Taipei on two wheels

See a lesser-known side of the Taiwanese city by exploring it on bicycle

While Taipei's Metro is the most convenient way to zip around the city, I found cycling a far more interesting way to explore and see some of the city's lesser known sights.

Taipei City has grown around the three major waterways that run through it - Keelung, Xindian and Tamsui. The Taipei City Government has cleaned up the rivers and built 28 riverside parks, which are connected by 112km of cycling paths, making them safer alternative routes for cyclists who would rather not brave the madness of Taipei's scooter-filled streets.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on April 14, 2019, with the headline 'Taipei on two wheels'. Print Edition | Subscribe