Some of the least obvious places in the world offer some of the most amazing experiences on the bike. Taiwan has consistently blown our minds every time we have visited this lush, beautiful island off the Southern coast of mainland China. Here, you will find the roads and the climbs you would never imagine riding.
Pas Normal Studios have spent the last years getting familiar with all the possibilities it has to offer, and we have put it together in a true adventure, culminating with the towering challenge that is the Taiwan KOM.
This challenge is second to none in the world of cycling when it comes to climbing, and we have reserved some very exclusive entries for a select group. Before we take on this monster, we will enjoy all the stunning varieties of riding the island has to offer from north to south with plenty of time to genuinely explore.
We look forward to taking you on a very special and tailored trip to some unbelievable riding.
Transfer from Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport to Sherwood Hotel, late afternoon spin and welcome dinner at local restaurant.
Today we will ride from South Taipei through Pingxi, Ruifang, Jiufen and to Buyan Pavillion and ride home by the east coast to Yilan.
116km - 1650m elevation
Jiaoxi Area, Yilan
Today, we will ride from Sherwood Hotel to Yenmingshan and to the north seacoast, the most popular cycling spot in the Northern Taipei Area.
105km - 1800m elevation
Starting from Yilan, we will go north by Road #7 to Lishan and ride through the landscape in the National park.
116km - 3200m elevation
Starting from Lishan, this time we will ride through parts of the Taiwan KOM 2022 route and will be practicing the final 10K, after the climb we will be desecenting to Hulian.
123km - 3200m elevation
Taiwan KOM 2022 is finally here, the toughest race in Taiwan and one of the most prestigious non-UCI events on the international racing calendar.
105km - 3300m elevation
Rest day and final preparations before the Taiwan KOM 2022, today the group will be going to Hualien City for sightseeing and enjoy the seacoast.
No riding today
Transfer from Sherwood Holte to Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport.
Starting in 2012, KOM, the Taiwan King of Mountain Challenge had become one of the prestigious and greatest epic climbs events in the world.
The route of total length 105km, starting from sea level, the Hualien Qixingtan, passing though the spectacular Taroko gorge, then ending up at the highest road apex atop route 14A to Wuling Pass at 3275km, had become one of the most difficult climb challenge.
The Taiwan KOM Challenge is definitely an once in a life time cycling event for all riders, because it is so unique and you will not miss this opportunity to challenge yourself.
Taiwan KOM 2022 is finally here, the toughest race in Taiwan. The route runs a total length of 105km, starting at sea level from Qixingtan Beach in Hualien, passing though the spectacular Taroko Gorge and finishing at the 3,275m summit of the highest passable road in Taiwan
22th. October - 29th. October
Per person in a single room
Per person in a shared room
Sign up by email to Pas Normal Studios, limited spots available.
If the event is cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances, you will be 100% refunded.
WHAT IS INCLUDED
Airport transportation (Taipei Airport)
All meals and beverages
Taiwan KOM register fee
Support car for all riding
Pas Normal Studios goodiebag
Pas Normal Studios racekit