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DayDateTimeDayVenue
Location
AccomodationRemarks
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116Oct0050WedAirportChangi4hr 50min flightFlight 898 ref:N72J9MTRAIN
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0540WedAirport
Taoyuan
get Hualien tickets 7-11Train Code 4339120
train timing duration and booking
https://www.railway.gov.tw/tra-tip-web/tip/tip001/tip112/querybytime
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0920WedTrainTaipei2.5 hr train to hualien
Buy bfast at Taipei station
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1130WedTrainHualien
a)0630 We need 90m in MRT (15min interval) from airport to Taipei Station (ie leave airport 0630, reach 0800)
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1200Wed
Homestay
HualienCheckin, change to shorts
b)Taipei Station to Hualien
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1200 - 1300GiantHualienget bike, and lunchpatch tube,cushion,bell,air pressure,waterproof bag? long lock? iphone mount
1) 0848 (Puyuma 412) (2hr 11min)
Fly to Taoyuan, train to hualien. Rest one day then cycle
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1300 to 1500
Cycle 11km to and fro
cycle to 四八高地
2) 0920 (Taroko 278) (2hr 10min)
6D5N, 4d3n cycle hualien to Taitung, slow and easy
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1500 or 1700
Homestay
unpack from luggage into pannier
3) 0940 (Puyuma 280) (2hr 10min)
Each day 50 to 60km (last day 30km)
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Office hours 8am to 8pm
Ship luggage,pickup 20th Sun
Finish then to Kao Hsiung 1 night fly back
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c)Taipei Hualien Train always sold out.
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2200 sleep early
WedHualian1st night東之戀民宿 East of love
take bus -https://www.islandlifetaiwan.com/faqs/
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The fastest loop(under 3hour) is via bus 1661, cut across to Yilan (only after 0930?)
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217Oct0600 wake upThu
but kids will vomit if take bus cross mountain
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17Oct0600 weak upThu0645 Leave HualienCYCLE
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Bike estimates and rest points?
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Guangfu limited options
$71 x3 pax It's a Good Time Homestay
170km, 40 to 50km per day, 20km morning, 20km afternoon
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$102 x2 Sweet home
Max cycle 2 hour AM and 2hr PM
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Happy Forest very friendly
also check the availabiliy of next town 7-11 or Family Mart? or Police station for bike repair
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17Oct1700 StopThu2nd nightcheck tyre pressure
flat tyres, how to change tubes
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318Oct0630 wake upFri
if rear wheel, insert two levers opposite side (12-15cm apart)
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18OctFri
Roll rubber slighly over (not whole tyre)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwwfV99VV8I&t=17s
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30 Sep RSVPhot spring 0800 to 2300
Stay An Tong. tabao dinner from 7-11
Then pull out tube (from the air-nozzel)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwwfV99VV8I
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Rip out the whole tube
Best-https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqR6nlZNeU8
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check tyre pressure
-Partial inflate new tube
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18Oct1700 StopFri3rd night安通溫泉飯店 An Tong Hot Spring
Then insert into rim again
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419Oct0630 wake upSat
insert two levers again and wedge tyre back onto rim, full inflate
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0900SatDonghe
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check tyre pressure
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19Oct1700 StopSat4th night哇軋力共 Wagaligon stay
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RSVP Scoot flight, and book kaohsiung Train
Slopes and elevations Google maps, how difficult to cycle and plan route
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Look for laundry
Google desktop can show elevation. Even better, you move the Google Map "ball" to identify highest elevation point on map
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520Oct0700 wake upSun
Eg 319up and 30down( means uphill reaching 319 m and only 30m downhill!). See the Mak tonidentify the peaks and drops.
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0800-1000SunDonghe
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0700 to 1100?
Surf class normally 0700 or 0800
After Sanxia bridge, a lot of up and down(moderate)
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Dongehe to 號金樽遊憩區still up down 50 60m, then relative flat all the way to Dulan
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1300Head towards Taitung2 hours to cycle over leisure
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1500
Reach Taitung and cycle around
Taitung Bus station to Taitung Train is 6km, but 60min bus ride? irregular schedule we might take taxi
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1600 (before 4pm)
Return bike and checkin hotel
Bike must return by 6pm
I should reach taitung 3pm, enough time to tour and return bike. It takes 19km, or 1 hour from dulan to Taitung.
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collect luggage at Taitung station
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20Oct1000?SunTaitung5th night路得行旅 Norden Ruder
train Taitung to Kaohsung is 350 ntd per pax
zhiben might be nearer but no direct transport.Taitung safer
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every hour one train, some fast some skip train stops
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621OctMon
aim for 0852 (306) or 1008 train (train 372) or 1120 train (train 704)
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pick ticket 0815
Kaoshiong Station to KHH is only 21min, every 6 min one train
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0852-1154MonTaitungTrain 306 to Kaoshiong
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1008-1304MonTaitungTrain 372 to Kaoshiong3.5 hr train
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1400? rsvp放鬆意識 Massage N' Cafe
massage 60 min need appointment
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1630
Train MRt towards KHH
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1700Airport
Kaohsiung
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1950Flight4hr 15min flightFlight 895 ref:N72J9M
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