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Bicycling in Sun Moon Lake

Offering crystal blue water surrounded by amazing temples, bamboo forests and mountains on all sides, Sun Moon Lake is Taiwan’s most visited attraction. The waters are blue and deep (it’s the largest body of water on the island), and the reflection of the mountains and clouds dancing across the lake itself have inspired poets for generations. But Sun Moon Lake is also an excellent spot for cyclists, thanks to the 30-kilometer long loop extending around the lake’s perimeter. While only some of the road is considered a dedicated cycling path, the sections that aren’t are so beautiful that the few cars and buses you’ll pass along the way tend to drive slowly. Their drivers, after all, are as intent with soaking up the scenery as any other visitors to the area. The overall beauty and bicycle friendliness of Sun Moon Lake has not gone unnoticed by the world at large.…