Taiwan’s Penghu archipelago promotes bicycle tourism

The PNSAA said biking is an ideal way for travelers to explore unique places in the Penghu archipelago

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(Penghu National Scenic Area Administration photo)

(Penghu National Scenic Area Administration photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s offshore Penghu County is promoting bicycle tourism by making the county bicycle friendlier and by offering a free guided bike tour to any bike group of more than five people from now until June 30.

Penghu is an outlying archipelago of Taiwan located in the Taiwan Strait and made up of over 90 islands and islets.

“Penghu National Scenic Area Administration (PNSAA) and Penghu County Government have established a round-the-island bike trail and collaborated in installing hardware such as signs, bike stops, and public restrooms; publishing biking pamphlets; constructing websites, and other items to fully construct a bike traveling environment,” the PNSAA said.

As for the offer of a free guided group bike tour, there are two routes to choose from, with one to tour around Huxi Township and the other to tour around the Fisher Island geological park.

PNSAA director Hsu Zong-min (許宗民) said that the Penghu archipelago has what cyclists call the most relaxing and comfortable environment for biking. Unlike Taiwan, roads in Penghu are basically flat with few steep slopes, little traffic, and beautiful and ever-changing coastal scenery.

The PNSAA said biking is an ideal way for travelers to explore unique places and scenes of culture hidden at different corners of the islands.

To register for a free guided bike tour, please refer this website, or call Mr. Cheng (鄭先生) at 06-9216521 ext. 244.

(Penghu National Scenic Area Administration photo)

(Penghu National Scenic Area Administration photo)