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Full-Day Tour: Houtong Cycling and Jiufen

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    What to Expect
    Meet your guide at a designated location around 8:30am. Then head to Houtong Coal-Mine Ecological Park, where your cycling tour begins. As you ride through tunnels and past the Houtong railway station, your guide will tell you about the history of the trail. Stop at SanChaoLing, where you can explore caves along the river and see lots of birds, including egrets. Birds, insects, and the whistle of distant trains combine in a beautiful cacophony of sound, mesmerizing you for a moment before you head back on the trail. 

    Head further into SanChaoLing Village, where you can rest at the edge of the railway tunnel and watch painted trains speed past. 

    Next, bike to the Houtong Railway Station, passing through three tunnels on the way. Enjoy a local lunch like noodles or rice, which you can purchase at the station. Enjoy a cup of coffee or tea while watching hundreds of cats climb along a sky bridge. Visit Cat Village, where you can learn about why these cats have congregated here. 

    After cycling, visit Jiufen, where you can walk the old streets and look for souvenirs, or try local snacks. You have about an hour on your own to enjoy the city, before you're transported back to your hotel in Taipei. 
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Your hotel(Taipei downtown) or Taipei Metro(Blue line)Zhongxiao Xinsheng Exit No.2
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    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • hotel(Taipei downtown) or Meet point pickup/drop-off
    • Bicycle
    • Helmet
    • Cycling guide
    • Lunch
    • Entry/Admission - Houtong Coal-Mine Ecological Park
    • Food and Drink (unless specified)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Please wear comfortable shoes and clothes for cycling
    • A minimum of 3 people per booking is required
    • A maximum of 12 people per booking
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Our tour guide, Alex, was amazing. He picked us up from the hotel and drove us to a small village to start our journey. He provided bikes, bananas, water bottles and helmets then we started our ride along the tracks to Houtong. From Houtong we ride to Sandiegoling (San Diego)
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