Whether you are Taiwanese or a foreigner, if you haven't ridden the Taiwan Route 20 Jiasian Section in the Kaohsiung Meinong Mountain City Bicycle Challenge, you will surely miss the taste of southern Taiwan's charm. It's a mysterious paradise that can only be truly appreciated by visiting in person, distinct from the steep slopes of the Central Cross-Island Highway and the crowded motorbike-filled mountain roads in the north. Starting from the Jiasian Section, it's a long climb to an elevation of 600 meters. However, the wide two-lane road, combined with a gentle and gradual ascent, makes you unknowingly enter its enchanting realm.
Furthermore, when you leave Jiasian and enter Liugui District, you will instantly recognize the taste of the south, something entirely different from the central and northern parts of Taiwan, with its grand and spacious scenery. Along the important river of Kaohsiung City, the Laonong River, passing by the Eighteen Arhats Mountain, it's like stepping into a mini Guilin in Taiwan, where the wonders of nature, as a reward after challenging the mountain road, will astonish you. After all this, there's no substitute for experiencing it in person.
Of course, when you return to the main venue, you can savor the specialties of nearly 30 local handmade Hakka noodles shops that the eventpal has gathered. Experience the classic Hakka dish - stir-fried Hakka noodles, with each cyclist choosing the craftsmanship of different vendors, offering a Hakka-style taste experience. Additionally, you can take home Hakka floral fabric souvenirs as a memento.
No matter when you see these Hakka souvenirs, they will remind you of the captivating southern border - Kaohsiung Meinong and the gentle mountain roads of Taiwan Route 20."
The event registration link is as follows:
活動組別:79K挑戰組 & 79K慈善公益組
Event Location: Kaohsiung Meinong Junior High School
Event Date: January 14, 2024, 6:00 AM
Event Categories: 79K Challenge Group & 79K Charity Group
Registration Link: https://eventpal.com.tw/kaohsiungmeinong.html