Taitung part of east rift valley are full of rice fields that grow high quality of rice we eat everyday here in Taiwan. Therefore, you should spend more time strolling around the small roads in between the rice fields and to enjoy different views in different time of the year.
Luye is now famous to its summer hot-air balloons festival, but there are also paragliding if you are looking for more adventurous type of activities. If you are more comfortable simply riding bicycles under the green tunnels, Luye has the right place for you as well since the whole town was well planned out and many trees were planted during the time of urban planning.
Taitung city itself has several bicycle only routes that you can connect from one place to the other. So before you head on for the delicious foods in the city, do not forget to ride your bike in one of those bike paths or visit the Forest Park.