The Tanya Shen Green Bikeway (潭雅神綠園道) is a 14km bikeway that goes along the old Shengang military branch line of Taiwan Railways in Taichung. It stretches from near Tanzi station, via lush and peaceful countryside and small town scenery, to the Central Taiwan Science Park in the town of Daya. It’s an easy, flat course that takes only 2-3 hours.
How to get there
The easiest way to start the Tanya Shen Green Bikeway is to take a local train from Taichung Station to Tanzi (14 minutes, NT$15). There is then a YouBike station down the road besides the library across from Tanzi Station. Head north up the main road for a few minutes and you’ll eventually reach the big blue bicycle statue indicating the start point. Once you reach the end at the Central Taiwan Science Park, drop off your bike at one of the YouBike stations around here. Finally, take a bus back into central Taichung (40 minutes, free).
Hours and fees
The use of the YouBikes should not cost too much. Just make sure you have at least NT$50 on your card to be safe. The route is open all day and free to access.
Official website: Taichung Travel Net