Jun 20, 2017 Medical Comments Off on Taiwan cycling festival promotes lighthouse tourism
Taipei--One of the highlights of this year's Taiwan Cycling Festival, which kicks off later this month, will be for participants to visit the "Furthest Lighthouses" in the island, as part of an exploration of Taiwan's coastal beauty, according to the organizers.
The first of a series of events will feature "Furthest Lighthouses in Taiwan" biking tours, which start on June 24 at Fugueijiao Lighthouse, the northernmost point of the island, the Tourism Bureau said.
Participants will be offered the option of taking a short bike tour near the lighthouse or an island-wide tour, the bureau said.
Similar activities will take place at Sandiaojiao (Cape Santiago) Lighthouse -- the easternmost tip of Taiwan -- on July 15; Eluanbi Lighthouse at Taiwan's southernmost point on Sept. 2; and Guosheng Lighthouse, the westernmost tip, on Sept. 16, the bureau said.
Other events to be held later this year as part of the cycling festival include the Taiwan KOM Challenge on Oct. 20, a 105-kilometer hill climbing ride from Hualien (??) on the east coast to Hehuan Mountain (???) in central Taiwan, the organizers said.
Another event is Formosa 900, an island-wide competition in which several teams set out from different cities, each required to cycle a 900 kilometer loop in 9 days, from Nov. 4-12, it said.
The Sun Moon Lake "Come! Bikeday" on Nov. 11-12 will involve cyclists from home and abroad, along one of the world's most beautiful bike paths, the organizers said.
From Sept. 23 to Oct.1, the "0K Taiwan-Floral City Biking Festival" will be staged in Taichung, inviting tourists to ride around the central city, as part of efforts to promote low-carbon tourism, it said.
The annual Taiwan Cycling Festival, the most important cycling festival in the country, is organized by the Tourism Bureau, Taiwan Cyclist Federation, Taiwan Bicycle Exporters' Association and Sun Moon Lake National Scenic Area Administration.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel