In the crisp autumn weather, everyone is invited to embark on a journey to Dongfeng Bikeway and Houfeng Bikeway in Taichung, which are considered among the top 10 classic bikeways in Taiwan! According to the Tourism Office, in supporting the fall-winter national tourism subsidy, an added bonus is provided. By participating in the cycling carnival at the Sunny Lawn Area of the Taichung Metropolitan Park on September 29 and presenting invoices or receipts to Taichung City accommodations (for the month of September), you will receive an exquisite, limited-edition sports water bottle. Everyone is welcome to Taichung to ride bicycles!
According to Tourism and Travel Bureau Director-General Hsiao-chi Lin, the city government strives to create a comprehensive cycling environment and elevate service quality in a bid to form a cycling-friendly city. Voted as one of the top 10 classic bikeways in Taiwan, Dongfeng Bikeway and Houfeng Bikeway are the first bikeways reconstructed from railway tracks. With a total length of 18km, the highly popular bikeways combine green tourism with the unique features of railway, attracting more than 10 million tourists last year.
The Dongfeng Bikeway green corridor offers scenic landscape along the way, with the luxuriant trees lining both sides of the bikeway to form a "green Dajia River" that is complemented by the azure Dajia River nearby. Along the bikeway, cyclists can take in the picturesque view of Shihgang Dam, Hakka villages, Dongshi Hakka Cultural Park, natural ecology and landscape architecture, perfect for families or couples to appreciate the relaxing sensation of embracing Mother Nature via cycling.
Houfeng Bikeway runs through the no. 9 tunnel of the old mountain line railway and passes through the century-old Hualiang steel bridge across Dajia River, forming a stunning route that combines the scenery, ecology, the legacy of our forefathers engineering achievements as well as abundant history and culture, in turn offering tourists an experience that is unlike riding trains and appreciate the beauty of Taichung.
The Tourism and Travel Bureau indicated that in supporting the fall-winter national tourism subsidy, an added bonus is provided. By participating in 2019 Bike Taiwan at the Sunny Lawn Area of the Taichung Metropolitan Park on September 29 and presenting invoices or receipts to Taichung City accommodations (for the month of September), you will receive an exquisite, limited edition sports water bottle. In addition, by presenting accommodation receipts or invoices of the month for the Taichung International Dance Carnival in October or the Taichung International Flower Carpet Festival during November and December, you may also receive limited-edition souvenirs and stand to win grand prizes such as flight tickets and accommodation vouchers.
Tourism and Travel Bureau pointed out that a total of 334 accommodation service providers have joined the all/winter national tourism subsidy program. Besides enjoying NT$1,000 accommodation discount per room per night, each room also comes with NT$200 worth of night market coupons that can be used in 8 major night market throughout Taichung: Fengjia Night Market, Dajia Jianggong Rd. Night Market, Changping Night Market, Hanxi Night Market, Zhonghua Night Market, Taiyuan Night Market, Zhongxiao Night Market, and Daqing Night Market. Everyone is welcome to Taichung to relish in cycling during the day and enjoy sumptuous food at the night market in the evening in order to enjoy a leisurely fall-winter vacation.
For more all-winter national tourism subsidy and Bike Taiwan-related information, please refer to Taichung Tourism website (https://travel.taichung.gov.tw/)