Taiwan is considered by many to be a cyclist’s paradise with its picturesque bike trails through the island-nation’s awe-inspiring scenery. Thanks to extensive funding in the past decade, Taiwan now boasts thousands of miles of bike roads that wrap around the 14,000 square-mile island.

Congratulations to our 2016 winners!

Amy B., Justin S. and Eric N. won a free 9-day cycling tour to Taiwan!

Check back in November for updates during their trip.

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Now’s your chance to explore this paradise.

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Enter our sweepstakes in partnership with the Tourism Board of Taiwan to win the trip of a lifetime! 3 lucky winners will receive a free trip to Taiwan with an all-inclusive guided bike tour trip which includes 9 nights of accommodations, 9 lunches, and 9 dinners, as well as roundtrip flights. Additionally, winners will each write a blog post as a special feature on our Travel Blog!

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This is the perfect trip for active travelers. For more details on how you’ll spend each day of this epic adventure, check out the itinerary below!

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Day 1: 11/05/2016

  • Arrive in Taipei and bike 50 miles to Jiaoxi
  • Hehuan Tea Restaurant for lunch; Shared dishes for dinner
  • Accommodation at Sun Spring Resort
  • Highlights of Jiaoxi include Jiaoxi Hot Springs Park, Wufonci Waterfall, and Sietian Temple.

Taipei

Day 2: 11/06/2016

  • Depart Jiaoxi and bike 54 miles to Ruisui
  • Hualien Chicken dishes for lunch; Shared dishes for dinner
  • Accommodation at Ruixiong Hot Spring
  • Highlights of Ruisui include the Ruisui Tropic of Cancer Marker, Hualien Farglory Ocean Park, and Ruisui Farm

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Day 3: 11/07/2016

  • Depart Ruisui and bike 78 miles to Zhiben
  • Chishang Quan-mei-xing Bian Dang for lunch; Shared dishes for dinner
  • Accommodation at F Hotel Zhiben
  • Highlights of Zhiben include the Zhiben Hot Springs, Tough Man Slope, and Zhiben Forestry Park

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Day 4: 11/08/2016

  • Depart Zhiben and bike 64 miles to Checheng
  • Dawu Tongfashun Seafood Restaurant for lunch; Shared dishes for dinner
  • Accommodation at Boutix, Kenting
  • Highlights of Checheng include the Wood Museum, Timber Storage Pond, and Sun Moon Lake

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Day 5: 11/09/2016

  • Depart Checheng and bike 67 miles to Kaohsiung
  • Local featured flavor food for lunch; Shared dishes served for dinner
  • Accommodation at Kaohsiung Maison de Chine Hotel
  • Highlights of Kaohsiung include the Love River, Lotus Pond, and Dragon and Tiger Pagodas

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Day 6: 11/10/2016

  • Depart Kaohsiung and bike 78 miles to Chiayi
  • Local featured flavor food for lunch; Wenhua night market for dinner
  • Accommodation at Chiayi Maison de Chine Hote
  • Highlights of Chiayi include the Alishan Forest Railway Garage Park, Chiayi Park, and the Carrefour Night Market

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Day 7: 11/11/2016

  • Depart Chiayi and bike 57 miles to Taichung
  • Xiluo Qinlian Rice Cake for lunch; Shared dishes for dinner
  • Accommodation at Taichung Maison Hote
  • Highlights of Taichung include Fengjia Night Market, National Museum of Natural Science, and Yizhong Street.

Taichung

Day 8: 11/12/2016

  • Depart Taichung and bike 69 miles to Hsinchu
  • Tongxiao seafood for lunch; City God Temple night market for dinner
  • Accommodation at Howard Plaza Hotel, Hsinchu
  • Highlights of Hsinchu include the Hsinchu Eastern Gate, Eighteen Peaks Mountain Park, and Hsinchu Cheng Huang Temple

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Day 9: 11/13/2016

  • Depart Hsinchu and bike 51 miles to Taipei
  • Daxi Shuiyuandi Restaurant for lunch
  • Highlights of Taipei include the National Palace Museum, Taipei 101 skyscraper, and Mengjia Longshan Temple

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This biking adventure racks up a total of 567 miles of distance traveled around the island! Are you up for the journey?

 

Disclaimer: This contest has now ended.




4 Comments

Jonah Krivak · July 1, 2015 at 12:04 am

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Di Xu · June 16, 2016 at 9:56 pm

This is awesome!!! I’ve always wanted to visit Taiwan and I love cycling as a way to really explore a place. Entering this for sure and thanks so much for organizing this!

Karissa Herb · June 17, 2016 at 10:38 am

This looks so amazing! What a beautiful country! This would definitely be the trip of a lifetime!

YooJin Yoon · June 21, 2016 at 4:39 pm

This looks amazing! I have never been to Taiwan, but it has been on my list of countries to visit.
A great way to incorporate physical activity with traveling!

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