Full Day Cycling Tour: Houtong Cycling Route And Jiufen - Taipei

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The Rui-Ho cycling route was reconstructed from a aged railway track. There are 3 tunnels on the way to the Cat Village Houtong (Originally, Houtong was called Hou Dong which means monkey cave). It brings you a unexceptional cycling experience. You can observe caves along the riverside, and this route on the way to SanChaoLing. After the riding, you will enjoy your lunch at Village Houtong, and you can take some beautiful photos there. Don't be surprised. There are more than 200 cats in this area. After this cycling activity, your tour guide also drive you to Jiufen for the old street visiting.


  • 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)

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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 for Full Day Cycling Tour: Houtong Cycling Route And Jiufen

  • Meet point pickup/drop-off
  • Bicycle
  • Helmet
  • Cycling guide
  • Entrance tickets

Exclusions for Full Day Cycling Tour: Houtong Cycling Route And Jiufen

  • Lunch
  • Food and Drink (unless specified)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Please wear comfortable shoes and clothes for cycling

Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

A maximum of 6 people per booking

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

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1 Traveler Reviews

  • 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.

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