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    Taiwan biking

    I'm planning a trip out to Taiwan this spring. While there I'd like to do some biking. I've found some information about mountain biking in Taiwan - looks like some great stuff.

    What I'd like to find is a tour company or some organization that can put together a trip that involves biking in Taiwan. I'll do road or off road - just need to be on my bike. These folks (http://www.grasshopperadventures.com...country=Taiwan) are working on a Taiwan tour, but it will not be ready when I'm there.

    Anyone know of any other companies that do bike tours in Taiwan or have any suggestions for spending a week biking in Taiwan?

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    you might want to x-post into the other areas regional forum too.
    Try this: HTFU

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    If you happen to visit the south side of Taiwan....

    You've got to watch out those dangerous Taiwanese trails.....




    or those crazy bikers

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    You will find what you need here.

    http://www.formosanfattire.com/

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    dtownmtb, there are no English-speaking companies in Taiwan that do bike tours.

    In addition to Formosa Fattires, I'd recommend you have a look at some of the rides I have posted on Rank. http://rank.blogspot.com/2007_06_01_archive.html. This is the Southern Cross ride. Here's another recent writeup:

    http://bikingintaiwan.theforgetful.c...an_to_the.html

    Feel free to contact me or bikingintaiwan. We'll hook you up with some great riding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Feiren
    dtownmtb, there are no English-speaking companies in Taiwan that do bike tours.
    Actually that does not appear to be true. I cross posted in the Other Areas regional forum and found out about these guys. http://www.inmotionasia.com/Index.htm
    While somewhat pricey, their rides look awesome.

    I had located that blog and found it most helpful. Still evaluating options, but it looks like there are definitely some great opportunities.

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    That's good to know. I think these must be the commercial successors to the Formosan Fat Tire people. If so, you will be in excellent hands.

    Just so that you have a bit of a price reference, I just spend last weekend (Friday night~Sunday night) cycling from Taichung to Chiayi via Yushan ( Highway 21). My costs were about NT$4,000 (c. US$125) including high speed rail tickets down to Taichung and back from Chiayi and shared hotel rooms on Friday and Sat. nights. You can expect to pay NT$800 (cUS$25) per night for a single if you are on your own. If you took buses instead of the HSR you could save about US$35 on transportation and avoid some transfers.

    While English is not widely spoken in Taiwan, you can always find someone who speaks enough to point you in the right direction and the people are incredibly friendly. With a bit of patience, a sense of humor and adventure, you could easily do this on you own.

    But if you want to get to the trails immediately and avoid hassles, the vehicle support and experience that the In Motion people are offering are well worth the price. As they say on their site, Taiwan is an undiscovered riding paradise in the mountains. However, the industrialized western plains are a nightmare of pollution and traffic. You need to know where you are going.

    And while you are over in this part of the world, you should seriously consider visiting NW Yunnan (Zhongdian/Shangrila) for some out of this world riding.

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    Hi Guys,

    Next trip is Thursday evening March 6 - Sunday evening March 9. Fully supported trip with airport / city pick-up and drop-off. It will include the EPIC world-class Neng-Gao Ridge

    PM me for more info

    Cheers

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