Cycling around the lake is the best way to see and enjoy the scenic views of Sun Moon Lake. There are several bikeways surround and nearby the lake for both locals and visitors.
1) Xiangshan Bikeway, being the most common and beautiful route.
2) Yuetan Bikeway, further south of Xiangshan Bikeway
3) Toushe Bikeway
We experienced the Xiangshan Bikeway. It was absolutely stunning to see the lake dividing line between Sun Lake and Moon Lake, pass by water willow and enjoy the views of Hanbi Peninsula, great Shuishe Mountain, and the Xiangshan Ecology. We cycled to cross the Tong Xin Bridge and reach Shuishe Tunnel or Xiangshan Visitor Center.
Bicycle rental can be ranged from NT$200 to NT$2000 per hour.
We rented a bike from a bike shop which offered us with a coupon off NT$50, so we paid NT$150 per hour.
There is only one bus passing through the main road of Cingjing. It is operated by Nantou Bus Transportation Co. Ltd. The bus will start from Taichung and all the way to Cingjing up to Cingjing Farm. There are two routes of buses that passing the main areas of Cingjing,
1) Buses direct from Taichung.
2) Buses transfer from Puli.
Click here for the complete schedule.
Get a copy of the latest schedule at Taichung or Puli Bus Station or download a copy from the internet. You need to wait the bus at assigned bus stations along the main street. It is better to wait at least 10 minutes before the time on the schedule to avoid missing the bus.
Also read, Buses To Nantou County.