One of the best countries to cycle in the world! Safe, scenic, convenient and friendly!
The external link takes you to a good blog on cycling in Taiwan with lots of photos.
See below for my own itinerary:
820am: checking in for the 9am flight from HK to Kaohsiung, was almost denied entry for being late!
1038am: touch down at kaohsiung
1045am: passed customs! Smooth as silk!
1128am: talked to super friendly tourist centre girls and now on my way fully loaded with maps, booklets and a touched heart!
1206pm: checked into hotel at city centre! Had lunch at small street side place next door
155pm: rented a bike!
546pm: back to hotel after a city tour on bike… Then dinner at liuhe night market
1130pm: try to sleep, woken up 3 times by mosquitos…
7am: wake up!
8am: on the way!
1130am: enters city centre of tainan! Had lunch at a nice little alley opposit Kong miao
1240pm: leave for chiayi… Got lost and wasted 30min or so…
540pm: ARRIVE CHIAYI, FINALLY! 130km… Dinner at a high end 烤肉 place, pretty good…
9am: on the way!
1009am: get to da lin
130pm: big lunch at beidou, really nice place!
4pm to 530pm: rest and making some calls.
630: city centre of changhua!
Super windy today…
240pm: quick lunch at tongxiao for 20min
440pm: knackered, rest at a temple
6pm: houlong… Another cold n windy day… Dumplings for dinner
8pm: amazing Thai massage… Only shop at houlong
730: struggled to get up, congzhuaping for breakfast
830: chu fa!
5pm: arrive taoyuan!
930am: on the way to Taipei!
1130am: arrived at Taipei ximending!
1pm: meet with friends for lunch
4pm: nap at hotel…
830pm: dinner and drinks with friends
Noon: stopped at keelung due to heavy rain… Long lunch followed by movie…
934am: train to badu
~945am: arrive at badu
1115am: train to suao new
~130pm: arrive, have lunch
409pm: train to hualian arrive around 530pm
11am: rain finally stopped!! Get ready for the road
5pm: arrive at a min Su near Chang bin, love it! Most scenic ride so far!
830am: head towards tai dong!
1230pm: lunch at dulan, 9km from taidong
430pm: get to jinlun hotspring
1pm: back to west coast again!
617pm: back to kaohsiung hotel… Finish!!