Hemmed in between the broad expanse of Beinan River and the city of Taitung sits the quiet oasis of Taitung Forest Park. Its leafy lanes and tranquil wetlands make for a great half day retreat.
BIKE RIDES IN TAIWAN
TAITUNG MOUNTAIN OCEAN BIKEWAY (臺東山海鐵馬道)
Taitung Ocean Mountain Bikeway was designed as a great loop encircling Taitung City. It was meant to take riders along the old railway line, over the river, past huge mountains, before looping back to bring you along the seafront. Sadly, only a portion of the original trail is still there, but that doesn't mean you can't forge your own route!
SUN MOON LAKE FULL CYCLE LOOP
For those wishing to experience all of Taiwan in a short time, you could do a lot worse than trying out this loop. As a microcosm of Taiwan it covers almost all the bases: grand temples, spectacular mountain scenery, aboriginal culture, bustling old streets and well crafted tourist experiences, (and of course sharing the road with motorists who view traffic rules as optional).
KEELUNG RIVER CYCLE PATH
Hop on a bike to explore the parks along the banks of Taipei's Keelung river. Cycling is a great way to get around Taipei and the network of cycle paths through riverside parks offer plenty of interesting sights.