[ Rough Roads! ] TaoYuan Coastal Bike Path Ride Part 2 桃園濱海自行車道騎之二

[ Rough Roads! ] TaoYuan Coastal Bike Path Ride Part 2 桃園濱海自行車道騎之二

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HsinChu Coastal River Bike Path Ride

TaoYuan Flat Plain Area

After visiting HuKou Old Street, our TaoYuan Coastal Bike Path Ride rode north through TaoYuan’s flat plain area. Here the rural area was full of ponds and rice fields.

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At TaoYuan there were many ponds like this.

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Temple and rice fields.

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FuKong Taiwan Railroad train base.

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Passing major highway. At here there were many intersections. Most of them won’t have any cars, but be sure to slow down when passing!

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Soon we reached our north most town in our route: QuanYin (觀音), which was named after a goddess of Buddhism. And of course there was a temple for this goddess at town center.

 

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Cool temple wall art.

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The name as called “Fine spring temple”(甘泉寺), named for its well water that was said to have miraculous healing capability, LOL.

Baishajia Lighthouse (白沙岬燈塔)

From GuanYin and rode towards the shore, we headed to the northern end of our TaoYuan Coastal Bike Path Ride’s bike path section: Baishajia Lighthouse, a lighthouse dated back to 100 years ago.

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Seeing the lighthouse.

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Lighthouse back entrance.

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Front entrance.

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Lighthouse’s auxiliary structure with wind turbines.

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Some sort of pipe.

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The TaoYuan coastal bike path started not far away from the lighthouse (with a parking lot). While the bike path had almost no traffic, it was kind of old and rough to ride.

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Rough bike path. Might as well just ride on the road.

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Through some industrial buildings.

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Colored wind turbine.

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Bike path was right next to Tetrapods.

YongAn Fishing Harbor 永安漁港

At about 1/3 of coastal bike path, our TaoYuan Coastal Bike Path Ride reached YongAn Fishing Harbor, a fishing harbor similar to WuQi harbor (梧棲漁港) in TaiChung.

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Arriving YongAn Fishing Harbor.

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Harbor view.

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Cyclecrossing through harbor’s famous bridge.

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Harbor entrance from the bridge.

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GuanYi statue near the harbor’s tip.

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After the harbor, we continued towards the coastal bike path, passing through the famous XinWu Green Tunnel (新屋綠色走廊), a section with trees forming like a tunnel.

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More coastal ride.

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Many leisure 4-wheel bikes rental here.

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Starting point of XinWu Green Tunnel.

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“Driftwood Park (漂流木公園)”

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While TaoYuan coastal bike path was long and in general quiet, some parts were pretty ghetto like.

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Kind of shitty section.

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The bike path also passed through many small fishing ports.

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At one part the bike path even passed through a mangrove forest.

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“Mangrove Bridge”

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Dense mangrove forest growing at the river exit.

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At the last coastal bike path section, we were forced to passed through an expressway tunnel due to tunnel expansion, which eliminated the old road listed on Google Maps. There was still scooter path but the traffic was a bit heavy.

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The newly expanded tunnel killed the old road with bike path 🙁

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Passing through fish ponds.

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Local beach.

At the end of coastal bike, there was a bridge connection to conveniently pass through a river near HsinChu.

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The red bridge was the connector.

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After passing the river, we rode towards ZhuBei to our stating point.

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More mangrove forest near river exit.

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Following the river back.

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Verdict

The TaoYuan Coastal Bike Path Ride had the longest coastal section (about 30 km) of all our 100k coastal routes. It was a nice adventurous ride for those who could deal with rougher bike path roads.

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