: Easy

Meeting Point/Departure Time: lobby of Park View Hotel, Hualien / 9:00am / Depart Park View 10am

Day 1 of the tour, we will meet at the Park View Hotel for a briefing and look to depart at 10am. We will ride on country roads through Jian town to Liyu Lake, descend on Route #9 to Shoufeng then down the #39 to the #193 and back to Hualien.

DAY 2  /  APRIL TBC / Sunday

Hotel Location: Ruisui

Distance: 111km

Elevation: 1596m

Route: Hualien - Fengbin - Gangkou - Ruisui

Grading: Moderate / Challenging with one 6km climb and one 22km

Meeting Point / Departure Time: Rusui hotel lobby at 9:30am

Day 2, a beautiful 111km journey to picturesque Ruisui Town in southern Hualien County. Leaving Hualien along the coastal bicycle path, we will then head to Guangfu either by Route 11 or by Route 193 (weather dependent, both roads are beautiful rides). From Guangfu on the coast we ride to Gangkou then turn inland up the 22km climb on Route 64 to our destination, Ruisui.

DAY 3 / APRIL TBC / Monday

Hotel Location: Ruisui

Distance: 112km

Elevation: 1400m

Route: Ruisui - Changbin - Yuli - Ruisui

Grading: Moderate with one longer climb (12km) and several other ‘bumps’.

Meeting Point / Departure Time: Rusui hotel lobby at 8am

Day 3 is another beautiful ride, as we ride this time down Route 64 to Changbin, then continue Day 2’s journey down the coast with magnificent views of the Pacific Ocean. We then turn up Route 30 for a 7km climb and head towards Yuli Town on Route 9. For those feeling adventurous, there is an option to explore some of the hilly farm roads that are scattered along the mountains above Yuli with our guide.

Note that in the afternoon there is an optional and complimentary excursion to hike the spectacular Walami Trail. This trail is a gentle hike with numerous waterfalls and rope bridges along the way, it is well with a visit and considered to be one of the most picturesque trails in all of Taiwan. Total hike distance is 8km and can be covered in under 2 hours.


DAY 4  /  APRIL TBC / Tuesday

Hotel Location: Hualien

Distance: 104km

Elevation: 800m

Route: Ruisui - Lintan Shan Lumber Museum - Hualien

Grading: Moderate

Meeting Point / Departure Time: Rusui hotel lobby at 6:45am

We leave Ruisui and head on Route 193 to Route 46 then up to Fenglin, and then head to the historic Lintan Shan Lumber Museum for refreshments and to look around this former Japanese lumber mill turned museum. Then back down to Route 193 and it’s a curvy, beautiful ride back to the hotel in Hualien.

Those needing to head back to Taipei can do so on this day (by train, please inform us of your travel plans). For those staying the night in Hualien, a trip to the Night Market is a complimentary option.

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