I’m planning a bike packing trip to Penghu in late July (I know it will be hot). Current idea is to take a train from Songshan to Xijing, cycle over to Budai and spend the night (ferries don’t run in the PM to Penghu). 3~4 days on Penghu, cycling around and staying in B&Bs, before return journey (maybe 1~2 days in Tainan), then train back to Taipei.
Do the folks on this forum have any insight / suggestions on:
I definitely suggest to include the outlining islands… they are all small, but quite different - I’ve visited a few… Cimei and Jibei come to my mind… I’m sure you can take a bike on the ferries… most of these islands need a few hours (or less) to circumnavigate
Exactly! Also, it’s usually very windy. In the farm areas you’ll notice many low coral rock walls around the fields–an attempt to cut down the wind damage to crops.
I’ve been to Penghu half a dozen times and it’s always been very windy. It’s sometimes difficult controlling a scooter so I can only imagine the difficulties on a bicycle.
That said, @shaokilai , it sounds like a great trip!