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Rapha Cycling Club Summit Wuling

Summit Wuling Roadbook

View our guide for all things Summit related, from daily schedules through to emergency contact numbers.

The RCC Summit Wuling is the first to take place in the Asia-Pacific region and, together with local members, we’re excited to welcome you to this part of the world.

Please use this page to plan your Summit – from getting to know the weekend’s routes to making your travel arrangements and ensuring you’ve packed everything you need for your stay.

The Summit takes place on the shores of Sun Moon Lake, one of the most popular places to visit in Taiwan. From there, we will explore the surrounding mountains and countryside.

Please check back regularly as this page will be updated.

If you have not already done so, it is vital that you complete our Summit questionnaire so we can ensure a seamless weekend experience.

COMPLETE QUESTIONNAIRE

HOTELS

The Summit will be based in Hotel del Lago in the Yuchi township, around 250km from Taipei and 60km from Taichung. Each ride will depart from here and most off-bike activities will take place in the hotel. An RCC hospitality desk will be staffed daily to answer any questions and there will be secure bike parking available all weekend. Professional mechanics will also be on hand for any last minute adjustments or fixes you may need. All services based in the hotel are available for all of our guests, whether they’re staying in Del Lago or any of the other hotels nearby.

If you have booked a place in a double room and have a preferred club mate to share with - ensure you have both named each other as your room mate on the Summit questionnaire to avoid disappointment.

If you have already submitted your questionnaire but would like to update your room sharing preference then please email rcc@rapha.cc.

STAYING ELSEWHERE

If you’re not staying in Hotel del Lago, look for places within a couple of kilometres of the venue for ease of access before and after the rides. There are plenty of options in the area across most price ranges, but be sure to book early as it is a popular destination. If you're staying elsewhere, you can still keep your bike at the secure bike storage in the Summit hotel if needed.

Some of the hotels nearby are:

Sun Moon Lake Karuizawa Villa B&B

Rating

3–star

Distance From Summit HQ

500m

Adress

No.29, Ln. 12, Zhongxing Rd.,
Yuchi Township, Nantou County 555

Shueishalian Sun Moon Lake Hotel

Rating

3–star

Distance From Summit HQ

70m

Adress

No.5, Mingsheng St., Yuchi Township, Nantou County 555

Laurel Villa

Rating

3–star

Distance From Summit HQ

100m

Adress

No.28, Mingsheng St., Yuchi Township, Nantou County 555

Fuli Hot Spring Resort

Rating

4–star

Distance From Summit HQ

500m

Adress

No.250-2, Zhongshan Rd., Yuchi Township, Nantou County 555

Sun Moon Lake Hotel

Rating

4–star

Distance From Summit HQ

1.3km

Adress

No.419, Zhongshan Rd., Yuchi Township, Nantou County 555

The Wen Wan Resort Sun Moon Lake

Rating

5–star

Distance From Summit HQ

750m

Adress

No.139, Zhongxing Rd., Yuchi Township, Nantou County 555

Transfers

The Rapha Cycling Club will provide transfers from both Taipei City and Taiwan Taoyuan airport to the Summit on Friday, and a return trip on Monday. The transfers will depart at 9am and return to arrive in Taipei at about 3pm. We will contact everyone closer to the date to share full details. There will be space for both you and your bike on the transfer.

Book Transfers

Bike Hire

There will be a limited number of Giant bikes for hire for the duration of the Summit at a cost of £120 for the weekend. The bike will be waiting for you at the Summit hotel.

If you hire one of these bikes, please remember to bring your helmet, pedals, bidons and bike computer with you. Hire bikes will be guaranteed on a first come, first served basis, and we will not have access to any other hire bikes. Due to the limited numbers, please research options to bring your own bike with you.

Hire Bike

RCC Summit Championship

A feature in every RCC summit, the annual championship is a fun and relaxed competition to cap off the weekend. This year’s test will be a timed hill-climb up a classic local road. Whether riding or cheering from the roadside, the Summit Championship is always an excellent event.

ITINERARY

The cycling terrain in Wuling is challenging, but with our support and a diverse series of routes it offers something for every kind of rider. We have also arranged a variety of workshops and talks you can join after each ride.

Friday

Morning
  • 9am: Shuttles depart from Taipei City and Taiwan Taoyuan Airport.

  • Summit check in opens at 11:00.
Afternoon
  • Lunch available at the hotel from 12:00.

  • During the afternoon, the RCC staff and our mechanics will be on hand to offer you help for any last minute adjustments or fitting hire bikes.

  • An afternoon ride around the beautiful Sun Moon Lake. There will be paced groups, and some of the groups will have a cycling skills focus during the ride.

  • Guests are invited to stay in the saddle after the ride for a visit to an antique Assam tea farm, or return to the hotel.
Evening
  • Rapha product insights. Members of our product teams guide you through the new Explore collection, with sneak peeks at upcoming products. The team will be ready to answer your questions about product development.

  • A social hour followed by welcome cocktails and a dinner at the venue.

Saturday

Morning
  • Groups departing for the full day rides.

  • Option 1: 100km / 2,500m to visit a Taiwanese aboriginal tribe.

  • Option 2: 55km / 1,200m social pace route around Nantou county.

  • Lunch is provided along the rides.
Afternoon
  • Groups will reconvene for the RCC Summit Championship challenge, either to race to the top or to encourage their chapter representatives.

  • Evening - Bike maintenance workshop, including how to get the most out of your bike and make the parts last longer with the correct care.
Evening
  • Talk about training with expert team members, who will share their tips and techniques to maximise yourdevelopment on the bike.

  • Evening: Dinner at one of the hotel restaurants.

Sunday

Morning
  • Groups departing for the full day rides.

  • The whole group will head to Wuling to conquer one of the most spectacular climbs in the world. The longest option is 125km with 4,316m of climbing, but guests can decide how far they go. We will provide an option to take a ride on a coach, or descend back to the hotel by bike.
Afternoon
  • Lunch is provided on the road.

Evening
  • An informal talk about RCC. Share your thoughts about the club and its future.

  • Learn how to get most out of your indoor trainer.

  • Yoga session with LuluLemon.

  • A dinner at one of the hotel restaurants.

Monday

Morning
  • Last spin to visit the beautiful Checheng Train Station.
Afternoon
  • Lunch at the hotel.
  • 12:30 shuttles depart to Taipei

Please note: we encourage all guests to arrive Friday mid-day, and depart Monday noon. Lunch will be served during limited hours on Friday and Monday.

RCC Summit Jersey

Available exclusively to Summit guests, these special edition RCC Race Jerseys feature unique design elements to commemorate a special weekend. The jersey is included in the Summit cost. Please book your size by filling in the pre-summit questionnaire.

General Packing List

Clothing
  • Base layers
  • Bib shorts
  • Short sleeve jerseys
  • Long sleeve jersey
  • Gilet
  • Wind jacket
  • Rain jacket
  • Fleece jacket
  • Warm vest
  • Arm warmers
  • Leg warmers
  • Short-fingered gloves
  • Long-fingered gloves
  • Cycling caps
  • Helmet
  • Sunglasses
  • Cycling socks
  • Cycling shoes

Essentials
  • Passport and visa (If required)
  • Airline tickets
  • Medications
  • Sun cream
  • Plug adapters
  • Pedals
  • Saddle
  • Front and rear lights
  • Spare road cleats
  • Small bike pump

Bringing yout own bike

If you are bringing your own bike, we also recommend:


  • Spare tyres
  • Set of brake blocks
  • CO2 threaded regulator
  • Charging unit for electric shifting

CLIMATE AND TERRAIN

November in Wuling sees cooling temperatures, with daily highs reaching high 20s and lows just under 20C. We should be prepared for moderate rain and changing conditions so versatile clothing will be required.
The area is known for the challenging climbing so please consider appropriate gearing. We recommend 11-32 with 50/34 or 11-32 with 53/34. More experienced climbers may prefer 11-30 with 52/36.

RULES OF THE ROAD

To ensure that everyone has a fun and safe weekend, we encourage club members to treat this as a club weekend, and not as a Rapha Travel trip. You should pre-load ride routes onto your bike computer, and be prepared to build and break down your bike. The routes will be available in October.
On the first day of the Summit, we’ll go through some advice about riding in groups as well as the local highway code.

HOSPITALITY DESK

The RCC hospitality desk will be manned all day by RCC team members. Be it the location of dinner for a particular evening, or the finer details of your schedule for the day, you’ll find the answer here.

ADDITIONAL PROGRAMMING

For those who can arrive earlier, we have organised some additional programming in Taipei. * Book your place here.

Thursday 1 November

7am–10am: Photography ride to experience a true Taipei classic Balaka road. Meet at the Clubhouse, from where we head to the beautiful Yangmingshan National Park. A long climb will lead us to magnificent views across the northern part of Taiwan before flying back down to the city. By then the Clubhouse will have opened for a late morning coffee break.

7pm–9pm: A Social ride across Taipei, to experience its unique nightlife and famous night markets. You can either bring your own bike, or use one of the YouBikes stationed all over the city. Come visit the clubhouse to borrow an EasyCard for the hire!
If you arrive before Thursday, check out the clubhouse calendar and join the regular programming and rides offered.

*Cost is not included in the Summit price. Additional charges may apply.

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