• Location: Taipei, Taiwan
  • Duration: 8 hours (approx.)
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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 full-day tour. You’ll 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.

Highlights

  • 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

What You Can Expect

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

Taipei in Motion: City Tour by Bike, Metro and Foot

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 a 2.5-hour 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 1.5-hour 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.

Customer Reviews

Irving C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 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.

cap,sister,number!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 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.

David H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 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.

Chin Sher L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 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!

Denzil T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 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.

Fauzah

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2017

1. Our tour guide Janice is awesome. She does recognize diff. need in our group as I and #39;m the one and only Muslim in the group.
2. The group is small so everyone is well attend by her.
3. It feel like a tour with your own friend!!!
4. Highly recommended for FIT - free indie traveller

Gela Philippines

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Surprised to find out that I was the only one who signed up on the tour the day I had it. Since I got Alan, the tour guide, all to myself, I had the chance to ask him every curiosity I had with the city and the country. Since we had extra time, we also rode the bus to our last destination. This is probably the best tour to experience the city like a local. Will highly recommend this to my friends.

Marco S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Excellent tour and excellent guide. We got to know the city by bike, subway and walk in an incredible way. The guide was just perfect, he spoke English very well and treated us amazing. I recommend this tour at all. Regards from Mexico.

Andreas C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Great tour with a very friendly and knowledgeable guide! Best way to explore this beautiful and vibrant city. Highly recommended!!

melissa l

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

The guide Mr Tai was friendly and helpful, as well as knowledgeable.
Had given my friend and I a fruitful and insightful trip.
Would definitely recommend this for a different experience in taipei!

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