[quote=“ichbinjenny”][quote=“sandman”][quote=“ichbinjenny”]I’m a city biker, but am looking to get out of the congestion and ride around the outskirts of Taipei. The routes many of you have posted seem to to “challenging”, and frankly, I’m just looking for something leisurely to do on my off days. Are most of the streets outside of Taipei City uphill?
Can anyone suggest a ride that is moderate and somewhat flat? Or, am I stuck riding around Yonghe and NeiHu? [/quote]
One word. Riverside bike paths.[/quote]
Been there, done that. Those bike paths are worse than the city streets. That, and I can only look at the water on one side and a giant cement wall on the other for so long.[/quote]
That bad? I’ve only seen the ones down my way and they’re pretty nice. Never been up past Jingmei, though.
Other than that, most of the roads outside the city, while some – especially if you take the MRT to the end of the line at Xindian – are incredibly pretty and often dead quiet during most of the week, I’m afraid there’s a good bit of climbing involved.
I think the bus idea is probably your best bet.