Main Cycling Routes
The central 30km-route (green route on the map) is designed for guests who don’t really have much cycling experience. It will take you about half a day to ride from the mountain to the ocean. If you want to go to more places, just combine it with the southern route (orange) to the Li Yu Lake or the northern route (blue) to Chihsingtan into a full day tour, which is going to be about 50km long. Besides, if you focus more on riding, you may consider the combination of all 3 routes together (75km).
We designed this tour to provide you not only with a comfortable riding experience but also a sightseeing of cultural and natural sites.
We choose some bike paths from Liangtan Bike Path and 2 bike paths in Ji’an Township because there are fewer cars and some parts are even open for cycling only. You can feel the breeze of Hualien without any disturbance there.
Cultural sightseeing spots are based from religion. The first is Qingxiu Yuan, the most well-preserved Japanese temple in Taiwan. If you are interested on the the Shikoku Pilgrimage in Japan, they collected and consecrated smaller replica statues of the deities of the eighty-eight temples and transported them back to Qingxui Yuan.
For those who are interested in local religious spot, say hello to Sheng-An temple. This temple is dedicated to Lady Queen Mother of the West from the Taoism religion in Taiwan. Compared to other temples, there are more introductions and signs for the guests, making it simpler for non-Chinese speaking guests. This is the perfect place for foreigners to embrace the Taoism's way of life.
Natural sightseeing spots are always aside when you ride from Central mountain range to Pacific ocean. We recommend Hualien Bay Happy Farm. Here is the place where Hualien river goes to the Pacific ocean. The best time to visit here is nightfall thus you can see the fantastic view of Central mountain range. If you have more time and energy, you can also go to the panoramic viewpoint just near the main route like 77 High land and Maple trail .