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Taiwan Tourism Bureau unveils 16 new bicycle routes

Finishing one route can lead to winning a new bicycle, cash, or vouchers for sports equipment

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Transportation Minister Wang Kwo-tsai (second left) attends the launch of a new cycling tour program. (CNA, Tourism Bureau photo) 

Transportation Minister Wang Kwo-tsai (second left) attends the launch of a new cycling tour program. (CNA, Tourism Bureau photo) 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Aficionados of bicycle tours have 16 new routes to choose from and prizes to win, the Tourism Bureau announced Saturday (Dec. 25).

The routes were divided into six categories based on their geography: the coast, riverbanks, fields, valleys, mountains, and outlying islands, CNA reported.

Anyone cycling one full route in the program can record their itinerary on an app and upload it to Facebook or Instagram. A visit to the nearest national park service center could result in the cyclist winning cash, a new set of wheels, or vouchers for sporting equipment, the Tourism Bureau said.

The launch of the 16 new routes follows the opening of a round-the-country bicycle trail in 2018 and 25 side routes. The aim of the program is to improve the quality of cycling and bicycle tourism all over the country, particularly to promote local development in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, officials said.