Tag Archives: Yilan

Taipei Running on Vacation in Jiaoxi

Jiaoxi is a small town in the northern part of Yilan county and although the county has some beautiful scenery, the city itself has previously been referred to as Taiwan’s worst tourist trap. But has it really earned this reputation? The entire township is home to just more than 35,000 people but the hotspring hotels are ubiquitous, and although it doesn’t have the charm of some other hotspring towns (think Wulai), the township actually does have a lot to offer. Besides the numerous hotspring hotels,…

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Ultra Yilan 50k

The trail running scene in Northern Taiwan has, unfortunately, been greatly reduced over the last few months. Due to permit issues and National Park regulations, scheduled races have not been able to proceed. The much anticipated Charming Trail, Old Northeast Coast Trail and Ultra Taiwan have all been recently cancelled, much to the dismay of trained ultra trail runners, excited to participate in these challenging, exceptional events. It was much to the relief of everyone, that Ultra Yilan continued, as scheduled, on the first weekend…

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