Route: Ang Tong to 六十石山Lui Shi Shi Shan (60Rocks mountain)
Distance: 20 odd km. Mother of all climb(800m elevation)... Short but intense. Cold on the top.
Photo link here
|Route from Ang tong to Liu Shi Shi Shan|
|This is how it looks at 六十石山 - Photo credits from http://www.roundtaiwanround.com/118/Taiwan/east-rift-valley|
|Encik speaks "We going over the mountain, thru the tunnel. Abit tiring but ok one. I ride slow ok?" ...silence...|
|haha... lai liao... What will we be seeing today|
|Pierre fuels up... don't play play. Its all very serious business|
This is the official Taiwan Tourism write up of the area if you like to know more.
From a couple who blogged about their experience there.
|Drizzling rain as we rolled along|
|foggy and misty|
|stopping for a hot tao hway and fritters|
|nice warm breakfast|
|The old lady boss was so happy that so many customers in the morning|
The route was ok and flattish.
|Now you know what to do with that spare bike of yours sitting in the store room|
|The signage for Liushishishan|
|Turn in to more rice fields... I think thats the mountain we supposed to cycle up.. gulp|
|straining at the switchbacks.. it's really steep. I need a super granny gear|
|Engine over heated...|
|lai lai.. have some bananas... Super helpful Elaine!|
|mid way up and this is how it looks|
|higher up we go|
|more foggy and colder as we reach the top|
|small beautiful violet flowers|
|when the fog clears.. it looks great!|
|group photo on the top!|
|Tech tip. when too cold, wear a disposable plastic gloves and then your gloves. It works!|
|full concentration going down...|