Cyclists of all levels will arrive to the island nation to engage with the burgeoning cycling community and participate in one of the most anticipated Taiwanese cycling events of the year.
Cycling enthusiasts from around the world will traverse land, air and sea as they make their way to Taiwan to participate in the Taiwan Cycling Festival for a variety of races, events, and rides throughout the country. Whether participants are looking to race with seasoned veterans, enjoy a leisurely family activity or something in between, the 2018 Taiwan Cycling Festival is the place to be.
Cyclists of all levels will arrive to the island nation to engage with the burgeoning cycling community and participate in one of the most anticipated Taiwanese cycling events of the year. The culmination of the month-long festival is the annual “ King of the Mountain” hill climb, in which participants will climb more than 10,700 feet over the course of a grueling, yet scenic 65-mile race for a chance to claim the coveted first place title. The route, which has become one of the longest natural cycling ascents in the world, passes through the beautiful Taroko Gorge in the Eastern Taiwan, an immense rocky chasm featuring dramatic landscapes and dotted with ancient temples and shrines.
For those looking for a more relaxed, long distance ride, from November 10-18, the Formosa 900 will take riders around the entire island on 9-day, 900-kilometer team ride. Stopping at a variety of scenic locations, the Formosa 900 allows riders the opportunity to appreciate Taiwan’s beautiful scenery, experience local hospitality, absorb the abundant local culture, and savor many regional delicacies.
In addition to the larger events, many smaller events and rides will take place throughout the festival that caters to every level of cyclist. Whether it's the more intense “Queen of the Mountain” ride, the relaxing “Sugar to Spring Leisure Ride” or the beautiful “Sun Moon Lake route,” Taiwan’s rich cycling culture and gorgeous routes are sure to delight visitors of all ages from all over the world.