Muzha to Pinglin
This place has everything you ever wanted to know about tea – and then some. The two floors of this classically designed museum feature...
Bitan to Xiaogetou cycling
This loop ride starts out at Bitan, at the end of the Red MRT line, climbs up Provincial Hwy 9 to Xiaogetou (about 14km from Bitan)...
The County Rd (北42) follows the contours of the Beishi River (the source of Taipei's drinking water) from a high perch, affording...
Most cyclists stop here, just past Xiaogetou at the very top of the pass (around 15km from Bitan, or 10km from Pinglin). The coffee shop...
Lonely Planet review
Here's another way to get to Pinglin (and beyond) from Taipei. This route is a little longer as you are going all the way to Pinglin. From the Muzha or Zoo MRT station, ride Wenshan Rd (aka 106乙, just south of the 106) to Shihting. At Shihting you have different choices for getting to Pinglin: stay on the 106乙, or take the 北47 and then connect with Provincial Hwy 9 to Pinglin. The 106乙 is not as steep as the 北47, although it's still challenging.