Here's a gallery of photos from a solo tour from Taitung to Taipei, via Taroko Gorge and Hehuan Mountain.
Day 1 was up the Pacific coast to the Hsiugulang River, and then inland to the hot spring resort of Juisui, in the East Rift Valley. The distance covered was approximately 90 kilometers.
Day 2 rolled up the valley along narrow Highway 193, passing rice fields, fruit orchards, and hills covered in verdant jungle, before reaching the coastal city of Hualien. The total distance on this day was also 90 kilometers.
Day 3 climbed up Taroko Gorge up Highway 8 to Wuling Pass, at 3,275 meters, before dropping back to Lishan Township. The distance covered was approximately 125 kilometers, with more than 3,500 meters of ascent.
Day 4 started with viewing cherry blossoms at Wuling Farms, then descending Nanshan Pass to the Lanyang river, before climbing Highway 9 and continuing on the final leg to Taipei City. The total distance for the last day of the tour was 220 kilometers.
Contact Bike Monkey Tours to arrange a tour like this for yourself.