Many people simply wish to complete the milestone of cycling around Taiwan, but I say you will miss a lot if you are not planning it right.
Plan it well if you have limited time for the trip!
Don't plan at all if you have nothing but time!
After more than one year of assisting visitors to plan their bike tours in Taiwan, I have heard several complians that riding in the westcoast is extremly boring and gets nothing but polluted air and madness city views. 🙊🙉🙈
And I say, of course, there are more than 23 millions people living on this small 36,000km2 island and most of them do live in the westcoast, so what do you expect. 😅
But if you consult or read more information and have a little bit more time to detour around the places, you may find beautiful places to visit as this one. Then your tour of Taiwan may not be so boring and tiring.
Talk to people, and you will find your trip more joyable because this is how you experience and bring memories back home. A local grocery shop is the best place to start, and do not worry about language barrier. A big smile 😊 and body/sign language can solve them all. 👍
Next time, I hope your biking expereince could be as fun as ours. Have a good time in cycling tours everywhere.