Feature: Cycling Dongshan Coffee Road

Guanziling's mountain roads see little traffic during the week and offer some fine road cycling. A particularly scenic route is County Rd 175.

Some signs refer to County Rd 175 as the Dongshan Coffee Rd. From the roadside you won't see much sign of coffee growing, but you will get expansive views over the alluvial plains of rural Tainan and the choppy foothills of the Central Mountains.

Good places to sample the exceptional quality of Dongshan coffee are relaxing al fresco cafes Ta Chu Hua Chien and Hua Xiang Cafe.

It's 25km of rolling pitch from the start of the 175 to Nansi. If you want to continue riding through more undeveloped natural landscape, head up the east side of Tsengwen Reservoir.