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Sun Moon Lake - Cycling Tours

Sun Moon Lake - Cycling Tours

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Traveling by bicyclemeans freedom tostop and go as you please, explore lanes and alleys, rural areas, coastal highways, small towns, off-the-beaten path destinations, and open spaces. Enjoy the sunset, gentle breezes, rice paddies, and riverbanks, as you experience how wonderful cycling is in Taiwan.
The Sun Moon Lake National Scenic Area stretches across five towns and townships in Nantou County, each with beautiful scenery and bikeways. Ride the Sun Moon Lake Bikeway or the cycling path above the water. Or, head to Puli Town, historic Checheng in Shuili Township, or the Green Tunnel in Jiji Township. Every route is an opportunity to create wonderful memories. Those who love riding amid beautiful landscapes will not want to miss out on a two-wheel exploration of the wonders of Sun Moon Lake and its surrounding areas.

Cycling Path Above the Water
The most beautiful part of the Sun Moon Lake Bikeway is the cycling path above the water. This path stretches several hundred meters over the water with views of the Hanbi Peninsula and Cien Pagoda, and can be enjoyed on bicycle or on foot. Take this opportunity to come close to the water.

Huantan Bikeway
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  • Round-the-Lake Highway Loop
  • Distance: 30 km
  • Cycling time: Approx. 3.5 hr

Cycling Path Above the Water
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  • Sun Moon Lake Bikeway-Xiangshan Section
  • Distance: 3.4 km
  • Cycling time: Approx. 0.5 hr

Cyclist rest stop services
A. GIANT Sun Moon Lake Branch
1F, 18, 163, Zhongshan Rd., Yuchi Township, Nantou County

B. Suong Meeng Bicycles
No. 18, Ln. 12, Zhongxing Rd., Yuchi Township, Nantou County

C. Merida Love of Riding Zhongxing Branch
No. 25-1, Ln. 12 Zhongxing Rd., Yuchi Township, Nantou County

D. Xiangshan Merida
No. 592, Zhongshan Rd., Yuchi Township, Nantou County

E. Sun Moon Lake Center Cycling Stataion
No. 101, Zhongshan Rd., Yuchi Township, Nantou County
Shuili and Checheng Bikeways

The lumber industry once flourished in Shuili, leaving behind colorful historic and cultural sites. The Shuili Bikeway follows the Shuili River, starting from Shuiyun Bridge and ending in Checheng. Along the way are the Jugong Power Station, scenic views of the river and mountains, and Checheng Old Street. Listen to the singing of the waters and the call of the wind, as you enjoy tranquil moments along a riverbank.

Checheng-Shuili Bikeway
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  • Checheng Visitor Center - Zhongshan Bridge
  • Distance: 4 km
  • Cycling time: Approx. 40 min

Shuili Waterfront Bikeway
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  • Shuili Nongfu Rd. - Shuiyun Bridge
  • Distance: 1.6 km
  • Cycling time: Approx. 15 min

Surrounding attractions
Checheng Visitor Center、Woos Soaking Pond、Wood Exhibition、Railway Culture Park、Jugong Power Satation、 Er Ping Frozen Treats Shop

Cyclist rest stop service
Shuili Cyclist Rest Stop
No.440, Minsheng Rd., Shuili Township, Nantou County

Riding Past Unforgettable Landscapes Puli Bikeway

Puli is a typical farm town with inviting rural settings. Its features include natural scenery, culture, arts, and a slow pace of life. As Puli does not possess many high mountains, it is a great place for a leisurely bike ride past landscapes that are unforgettable.

Puli Northern Route
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  • Stele of Taiwan's GeographicalCenter - Lancheng - Puli Green Bikeway starting point
  • Distance: 8.08 km
  • Cycling time: Approx. 1.5 hr

Puli Northern Route 2
  • Level of Difficulty:●○○
  • Stele of Taiwan's Geographical Center - Chung Tai - Puli Green Bikeway starting point
  • Distance: 17.5 km
  • Cycling time: Approx. 3 hr

Puli Southern Route
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  • Stele of Taiwan's Geographical Center - Baohu Gong Dimu Temple - Puli Green Bikeway starting point
  • Distance: 10.5 km
  • Cycling time: Approx. 2 hr

Surrounding attractions
Puli Green Bikeway starting point、 Nanxing Blacksmith Street、 Hengji Gong Mazu Temple、Yuhua Tang Confucius Temple、Long-Nan Museum of Natural Lacquer Ware、 Puli Brewery showroom、Third Market、Thousand-year-old red cedar、Puli filed parctice forest、Yinu Temple、Pacheng Floodway、Feeling 18 Chocolate、Hung Gee Bees Farm、Baohu Gong Dimu Temple、Tianzhi Temple、Stele of Taiwan's Geographical Center、Puli Paragliding、Carp Lake

Enjoy a Family Fun Day~ Jiji Bikeway 

Jiji has many sites that are worth visiting. Whey not spend the whole day here?
Take a leisurely bike ride as you visit historical monuments and residences, old trees, and the Green Tunnel. Or, challenge yourself with a ride to Jiji Dashan, an A-level route, with views of the town below. In addition, the many flower fields are perfect for enjoying the colors of the season. An exploration of Jijibegins with a bicycle.

Round-the-Town Path, Jiji Bikeway
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  • Jiji Station -Minquan Rd. and Bazhang St. intersection
  • Distance: 1.8 km
  • Cycling time: Approx. 20 min

Jiji Green Tunnel
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  • County Road 152 -Linwei Community
  • Distance: 4.5 km
  • Cycling time: Approx. 50 min

Surrounding attractions
Jiji Station、Jiji Camphor Branch Office、Wuchang Temp;e、Military History Park、Mingixin Academy、Endemic Spesies Research Institue、Large camphor tree、Muzih Kiln、Jiji Weir、Green Tunne、Tianxing Kiln、Longquan Station

Cyclist rest stop services
There are numerous bicycle rental shops in front of Jiji Station

Cycling Safety Tips

Sun Moon Lake offers gorgeous lake and mountain views and comprehensive bikeways. Every year, the number of people cycling here increases. Therefore, safety is of utmost importance. Before starting out, make sure to read safety information and be observantof the people cycling with you. When possible, seek needed information in advance.

Xiangshan Section
  • The Shuishe Dam Section is covered in wooden planks. Bike riding is prohibited along this section. Please walk your bike.
  • The Yongjie and Tongxin bridges section has slopes and bends.Please reduce your speed or walk your bike.
Yuetan Section
  • On both sides of 4K + 700 (Taipower control gate) are slopes. Please reduce your speed or walk your bike.
  • Along both sides of the Boshan Ridge section are slopes and bends. Please reduce your speed or walk your bike.
Transportation Information

Yachts and electric boat
Bicycles can be carried on board for a fee. On some boats, spaces for bicycles are limited. Please inquire or reserve in advance.
Nantou County Sun Moon Lake Green Energy Tel: 0965-570066
Electric Powered Recreation Association Nantou County Ferry and Pleasure-Boat Commercial Guild Tel: 049-2856428

Taiwan Tourist Shuttle
Only folding bikes in a proper storage bag are allowed. They can be stored in the luggage compartment of the bus free of charge. If taking up a seat, a half-price ticket must be purchased.

Round-the-Lake Bus
Bicycles can be taken on board free of charge. However, on some buses space is limited. Please check availability in advance.

Jiji Railway Line
Bicycles must be in aproper storage bag and cannot occupy a seat orobstruct the movement of passengers.



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