Bicycling Taiwan’s East Coast: Day 3, Taimali to Hengchun

Day 3 (3/16/2014) – Taimali (太麻里) to Hengchun (恆春), 130 km

Out of all three days, this was the most difficult. Not only is the mileage increased, but there are much more hill climbs. I woke up at the crack of down and promptly left around 6am knowing that it would be a long day, but well worth it.

Route (Highway 11 》199 》199甲 》 26 》 200):  Taimali (太麻里) 》Dawu (大武) 》 Hengchun (恆春)

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Bicycling Taiwan’s East Coast – Route

If there is one word to describe the east coast of Taiwan, “pretty” or “beautiful” sometimes won’t do it justice. The eastern coastline of Taiwan provides a scenic escape from the nearby bustling cities as a weekend of relaxation or an outlet for sport enthusiasts who enjoy hiking, camping, or surfing. It also has amazing provisions for those wanting to cycle along these road, allowing riders to weave inland if more mountainous climbs are desired. Inevitably, when I heard about this I immediately got hooked.

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