RoyalRider-Chiaohsi

For seven days and 6 nights, the “RoyalRider” cycling tour created by two well-known Taiwan travel brands will start from Hotel Royal, Beitou, cycling around Taiwan counterclockwise, and on the final day, return to the its destination of Hotel Royal, Beitou. Participators will be awarded with tour completion certificate. Through these two cycling tours, we expect participators to enjoy the best cycling experiences around Taiwan and also in a different way, explore the beauty of Taiwan. 
2019-11-23(Sat)
2019-11-29(Fri)
190km
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expenses explanation:
  • Double NT 55600 /person
  • Single NT 75600 /person

Features

day
1
Beitou
Beitou
15:00 Check in Hotel Royal, Beitou
16:00-1700: Guided tour of Beitou hot spring surrounding area
18:30 Hotel dinner(dinner after wash up)
19:30 Tour briefing, Cycling safety explanation, Collect check-in packet, equipment shopping, Collect bike @ B1, and Bike Adjustments
21:00 Hotel leisure time (enjoy hot spring)
  
Breakfast: on own lunch: on own dinner: Guided tour of Beitou & Hotel Royal
day
2
Bike

34km

Beitou
Hsinchu
Beitou-Hsinchu
M/C 06:00
Breakfast 07:00 (wear jersey and check out before breakfast, we go cycling right after morning breakfast)
Group meeting and warm up 08:00, Cycling starts at 08:20
  08:20-10:00 Hotel Royal, Beitou → Shihsanhang Museum (16km), Equipment shopping
 10:30-11:30 Shihsanhang Museum → Kuei Hua Yuan restaurant
Lunch 11:30-12:30 Kuei Hua Yuan restaurant
 12:30-14:00 Xinpu Hakka culture guided tour (downtown→ Wei Wei Chia Persimmon Garden → Twin Hall of the Liu Family), Base on seasonal availability.
 14:30-15:00 Xinpu → Naoliao
 15:00-17:00 West coastline highway (18km)
 17:00-17:40 Scenic west coastline → Hotel Royal, Hsinchu
19:00 Hotel dinner(dinner after wash up)
Breakfast: lunch: dinner:
day
3
Bike

30km

Hsinchu
Tainan
Hsinchu-Tainan
M/C 05:30
Breakfast 06:00 (wear jersey and check out before breakfast, bus ride right after morning breakfast)
 Group assemble 07:00, Bus 07:10-07:40, Hotel→HSR Hsinchu Station
 Transfer to HSR train# 0609, Hsinchu 08:13 to Chiayi 09:02
 09:30-12:30 Chiayi → Chin Liao Old Street → Taiwan Poetryroad (30km)
Lunch 12:30-13:30 Taiwan Poetryroad
 14:00-15:00 Taiwan Poetryroad → Sicao lake
 15:30-17:00 Sicao lake wetland guided tour
 17:00-17:30 Sicao → Hotel Royal, Tainan
Dinner 18:30 Hotel dinner
 
Breakfast: Hotel Royal, Hsinchu lunch: Taiwan Poetry road dinner: Hotel Royal, Tainan
day
4
Bike

16km

Tainan
Taitung
Chihpen
M/C 06:30
Breakfast 07:00 (wear jersey and check out before breakfast, bus ride right after morning breakfast)
Group assemble 08:00, Bus 08:20-11:00, Tainan → Mudan Dam
11:00-12:00 Mudan Reservoir → Mudan elementary (12km)
     12:30-13:00 Mudan elementary → Ma Re Ba Kitchen (4km)
Lunch 13:00-14:00 Ma Re Ba Kitchen
 Dongyuan Wetland guided tour
 Dongyuan Wetland → Shou Ka → Hotel Royal, Chihpen
Dinner 19:30 Hotel dinner
Breakfast: Hotel Royal, Tainan lunch: Ma Re Ba Kitchen dinner: Hotel Royal, Chihpen
day
5
Bike

35km

Chihpen
Hualian
M/C 05:30
Breakfast 06:00 (wear jersey and check out before breakfast, bus ride right after morning breakfast)
 Group assemble 06:50, Bus 07:00-07:30, Chihpen à Taitung Train Station
 08:53 Transfer to train# 411, Taitung 07:55 to Ruisui 08:53
 09:30-12:30 Ruibei Bikelane→ Fuyuan → Ta Nung Ta Fu → Fenglin (35km)
 12:30-13:00 Fenglin mountain walking tour
Lunch 13:00-14:00 Yuehlu restaurant
 14:30-16:30 Yuehlu → Qixingtan → Leader Village
 16:30-18:00 Leader Village (villiage treasure hunt)
Dinner 18:00 Leader Village/1830 Hunting performance
20:00 Leader village party (Aboriginal culture sharing)
Breakfast: Meal box lunch: Hualian country restaurant dinner: Leader Village, Taroko
day
6
Bike

33km

Hualian
Taroko
Chiaohsi
M/C 06:30
Breakfast 07:00 (wear jersey and check out before breakfast, bus ride right after morning breakfast)
  Group assemble 08:00, Bus 08:20-09:00, Leader Village → Tianxiang
  09:20-12:30 Tianxiang Taroko gorge → Swallow Grotto → Taroko decorated archway (23km)
Lunch 13:30-14:30 Seafood Restaurant
Natchan Rera Cruise: boarding: 15:00, Hualian: 16:00, Su'aoxin Station: 18:00 (enjoy the beauty of Suhua Highway)
 Bus Su'aoxin Station - Chiao Hsi Village
 
Dinner 19:30 Hotel dinner
Breakfast: lunch: dinner:
day
7
Bike

31km

Chiaohsi
Taipei
Chiaohs-Beitou
M/C: 07:00
Breakfast 07:30 (wear jersey and check out before breakfast, group assemble right after meal)
Group preparation 0810
 08:30-10:30 Hotel Royal, Chiaohsi → Pei Yi Shih Pai (19km)
 10:30-12:00 Pei Yi Shih Pai → Dadaocheng
 
Lunch 12:00-13:30 Dadaocheng
 
 13:30-14:30 Dadaocheng guided tour
 
 15:00-16:00 Dadaocheng → Hotel Royal, Beitou (12km)
Present tour completion certificate
Wash up → Home sweet home
Breakfast: Hotel Royal, Chiaohsi lunch: Dadaocheng snacks dinner: Hotel Royal, Beitou

Remarks and Notices

  • Rates include:
  1. Snacks, Bike and helmet rental ,bike repair, support van, luggage van, and video recording of selected tour events(for download only, no CD available).
  2. Tips of staff.
  3. Accommodations, meals, admission tickets during the tour.
  4. Travel liability insurance (including benefits for medical expenses of up to NT$200,000) has been obtained for this activity.  When applying for any claim, please also provide with a medical certificate and an original copy of the receipt.  Travel liability insurance coverage is only limited to accidents.  The insurance coverage does not include any accident occurring due to a participant’s health conditions.  If you think the coverage is insufficient, please obtain additional insurance, such as travel safety insurance, overseas emergency disease and health insurance, etc.
  • Rates NOT include:
  1. Personal expenses, such as beverages, alcohols, shopping…, and so forth.
  2. Personal traveling insurance: One may purchase any other additional travel insurances to fit your needs.
  3. Expenses items not listed within the tour package and other suggested, one’s own or independent tour costs.
  • Services provided:
  1. Support Van: efficient support van resupply services, bicycle delivery, and bicycle storage
  2. Bicycle repair and maintenance: professional technician and tool offers you a carefree cycling tour
  3. Safe Cycling: professional cyclists help manage the trip and accompany you all the way
  4. Cycling Tour Guide: Local attractions introduction
  5. Travel Services: traffics and accommodations arrangements
  6. Travel recording: complete cycling tour photography services
  7. Bicycle Rental Service: high end Giant bicycle rental available
  • Additional Notices:
  1. Please inform us your height/weight upon registration for necessary bike arrangements. Name and phone number for one’s emergency contact purposes are also required.
  2. Tour participants:
    1. Over 11 years old or height 145cm and above is suggested. And please summit Parental Agreement Form if you are under age 20. (Legal representative is required to accompany the participant under age 15 during the tour)
    2. Agreement are required for participants over 70 years old.(Accompany is required)
  3. Schedules and meals are subject to change to meet the needs of participants and weather condition.
  4. Accommodations and cycling routes are subject to change. Please refer to notices published on Giant Adventure official website. In the case of accommodations change, changes will only be made to hotels of the same level.
  5. Giant remains the explanation right of the tour and right for itinerary change if the weather or similar situation doesn’t allow certain schedule. Refund will NOT be given for participant who leaves or terminates the tour on his/her own.
  6. Cycling tour requires certain personal fitness; please take your own fitness level into consideration. People who have chronic or acute diseases are not suggested to participate. (such as cardiovascular disease)
  7. If the insurance coverage isn’t enough, participants are welcome to purchase additional insurance coverage to meet your need. Travel liability insurance coverage is only limited to accidents.  The insurance coverage does not include any accident occurring due to a participant’s health conditions.  If you think the coverage is insufficient, please obtain additional insurance, such as travel safety insurance, overseas emergency disease and health insurance, etc.
  8. Travelers have the obligation of disclosing their health conditions and providing with the medical certificate upon the request of the travel agent.  As you need to have sufficient physical energy to complete the activity, we suggest that you should adjust fitness by starting training yourself 2 weeks prior to the activity.
  9. Health Conditions Survey (Please disclose based on your health conditions.)
For the safety of your travel and the interests of all tour members, if you are pregnant or suffer, or have suffered, from any severe diseases, including but not limited to cardiovascular disease, brain diseases, cancers, musculoskeletal system and connective tissue diseases, respiratory diseases, chronic diseases, infectious diseases, alcohol or drug addiction and physical disability, please disclose faithfully before registering for a tour.  If you suffered from any of the aforementioned diseases before and have been cured, you are still required to disclose faithfully.  Please consider your health conditions before registering for a tour, or ask your family or friend to accompany you during the tour.  As a cycling tour is a long-distance challenge with a high level of exercise intensity, participants are required to disclose their health conditions faithfully.  If a participant has any accident due to his or her health conditions in any activity during the tour, the participant is willing to be solely held liable and such accident shall be irrelevant to the company.
  1. 【Consent form of security assurance of physical condition】
I confirm that the health of the body is normal, and have no individual special physical, pregnancy, cardiovascular and other diseases, and through careful consideration, I voluntarily participate in the activity held byGiantTravel Agency (shares) Company, I know the content of the activity and the risk before the activity, and strictly comply with the notice of the activity and the reminder of the team leader. During the activity, if the risk occurs due to personal factors, I am willing to bear all the responsibility, and agree to the terms of the above refund; if there is an accident, I would like to follow the provisions of the insurance company, and handle the application procedures to accept insurance claims. And at any time pay attention to my own physical condition and the security to participate in the activity; in case of sudden and irresistible reasons, or continued medical problems caused by insanity, drug allergy, or other medical behavior, or autoimmune disease, any personal or financial loss arising from any condition or derivative of a travel liability insurance policy, I agree to be fully accountable, which has nothing to do with Giant Travel Agency, and the consent form is hereby made for verification.
  1. Overseas Travel – Notice of Safety Insurance(for people who are not staying with the group for the whole trip)
I fully understand that I am responsible for obtaining my flight ticket and meeting the group members at the designated place, and that travel agency liability insurance coverage is not applicable to me in this trip.  As the result, the travel expenses that I pay for this trip do not include any insurance.  I will obtain necessary personal travel safety insurance on your own in the place of departure.