Meeting point & time: Taipei train station, high speed railway (or hotel) at 08:00.
Tour time: One day tour (8 hours service)；Additional purchase: Diving $2500/per person, Canoe $1200/per person
Trip summary: Hotel~Bitou Cape Lighthouse~Nanya Rocks~Lunch (Fulong meal box)~Fulong Beach(free time)
[Bitou Cape Lighthouse]
A paved footpath leads off beside the Bitou Elementary School here and onto the cape, giving access to splendid vistas of sea and sky. The path terminates at the tip of the cape and Bitou Cape Lighthouse, which was first constructed in 1896 and was rebuilt in its present form after being destroyed by Allied bombing during World War II.
At 80.8k, Coastal Highway in Nanya, there is a vast area of strange rocks that mark the start of a geological journey into the Northeast Coast. Their weathering patterns are so graceful that they look like paintings. Such dynamic wave-like patterns also remind people of the vigor of oceans. It is fair to say they are the most eminent features of the Northeast Coast.
The Fulong Beach has long been famous since the Japanese Occupation. The Shuangxi River flows into the ocean here and thus it is favored with both river and ocean views. A rainbow-shaped bridge strides across this twilight zone. The river is wide and smooth—perfect for windsurfing, canoeing, etc. The beach is 60m wide and 3,000m long—great for swimming, water fun, beach fun, canoeing, bodyboarding, etc.
[Old Caoling Tunnel]
The 2,167-meter Old Caoling Tunnel linked up Fulong and Shicheng in the past. It was built during the Japanese Occupation as part of a railway project to ease traffic difficulties between Yilan and the greater Taipei area. Because the land is rigged, it was especially tough to build this tunnel.
Visitors are free to feel its rustic charm on a bike. A round bicycle tour through the tunnel is 15 to 20 minutes. By walk, it takes more than half an hour.