How to Plan Your Around-the-Island Tour in Taiwan, Starting with Cycling Route No. 1

Maps and GPX routes of the quintessential Taiwan Cycling Route No. 1

When speaking about around-the-island in Taiwan, Cycling Route No. 1 is probably the first thing that springs to mind for many people.

Taiwan Cycling Route No. 1 is a major and government-planned around-the-island cycling route opened in December 2015. Primarily following Provincial Highways No. 1 and No. 9, the total length is about 939.5 kilometers (excluding railway connections) and it’s commonly known as the “Small Round-Island” route. Adding in the 25 branch routes and circular routes, which connects famous attractions such as Sun Moon Lake in Nantou, a “Large Round-Island” route is formed, covering a total distance of over 1200 kilometers.

If we are planning the trip ourselves…

For cycling enthusiasts who seek challenges

Our answers to some commonly asked questions

Travelogues from our various around-the-island trips over the years


Peter’s first cycling trip in Taiwan