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Address: Shanhaitie Road, Taitung, 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 gardens along the coast, the old railway, rice fields and gardens, and finally... read more

Reviewed 26 December 2016
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Reviewed 26 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 the beautiful mountains as a backdrop. We liked it so much, we did it twice!... More 

Thank 38Thomas
Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
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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 by the ocean and then strolls around the fantastic forest park. Finally pass by the... More 

Thank Juanma F
Shanghai, China
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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 at the railway museum and simply follow the green line. It's a little faded in... More 

Thank yycheng1
Taipei, Taiwan
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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 a notice that you are leaving one park for another. Since you are reading this... More 

2 Thank Shabanzoo
Singapore, Singapore
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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 a sleepy town and many businesses don't open till past 11am. There is one shop... More 

1 Thank FBFranz71
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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 is 21km long, be sure to rent a comfortable bike for the 4-5 hour adventure... More 

2 Thank TadaStar
Delray Beach, Florida
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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 Taitung's old train station. The first part of the route is on a pleasant wooden... More 

Thank backpacker31
Singapore, Singapore
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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 ( in Chinese) and plenty of rest stops with scenics views

2 Thank NataliePatricia
Lyon, France
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173 reviews
83 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 16 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 from the bike rental place, you will ride through rice fields, flower plantation, strawberry U-pick,... More 

5 Thank dominique_hwang
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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 ride. Well done Taitung council!

6 Thank silkroadworker

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