Tough Road Climbs of Taiwan Cycling Experience

The ultimate road cycling training and cultural experience - ride Taiwan’s most iconic and breathtaking road climbs with support of guides, translators and SAG vehicles for an entire week. If you like to challenge yourself, improve your fitness, and take in the experience of climbing and descending big volcanic mountains, this ride is for you. Roads in Taiwan provide world-class riding, and the chance to see something you’ve never seen around every corner. You’ll experience various ecosystems and views seen only in magazines and movies, by most. In addition to road riding time, expect to see wildlife, relax in charming small mountain towns, and take in all that Taiwan’s culture has to offer. You’ll be well-taken care of by knowledgeable guides at all times on this ride. Eighty percent of the days will revolve around a big ride (35-70 miles and 2000-8000 feet of vert).  Riders can utilize the SAG vehicle or shorter loop options anytime rest is needed. Rest and recovery time off the bike each afternoon will be spent enjoying delicious Taiwanese cuisine, relaxation and hot springs, massage, and perhaps culture-shock. As with all of Sig’s Rides, this is an all-inclusive week; we provide the transportation, guides, plan the routes, book the accommodations, pay for all of the meals, and more. Taiwan is a lovely and misunderstood Mandarin Chinese-speaking democratic island off the coast of China. It is famous for views of dream, jungle covered mountains, a unique mixture of tradition and technology, delicious meals and bubble tea! Book this trip if you’re interested in expanding your big mountain experience, want to be looked-after while pushing yourself, don’t want to deal with the hassle of researching and planning logistics an epic ride trip, or want a focused week on the bike with friends. Have a non-rider that wants to join and enjoy each location we ride to? Inquire with us about options for partners, friends, and family members to enjoy the journey and destinations with you, but without the riding.

  • What To Expect

    - Greeting and farewell at Taipei Taoyuan International Airport (TPE)

    - Modern, high-end road bike provided if reserved in advance

    - Mechanics to help build, maintain and re-pack your bike

    - Guides and staff taking care of you every day, on and off the bike. 

    - Translation Mandarin Chinese/English

    - Luggage delivery to each destination

    - Road riding 80% of the days, Taiwans biggest climbs and views

    - Rest days to allow for recovery, walking historical towns, hiking, hot springs, and relaxing in great accommodations

    - SAG vehicle support

    - Challenging rides for all levels, option to rest in SAG vehicle when needed

    - Time each day on the bike can range from one hour to seven hours

    - Climbs can be big, over 12,000 feet of vert possible

    - Options to shorten the ride are always available

    - Flat land- ride days along stunning coastline and through rice paddies

    - 4-star or better hotel accommodations mixed with clean and charming Airbnb or resort condominium stays in mountain towns

    - Experience eastern culture and lifestyle of the Taiwanese

    - All meals provided in a group; the most delicious cuisine of Taiwan

    - We can accommodate for different dietary restrcitions and food allergies

    - Taiwan has incredible dumplings, noodles, fruits, vegetables, hot pot & tea

    - Breathtaking scenery from as high as 12,000 feet, often above clouds

    - Taiwan is tropical, with a mixture of weather possibilities & typically comfortable temps

    - Views of tropical and high altitude widlife in the mountains and forests 

    - Meet other riders from around the world

    - Challenge yourself in a new location and environment

  • What Is Included:

    - Exeperienced guides

    - Translators

    - 4-star or better luxury accommodations in the cities 

    - Clean and charming accommodations in the small towns

    - SAG vehicle support during rides

    - Luggage delivery to room each night

    - Mechanics to help assemble, maintain and re-pack your bike

    - Shared hotel room

    - Breakfast, lunch and dinner, delicious Taiwanese cuisine

    - Guides greet you and see you off at the airport

    - All necessary transportation including airport pick up and drop off

    - Tickets to enter national parks and hot springs

    - Photos and a short movie or you

    - Damage, liability and theft insurance

    - Sig's Rides gift bag

     

    Available for additional price:

    - You choose to ride one of our luxury bikes +$600

    - Single occupancy room at each hotel +$875

     

    Not included, but you can help yourself to:

    - Shopping

    - Alcohol

     

    * In some locations, we will remain in the same town for a couple nights. This will provide you the option to participate in the days ride or rest, walk around and enjoy the local town, hike, go to the spa, etc. In the event that you choose to opt out of the group itinerary for the day, you will not necessarily be supplied a tour guide. We will do all we can to assist you and accommodate your additional or alternate plans throughout your stay with us. 

  • Payment & Cancellation Policy

    Here is a breakdown of the price of each option:

     

    Rent our bike +$600

    *Please first email info@sigsrides.com to inquire about available models

     

    Single Occupancy Room +$500

     

    We'll help you prepare for your trip via email. You'll receive a confirmation after your initial payment.

     

    Payment

    $500 to reserve your spot

    50% due 180 days before trip start

    100% due 60 days before trip

     

    Cancellation

    Days To Arrival Cash Returned Option Credit Towards Future Trip
    > 180 days $100 fee 100%
    120 to 180 days 50% 75%
    60 to 120 days 25% 50% 
    0 to 60 days 0%  25%

     

    We are pleased to offer you an accommodating pricing policy. Our cancellation policy cannot be altered for any reason, including weather, terrorism, personal matters, etc. In the unfortunate event that you do need to cancel, please notify us via email.  If cancellation credit it to be used towards a future trip, it must be decided upon within 60 days of cancelling and the rescheduled trip must fall within 18-months of the cancellation or all money will be forfeited.

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