Discover the breathtaking beauty of Yangmingshan National Park in Taiwan! 5 Cycle routes offer panoramic vistas, from Pingjing Street to Yangde Boulevard or Balaka Highway and the North Coast
A one day cycling trip to Fengguizui Lookout 風櫃嘴 for climb training (598m). Then descended to Wanli Fish Harbour (萬里漁港) and took the costal bikeway to Keelung (42km).
I cycled to Buyan Pavilion from Shuangxi on an October Saturday. Climbed 530m and enjoyed a descent to Jiufen (21km). This is my log and some tips to share with you.
We took a ride along a popular cycling route among local cyclists in Taipei east – the Xizhi Pigeon (28km, 394m), which is found a pleasant route with the right amount of challenge.
The cycling route known as “Buddha’s Palm” 如來神掌 is one of the most challenging route in Taipei and New Taipei. Those who have completed the route will find themselves climbing over the Yangmingshan twice and drawing a palm in their GPS tracking apps.
Guanyinshan 觀音山 is another popular cycling destination for a quick climbing exercise at the north-west side of New Taipei City, right next to the the left bank of Tamsui River. It makes it easily accessible via the Riverside Bikeways.
Fengzhongjian 風中劍 is a 24km cycling route linking up a numbers of roads sprawling across Shilin District 士林區 and Neihu District 內湖區 of Taipei City. It comes with three peaks at 160m, 321m and 600m respectively, and therefore ideal for climb training.
I went cycling from Yingge District 鶯歌 to Yulao Lookout 宇老觀景台 (altitude 1500m) via the Northern Cross-Island Highway 北部橫貫公路 / 北橫, and then descended to Hsinchu High Speed Railway Station 新竹高鐵站. It was a 127km route with a maximum elevation of 1500m with beautiful views in the mountains.
I went cycling from New Taipei’s Tucheng (土城) to Dongyanshan (東眼山; literally “Eastern Eye Mountain”) National Forest Recreation Area in Taoyuan County with a small group of friends on a Sunday in September 2020. It was a 71km loop with the maximum elevation of 913m, plotted by Sandy Wang, a cycling enthusiast. The starting point, and also the end point, is at the southern terminus of Taipei Metro’s Blue Line, Dingpu Station.
I went for a cycling trip with a group of cyclists in the outskirts of Taipei on a Saturday in mid June. It is a 67km loop with two climbs to Wufenshan Meteorological Radar Observatory 五分山氣象雷達站 (757m) and Buyan Pavilion 不厭亭 (530m).