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M13's Taiwan Tours

Zhongli, Taiwan
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About M13's Taiwan Tours
Day tours and more that provide you with the most fun in however much time you have to give us. You can ride your own scooter if you feel capable or even ride as passenger (scooter is equipped with backrest..so no need to hold on). We've been giving English tours for over 8 years now with rave reviews. You can choose anything from scooter to motorcycle to van.
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Coogles wrote a review Jan 2020
Chicago, Illinois4 contributions2 helpful votes
I've traveled to a ton of places around the world, and scootering around Taiwan is an amazing way to spend a vacation. We booked a 4-day trip with M about a month before arriving and he was kind enough to accommodate dates over the Christmas holiday. The good - M is offering a really unique experience that I can't imagine you'll find anywhere else in Taiwan. He also made sure the scooters were in great condition before we left and I was thankful for his care of the bikes. The bad - M's communication skills need a ton of improvement. The trip felt disorganized and he seemed to revel in the mystery of not communicating any plans. We settled into that. The real problem was that much of the conversation from him was really negative, rude, and seriously off color. I spent more time worrying about the psychological health of our "tour guide" rather than enjoying and learning about Taiwan. The term tour guide is a stretch for him as he doesn't express much knowledge about the areas or history of Taiwan so any depth you want to learn you need to do on your own. If you just want to have fun riding, take a few risks, and can put up with some negative male energy, you'll have a great time. Taiwan is an amazing country and the best way to explore it is on a scooter!
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Date of experience: December 2019
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G-Man wrote a review Sep 2019
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Best vacation I had in a long time. Look no further and book this tour. M13 knows Taiwan better than you know your own home town. I stayed in the best hotels, ate tastiest food and rode some interesting roads. We stopped to see some of the coolest places and best views in the world. I found M13's youtube channel a few years ago and wanted to do this tour ever since. No regrets, will do this again 10/10.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Mike M wrote a review Aug 2019
London, United Kingdom6 contributions7 helpful votes
I had the pleasure of riding with M in June 2019. I spent about 8 days on the road with him. It was just the two of us since I had contacted him only a week prior to arriving in Taiwan to arrange the tour. Despite not running a planned tour on my dates, M was very helpful and arranged at late notice a fantastic ride. The experience overall was excellent, not only because of the staggeringly beautiful Taiwanese scenery and twisty, engaging roads, but also because M is a thoroughly knowledgeable guide and riding partner. The Bike I was riding a Yamaha Force 155cc twist-and-go moped - described by M as 'the best scooter on planet earth'. I have no reason to disagree. I come from a big-bike background and do not have much scooter experience, but the little bike is incredibly easy to ride and does all that you need on the Taiwanese roads. It doesn't have manually operated gears (good for beginners) and the brakes are both on the bars (again, confidence-inspiring for beginners). I was initially unsure about riding a small moped, being used to 750cc plus bikes back at home, but I found the bike entirely satisfactory for the kinds of riding that we were doing. It has a lot of storage, is easy to get on and off quickly, and is pretty comfortable even over long distance. I should add that the tyres were in good condition, the brakes fine and the overall mechanical state of the bike good. M definitely looks after the mopeds and keeps them safe and roadworthy. The Accommodation The accommodation was always pleasant. Some nights were spent in smaller, less fancy rooms, others in world-class high end rooms. Overall the rooms were clean, comfortable and safe. I shared with M throughout, and I understand that this is usual on his larger tours too. The Food We ate well, from the odd 7-11 lunchtime (which in Taiwan is more or less a roadside restaurant where many people eat their afternoon meal) to delicious seafood hotpots to night markets. I have lived in China before so I have no problems with Asian food. Even if you aren't an adventurous eater I'm sure in Taiwan you can find more Western fare. In any event Taiwanese food is generally prepared in much cleaner environments and less intensely spiced that other Asian cuisines, so I think most tour participants wouldn't have any issues. The Riding The riding was absolutely fantastic and mind blowing. We rode cities, twisties in the jungle, mountain highlands, gorges - reaching at one stage a pass at 3,275 metres above sea level. I have never been to a country in which the scenery is so varied over short geographical distances. On the same day you can be above the clouds and then on a coastal road. M takes a lot of time to show you the less well-known areas of Taiwan. For example, he'll frequently take a detour to show you an aboriginal village (of which there are many in Taiwan) and talk you through its history and significance. He also suits riding speed to client - I am an experienced rider and we both set a pace to match. M takes you to a number of sites each day, ranging from temples to suspension bridges to caves to coastal vistas. You will go to all of the famous landmarks, e.g. Taroko Gorge etc. This has the added advantage of M being your tour guide for these sites as well as on the road. The Man M13 is a very colourful character. His 20 years in Taiwan makes him a local expert. His Mandarin is excellent and his understanding of Taiwanese culture rich and deep. When you tour with M, who is of course famous for his very successful YouTube channel, you embark upon a Gonzo experience which brings with it the articulate, far-ranging and sometimes downright hilarious conversations of which M is capable. He is a unique man whose idiosyncrasies are set upon a bedrock of kindness and good intent. Travelling with him was great fun. He is genuinely enthusiastic about his work and his passions, and that makes him a pleasure to be around. Unusually for a tour participant, I was not aware of his YouTube celebrity until just before I joined him in Taoyuan. I can see why he has over 200,000 subscribers on that platform as he is engaging on many levels. Overall Overall I would wholeheartedly recommend M's tours. He is honest, knowledgeable and interesting. His bikes are good and the roads excellent. Taiwan is an incredible country with diverse scenery, food and climates. It is also less well-known than most Asian destinations, and that makes touring through it on a bike all the more exciting. I would definitely come back! Thanks M and Xiao Mei (his charming dog who accompanied us on tour).
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Ben wrote a review May 2019
Montreal, Canada1 contribution2 helpful votes
Having watched M13’s YouTube channel for years, I was thrilled that he accommodated our last minute request for a private tour. Neither my girlfriend nor I had never ridden a scooter. M13 was a great teacher and guide. He taught us the fundamentals and gave us riding tips throughout the half-day tour as he led us on a progressively more challenging routes. Along the way, we stopped at some interesting spots, including a very local fishing harbor/market and a peaceful Ch’an Buddhist monastery—not the usual tourist destinations and a worthwhile experience of local flavor. This short tour was a highlight of our Taiwan trip. Thanks to M13, JD and XiaoMei for a memorable day. I highly recommend this unique and personal experience, and look forward to trying out a longer tour on the next Taiwan visit.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Andrew Nguyen wrote a review Apr 2019
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Explore Taiwan on scooters with the world's first motorcycle vlogger M13. The beautiful twisty mountain roads and chaotic city riding make this an awesome tour for motorcycle enthusiasts. It's a perfect mix of riding and doing a variety of other fun activities, which is all included in the price. If only there were more tours priced and packed full of experiences like this one, I would do one every year. This is definitely a one of a kind tour, take advantage of it!
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Date of experience: April 2019
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