TAROKO NATIONAL PARK By Bicycle | Taiwan Cycling Trip

TAROKO NATIONAL PARK By Bicycle | Taiwan Cycling Trip

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Good. Morning Taiwan - accrues here checking, in in quality, n with. My wife -, she. Just arrived in Taiwan last night we took the late-night train here - while in from Taipei and today, we're going out for an adventure, we'll be cycling - taroko national park, there's, a big typhoon in the south part of Taiwan right now lots of rain clouds affecting, this area as well but we've, got a little bit of a sunny break it looks like the mountains are a bit cloudy. It. Might be a little bit risky but we're up for an adventure we've, got our matching, shirts on today and we're totally standing, out as tourists but that's ok we've got our high visibility, bright, green shirts on perfect for cycling we're making our way to the giant. Bicycle, store to rent our bicycles, for today and then we'll be on the road so let's go check back in at the giant store. We. Just picked up our bikes from the giant rental store this is my bike we'll be renting tom's. Bike is this one and. We, got some sweet cute. Water bottles tones pretty excited about, and. We're gonna go ahead and get started. Thank. You. Just. About ready to start our ride but first we got to grab some food we haven't eaten anything yet luckily. There's a 7-eleven convenience store right over here so we're, gonna go put snack and. Then get on the road, stuck. The bunch of bread so we have some snacks for later. This is the red bean bread so. Luckily knowing, kanji you know this means like red and this mean bean so can guess this is the red bean bread. This. Is like the. Mexican. Milky. Filling right I had it last time I was here really good but, we're not going to eat breakfast here we're gonna keep going on and try and find some other place to eat breakfast. Not. Looking, good for us weather-wise, those, are some massive cloud surrounding that mountain which we're. About to go enter we've. Started to make our way out of quality in we're. Going up along the East Coast following, along this like river path right now and, already just. There's. All these planes flying around right now so apparently. There's some sort of military base nearby here because these aren't like normal blades these are like military planes it's, really loud so I'm gonna put the camera our way right now until the.

Plane Goes away. So. Some first impressions, I thought. Japan had a lot of 7-elevens, but they've. Got 7/11 fever here in Taiwan here in qualia, there's, literally a new 7-eleven, like every, square, block I've, not even separated there's one right, here we just passed by one right back there it's, also weird riding on the right side of the road cuz we ride on the left side in Japan all the time, but. Yeah so far the scenery has been really, awesome it's, really hot right now but it's, not so bad because the winds really strong and yeah. Just really, happy to be out of here and the bikes really happy everything worked out smoothly these, bikes that were renting our awesome, they're pretty fast they're pretty solid and they got a lot of storage with the bags and everything the, only complaint I have so far is those planes are really loud and they're coming like everyone's, annoying, I don't know if this is a regular thing here or if this is just kind of like a special military drill, but, if this happens every day that's that's got to be pretty annoying if you're living here anyway. Continuing on we're. Heading more closer to the beach right now and hopefully get a ride along the coast and take the scenic route up into. Tonto. Park Hanako national park the, other great thing about Taiwan is, all the public athletic facilities, you see there's just a little place to work out here here's, a this, is a pretty bad example because this is a pretty rundown tennis, court but yeah the main the main point is they have these facilities everywhere, and here we go that seems to be a rundown one but right next, to here we've got another nicer. Park more brand-new and stuff especially. In Taipei they have those parks everywhere so free public tennis courts pre public basketball, courts nothing. Like that in Japan there's no place to play basketball or tennis outside. Well. There is to play tennis but you have to reserve and everything like weeks in advance if not months in advance one. Of the things I really love here about Taiwan is just the, free public, athletic. Facilities, here. We go this is their new Athletic, Park it looks like beautiful. Really. Nice we're also riding in sandals.

Today Tunes. Got her new sandals we bought in Vietnam my. Sandals we got in Vietnam and. The, reason for that is because it's. Really sunny right here but. It looks like it's gonna rain over there so just in case it rains we're, protected. So. Speaking of the military earlier it, looks like we're right by one of the military bases because they've got all the fences lined, up here with the barbed wire and they, had some pictures of the Jets on. The walls. Looks. Like we're on the right track, tatta go National Park, we. Go. Stopping. For a quick snack these. Look pretty good, we're. Gonna give it a track. Really. Hot out there we're sweating pretty bad taking, a quick break at the convenient, to grab some cold sports, drinks and stock, up on some other snacks just in case because, we're about to go enter at our local National, Park which, is right over here, so, we're gonna be climbing up into the mountains in a bit and we're. Not sure how isolated, it is how many shops are anything there's gonna be there so I'm gonna stock up here real quick and cool off in the AC for a second about, 20k in so it took us about 20 K to ride over here we, also got that really good looking like bun that we're pretty excited to try out so quick. Fuel up and then we're going to be back on the road. Follow. Me Chung's, favorite so, this is one of my favorite snacks here in Taiwan, I think it's called through joking so, it's like a peppered bread club this one's a little bit different since the normal one you see do, I kill don't you got any other. Yeah. That's, easy. To. Say it's hot would be a bit of an understatement. But, we're gonna go back. On the road hopefully it's a bit cooler in the gorge looks, like we might not get hit with rain it is still a bit cloudy over in the mountains but I'm crossing our fingers we might be lucky let's, get back on the road. Absolutely. Loving all of the canopy trees here and especially, the bike lane here granted. This is for the scooters and. The, bikes and stuff like that but our. Cyclists, can use them too and there's not much traffic, really. Nice. Here. We are looks like we're starting to enter the main gorge area we've, got a little descent here and looks. Like we're gonna be wedged in between the mountains right straight up ahead, we. Haven't even entered yet and I'm already getting a really good feeling about this I have, a feeling this is going to be beautiful. Possibly. The last 7-eleven. Before, we enter into the mountains I forgot. To mention in earlier in today's vlog that today's. Course is actually part of the Taiwan kom Challenge so a really, popular climbing, challenge here in Taiwan they hold it a couple times different. Events throughout the year but I think the main one is in September, or October or, around there really want to participate in that one day hoping to do it today, we're not riding the full course it's about 100 kilometres and climbs. Up over, 3,000, meters of elevation game pretty, insane stuff we're not going to be doing that on these bikes in this close today but, hopefully we'll do that another day today, we're just checking out the main attractions, at the gorge and nearby the entrance of the park and here we are at the entrance so we should be starting to see some pretty cool stuff pretty soon looks. Like we got some restaurants, and shops here we've. Arrived at the main entrance everyone. Stopped by. This bridge taking, pictures, pretty. Cool site looks. Like a kind of dried-up river but, a couple streams is still going they. Got water markers, there by the bridge so I wonder if once upon a time or, sometimes if there's some bad flooding if the water level rises up to get up there they'll be pretty insane considering, how low it is right now anyway. Here's the gate for the entrance to the park we're gonna ride through that and go. Check it out and. Then already you can see some. Of the awesome cool little tunnels that we're gonna pass through there's, one example right there. Most, people come here by touring buses so. I'm guessing we're gonna run into a lot of those buses on the road time.

To Begin. Starting. With some absolute, beautiful views just instantly, as we entered the park all, of those sort. Of like cave, tunnels where. You're just going through and it's rocks right, here you can see we're going through another one and. These. Are actually as cool as they are these, are a bit scary there, was a local rider from, in Japan where I live who, was riding in this area last year and a falling rock hit his head which, killed him, and. So. You do need to be extra careful while you're riding through here make sure you are wearing a helmet we, rented some extra helmets from the giant store today as well those cost an extra 100 Taiwanese, dollars for our whole trip which isn't bad and, men. Just loving. Riding through here even though it is a bit busy with cars the roads are a bit more narrow than the other roads but. It's not so bad everyone's pretty polite and respectful because, there's lots of cyclists and pedestrians here. But. Yeah just them being surrounded. By. Like, being in a gorge surrounded, by tall massive mountains, on both sides the, beautiful river in the center and. It's. Just beautiful clear. Water beautiful. Bridges here's a sign watch out for falling rocks especially. Now when it's like storm season there's all the typhoons heavy winds strong. Rains coming here must. Be really dangerous we're. About to go through this sort of big tunnel not super big but we. Just turned our lights on luckily. These bikes came with lights. Coming. Out of the tunnel we got two different splits here we're gonna go check out the what, is this the Chung tun temple. Oh. Sun. Starting to come out beautiful. View as we approach the temple over here in the waterfall. There. We go beautiful, view of the waterfall and temple, area over there. Key. Date on a, demo. Kimi, hotel today Jenai. I can't. Emphasize our, show properly, in the camera how tall and how massive these mountains, are but, just take a look at this. It. Looks like there's a hiking path that goes up along here you can, see sort of some trails. Built into the side of the mountain right there and. This goes all the way all the way all the way up, there's. Also another, shrine. Or temple over, there as well so it looks like if you hike up you can get up to the other part don't, think we're gonna do that today though. We. Just took a look at the map to figure out where we are and what sort of attractions, there are here and, it looks like we just sort of went through loop so we're gonna go back to where we just were and I, think, these are most of the main tourist, attraction, areas in here but we're gonna try and continue and go climb up the mountain a little bit I'll see how far I can convince. Tone to go until we decide to turn around so, we're gonna write a bit more of the kom climbing, course hopefully, get a few more beautiful sights in along the way all right let's get back on the road. Looks. Like a pretty old bridge guess, you can walk over that must be one of the parts. Of the hiking trails oh it says don't enter so never mind don't go there man. Just. Surrounded, by beautiful sights no matter which direction you look. It. Looks like they're working on our new tunnel here. So. It's pushing her way through the climb. Looks. Like the tunnel that we saw earlier it just comes out right here that's, really not that long only like a kilometer maybe to not. Shower where they're making that but looks. Nice. I'm. Gonna stop and take a quick break here right by the dam it. Looks like there's a lot more water up here and. They're just filtering, through. The stem I think. Towing may have reached her limit so, we're gonna stop eat a snack and see she's willing to continue or not so let's eat some of the on phone with the red bean bread that we bought earlier, these. Bags that were renting are pretty cool they're. Not quite waterproof, but they do have a waterproof cover that will come up in to protect it if we need it it's, got pouches in the backs for our drinks and yeah, just really useful everything, came included, with the bike rental, we paid 1,700. Taiwanese, dollars for the three days came, with all these the two bags in the back the, back in the front we, got a water bottle and, the pump in computer, lights everything.

So. The spread turned out to be not just red bean but it's, got a little bit of cream inside there as well pretty good snack, we're. In this little pavilion, thing nice, little rest stop by the dam beautiful. View of the river from here full, body of water now and really, lucky with the clouds everywhere. So. Far everywhere that we've been riding we haven't been under the dark clouds yet they just seem to be stuck deeper in the mountains little break is over we're gonna go back on the road let's get going on to the next attraction. We. Found one of the remaining tourist. Spots, looks like it's gonna be a pretty tough climb I asked him do, you want to climb this or not and she's, like let's. Just do it and so we're. Gonna give it a try not. Sure how high we're gonna go not sure how beautiful the site is going to be up at the top but we're, gonna start climbing. So. That was a little tough of a climb to get up here and up, at the top here we've got this kind of like recreational. Center lots, of families out here most people would be driving up here there's also a couple of buses that came up here and not. Quite sure all there is to, do but we don't have too much time to stick around but it looks like you can keep hiking a little bit up to the top we were hoping to be able to ride our bikes to the top and get a really nice view so, we came all the way here we might as well check, out this little hiking path here and see. If there's a nice view up at the top this, says the the, village hotel or something so we're. Gonna try and I, guess. We could ride up this but we're probably going to walk up it. After. Finding a few signs and reading a bit of more about this place found, out that this, is kind, of like the region where the more indigenous old, Taiwanese, population used to live and have kind of like a tribe, I guess so, we've got some statues, here we just climbed up to the top of that road and they've. Got the, hotel. Here, so all decorated in the old fashioned. Style I guess the old style kind, of reminds me a bit of like the Native American, population in the US so. We've got some designs. Decorated, all over the place looks, like they have some nature paths and some unique places. Built all over the area, pretty. Cool so let's try. And explore a little bit more before we head, back, some. Nice artwork here. So. Up here it looks like this is kind of where the hotel connects to looks. Like they've got some more like older style buildings, and I. Guess you can stay here camp out here and sort of experience, like the older lifestyle, I guess a bunch, of hiking paths hiking, trails all around pretty cool place anyway. I think that's all we're going to explore here for now we don't have too much time got to start heading back before it gets dark. So. We decided to continue on and go to the last and final stop on the trail it was so close we had to do it this, is called swallow grotto and, another. Beautiful view of the gorge right here, apparently. In this section you also need to wear helmets everyone's. Got helmets on all the regular pedestrians, as well luckily we've already got our helmets. Co-op. So they've got little. Holes oh wow. This. Is beautiful. Little. Holes going in here Wow, the wall over, there is just awesome. Just. Not quite.

There's. Another one over here. Wow. Check out all those holes over there. Massive. Drop. That. Is really cool. It. Is so, beautiful, here nothing, quite does it justice I've seen videos of the race footage from the ko I'm challenged and we're, riding through that main gorge area right now just, super wide open and insanely beautiful, unfortunately. Going to call it quits for right now we've got about two and a half hours till sunset and, it's going to take us about that long to get home so. We're. Heading back hopefully. It'll be mostly just sent out of here totems pretty low on energy, and we're going to get some food at the end once we exit out of the mountains. Anyway. Here's. A nice beautiful, montage, of our ride back. We're. Just exited, teracle, National, Park had a blast going down that descent that was really nice and we're. At about 55, KN completely. Done on sandals, and feet, are starting to hurt right now because they're, not as stiff as I'd like them to be for this kind of long ride but tongues, holding up pretty good but. We're gonna go get some food right now because, we're brilliant hungry we haven't eaten a real solid meal all day we've just been eating sort of snacks like. Bread it different actually mostly just bread so. We're gonna get our reward, meal, and search. For some good food so let's see what, food options we can find here Iman Oh Joshua. Mom. I guess we that. Makes. You suckers old. So. We stopped by the convenience, store which is one of the few places that's open and we got some milk they're really famous with their soy milk here this is one of my favorite ones that I drank last time no, sugar high fiber and chunks, gonna try the papaya milk I also, got sunburned, by the way you can see here I didn't ripe any sunscreen on my knees so a little bit of sunburn but nothing bad anyway. Let's, let's, drink some, milk. Unfortunately. This is going to be the end of our day trip recycling, ride from qualia into tautoko National Park for, anyone who's in the area and thinking about renting bikes and doing this route we highly recommend it we had a great time checking out all the beautiful views in the mountains but, definitely be prepared there is a decent amount of climbing despite. The beautiful weather that we had for most of the day we did get hit with a little bit of rain for our ride back home if, you're interested, in following us with some more videos of us cycling, around Taiwan or also, watching some of our other videos cycling, around Japan be sure to subscribe to our channel if you haven't already you can also click the link for our playlists, of our videos here in Taiwan and also a playlist of our other cycling, videos thanks, for watching especially a big thanks to all of our patreon supporters, if you're interested, in watching our videos early you can go over to patreon, where we have early access for all of our patreon supporters, thanks, again to everyone for all of the support and we'll, see you next time here on tool Cruz be, sure to watch out for our next few videos where we'll be cycling more around Hualien and then also doing a cycling, tour from Hualien down to Taitung thanks. Again and we'll see you in the next one.

2018-09-06 06:33

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Today is sadly our last day in Taiwan, but we've been able to get so many great rides in along with many other great experiences. Be sure to check out out on Strava / Instagram for more up to date posts! Anyway, I'm very happy to finally release our first cycling vlog from the trip where we rode to Taroko National Park from Hualien. This area was absolutely beautiful, and this is just a taste of what's to come ;)

Two Wheel Cruise Back to Japan for the both of you?

carbs for da win

Thuong is a trooper!

Just wait....

Nice trip bro

Thanks man!

Make a new Helmet on merch plsss

Any shirt ideas?

Okay, Just make a new Shirt , Shoes , (Only Suggestion) And Cycling To Osaka With Your Friend

Ahhhh okay

A TWC helmet?? How do I do that??

Not a word from the Vietnamese lady! Is she too shy to say anything?

She's not shy normally, but the climb was getting to her a bit today

Taroko is very beautiful

It's awesome!

Cruise when you get back to Japan, can you try get some video about the e-bike available there? There are new Yamaha e-bikes really nice, not many videos available about them on youtube. It would be great to see you do a review about e-bikes in general. It's would be great as incentive to not much "athletic" people to use e-bike as a transportation option to tourists.

I'll try to find a place where I can test some out.. will be catching up on Taiwan videos for a bit first

The natural landscape looks sooo cool there, I'm a little bit jelaous :)

It was awesome!

what a great video. very respectable because making video while doing cycling isn't easy.

Thanks! Especially tough on the climbs

Looks fun! I've been to Taiwan so many times but never did a cycling trip b4....

Shall plan one next time I go again! :)

I double that!

Highly recommended!

Some amazing scenery, and good effort on that climb

She's a trooper

when I ride 50k, I don't look so relaxed like you guys :). Looking forward for the next video.

I cut out a lot of her pain faces

It’s is beautiful. Lived in Taiwan for over six years and Toroko is so special. Cruise it’s easy to check the history of the roads and tunnels. Date back many years and I believe during the period of Japanese occupation. The mountains range to approx 4000m+. Great to be reminded of the place and hopefully will get back some day to cycle there.

Definitely.. also tough if you have no experience at altitude..

Two Wheel Cruise the GCN Taiwan Toroko KOM video is very good - but scares me. Only riding for a few months. Long way to go before tackling anything like that.

Would love to cycle to the top one day!


Man the video was amazing. I loved it, the scenes were so beautiful.It's a very good cycling ride. I am still mesmerized by the scenes !

Such a beautiful place

Philippines also have 7/11 store

Great video!!!


Looks like a fantastic trip Cruise. Thank you for the video!

Thanks! Been a great trip so far!

I rode same route 3 years ago,it's pretty beautiful there . But take care the cars.

yeah, lots of cars and a bit narrow :/



Bicycle rental is cheap in taiwan.

Yeah, it wasn't bad :)

Woo! The KOM area! :)

Really wanted to keep going up..

Love the video. I really want to do the Kom challenge as well. By the way your wife is a trooper tackling such challenging ride . Hope your visit in Taiwan went well.

Thanks! Hopefully one day I'll be able to enter.. Don't think my wife wants to go back though haha, but she did great on this day :)

Great blog man. Amazing views. Thanks for sharing.

KOM in my plan for next year.

Awesome! Good luck!

Im surprised you where able to edit and upload this! I was sure she was going to kill ya! She's pretty amazing!

Had some time on a rainy day.. she almost killed me a couple times on this trip

Epic ride with the heart pattern polkadot-ish KOM/QOM water bottle

New fav water bottle

Beautiful place, you guys are amazing, great ride. Thank you for sharing the video.

Thanks! It was an awesome ride!

Dude you need more clickbait titled to get the channel going.

Yeah, I know I should, but I'm really hesitant to do that.. will make some more searchable themes in the future though..

Fascinating. Thank you for sharing these beautiful images. Take care.


Awesome! such an exotic place to be.

Great place to visit!

Thank you for video!


Wow, no rest for Thuong haha.

It gets worse Haha

Wow the scenes where Amazing what a awesome ride

Been a dream ride of mine for a while

American husband , Japanese wife , Taiwan travel be bicycle . Great job !! Welcome to graceful and friendly amazing Taiwan !!

Thanks! She's actually vietnamese, but we speak in Japanese

In indonesia we have "indomaret" & "alfamart" it's our local "7/11", you can find it at every intersection..

a while ago we had the original "7/11" but closed because of bankruptcy

Interesting.. haven't seen those ones before..

Great vlog! Taiwan is such a beautiful country!

Thanks! I love it here!

The recreational centre is Buluowan. That place is beautiful. The hotel is worth the stay and the proceeds help the local tribal population.

Good to know, thanks for the info!

The trails need a permit to go. Especially the Juilu Old Trail.

Makes sense

Beautiful place!! Surprised to see so little traffic!!

There was more traffic, just not filming much then

I rented a bicycle last year at the exact same Giant store and riding around Hualien city last year. I also rode down hill from Tienhsiang to Hualien city on the same road and rest at the exact the same pavilion at 16:38. Nice filming! It brings back my memory. I would love to see you participating the KOM challenge!!!

Pretty funny how our experiences overlap. If I ever do the race, gonna be hard to film lol

love your channel guys! it probably won't work out as I know taiwan is massive but another one of my fav vloggers is cycling his recumbent bike around taiwan. i think he's heading up the east coast at the moment. his name is matt Galat - channel -> Jayoe nation. he is cycling around the world and has already done korea and japan, now in taiwan. maybe you could do a colab? :) best way to get him is via his fb page

Thanks for the suggestion, unfortunately I just arrived back in Japan last night :( I know of him (we're actually both from Detroit area) and I tried commenting on a few of his videos to get his attention, but no luck. Doesn't look like our schedules would've mixed well anyway thanks to the typhoon/rain.

oh, just read that it was ur last day in taiwan - never mind :)

this raod is called KOM. welcome to challenge, if you can get to 天祥 https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=kom

Is that where the Taiwan KOM is held every year?


You had the best view the whole time though, haha!

Wow, what did I tell you about exponential growth? You were just at 1k in February 2018 and now almost 7k. Congrats and hope the return flight was not affected by weather.

Thanks! I've heard the first 1k is the hardest, and that certainly seems to be the case :) All Sapporo and Kansai flights were cancelled, but thankfully Nagoya was still open.. Wouldn't of minded a few extra days in Taiwan though

Those jets are the sound of Taiwan freedom.


haha, good answer!

Welcome back!

Great job Thuong on the ride. Heavier bike, panniers, sandals, and in the heat. Not easy!

Love my wife

Hi, champion , long time no see and welcome back ! Married ? Congratulations .Talking about KOM , the winner Swiss who won 2 times , he used the prize to live in Taiwan for 1~2 years . Hope u can do the same .

Thanks! Was very happy to be back in Taiwan and had a blast (as usual). Lots of changes since my last trip :) That's awesome that he decided to stay in Taiwan.. I'm strongly considering it and it might happen next year if I am able to find a good job after my current contract ends..

That area has Air Force around.

Ok, that makes sense

It is a good place for biking and running. Very pleased to see your introduction and all the routes even when it was hot that day. Thanks a lot.

I hear the hiking is also really good :)

Wow when I went back in 2014 there were no cyclist along the road. I did not know Giant had bike rentals, the private bike rental shops in Hualien had some sketchy cycles for 500 NTD for a day. But your story about the Japanese Rider dying from a rock is freaky scary. I rode the shuttle bus up to go hiking, and this huge chunk of rock fell on the roof of the bus and rolled off. It was probably 7 inches in diameter, but the driver drove away like it was no big deal... I hiked one of the trails that took me down to the hot springs by the river, but I would be exhausted climbing on a cycle and then hiking afterwards. They really cut down on the shuttle times for the buses to go into the gorge. At least the cycles gave you the chance to see sites I totally missed by zooming up on the shuttle bus. It's a shame you didn't have enough time to see the 3 level waterfall, you were almost there! 50 minute walk from there is the onsen by the river.

Road cycling is growing in popularity lately in Taiwan :) The falling rocks is a scary reality, but thankfully there don't seem to be too many life threatening incidents.. I would of loved to stay here a few more days and do more hiking.. Onsen after a hike is perfect.. Will come back!

I rode the central Taiwanese mountains earlier this year. Rode down from the top for several hours it was fantastic. You only went a tiny way up the Taroko Gorge. There is a 7/11 a bit further up which you could have ridden to but I guess you were not up for it. Beyond that you get up into the mountains for real. Falling rocks really are a danger especially when the weather is stormy although when I did it in february/march the weather was calm. Absolutely fantastic views and descent. Also it is a major earthquake hotspot as I found out one night when the earth shook quite badly. Hualien took a lot of damage and people died. Traffic at busy times can be insane though. Scooters are terrible for creating pollution. Thanks for posting.

Would love to ride the whole thing one day.. good to know there's another convenience store stop along the way.

Just me back now. Thuong is in Vietnam... Hopefully visiting Taiwan every year

Always can come back

Oh god - 12:55 was so bad.

Is that $45 for both bikes or each?

each for 4 days

Curious to see the differences

Christler Riola not all countries 7/11 are same.

what kind of pannier do you have?

my lack of knowledge?

These were the rental ones from giant, not sure the official model..

This is the first time i watch your channel and it was a really nice ride in Taiwan. Don't push your nice wife to hard though

Thanks! I may have done so a few times on this trip

God! Why you know about Taiwan so much?^_^Your wife is so brave.

I visit every year, I love Taiwan! :)

u cicling too much , u.will have erectile dysfunction and u wont.be able to bang that chick

Wow your wife is Japanese so you can speak Japanese language

welcome to taiwan

Taroko Gorge must be a fantastic place to cycle. Been through it on foot / scooter, but haven't got the chance to ride there yet. Definitely one of the most beautiful places in Asia.

Please visit a Taiwan bike shop so we can see prices

Coming up soon

so beautiful Taiwan

It really is...


how far up the gorge did you end up going? i know the total length of the taroko road is 85km and up like 3500 meters...

We only rode up to swollow grotto. I want to do the full course one day, but my wife has no interest in that kind of climbing haha

good ride guys! i wanted to ride the taroko but i just didnt have time so i did a bus up there... seeing you guys is making me bummed i didnt attempt to ride it.

Thanks man! That's a bummer that you weren't able to ride up there, but at least you still got to see it :)

Thuong is just the cutest. Really enjoy your channel.

Thanks! :)

Actually, she's Vietnamese, but we live in Japan and our common language is Japanese

It lives up to the hype.. Hopefully I'll have a chance to cycle all the way up one day..

My wife and I would like to do the ride through Taroko but we're incapable of climbing 3,000m although we can ride 80km a day on more modest terrain. Does anyone know if there is any service (such as a bus, taxi etc) which could carry us up the big climb. We've been to Taiwan before including Taroko. It's so good I want to it again, this time by bike.

One of the biggest accents you can ride in the world.. one day..

JaYoe! I want too as well.. big climb


谢谢! 我爱台湾!

Welcome to Taiwan

The part we rode doesn't climb that high.. but there are buses all the way to the top I've heard

Don't recommend cycling in the gorge, there is a risk being hit by falling rock. Not last year a Japanese cyclist was kill by a rock. If you do come, go there in winter dry season, when the rock formation is more stable. There are many other beautiful place to cycle in the Taiwan east coast.

Taroko is originally a Japanese Romaji name of the place. One of very few Japanese Romaji names left in Taiwan. Other Japanese names in Taiwan are mostly Kanji, but they are pronounced in Mandarin now, such as 高雄(Takao/Kaohsiung) 台北:松山(Matzuyama/Songshan)花蓮: 豐田(Toyota/Fengtian)

You guys should have a convenience store sponsorship. You basically plug 7-11/Lawson every ride. TWC: Pan Power

Yeah. I saw that beef noodle episode. It's not a meal if there's no rice no matter how much noodles/bread you consume. It's a south-east asian thing.

haha I wish. I love my bread... Thuong not so much..

nice video! please come back and visit Taiwan soon.

Thanks! Hopefully back soon! :)

Nice trip!


Don't recommend cycling in the gorge, there is a risk being hit by falling rocks. Last year a Japanese cyclist was kill by a rock. If you do come, go there in winter dry season, when the rock formation is more stable. There are many other beautiful place to cycle in the Taiwan east coast.

Yeah, that is really dangerous! That cyclist was actually from the area where I live in Japan and we had some mutual contacts.. Pretty scary..

ahh, that's right, I forgot there were different romanization systems. Thanks for all of the info!

Two Wheel Cruise  Taibei is the romanization system used in China(Hanyu Pinyin or Pinyin). If you use this to search for Taipei, you get mostly information from China. Taipei is used after 1945.... the officially name now. It is used in Taiwan and around the world. Former names(if you would like to search for historical info, interesting if you google the keywords especially Taihoku): Taihoku during early 1900s and 1945. Taipak before 1900s.

That's interesting! I did notice taipei is used internationally, but taibei seems to be the correct spelling as well..

Taiwan is much easy living than Japan!!!

especially the breakfast :)

Welcome to Taiwan, hope you enjoy the rides all the time. Thank you for the video for wonderful views in Taiwan!

welcome to Taiwan.

Hello from from the U S of A, home of the Big Mac and Big Gulp!

Miss a good ol' Big Gulp haha.. Thankfully we have big mac here :)

You good at language learning

Just Japanese ;)

I also like cycling around Taiwan :)

It's a great place for cycling! :)

Thanks! Love cycling in Taiwan!

Thanks for the ideas! Definitely would like to integrate more language learning in the videos..

+Two Wheel Cruise Well-crafted clip! I think you can try to promote more Japanese cultures , foods and special tourist spots to people around the world. Also, since you are American and your wife is Vietnamese and you are in Japan, you may think about how to incorporate language teaching into your clips. Maybe you can have bunch of clips designed for language teaching and add more target languages to the subtitles. Hopefully, you can get more subscribers and visit Taiwan again soon to bring more interesting clips.

i am in Hualien city ,,

nice place to live ;)

How long did you cycle for the whole trip? Was thinking of doing the same next year when I visit Taiwan. I have been to Hualien and Taroko last 2017, and was hoping for enxt year will do the same as yours. Looks interesting and more fun than taking the bus.

We did about 6 full big days during this trip.. Hualien area is way better on the bike than by bus if you have a chance to do it ;)

Come back for Taiwan KOM Challenge next time. :)

Really want to!

Can I ask you what brand of your camera ??thanks

Thank you

In this video I'm using my Canon G7X Mark II US https://amzn.to/2ruDVgUJapan https://amzn.to/2FYZBqB

+metide Taiwan is a much better COUNTRY than china.

Taiwan is not a country!

I'd like to cycling in taiwan. Anyway how much cost for the rent per bike?

Two Wheel Cruise thats reasonable price. Thank you for sharing!

About 1,700 for us for 4 days for our rental. It gets cheaper the longer you rent them

+Two Wheel Cruise can't agree with you more!

They have their own land, government, passports, military, culture, currency, etc... Sounds like a country to me...

+TX R 2b

I'm going to be cycling a big circuit around Taiwan this February. Giant are apparently the best for rental, how easy was your experience and what did you get with your bike ? (Pump, bags, helmet etc.)

Had a great experience with giant. Everything was included, but helmet was a little extra

A nice outing great to have escaped the rain ,may i say your good Lady doesn't seem to be very happy im sorry to say no smiles ,and very little chat ,its a pity because i think she would make a real RR biker she has a natural style about her,-Keep safe love your videos PD

She gets like this when it's hot and she's hungry. Full recovery after we got some food

I’ll do KOM challenge with an ebike.

That's the way to do it

I finally got my 2017 giant fast road comax 1, same bike you are riding... Full carbon and upgraded ultegra drivetrain, finally no more bike shopping for a decade... Lol...

That bike is super smooth and durable.. Loved it! :)

Hi , how to contact you? I have a question, pls email me jakassturn@gmail.com

Twowheelcruise @gmail.com

I've been wuling with my bicycle in 2014. At that time the Taroko gorge closed by influence of typhoon. So I used opposite way from puri. This winter I'll visit Taiwan again I'll climb the wuling from Hualien. Because of your video clip I could get many imformation of road and the other conditions. Thank you very much.

Wow! Getting more pricey lately..

8 years ago i was rented 23days Giant brand bicycle for cycling around taiwan with meter, bag, etc in taipei only cost me 7usd. :D

Thanks for producing this video. I hope to take a trip as a bucket list trip before I’m pushing up daisies.

It's an amazing place to visit!

is nice to have a gf that likes to exercise ...most women are lazy and only likes to eat..and hot the wall fast

She hits the wall fast if she doesn't eat

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