Discover Taiwan &

California Superbike School

Guided Motorcycle Trip

 All-Inclusive | Mind-Widening | 9 Days 
Discover Taiwan +CSS!

Total Ride Distance - 900+ miles

Total Ride Time - 25:00 hours

Daily Ride Time - 1:00 - 6:00 hours

Days of Riding - 7

Total Number of Trip Days - 9

Riding Style - paved, mountain, coastal, racetrack, technical

Accommodations - 3-star or higher

Meals - local, cultural, delicious, unique

Trip Locations - Taipei, Taroko National Park, Lihpao International Circuit, North Coast, Alishan, Taiwan's most famous riding roads, California Superbike School in Taiwan

 Advantages of Sig's Rides 

  • Small, local company that cares about you

  • 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  

 Highlights - Taiwan & CSS 

  • Technical and breathtaking mountain roads

  • Taroko National Park

  • 2 days of California Superbike School at Lihpao International Circuit (new racetrack)

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

  • Fine cuisine & traditional foods

Taipei  - Technical Mountain Roads  - Superbike School - Taroko National Park

Day 1

Arrival & First Group Meal

TPE -> Taipei Accommodations

Day's Ride Distance - 0 miles

Day's Ride Time - 0:00

Day's Itinerary:

  • ​Your Arrival Time - greeted at Taipei Taoyuan International Airport, (please choose flight that arrives at no later than 21:00)

  • Upon arrival - guides help with luggage & provide transportation 

  • Check into hotel & rest

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

  • 22:00 - 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

     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 Motorcycle Culture & North Coast

Taipei -> Famous 106 to Long Dong Wan

Day's Ride Distance - 150 miles

Day's Ride Time - 4:30

Day's Itinerary:

  • ​08:00 classic Taiwanese breakfast at popular restaurant

  • AM - ride classic & famous Taipei mountain & coastal twisties

  • AM - coffee and hangout

  • Lunch - Taiwan coastal eatery

  • Afternoon - cruise through mountain towns

  • 15:30 - return to Taipei

  • After Ride - options for sightseeing, massage, etc. 

  • Dinner - phenomenal Taiwanese cuisine

  • 20:30 - guided-time concludes

  • Accommodations - Taipei hotel

     Today you're bound to be buzzin as we deliver your bikes to you and set off for your first ride in Taiwan. 

     After a good Taiwanese breakfast, we'll check out the mountain roads that have shaped the Taiwanese riding culture. Then, you can open it up a little as we hit the coastal roads of the north shore. 

     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 get some rest before dinner or for you to enjoy the sightseeing, culture, art, massage and lifestyle of Taipei. 

Day 3

Mountains & Sea

Northern Traverse -> Coastal Hwy 9

Day's Ride Distance - 200 miles

Day's Ride Time - 6:00

Day's Itinerary:

  • ​Breakfast - traditional Taiwanese with Western Options

  • AM - ride the Northern Traverse (mountain ride)

  • Lunch - restaurant in Yilan

  • Afternoon - ride the coast Yilan to Hualian

  • 16:30 - arrive at Hualian

  • Post Ride - options to explore Hualian or rest

  • Dinner- restaurant in Hualian

  • 21:00 - guided time concludes

  • Accommodations - Hualian hotel

     Today you're treated to an impressive day or riding. We'll cross the Norther Traverse which is one of the few ways to cross the mountain range in Taiwan. The roads, views and curves are impressive! 

     The afternoon ride will treat you to more curves, but this time along the dramatic coastline between Yilan and Hualian. Don't look down! 

Day 4

Rice Fields & Taiwanese Country Towns

Hualian To Yuli - The Best Roads

Day's Ride Distance - 150 miles

Day's Ride Time - 4:00

Day's Itinerary:

  • ​08:00 - local/hotel breakfast

  • AM -  ride coastal and mountain roads through small towns

  • AM - stop for coffee, tea, snack

  • Lunch - regional cuisine & cultural sightseeing in Yuli

  • Afternoon - ride scenic rice fields

  • 15:30 return to Hualian, options to rest 

  • Post Ride - Options to rest or explore Hualian

  • Dinner - restaurant in Hualian

  • 21:00 - guided-time concludes

  • Accommodations - Hualian hotel

Taiwan's East Coast is quaint, unique and beautiful. Today is your chance to take it easy, see another way of life, and explore how generations of aboriginal tribes, the Chinese and the Japanese have shaped the small towns in Taiwan.

     We'll guide you along the coast, over mountains and through the countryside that makes the east coast of Taiwan special. Expect to see rice fields, monkeys, hear different languages, and contemplate what life means. 

Day 5

Taroko National Park & Wuling

Hualian -> Taroko Gorge -> Wuling

Day's Ride Distance - 150 miles

Day's Ride Time - 5:00

Day's Itinerary:

  • Breakfast - popular Hualian restaurant

  • AM - ride the beautiful Taroko Gorge National Park

  • Lunch - Wuling looking over Taiwan's highest peaks (12k'+)

  • Afternoon - ride and descend towards the west coast

  • 15:30 - arrive to Sun Moon Lake

  • Post Ride - options to explore Sun Moon Lake or rest

  • Dinner- Restaurant in near Sun Moon Lake

  • 21:00 - guided time concludes

  • Accommodations - Sun Moon Lake hotel

     Here is your chance to experience Taiwan's most treasured National Park, Taroko Gorge! This place will challenge your riding skills and leave you in awe of the massiveness of this canyon. Riding these mountains that rise from sea level to over 12,000 feet is inspiring and fun!

     After crossing the highest point, we'll descend our way down towards the west coast where all new surprises, sights and sounds await you. 

Day 6

Alishan

Alishan -> Taichung

Day's Ride Distance - 200 miles

Day's Ride Time - 5:00

Day's Itinerary:

  • Breakfast - in hotel or local

  • AM - ride the majestic Alishan

  • Lunch - restaurant in Chiayi

  • Afternoon - ride to Taichung

  • 16:30 - arrive Taichung

  • Post Ride - options to rest, prepare for CSS, explore

  • Dinner- restaurant in Taichung

  • 21:00 - guided time concludes

  • Accommodations - Taichung nearby Lihpao racetrack

    Today we ride to Alishan! This place is famous for making some great tea! We'll ride the technical mountain roads and check out the tea farms. It will be our last day riding in the mountains, enjoying small towns. 

     After another local, traditional lunch in Chiayi, we'll make our way to Taichung to help you get ready for your two days of Superbike School. Taichung is a major metropolitan area and the track is nearby. 

Day 7

California Superbike School Day 1

Lihpao International Racetrack

Day's Ride Distance - Track time

Day's Ride Time - 5 racetrack ride sessions

Day's Itinerary:

  • Breakfast - in hotel or local

  • AM - California Superbike School

  • Lunch - provided at the racetrack

  • Afternoon - California Superbike School

  • Dinner- restaurant in Taichung

  • 21:00 - guided time concludes

  • Accommodations - Taichung nearby Lihpao racetrack

     You may already be familiar with the California Superbike School, but how about in Taiwan? These are the only two days of the year that the Superbike School comes to Taiwan. Expect a new racetrack, CSS coaches from the US and Australia, and a slightly different environment than you may be used to.

     If you haven't been to a Superbike School event, here is what to expect: 5 classroom sessions, 5 on track riding sessions, off-track riding support and drills, a 3:1 coach to student ratio, personal time with coach to debrief after each ride. This is the most effective motorcycle school in the world.

     After school let's out, we'll enjoy a great meal together back in the city near our hotel. 

Day 8

Superbike School Day 2 & Celebrations

Lihpao International Racetrack

Day's Ride Distance - Track time

Day's Ride Time - 5 racetrack ride sessions

Day's Itinerary:

  • Breakfast - in hotel or local

  • AM - California Superbike School

  • Lunch - provided at the racetrack

  • Afternoon - California Superbike School

  • Dinner- restaurant in Taipei

  • 23:00 - guided time concludes

  • Accommodations - Taipei hotel for convenience to airport

This is your second day of California Superbike School. The second day in a row at a racetrack is always a lot of fun. By this point, you are familiar with the track and you and your coach have already worked the day prior to improve your trouble areas. Enjoy your time as a student; having a coach looking after you for five on-track sessions, debriefing you after each ride, and having five classroom sessions to study up.

     After school is out, we'll take you for a laid back and short trip back up to Taipei (not on a motorcycle) where we will have a final dinner together. Can you imagine the stories and discussions that take place this evening after a week of riding in a foreign country with friends?

Day 10

Farewells & Departure

Taipei Hotel -> Taipei International Airport

Day's Ride Distance - 0 miles

Day's Ride Time - 0:00

Day's Itinerary:

  • Breakfast - rolling time for departures

  • AM Options - local sightseeing

  • Transportation to airport

     You did it! You just rode a motorcycle on some of the most spectacular roads in the world. No doubt that we are all feeling energized and grateful for the opportunities that motorcycles bring us, to experience the world, bond with one another and have fun!

     Because you choose your own flights home, this day will revolve around accommodating multiple different flight times and post-trip plans. We'll provide you a send off breakfast, transportation back to the airport, and our sincere gratitude for allowing us the chance to take care of you for the week. Maybe we will even have the chance to start discussing where you'd like to ride next! 

Have a question? Don't wait, email us your question now. 

When Can I go?

 Only one of these special trips each year

Don't miss it!

What Can I Expect?

- Greeting at Taipei Taoyuan International Airport (TPE)

- Motorcycle of choice, fully-insured

- Mechanical support

- Luggage delivery to all destinations

- Professional guides and staff taking care of you, on and off the bike

- Translation Mandarin Chinese/English

- 7 days of riding

- 2 days of California Superbike School at Lihpao International Circuit

- Clean & comfortable accommodations

- Riding coastal and mountain roads as higher than 10,000'

- Delicious, cultural and local cuisine 

- Paved-road riding

- Daily ride times of 1-6 hours 

- Taiwanese culture

What Am I Getting?

Included in Price:

 

- Professional, exeperienced guides

- Routes chosen by local, experienced riders

- Accommodations - optimized to experience each location

- Translators (Mandarin/English)

- Support vehicle delivering luggage each night

- Shared hotel room

- All meals

- All transportation including airport pick up and drop off

- Motorycle rental, insurance, fuel, tires

- 2 days of California Superbike School with bike rental

- Tickets and park entry fees

- Damage, liability and theft insurance (CSS days not included)

- Sig's Rides Pre-Trip Gift Pack

- Gift to commemorate your trip

"This was the coolest trip! Sig's Rides over-delivered and pleased my wife and I beyond expectations!"

- Derek, Miami FL

Not Included in Price:

- Shopping

- Alcohol

- Flights

Choose Your Bike

We provide a wide-variety of motorcycles to rent for your trip in Taiwan. We'll discuss with you to find the best bike for you.

 

Available bikes include sportbikes, cruisers, sport tourers, naked bikes, scooters, and more. You'll be able to choose from trusted brands such as Honda, Yamaha, Harley-Davidson, Kawasaki, Suzuki, MV Agusta, Ducati, BMW, etc.

Have a question? Don't wait, email us your question now. 

Additional Choices

Bring a Passenger!

Riding together is fun! Choose a comfortable bike and bring your loved one or friend.

+$2,450 USD

Treat Yourself!

If you like your alone time after a day of riding, request your own room in all accommodations!

+$850  USD

Customize!

The sky is the limit and we are here to please. Longer trip? Particular sight to see?

-Request Pricing

An initial, fully-refundable deposit of $500 will reserve your spot. Six months before your trip we'll request payment of 50% of your total trip cost, with the remaining 50% due two months before departure. Email us your questions. 

What Are Riders Saying?

"Don't wait to sign up! I'm going to make this a yearly experience with my buddies. Thanks Sig's Rides!"

- Josh, Denver CO

"Signing up for a Sig's Ride was the right choice. The guides, riding, food and accommodations were superb!"

- Jon, Daytona Beach FL

Don't miss your chance for the trip of a lifetime, spaces are very limited! 

Frequently Asked Questions

Why go to Taiwan?

Taiwan is special and misunderstood. Why not use our passion for riding to experience it! Taiwan has incredible mountain ranges, is covered in technical riding, lovely people and culture, and has been hosting the Superbike School for the last decade. 

What makes Sig's Rides' routes and trips different?

Our trips were designed after Gerry Sig spent years riding in the areas. He know the best places. We are a small company committed to giving you the best trip of your life. We care.

Which airport should I fly into?

TPE - Taipei Taoyuan International Airport.

Do I need a motorcycle license?

Yes, from any country is ok. You'll also need to bring an international driver's permit (original paper, not digital)

How high is Taiwan's elevation?

Most accommodations will be near sea level. We will ride on some roads higher than 10k'.

Should I worry about not being able to speak Mandarin?

Don't worry at all! We speak both English and Mandarin and will support you with translation every step of the way. 

Can I bring my spouse?

Yes! Spouse, friends, riding buddy, anybody can share your bike with you and their experience will be awesome! 

Do you have smaller bikes available?

Yes, we provide bike rental options of all sizes. Because of Taiwans tight, technical turns, smaller bikes do quite well! 

Is this tour guided?

Yes. This tour is fully-guided. You'll be well-taken care of by our team. 

What if all of my luggage does not fit on my motorcycle?

No problem. We provide a support vehicle that delivers your luggage to each hotel. 

Is the motorcycle rental included in the tour price?

Yes! And also insurance to cover it.  (not insured on school days)

Do you offer travelers insurance?

No, but we can provide you information for a company that does. 

Is the Superbike School tuition and bike rental included?

Yes. This trip and price also pays for two days of the Superbike School you've come to love as well as bike rental, fuel and tires.

 

Is the $500 deposit refundable?

Yes. Your $500 deposit to hold your spot is 100% refundable if your plans change. 

Can beginner riders sign up?

Beginners are welcome! Though unless you're a passenger, you will need to already have basic motorcycle riding skills.

Payment Policy

$500 to reserve your spot

50% of total due 180 days before trip start

100% of total due 60 days before trip start

We accept Visa, Mastercard, Amex, and Discover credit cards. We can also accommodate other forms of payments. Email Gerry Sig at gerry@sigsrides.com to request alternative payment methods. 

Have a question? Don't wait, email us your question now.

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USA - +1-719-204-3446

Taiwan - +886-966-375-314

info@sigsrides.com

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