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Taiwan aims to be a paradise for cyclists

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Extensive touring project is presented at ITB Berlin NOW

Taiwan’s ambition is to become a paradise for cyclists in Asia. This objective was announced by project manager Frank Hou from the travel company Giant Adventure at the presentation by the Taiwan Tourism Bureau at ITB Berlin NOW. According to marketing manager Pia Böttcher, the assets of this island republic in the Far East include not only its varied landscape but also the “outstanding hospitality” of its inhabitants.

Cycling enthusiasts can choose from a wide array of possibilities from the many suppliers and providers of services. Although one can bring one’s own bicycle, complete packages are also available that include full board, along with drinking water bottles, accommodation and baggage transport, as well as the hire of e-bikes and old-school bicycles. However, with the latter, some of the distances to be covered each day, for example on the nine-day, 910 kilometre ”Formosa 900” tour, can be very challenging. Throughout the island cycling routes of varying degrees of difficulty are clearly signposted to ensure that even non-Chinese speakers can easily find their way. The circuit of the entire island encompasses 939 kilometres and takes ten to twelve days. There is one weekly flight to Taiwan from Europe with EVA Airlines from Frankfurt, London or Amsterdam.

Media Contakt:   

Taiwan Tourism Bureau

Pia Böttcher: info@taiwantourism.co.uk

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