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Outdoor Adventures from Taipei

By Viator, February 2018

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Like most big metropolises, Taipei is best known for its world-class museums, cultural institutions, stellar dining, and buzzy nightlife. Yet the capital city is also conveniently situated near some of Taiwan’s most stunning natural areas. From day hikes to multi-day cycling trips, here are the best outdoor activities in Formosa.

Hiking
Nearly two-thirds of Taiwan is covered in mountains, and you needn’t stray far from the capital to hit the trail. Yangmingshan National Park lies just outside the city limits and offers spectacular hiking trails for all ability levels, including the chance to summit one of Taiwan’s highest peaks, Qixing Mountain. Farther afield (but still doable on a day trip) is the majestic Taroko Gorge, considered one of the Seven Wonders of Asia and one of the island’s top attractions.

Cycling
Ask local cyclists and they’ll tell you Taiwan seems made for bicycles. Saddle up and take a bike tour of the city by night, with stops at famous attractions like Taipei 101 and Chiang Kai- Shek Memorial Hall. Alternately, head out into the countryside for a day of riding through the scenic tea plantations of Pinglin or for a multi-day cycling adventure along Taiwan’s eastern coastline while learning about the indigenous cultures of the island.

Hot Springs
Soaking in Taiwan’s natural hot springs has long been an island pastime, and Beitou Hot Springs sits right within Taipei’s borders. Spend a day soaking in the sulfurous waters of the park’s numerous hot and cold outdoor pools set amid a lovely wooded area.

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Taroko Gorge Full-Day Tour from Taipei, Taipei, null
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Taroko Gorge Full-Day Tour from Taipei

4.5 star rating: Recommended 417 Reviews

See one of the seven wonders of Asia, the Taroko Gorge, on a full-day tour led by a local guide. Take a train ride on your own to Hualien from Taipei to see ...  Read more

Location: Taipei, Taiwan
Duration: 13 hours (approx.)

From USD $145.00
Private Tour: Taroko Gorge Day Trip from Taipei, Taipei, Day Trips
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Private Tour: Taroko Gorge Day Trip from Taipei

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View the natural and cultural highlights of Taroko Gorge, one of the Seven Wonders of Asia, on a private day trip from Taipei. Receive the expertise of a ...  Read more

Location: Taipei, Taiwan
Duration: 13 hours (approx.)

From USD $238.00
Full-Day Taroko Gorge Group Tour by Air, Taipei, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Full-Day Taroko Gorge Group Tour by Air

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Join this whirlwind 1 day expedition to one of the most spectacular locations in Taiwan, Taroko National Park, which is perfect for travelers with very ...  Read more

Location: Taipei, Taiwan
Duration: 15 hours (approx.)

From USD $220.00
Private Tour: Beitou Hot Springs and National Palace Museum in Taipei, Taipei, Day Trips
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Private Tour: Beitou Hot Springs and National Palace Museum in Taipei

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Dip into the delights of Beitou on this private tour that includes time at its hot springs, admission to the National Palace Museum and lunch. Enjoy Beitou’s ...  Read more

Location: Taipei, Taiwan
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $162.50
Small-Group Tour of Yehliu Geopark and Sculpture Art on Northern Coast of Taiwan, Taipei, Private ... 
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Small-Group Tour of Yehliu Geopark and Sculpture Art on Northern Coast of Taiwan

Join this tour to discover most magnificent sculpture art, natural and man-made alike, in northern coast of Taiwan by way of less traveled routes. See the ...  Read more

Location: Taipei, Taiwan
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $100.00
Night View from Yangmingshan , Taipei, Taipei, Day Trips
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Night View from Yangmingshan , Taipei

The Best Spots to Enjoy Taipei’s Nighttime Scenery !!! How amazing Taipei is to have such a wonderful garden. Yangmingshan national park serves as a relaxing ...  Read more

Location: Taipei, Taiwan
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $60.00
Taipei Mountain Biking Tour, Taipei, 4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours
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Taipei Mountain Biking Tour

We’re pleased to offer the first-ever mountain bike tour of the greater Jiufen and Jinguashi area! Known for their mining heritage and beautiful scenery, the ...  Read more

Location: Taipei, Taiwan
Duration: 6 to 8 hrs

From USD $170.00
Stunning scenery hike and Taiwan traditional tea in Juifen, Taipei, 4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours
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Stunning scenery hike and Taiwan traditional tea in Juifen

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Experience a full-day excursion from the city of Taipei beginning with a moderate hike in Jinguashi where the reward outweighs the amount of time it takes you ...  Read more

Location: Taipei, Taiwan
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $107.00
1-Day Cycling Tour: Daiyujue River Cycling Path and Pinglin Tea Industry Museum, Taipei, Full-day ... 
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1-Day Cycling Tour: Daiyujue River Cycling Path and Pinglin Tea Industry Museum

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Taiwan is a well-known for its tea industry, especially its Mountain Tea. Pinglin is the place in Taiwan with many tea farms and the Pinglin Tea industry ...  Read more

Location: Taipei, Taiwan
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $135.00
Ultimate Taipei Night Bike Tour: Sightseeing including Elephant Mountain Hiking Trail, Taipei, Day ... 
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Ultimate Taipei Night Bike Tour: Sightseeing including Elephant Mountain Hiking Trail

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

During this 2-hour private night tour, you will ride the most convenient public transportation in Taipei - U-Bike, to visit the most symbolic attractions as ...  Read more

Location: Taipei, Taiwan
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $30.00

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