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Taiwandering

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Offering outstanding scenery, a tropical climate and spectacular roads, Taiwan is the surprising little island with the lot. Words and photography by Iain Treloar. It’s 6am, Saturday, and Taipei is waking up. Outside my hotel window, it’s a 180 degree panorama of skyscrapers, high-density apartment towers, hotels and billboards; lush green mountains wallpaper the gaps between. Fourteen
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Taiwan

Breaking point

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Iain Treloar tackles Taiwan’s—and maybe the world’s—toughest climb. It comes back to me like a fever-dream, half-remembered glimpses of an experience surreal and intense. It goes like this: we’re a motley crew of cycling media and pro cyclists and we’re cooped up in an aging hotel on the outskirts of Hualien. The lobby echoes with
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