Some tall buildings in Hua-lian downtown area render the panorama of Hua-lian City.
Riding a bike, you can immerse yourself in the beautiful scenery of 3000-meter high mountains on the west side and magnificent Pacific Ocean on the east side.
Hua-lian City has a fully integrated cycling infrastructure. There were initially 3 bike paths, which are Two Lakes Bikeway, Two Train Stations Bikeway and Mountain to Sea Double Axes Bikeway.
"Mountain to Sea Double Axes Bikeway"
The Mountain to Sea Double Axes Bikeway starts at Hua-lian Rear Station, the earliest area developed by the Han Chinese, then reaches all the way to the base of Central Mountain Range, the first settlement for aboriginal tribe Sakizaya.
Completed in 2016, the "Four Rings Around the Center Bikeway" links up with the Mountain to Sea Double Axes Bikeway. The system centers around the train station and extends as long as 33 kilometers, connecting one hundred some scenic spots surrounding Hua-lian City.
Two Lakes Bikeway
The Two Lakes Bikeway with a total length of 35 kilometers goes from Chi-shing-tan to Li-yu-tan. The section along the coast is the most terrific coastal bike path in Taiwan.
When going from Hua-lian Bridge to Li-yu-tan, watch out for dump trucks at the bike path segment sharing with the road.
The bikeway starts at "De-yan Coastal Botanical Garden" near Chi-shing-tan. Heading to the starting point from downtown, you'll come across Hua-lian Airport.
There are signs on the sidewalk, letting you know which way to go toward Chi-shing-tan Bikeway.
Arriving at Chi-shing-tan, you can see the bikeway on the highlands by the beach. The pavement is extremely well done.
Follow the bikeway signs along the road to head all the way south.
You will come across Chi-lai-bee Lighthouse on your way.
Following the signs, you'll pass through Port of Hua-lian. You'll also pass through Bei-bin Park and Nan-bin Park after the intersection between Mei-lun Creek Estuary and Two Train Stations Bikeway.
Bike all the way to the border between the city and county. You'll arrive at Dong-chang Bikeway exit. You can take County Road 193 toward Li-yu-tan.
Alternatively, you can take Highway 11 to connect to the coastal bikeway on the east coast.
From Nan-bin Park to Dong-chang Bikeway, you don't have to share the road with cars on the avenue.
Hua-lian Culture and Creative Industries Park
The name Two Train Stations Bikeway means the bikeway connects Hua-lian Station and the old train station.
The old train station is the now "Hua-lian Culture and Creative Industries Park," which is closer to the seaside compared to Hua-lian Station.
The length of Two Train Stations Bikeway is 3.5 kilometers when going along the Mei-lun River riverside and through the bustling area of Hua-lian City.
From this bicycle path to the most bustling district of Hua-lian City, you can effortlessly run into many attractions.
Take the cultural and creative park as an example, the 26 warehouses in the old winery were renovated to become an exhibition space for art and culture.
There is a traditional blacksmith shop by the park, allowing you to see how ironware was made during the agricultural era.
"Hua-lian Specialty Street"
Near the intersection between Zhong-zheng Road and Zhong-hua Road is the "Hua-lian Specialty Street."
Hua-lian delicacies, such as Gong-zheng steamed buns with fillings and more, are around the corner.
You can also go to the foot of Mei-lun Mountain to visit Pine Garden and General Hall.
From a high spot on the Mei-lun Mountain, you can feast your eyes on the panoramic view of Hua-lian city and overlook Port of Hua-lian and Pacific Ocean.
Near the intersection between Mei-lun Creek Estuary and Two Lakes Bikeway are Bei-bin Park and Nan-bin Park. They are the perfect places to view the alluring scenery of Pacific Ocean.
The famous Dong-da-men Night Market is also around the corner. There are as many as four hundred food stands.
Coming here during your Hua-lian trip, you get to see the blue sky and green space, listen to the waves wash against the shore, breathe in refreshing air and taste a variety of delicacies.