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Cycle along the East Coast

― Enjoy the breeze on a bike while embracing the Pacific Ocean ―

Is your body feeling rusty after staying in the city for too long? Take advantage of this year's "Year of Cycling Tourism" campaign and take a cycling trip to the East Coast! Pedal in the Pacific Ocean breeze and let the surrounding mountain greenery and vast ocean release you from all the worries and sorrows. This holiday, follow the five classic cycling routes and enjoy the great fun you can only find when cycling!

East Coast Bicycle Path

East Coast Bicycle Path

The East Coast Cycling Path is located on Provincial Highway 11, the “Blue Ocean Highway,” including the Shimen-Changbin Bicycle Path and Sanxiantai-Chenggond Bicycle Path. Beautiful scenic spots including Shitiping, Sanxiantai, Baxian Cave, Jialulan, and Xiaoyeliu bring many cyclists here every year, making it a cycling route that many people a “must-visit in a lifetime!” Whether as a family fun trip, a light cycling tour, or a challenge to test your limits, you can have a wonderful journey here.

  • Shimen-Changbin Bycicle Path

    Shimen-Changbin Bycicle Path

    The Shimen-Changbin Bicycle Path begins at Shimen in Fengbin Township, Hualien County and ends at Baxian Cave in Changbin Township, Taitung County. The total length is 27 kilometers, making it the longest bicycle path in Taiwan. Attractions including Shitiping, Baxian Cave, Amis Folk Center, and the Moonlight Inn can be found along the way. You can enjoy the magnificent oceanfront view and the rich culture of the East Coast in one cycling trip.

  • Sanxiantai-Chenggong Bicycle Path

    Sanxiantai-Chenggong Bicycle Path

    The Sanxiantai-Chenggong Bicycle Path is 9.7 kilometers in length, stretching all the way north from the Waterfront Park in Chenggong Township. Besides the blue ocean and the sound of waves, the lovely goat art installation at Pisirian, the one and only Paw Paw drum performance in the world, and the feast of seafood at Chenggong Fishing Harbor can also be found along the way. At the end of the path, you will arrive at a classic scenic spot, Sanxiantai. This is a bicycle path where all the best scenery of the East Coast is within your reach.

All the best in one classic route

All the best in one classic route

Family fun along the coast

Shimen Sea Cave -> Shitiping -> Changhong Bridge -> Tropic of Cancer landmark -> Baxian Cave

Changhong Bridge

Riding south on the Shimen-Changbin Bicycle Path along the East Coast is a classic cycling route in Taiwan. There are various attractions on the way: to see coral reefs and tropical fish, visit Shimen Sea Caves and Shitiping. To take beautiful photos, go to Changhong Bridge. The elegant bridge across the estuary of Xiuguluan River forms a beautiful arch silhouette where the mountains and the sea meet. Further south, you can take a photo with the Tropic of Cancer landmark! Finally, you will arrive at Baxian Cave, marking a perfect ending of the trip with prehistoric culture. The whole route is flat and easy, suitable for families and novices looking for new experiences of a cycling trip.

  • Total distance 27km
  • Ride time 2 hours for a one-way ride. Plan a one to three-day trip according to your needs.
  • Elevation and traffic Flat. Only the section near Changbin entrance is hilly.
  • Suitable for Family with children, novice cyclists.
  • Recommended attractions Shimen Sea Cave, Shitiping, Changhong Bridge, Tropic of Cancer, Baxian Cave
Recommended must-sees one-day-trip-east-coast

Cyclists, Ready, Steady, Go!: from Mahengheng Boulevard to Chenggong

Xiaoyeliu -> Jialulan -> Duli Beach -> Chenggong Fishing Harbor -> Sanxiantai

Sanxiantai

“Ma Dao Cheng Gong” (*also a Chinese idiom indicating swift success) refers to the bicycle route from Mahengheng Avenue in Taitung City to Chenggong Township. The flat terrain and the beautiful scenery of mountains and seas along the way make it a must-visit route for cyclists. The section between Xiaoyeliu and Sanxiantai includes attractions such as Jialulan, Duli Beach, and Chenggong Waterfront Park. You can enjoy a complete collection of the East Coast classics, and four coastal terrains of rocky shores, coral reef shores, sandy shores, and gravel shores. With magnificent views of the Pacific Ocean, white waves hitting the rocks, sea breeze blowing across your face, and the happy laughter of travelers, a beautiful concerto on the East Coast is born here.

  • Total distance 49.3km
  • Ride time 4 hours for a one-way ride. Plan a three to five-day trip to suit your needs.
  • Elevation and traffic Mostly flat. Only the road near Chenggong Fishing Harbor leading to Sanxiantai is a bit steep.
  • Suitable for Cyclists with experiences of mid to long rides. Itinerary can be adjusted according to your own needs.
  • Recommended attractions Xiaoyeliu、Jialulan、Duli Beach、Chenggong Fishing Harbor 、Sanxiantai
Recommended must-sees A stroll in Chenggong

A feast of art through mountains and seas

Water Running Upward -> The Moonlight Inn -> Dulan -> Dulan Sugar Factory -> Dulanbi (Dulan Nose)

Dulan Sugar Factory

In addition to enjoying the scenery by bicycle, would you like an artistic journey to cleanse your mind and soul? This route would be your best choice! Going through the Dulan area, you will begin from the unique “Water Running Upward,” while looking up at the Amis holy mountain, Dulan Mountain. Next, you will go uphill to the Moonlight Inn, where you can enjoy the coffee aroma and artsy atmosphere; then downhill while overlooking the magnificent Pacific Ocean, before arriving at the Dulan Sugar Factory Cultural and Creative Park at the foot of the holy mountain. Finally, at “the corner of the sea,” Dulanbi, you can listen to the beautiful sound of waves and sea breeze. This route is packed with beautiful nature, tribal culture, and art… everything the East Coast has to offer!

  • Total distance 8km
  • Ride time A round trip takes 2-2.5 hours
  • Elevation and traffic The terrain can be steep and challenging, with an elevation of up to 120m. The average slope is 5-6.8%.
  • Suitable for Cyclists with experiences of mid to long rides. Itinerary can be adjusted according to your own needs.
  • Recommended attractions Water Running Upward、The Moonlight Inn、 Dulan

In-depth tour of local tribes

Donghe Tribe -> Donghe Bridge -> Taiyuan Valley -> Taiyuan Old Street

Donghe Bridge

Between the Pacific Ocean and the Coastal Mountain Range, the diverse ethnic culture of the East Coast is born. Following this route, you can go deep into the Amis Donghe Tribe, experience traditional bamboo rafting in Mawuku River, listen to the gurgling stream, and see the reflection of the suspension bridge, as if you were in a painting! After crossing the suspension bridge, you can try the famous Donghe steamed buns and visit Taiwan's most beautiful street food stall, "I am playing – playing with the refrigerator,” to enjoy local cuisines. Finally, at “Xiaotianxiang” Taiyuan Valley, you will be surrounded by mountains and magnificent valleys. Ride a bike here and enjoy the unique indigenous culture, mountains, and sea of the East Coast.

  • Total distance 12km
  • Ride time A round trip takes 3.5-4 hours
  • Elevation and traffic The bicycle path consists of paved roads of Provincial Highways 23 and 11. Highway 23 is steep and challenging while the industrial roads are relatively flat.
  • Suitable for Cyclists with experiences of mid to long rides. Itinerary can be adjusted according to your own needs.
  • Recommended attractions Donghe Bridge

A thrill ride up the river

Jingpu (Cawi’) Tribe -> River tracing and rafting -> Kiwit Tribe

泛舟

Does a cycling route along the Xiuguluan River sound tempting? Starting from Jingpu (Cawi’) Tribe, experience the unique archery and fishing tribal culture with locals, then raise the oars and jump into the river among "Xiugu Goggling Jade" (the strange rocks) at the foot of the Coastal Mountain Range to enjoy the thrilling whitewater rafting! At the end of the journey, you will arrive at Kiwit Tribe, the basecamp of the Xiuguluan Amis people. Go into a traditional house, join the people in casting fishing nets and placing shrimp pots, and enjoy a delicious stone hotpot in the evening while listening to the ancient tales told by locals and reminiscing about the beauty of Xiuguluan River and the magnificence of Coastal Mountain Range. Who said that cycling must be tiring? Find a relaxing trip on this route!

  • Total distance 14km
  • Ride time A round trip takes 3.5-4 hours
  • Elevation and traffic The bicycle path consists of paved roads of Provincial Highway 11 and Ruigang Road. There are curves and bends, with steep slopes.
  • Suitable for Cyclists with experiences of mid to long rides. Itinerary can be adjusted according to your own needs.
  • Recommended attractions Jingpu (Cawi’) Tribe、River tracing and rafting、Kiwit Tribe
Recommended must-sees A trip to Ruisui
All the best in one classic route

All the best in one classic route

Family fun along the coast

Shimen Sea Cave -> Shitiping -> Changhong Bridge -> Tropic of Cancer landmark -> Baxian Cave

Changhong Bridge

Riding south on the Shimen-Changbin Bicycle Path along the East Coast is a classic cycling route in Taiwan. There are various attractions on the way: to see coral reefs and tropical fish, visit Shimen Sea Caves and Shitiping. To take beautiful photos, go to Changhong Bridge. The elegant bridge across the estuary of Xiuguluan River forms a beautiful arch silhouette where the mountains and the sea meet. Further south, you can take a photo with the Tropic of Cancer landmark! Finally, you will arrive at Baxian Cave, marking a perfect ending of the trip with prehistoric culture. The whole route is flat and easy, suitable for families and novices looking for new experiences of a cycling trip.

  • Total distance 27km
  • Ride time 2 hours for a one-way ride. Plan a one to three-day trip according to your needs.
  • Elevation and traffic Flat. Only the section near Changbin entrance is hilly.
  • Suitable for Family with children, novice cyclists.
  • Recommended attractions Shimen Sea Cave, Shitiping, Changhong Bridge, Tropic of Cancer, Baxian Cave
Recommended must-sees one-day-trip-east-coast

Cyclists, Ready, Steady, Go!: from Mahengheng Boulevard to Chenggong

Xiaoyeliu -> Jialulan -> Duli Beach -> Chenggong Fishing Harbor -> Sanxiantai

Sanxiantai

“Ma Dao Cheng Gong” (*also a Chinese idiom indicating swift success) refers to the bicycle route from Mahengheng Avenue in Taitung City to Chenggong Township. The flat terrain and the beautiful scenery of mountains and seas along the way make it a must-visit route for cyclists. The section between Xiaoyeliu and Sanxiantai includes attractions such as Jialulan, Duli Beach, and Chenggong Waterfront Park. You can enjoy a complete collection of the East Coast classics, and four coastal terrains of rocky shores, coral reef shores, sandy shores, and gravel shores. With magnificent views of the Pacific Ocean, white waves hitting the rocks, sea breeze blowing across your face, and the happy laughter of travelers, a beautiful concerto on the East Coast is born here.

  • Total distance 49.3km
  • Ride time 4 hours for a one-way ride. Plan a three to five-day trip to suit your needs.
  • Elevation and traffic Mostly flat. Only the road near Chenggong Fishing Harbor leading to Sanxiantai is a bit steep.
  • Suitable for Cyclists with experiences of mid to long rides. Itinerary can be adjusted according to your own needs.
  • Recommended attractions Xiaoyeliu、Jialulan、Duli Beach、Chenggong Fishing Harbor 、Sanxiantai
Recommended must-sees A stroll in Chenggong

A feast of art through mountains and seas

Water Running Upward -> The Moonlight Inn -> Dulan -> Dulan Sugar Factory -> Dulanbi (Dulan Nose)

Dulan Sugar Factory

In addition to enjoying the scenery by bicycle, would you like an artistic journey to cleanse your mind and soul? This route would be your best choice! Going through the Dulan area, you will begin from the unique “Water Running Upward,” while looking up at the Amis holy mountain, Dulan Mountain. Next, you will go uphill to the Moonlight Inn, where you can enjoy the coffee aroma and artsy atmosphere; then downhill while overlooking the magnificent Pacific Ocean, before arriving at the Dulan Sugar Factory Cultural and Creative Park at the foot of the holy mountain. Finally, at “the corner of the sea,” Dulanbi, you can listen to the beautiful sound of waves and sea breeze. This route is packed with beautiful nature, tribal culture, and art… everything the East Coast has to offer!

  • Total distance 8km
  • Ride time A round trip takes 2-2.5 hours
  • Elevation and traffic The terrain can be steep and challenging, with an elevation of up to 120m. The average slope is 5-6.8%.
  • Suitable for Cyclists with experiences of mid to long rides. Itinerary can be adjusted according to your own needs.
  • Recommended attractions Water Running Upward、The Moonlight Inn、Dulan、ECLandArts Festival

In-depth tour of local tribes

Donghe Tribe -> Donghe Bridge -> Taiyuan Valley -> Taiyuan Old Street

Donghe Bridge

Between the Pacific Ocean and the Coastal Mountain Range, the diverse ethnic culture of the East Coast is born. Following this route, you can go deep into the Amis Donghe Tribe, experience traditional bamboo rafting in Mawuku River, listen to the gurgling stream, and see the reflection of the suspension bridge, as if you were in a painting! After crossing the suspension bridge, you can try the famous Donghe steamed buns and visit Taiwan's most beautiful street food stall, "I am playing – playing with the refrigerator,” to enjoy local cuisines. Finally, at “Xiaotianxiang” Taiyuan Valley, you will be surrounded by mountains and magnificent valleys. Ride a bike here and enjoy the unique indigenous culture, mountains, and sea of the East Coast.

  • Total distance 12km
  • Ride time A round trip takes 3.5-4 hours
  • Elevation and traffic The bicycle path consists of paved roads of Provincial Highways 23 and 11. Highway 23 is steep and challenging while the industrial roads are relatively flat.
  • Suitable for Cyclists with experiences of mid to long rides. Itinerary can be adjusted according to your own needs.
  • Recommended attractions Donghe Bridge

A thrill ride up the river

Jingpu (Cawi’) Tribe -> River tracing and rafting -> Kiwit Tribe

泛舟

Does a cycling route along the Xiuguluan River sound tempting? Starting from Jingpu (Cawi’) Tribe, experience the unique archery and fishing tribal culture with locals, then raise the oars and jump into the river among "Xiugu Goggling Jade" (the strange rocks) at the foot of the Coastal Mountain Range to enjoy the thrilling whitewater rafting! At the end of the journey, you will arrive at Kiwit Tribe, the basecamp of the Xiuguluan Amis people. Go into a traditional house, join the people in casting fishing nets and placing shrimp pots, and enjoy a delicious stone hotpot in the evening while listening to the ancient tales told by locals and reminiscing about the beauty of Xiuguluan River and the magnificence of Coastal Mountain Range. Who said that cycling must be tiring? Find a relaxing trip on this route!

  • Total distance 14km
  • Ride time A round trip takes 3.5-4 hours
  • Elevation and traffic The bicycle path consists of paved roads of Provincial Highway 11 and Ruigang Road. There are curves and bends, with steep slopes.
  • Suitable for Cyclists with experiences of mid to long rides. Itinerary can be adjusted according to your own needs.
  • Recommended attractions Jingpu (Cawi’) Tribe、River tracing and rafting、Kiwit Tribe
Recommended must-sees A trip to Ruisui
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