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Taipei in Motion: City Day Tour by Bike, Metro and Walking

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icon5 to 6 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 3 more
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Overview

Experience Taipei like a local, using public transportation to traverse the capital with a knowledgeable guide. Get an insider’s perspective of the city as you’re accompanied by MRT, bus and bike to metropolitan highlights on this comprehensive tour. Pedal through Daan Forest Park to Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, take the Xiangshan Hiking Trail up Elephant Mountain, and ride a bus to Songshan Cultural and Creative Park. This small-group tour is limited to six people, ensuring personalized attention.
  • Full-day Taipei sightseeing by public transportation
  • Explore lively Taipei City by bicycle, metro and public bus while accompanied by your guide
  • Visit Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall and Songshan Cultural and Creative Park
  • Ride a bike past ponds and pavilions in Daan Forest Park
  • Learn about Qingtian Geo 76 as you pedal along a quiet lane to the Japanese-era building
  • Take in the views of Taipei 101 and the city skyline from Elephant Mountain
  • Receive personal attention on this small-group tour, limited to six people
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Departure Point

106, Taiwan, Taipei City, Da’an District, 信義路三段100號

Departure Time

9:30 AM

Departure Time

9:30 AM

Return Details

Songshan Cultural and Creative Park, Xinyi District, Taipei City, Taiwan 110
Start your city tour of Taipei by meeting your guide at the Daan Park MRT station. Gather with your small group for a bicycle fitting before embarking on your ride. Cycle past ponds and pavilions along a recreational pathway through the 64-acre (26-hectare) Daan Forest Park (aka Da'an Park), arriving at tranquil Qingtian Street for a guided tour. 

Admire Qingtian Geo 76, a Japanese-style heritage home, before your next bike stop in downtown Taipei: Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall. If time allows, see the Changing of the Guards before a guided tour of this regal monument to the former president.

Drop off your bike around midday, then follow your guide on foot to Yongkang Street to fulfill your appetite from the many food stalls, restaurants and cafés (own expense). Your guide can recommend traditional Taiwanese specialties such as steam-fried baozi (dumplings), beef noodles and stewed minced pork.

After lunch, it’s a 15-minute ride by MRT to the Xiangshan Hiking Trail at Elephant Mountain. Climb the dozens of steep steps to the viewpoint for a panoramic vista over the city skyline, which is punctuated by the towering Taipei 101 skyscraper.

Then your guide accompanies you by public bus on a 30-minute ride to Songshan Cultural and Creative Park. Finish your full-day itinerary with a guided tour of the old tobacco building, now a design exhibition space commonly referred to as the ‘Creative Hub of Taipei.’ Note: some areas are free of charge, while others are at your own expense.

Your guide can point you in the direction of your next destination from the nearby MRT station.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall
Visit Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Yongkang Street
Visit Yongkang Street and have lunch (at guest's expense)
Duration: 1 hour 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Elephant Mountain (aka Nangang District Hiking Trail)
Hike up Elephant Mountain (spectacular views of Taipei 101)
Duration: 40 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Daan Forest Park
Bike ride around Daan Park
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Songshan Cultural and Creative Park
Drop off at Songshan Cultural & Creative Park
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • This tour doesn't not recommended for children under age 10.
  • This tour requires a moderate level of fitness to participate
  • Travelers are recommended to bring a hat, bottled water and sunscreen
  • Exact pick-up time and tour guide’s contact number will advised two days before tour departure
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • As most of this tour is outdoors, your guide reserves the right to alter the itinerary based on weather conditions.
  • Tour requires a minimum of 2 guests. We will do our best to accommodate individual travelers by placing them on tours with other guests. In the event an individual traveler cannot be so accommodated, guests will be offered an alternative tour of equal value or full refund.
  • There will be a 100% charge for no-shows that is defined as arriving 15 minutes late.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • OPERATED BY My Taiwan Tour

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Taipei in Motion: City Day Tour by Bike, Metro and Walking?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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What is the policy on sanitization during Taipei in Motion: City Day Tour by Bike, Metro and Walking?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Taipei in Motion: City Day Tour by Bike, Metro and Walking?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Taipei in Motion: City Day Tour by Bike, Metro and Walking?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Taipei in Motion: City Day Tour by Bike, Metro and Walking.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Taipei in Motion: City Day Tour by Bike, Metro and Walking?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Taipei in Motion: City Day Tour by Bike, Metro and Walking.

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  • "October is a good time to visit as the weather is nice." See review

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Biking/Walking (half a day) in Taipei
Gal C
, Oct 2019
A nice way to see Taipei in half a day. I found Taipei with less attractions than a typical city but Ken, in his polite and considerable style. made our time enjoyable. October is a good time to visit as the weather is nice. I would recommend this tour.
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Excellent overview of the city !
janbuch
, Oct 2019
Our guide Esther was fantastic! She was easy to understand and was very knowledgeable. She showed us around the city and explained about the Taiwanese lifestyle .We had an excellent lunch . It was a great tour for first day of our stay . She was so easygoing -like an instant friend . Thank you so much Esther !
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Andy is the best!
EmiO57
, Jun 2019
We booked this tour for my son and I because we had only one day in transit in Taipei. Andy met us up at the train station and was very kind to be looking around for us, as we were a bit late. He was very flexible to accomodate and change part of the itinerary to suit my son. We had a really fantastic day cycling and listening to very knowledgeable and passionate history of Taiwan. Highly recommended. We are just waiting for the photos Andy has taken of us. We hope it comes soon.
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Great way to see the city!
annabellec651
, Apr 2019
Using the different modes of transportation to see the city was a fun way to explore Taipei. It ended up being just myself and Lucy, so it was like a private tour. She was wonderful! Lucy was kind, friendly, shared interesting information, answered all my questions (though I didn’t have many) and gave good recommendations for the rest of my stay. I lucked out on being the only person—it felt like a friend took me out to see her city. Seeing the changing of the soldiers at the memorial was also pretty special to see!
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We had a very good day with our...
WILLLEM V
, Mar 2018
We had a very good day with our guide Kai. Kai spoke excellent English, and showed very open to explain and discuss many particularities of Taiwanese traditions and culture. He also showed to be a great improvisor, when he found out that we already had visited the Chang Kai Check Memorial he quickly fitted in a visit to an Oohlung Tea House where we were given a full tea ceremony and an explanation of making tea in rounds. Thereafter we cycled and ended up in a restaurant for lunch, where Kai introduced to the main Taiwanese dishes. That knowledge served us greatly during the next 2 weeks of our trip. We walked up the mountain and visited the design center. After a farewell coffee Kai left us, and we went our way. We foster our very good memories of the day spent with you Kai! Many thanks!
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We had a blast riding a bike around...
Irving C
, Nov 2017
We had a blast riding a bike around Taipei City with our personal tour guide Kai. He took his time to make sure we were comfortable and answered all of our questions about Taipei culture and customs wonderfully. One of my favorite tours of the city, especially if you like to mingle with the locals and try Taipei's awesome public transportation.
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My sister an I had an incredible...
cap,sister,number!
, Oct 2017
My sister an I had an incredible time exploring Taipei with our guide. He was knowledgeable and answered all of our questions. This tour was a great way to see the town in a short period of time.
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I thought it'd be a good idea to do...
David H
, Sep 2017
I thought it'd be a good idea to do a general tour on one of the first days of my trip to help me get the lay of the land. This turned out to be an excellent choice. The main sights were: - Elephant Mountain, which has the best vantage points of downtown Taipei and in particular the 101 skyscraper. This may only be 600 feet high but in the heat and humidity you'll really feel it! Be sure to take water - Songshan Cultural Creative Park, which is an intriguing mix of old and new architecture, with various shops and stalls, right near some proper countryside and next to the impressive but unfinished new Taipei Dome - Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, which houses an impressive museum on the Nationalist leader and hosts a regular changing of the guard. The matching, enormous National Theatre and Symphony Hall buildings recent but with traditional architectural styles are in the same complex We also called in on a Japanese-era house. As the name suggests, the tour uses various modes of transport. I always enjoy cycling around East Asian cities and Taipei - with its handy YouBike system - was no exception. Summer was a charming host, leading our tour efficiently and with great energy and humour, with much explanation of history, local customs etc along the way. The cycling always felt safe and the overall pace of the day was unhurried, incorporating a beef noodle lunch and the obligatory bubble tea. An excellent introductory tour.
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Interesting and fun way to explore...
Chin Sher L
, Jul 2017
Interesting and fun way to explore the city. Special shout-out to our tour guide, Kai, who is very friendly, helpful, knowledgeable and guided us well throughout the tour !!. Thank you!
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Fantastic tour and great way to see...
Denzil T
, May 2017
Fantastic tour and great way to see the sights of Taipei. Janice was an excellent tour guide, a lovely young lady that could not do enough for us. Loved it.
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