Cycling from Hualien to Taitung
Experience amazing coastline and stunning mountains in one trip!
Cycling from Hualien to Taitung is a simple but very enjoyable experience. It combines both the stunning coastline and beautiful ridgeline, providing you with a great variety of landscapes on your way. On the coastline route the Pacific breezes are refreshing – whenever you want, you can take a break and enjoy a cool moment on the seaside. In the serene East Rift Valley, you can pedal far away from the noise and dust of the city through picturesque rice paddies stretching south from Hualien.
The surrounding landscapes make this route extremely famous. With roads that go through small towns where life is enjoyed at a very slow pace, no wonder the East Coast has become the most popular place to go cycling in Taiwan. Besides, there aren’t many countries where you can get so much support from extremely friendly, foreigner-loving locals.
A trip from Hualien to Taitung, 170 kilometers in total, can be completed in 3 days. That being said, just because you are able to do 60 kilometers a day, that doesn’t mean that you should. There are plenty of places of interest every few kilometers so the cycling between Hualien and Taitung never gets boring. With more than 3,000 kilometers of stunning landscapes to ride and access to highly developed cycling infrastructure, this small East Asian island makes for the perfect destination for cycling!
Cycling along coastline, between rice fields and mountains. Relaxing in hot springs along the way.