- Hike through the marble Taroko Gorge
- Bike past the scenery of the Pacific Coast
- Relax on the beaches of Kenting
- Marvel at the Chuhuo Natural Fire
|Day 1||Taipei Bicycle & Walking Tour||Taipei City|
|Day 2||Taipei to Taroko Gorge||Hualien|
|Day 3||Bike the East Rift Valley||Yuli|
|Day 4||Bike the Pacific Coast||Taitung|
|Day 5||Taitung to Kenting||Kending|
|Day 6||Explore Kenting||Kending|
|Day 7||Kenting to Taipei||Taipei City|
Day 1: Taipei Bicycle & Walking Tour
Welcome to Taiwan! Your journey starts in bustling Taipei, where you'll meet your guide at your hotel for a personalized tour of the city. You'll start by riding the MRT to Longshan Temple, then continue on your own power with a bike ride around Daan Park. Other stops will include Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, Yongkang Street, and another MRT trip to the Taipei 101 skyscraper, formerly the tallest building in the world.
Day 2: Taipei to Taroko Gorge
Venture outside of the city with a train ride out to Hualien, where you'll catch a transfer to Taroko Gorge National Park. While the park access may change depending on the time of year and weather conditions, its namesake marble gorge is always spectacular. Pay a visit to the Eternal Spring Shrine, seated atop the Changchun Falls; Swallow Grotto trail, named for its population of the petite nesting birds and known for its views into the gorge; and the Baiyang trail, where you can hike through tunnels and past rushing waterfalls.
Day 3: Bike the East Rift Valley
Pick up a bicycle at the Hualien train station to make your way from Jian to Ruisui, a roughly 44-mile (70 km) ride. You'll enjoy views along the East Rift Valley and rice paddies as you ride, then meet your transfer in Ruisui to head Yuli town with your luggage.
Day 4: Bike the Pacific Coast
Get back in the saddle today to ride from Yuli to Chenggong via Antong Mountain. The route will take you along the coast, with views of the Pacific and a stop at the Sansiantai Scenic Area and its intricate Dragon Bridge before you transfer to Taitung City for the evening.
Day 5: Taitung to Kenting
Give your legs a break with a scenic drive along the sea coast on the South Link highway. You'll stop at Millennium Dawn Memorial Park in the coastal town of Taimali, then keep going to lounge on the beach once you arrive at your destination in Kenting. Head to the Kenting night market for snacking and shopping once the sun goes down.
Day 6: Kenting
Your agenda for today is up to you as you explore Kenting. Pay a visit to the Chuanfan Rock, known for inspiring comparisons to a sailboat setting out, and Eluanbi Lighthouse as you while away the day. Once it gets dark, you can visit the Chuhuo Natural Fire, where natural gas coming up from the ground seems to spontaneously ignite, and stargaze at Longpan Park.
Day 7: Kenting to Taipei
Get in one more day of exploring, starting with a transfer from Kenting to Kaohsiung. You'll visit Cijin island to enjoy its famous fresh seafood, then return to the mainland to see Lotus Pond and the Spring and Autumn Pavilions on its shores before you take the HSR train back to Taipei.