This program is brought to you through the HP Alumni. A group of members are going on this cycling trip in South Taiwan. The route is rated “moderate-going”, pedaling 30-40km each day.
South Taiwan Cycling Tour 4-8 Nov 2011
Taiwan is a biker’s paradise, with most routes having dedicated bike lanes, so you don’t have to jostle with traffic. There are beautiful ocean views, mountain passes with undulating terrain, and flat coastal roads. November is a great time to visit Taiwan, where the weather is mostly clear; the nights are cool and days are moderate.
We have worked with Giant, Taiwan’s premier bicycle company, to tailor a 5-day cycling tour that combines exercise with great scenery. Places we will cover are Kenting, Jia Le Shuei , Man Zhou, Shu Hai, Si Zhong Qi and Wan Li Tong. We’ll cycle through Kenting National Park, where there are beautiful beaches, holiday resorts, sunsets, and views of lakes and ocean.
The bike tour will be led by an experienced guide. There is a support vehicle to transport the bikes and baggage, which also provides water and energy replenishment, first-aid kit, bicycle repair kit, and temporary rest for cyclists who wish to take a break from cycling. The tour guide will even do a video shoot of our cycling holiday.
Cost of Bike Tour (4-8 Nov 2011) per person, twin sharing basis: S$1000 ($200 additional for single room)
Note: Force majeure due to weather may result in change itinerary without refund.
Bike Tour Price includes:
- Land transfers (pickup and drop off at Zuoying High Speed Rail Station in Kaohsiung 左营高铁站)
- Four nights of accommodation with breakfast
- All meals as stated, plus refreshments on bike tour
- Cycling guide, support van and driver
- Use of Giant FCR 27 with 27 speed bicycle and helmet(see photos above)
- Cycling memories video (guide will capture precious moments of our cycling trip on route)
- NT$5million performance bond liability insurance; NT$2millon medical insurance
Price does not include:
- Airfare (non-stop Singapore-Taiwan flights www.singaporeair.com; www.jetstar.com; www.evaair.com)
- Taiwan HSR (High Speed Rail) ticket to and from Zuoying, buy online www.thsrc.com.tw/en
- Personal travel insurance (recommended)
- Personal expenses, e.g. shopping, alcohol, etc
Recommended Flight and High Speed Rail Connections (pricing
as of 17 Aug 2011):
Jetstar 4 Nov 3K721 SIN 7.10am TPE 11.55am; 8 Nov 3K722 TPE 7.45pm SIN 12.15am+1 $546
HSR 4 Nov Train705 Taoyuan 2.57pm Zuoying 4.36pm; 8 Nov Train700 Zuoying 2pm Taoyuan 3.40pm NT2660 (~S$116)
Shuttle bus Taipei Airport to HSR Taoyuan station cost NT30 (~S$1.30) one way; runs every 5min, journey is 15-20min
The HPA is not liable for any damage, accident or any short comings resulting from this event.
|Date||Itinerary||Biking Dist in Km||Lunch||Dinner||Hotel|
|Kaohsiung (高雄) – Kenting (墾丁)|
Meet at Kaoshiung ZuoYing HSR (High Speed Rail) station 5pm; early dinner and transport to Kenting
|X||Kaohsiung street food on own expense||Ya Ke Home 雅客之家|
237 Kenting Road, Kenting 94644
Swimming pool, free wifi
|Kenting (墾丁) – Jialeshuei (佳樂水)|
Travel from famous Kenting National Park via flat coastal view of beautiful beaches to Jialeshuei
|36||Zhen Gang Seafood||Small Kenting Resort||Small Kenting Resort 小垦丁度假村|
947 Township, Manchu No. 205 Jhongshan Rd http://www.kentington.com.tw
|Man Zhou (滿州) – Shu Hai (旭海)|
Going through the village of ManZhou, up the hills to Shu Hai prairies and spa for the shortest ride of the tour.
|31||Instant noodles (no cafe nearby)||Left bank Home Stay||Left Bank Home Stay 旭海左岸民宿|
Mudan Township, Pingtung County Road, Surehigh Village
Mon Day 4
|Shu Hai (旭海) – Si Zhong Qi (四重溪) -Wan Li Tong (萬里桐)|
We pass by the hot spring village of Si Zhong Qi and end at Wan Li Tong, a rich coastal environment, coral reef, shallow water with soft corals, scallops and other rich marine life.
|43||Mountain lamb||Yoho Kenting Resort||Yoho Kenting Resort悠活渡假村|
27-8 Wan Li Road, Heng Chun Chen, Pintung County
|Kenting (墾丁) – Kaohsiung (高雄)|
Transport provided back to ZuoYing HSR station Kaohsiung.
|X||X||End of Bike Tour|