Around-the-Island in 9 Days – Day 1: Taipei to Hsinchu

Cycling Route No. 1 - Day 1: Taipei City to Hsinchu City
Cycling Route No. 1 – Day 1: Taipei City to Hsinchu City

Total distance 90.61 km | Total ascent 954 m | Total descent 491 m

Songshan Station → Urban Roads → Riverside Bikeways → Dahan Riverside → Provincial Highway 3 → Provincial Highway 4 → Provincial Highway 3B → Gaoyuan Road and Nankeng Road → Xinlong Road → County Road 118 → Provincial Highway 1 (Hsinchu City)

Note: Although the official starting point is at Songshan Train station in Taipei, both the starting and ending point of this GPX file is at Dongshan Train Station in Yilan. But it does not pose any serious issue as the cycling route is meant to be a loop.

NOTE: To use the routes, please install the App on your smartphone. The App will launch and load the route automatically after you tap the above links on your smartphone’s browser. For Garmin Connect, you can then use the APP to send the route to your garmin device. If your Garmin device is not purchased in Taiwan, you will also need make sure you have the Taiwan map on your device. Here is our blog post on this topic.


We DO NOT own the graphic and information in this post – it all came from the Taiwan Bike Single Portal built and maintained by the Ministry of Transportation and Communications of the Taiwan Government. This website is the authoritative source of information for all those who plan to do the around-the-island trip in Taiwan. It’s very useful, but unfortunately not very user-friendly in our opinion. Therefore, what we are trying to do here is to re-organize the information in a way that we find handy and mobile-friendly.