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Taitung Bicycle Road

Shanhaitie Road, Taitung County, Taiwan
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Lovely, scenic road - easy ride, but some places not well marked

This easy (no hill) 20k route takes you through a variety of lovely scenery - through the restored... read more

Reviewed 25 December 2016
38Thomas
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Singapore
Great bike way

The lenght of the way is more than 20 kms. The first third of it you go by the old railway in a... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2016
Juanma F
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Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
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“green line” (3 reviews)
“rice fields” (3 reviews)
“old railway” (2 reviews)
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Shanhaitie Road, Taitung County, Taiwan
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Reviewed 25 December 2016

This easy (no hill) 20k route takes you through a variety of lovely scenery - through the restored gardens along the coast, the old railway, rice fields and gardens, and finally an elevated path along the levee. Really gorgeous and constantly changing scenery, all with...More

Thank 38Thomas
Reviewed 18 October 2016

The lenght of the way is more than 20 kms. The first third of it you go by the old railway in a nice wooden path. Then you go outside the city around some fields until reaching the river. After some kms the way ends...More

Thank Juanma F
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

A nice and manageable 21k ride around Taitung. We went just after Typhoon Nepartak so areas were covered in fallen trees and debris. Despite this, it was still a beautiful ride to complete early in the morning. As mentioned in a post below, you start...More

Thank yycheng1
Reviewed 21 June 2015

Great city for bikes, The parks link up one way or another if you look at a map so you dont only have to do the circle around the city. Forest park, brought us out to the ocean... a large yellow metal semi-gate is kinda...More

2  Thank Shabanzoo
Reviewed 20 March 2015 via mobile

The scenic ride is a must do. The ride is fairly easy ..we did it in the fixed gear bikes provided by the hotel. If you need to rent a bike..there are a few shops in town that'll cater to you but be warned. .its...More

1  Thank FBFranz71
Reviewed 17 December 2014

As the name suggest, the cycling track will take you past the beautiful beach facing the pacific ocean, then towards the mountains (don't worry you're not going to ride up the mountains) where you will get to see farms and vegetable plantations. As the trail...More

2  Thank TadaStar
Reviewed 29 October 2014 via mobile

I have cycled this 22km rail trail/bike trail several times in 2012 and 2014. It is an absolute pleasure to be able to leisurely ride a bicycle without having to deal with cars and motorbikes - and their awful fumes! The trail starts right behind...More

Thank backpacker31
Reviewed 30 December 2013 via mobile

one of the highlights of Taitung - a leisurely 20km circuit around city. Separated cycle way through quiet residential parts, rice fields, irrigation canals, mountain vistas through to the serene Forest park( worth a detour) , and coastal park back into town. Well signposted (...More

2  Thank NataliePatricia
Reviewed 15 January 2013

The 12 km route in Kuan Shan is the first scenic bicycle route in Taiwan. I am impressed how the local government planned and constructed the road back in several years ago for all who love to ride the bike in the country side. Start...More

5  Thank dominique_hwang
Reviewed 25 October 2012

This is the only place in Taiwan that I have cycled without being terrorized by reckless drivers. I cycled for over two hours without seeing a car, or even a scooter. Terrain is flat and unchallenging, but it's great here for a casual family leisure...More

6  Thank silkroadworker
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