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Taiwan KOM, Hualien Taiwan

AUD$150.00

Saturday 19 to Thursday 24 September, 2020

Taipei, Taiwan

A fully supported ride up the famous KOM, combined with the magnificent ‘Palm route’.  The Taiwan KOM is without a doubt ‘a must do ride’.  Life won’t be complete without doing it!

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SKU: 20201019TAIWAN Early Bird Deposit Category:

Description

A challenging, yet memorable and fun five day adventure in Taiwan.

Let us support you to conquer the epic Taiwan KOM!

Tour Deposit: $150 secures a spot on the tour.  Early bird $2850AUD until February 28, 2020.  Full amount is $3100AUD.

Full amount is due 6 months prior to tour commencing.

Day 1 – Arrival Day – Saturday 19 September

  • Meet in Hualien, Taiwan
  • Set up bikes and optional test ride

Getting there:  Train from Taiwan Airport to Taipei Main Station then take the Tze-Chiang Limited Express train from Taipei Main Station to Hualien Station (approximately 2.5 hours)

Day 2 – Sunday 20 September

  • Easy coastal ride to test the bikes and ensure you are ready for the KOM

Day 3 – Monday 21 September

  • Taiwan KOM! Ride this stunningly beautiful and very challenging climb, fully supported with no time limits
  • Celebratory dinner tonight and the beers are on us!

View the one way route on Strava: https://www.strava.com/routes/19581196
Expect 220km of riding today.

The route begins at sea level on the eastern coast and then takes riders through the Taroko Gorge climbing to Taiwan’s highest passable road apex atop Route 14A to Wuling Pass.You will climb from 0m to up to 3,275 metres over 108km with stunning views, tunnels and amazing tree canopies.

The gradient starts at a simple 0-2 % for the first 20kms and then turns into a steady 6% average gradient until the final 9.5 kms, where the real challenge begins. You will traverse gradients from 10% to 22 % as you pitch hairpin curves to the finish line.

The support van will be with us the entire way to provided water, nutrition and additional layers for the ride down.

We would expect anywhere from 4 to 6 hours to complete the climb up and around 2.5 hours for the descent.  Today is an epic day out that you won’t forget!

Day 4 –  Tuesday 22 September

  • Rest day
  • Transfer train back to Taipei
  • Optional ride in the afternoon
  • Dumplings and food expedition

 
Day 5 – Wednesday 23 September

  • Ride the fabulous ‘Palm’ route
  • Support vehicle
  • Group dinner and celebration

 
Day 6 – Departure Day – Thursday 24 September

  • Morning ride around Taipei
  • Departure day

 

What is included?

  • 6 nights accommodation twin share – 3 nights in Hualien and 3 nights in Taipei
  • Breakfast each day
  • Welcome and closing dinner
  • Amazing Hosts with intimate knowledge of the rides
  • Support car

 

What kit should I wear?

September is the start of Autumn in Taiwan and average temperatures for the month are around 30 °C at sea level.

The weather can change rapidly in the mountains. For the KOM you will be climbing above 3000 metres, so expect that temperatures will drop significantly.  The support car will be there to carry thermals, jacket and gloves for you.

 

Additional information

Your Host(s)

Alan, Ben

Ride Date(s)

Saturday 14 Sep to Thursday 19 Sep

Start Location

Taipei, Taiwan

Finish Location

Taipei, Taiwan

Surface

Road

Terrain

Mountain Climbs, Rolling Hills

Recommended Fitness Level

5

Recommended Skill Level

Intermediate

Deposit

AUD 150

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