Biking Taiwan - Taichung Day Trip (6 Districts)

After a wonderful evening spent in Taipei, we came back to Taichung with local express train which is easier for carrying our foldable bikes along. 

 

 Small, but not that small! It seems to be on this little cuteness' way. Hahaha... 

Small, but not that small! It seems to be on this little cuteness' way. Hahaha... 

Since the weather was only a bit cloudy and no rain, so it might be a good idea to get off the train some stations earlier than Taichung and bike our way back home. 

So here we are, get off the train in Houli Station where is the starting point for Houfeng Bikeway. 

 

 Decoration says it all. Bike renting is available too. 

Decoration says it all. Bike renting is available too. 

Houfeng Bikeway is a tiny 4.5km path arose from the innovative conversion of out-of-use railway tunnels. Biking enthusiasts can ride inside the tunnels and take a break by the old trees and farms that sit along the route.  (during holidays many people, be aware)

 

 Entering the old tunnel with histories! 

Entering the old tunnel with histories! 

 Amazing felling of biking through the old tunnel, am I a train? Chu Chu.......

Amazing felling of biking through the old tunnel, am I a train? Chu Chu.......

Yes, indeed Houfeng Bikeway is short and not getting us home directly so we need to ride pass Fengyuan and move on to our next destination, Tanyasheng Bikeway.

 Flower and green tunnels on the way

Flower and green tunnels on the way

Tanyasheng Bikeway stretches 12km, connecting Tanzi, Daya and Shengang districts. It is easy to cruise along this route because it's surface is quite flat, except some fly-over bridges.

 Having lots of fun with flowers

Having lots of fun with flowers

 Having lots of fun Biking Taiwan

Having lots of fun Biking Taiwan

The total distance is about 30km and passed two wonderful bikeways in Taichung. We arrive home in Xitun, so that counts total of 6 districts in Taichung we have rode in this nice Christmas Day trip.