Full-Day Tour: Houtong Cycling And Jiufen - Taipei

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    8:30am
  • Departure Details :
    Your hotel(Taipei downtown) or Taipei Metro(Blue line)Zhongxiao Xinsheng Exit No.2
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Travel by bikealong a railway track turned cycling route, through caves, past rivers, and into villages. After cyling, visit the old streets of Jiufen.

Highlights

  • Cycle the city streets to absorb the local atmosphere
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Led by a local guide
  • Day trip (destination A to B)

Know More about this tour

Meet your guide at a designated location around 8:30am. Then head to Houtong Coal-Mine Ecological Park, where your cycling tour begins. As you ride through tunnels and past the Houtong railway station, your guide will tell you about the history of the trail. Stop at SanChaoLing, where you can explore caves along the river and see lots of birds, including egrets. Birds, insects, and the whistle of distant trains combine in a beautiful cacophony of sound, mesmerizing you for a moment before you head back on the trail.

Head further into SanChaoLing Village, where you can rest at the edge of the railway tunnel and watch painted trains speed past.

Next, bike to the Houtong Railway Station, passing through three tunnels on the way. Enjoy a local lunch like noodles or rice, which you can purchase at the station.Enjoy a cup of coffee or tea while watching hundreds of cats climb along a sky bridge. Visit Cat Village, where you can learn about why these cats have congregated here.

After cycling, visit Jiufen, where you can walk the old streets and look for souvenirs, or trylocal snacks. You have about an hour on your own to enjoy the city, before you're transported back to your hotel in Taipei.


Inclusions

hotel(Taipei downtown) or Meet point pickup/drop-off

Bicycle

Helmet

Cycling guide

Lunch

Entry/Admission - Houtong Coal-Mine Ecological Park

Exclusions

Food and Drink (unless specified)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Please wear comfortable shoes and clothes for cycling

A minimum of 3 people per booking is required

A maximum of 12 people per booking

This experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund

Traveler Reviews

  • 29-Nov-2017

    Great day out of the city---our guide Alex of Taiwan Cycling, picked us up at 830 am, took us on a roughly 25 km bike ride around Houtong, which is an hour's drive out of Taipei...the scenery is beautiful...much of it is by the river, over old railway tracks, through an old coal mining town, and ends at Houtong, also known as Cat Village, where the tourists come for the cats kinda fun too. The afternoon was spent at the old town of Jiufen---a little toursit-y, but good for eating and buying souvenirs/gifts. Highly recommended.