The Taiwan Advantage

Road Cycling Training Camp

 All-Inclusive | Inspirational | 9 Days 
Train, eat, experience

Days of Riding - 6 (with optional rest days)

Daily Average Ride Distance - 48 miles

Daily Vertical Gain - 500 feet - 15,000 (avg. 5000)

Average Temperatures - 60-75 degrees Fahrenheit

Total Number of Trip Days - 9 (including arrival/departure)

Riding Style - paved, mountain, coastal, inspirational

Accommodations - 3-star or higher

Meals - local, cultural, delicious, unique

Trip Locations - Taipei, Taroko National Park (Taiwan KOM), Yang Ming Shan, North Coast, Hualien, Northern Traverse, East Coast

 Advantages of Sig's Rides 

  • We care about you, we share your passion

  • Highly trained guides (coaches & interpreters)

  • Local knowledge & experience (We live here!)

  • Above & beyond personal service

  • We understand what you need for a great riding trip

  • Trusted & worldwide reputation  

 Advantages of Taiwan 

  • Technical and breathtaking roads & environment

  • Ideal for winter training 

  • Challenge yourself on the Taiwan KOM

  • Interesting culture and caring people of the world's first Mandarin speaking democracy

  • Fine cuisine & traditional foods

  • Perfect mix of training, culture, nature, uniqueness

Taipei  -  Taiwan KOM Route (Taroko) - Hualian - North & East Coast - Wuling 

Day 1

Arrival & First Group Meal

TPE -> Taipei Accommodations

Day's Ride Distance - 0 miles

Day's Vertical Gain - 0 feet

Day's Itinerary:

  • ​Your Arrival Time - greeted at Taipei Taoyuan International Airport, (try to arrive before 21:00)

  • Upon arrival - guides help with luggage & provide transportation 

  • Check into hotel & rest

  • 19:00 - dinner & briefing  (Taipei restaurant)

  • 22:00 - group guided-time concludes

  • Accommodations - Taipei Hotel

* Note: You are responsible for choosing and purchasing your own flights. This gives you scheduling freedom and ability to buy the way you like (money or points). Please plan arrival to TPE no later than 21:00 if possible. 

     This day is about arrival and helping to get you recovered and rested from your flight.  You'll be greeted at Taipei Taoyuan International Airport (TPE). Your guides will help you with your luggage, bring you to your hotel, and get you checked in and settled.

     We will plan a group dinner for all riders who have arrived early enough, to meet one another and give a full briefing of the week ahead. After dinner, if you are recovering from jet lag, feel free to return to your room to sleep it off, or enjoy a bit more of what Taipei has to offer. Those that arrive too late to join for dinner will be briefed when they are fresh in the morning. 

Day 2

Taipei Road Cycling Culture & Yang Ming Shan

Taipei -> Yang Ming Shan -> Jin Gua Shi

Day's Ride Distance - 37 miles

Day's Vertical Gain - 4,500

Riding Style - mountain, riverside, urban, sightseeing

Day's Itinerary:

  • ​08:00-10:00 breakfast provided

  • 10:00 - ride classic Taipei mountain & riverside routes

  • Lunch - Taiwanese riverside lunch

  • Post Lunch - ride in Taipei to local sights

  • Afternoon - ride in SAG vehicle to eat local treat

  • 16:00 - ride in SAG vehicle to accommodations on north coast

  • Early dinner - near Jin Gua Shi

  • 20:30 - group guided-time concludes

  • Accommodations - north coast hotel

     Today you're bound to be buzzin as we hop on our bikes and set off for your first ride in Taiwan. The riding today will allow us to ease into the week, recover from traveling and see a bit of Taipei. 

     After a good Taiwanese breakfast, we'll check out the mountain roads that have shaped the Taiwanese riding culture. Then, you can spin the legs out as we hit the riverside park paths around Taipei. 

     We'll treat you to some unique stops along the way and provide insight into the Taiwanese way of life. We arrive back in Taipei early enough in the afternoon to enjoy the sightseeing and culture. After an afternoon treat (Taiwan style), we'll load into the SAG vehicle and drive you to our accommodations for the evening on the north coast. Dinner will be early to allow you retreat to your room in case jet lag is kicking in. 

Day 3

Sea and Small Mountain Towns

Coastal Fishing Towns -> Mountain Roads

Day's Ride Distance - 55 miles

Day's Vertical Gain - 6,700

Riding Style - coast, mountains, countryside

Day's Itinerary:

  • ​Breakfast - traditional Taiwanese

  • AM - ride along the north coast, up Jiufen to Pingxi

  • Lunch - restaurant in the mountains

  • Afternoon - ride curvy mountain roads to Yilan

  • Post Ride - relaxation in Yilan

  • Dinner- early dinner at restaurant with a view

  • 6:30 - ride in SAG vehicles to Hualien

  • 21:00 - group guided-time concludes

  • Accommodations - Hualian hotel