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October 31, 2023

Songhe Tribe Village Cycling Expedition at HOSHINOYA Guguan

HOSHINOYA Guguan, the first luxury hot spring resort by Hoshino Resorts in Taiwan, will launch its limited winter-season cycling program "Songhe Tribe Village Cycling Expedition" from November 1st, 2023, to January 31st, 2024.  During the autumn and winter seasons, when our basal metabolism is higher than in summer, which makes us more suited to exercise, a cycling program around a nearby village will be hosted. With an experienced guide, guests will cycle to the Songhe tribe village through the forest and also learn about its history. 

Characteristic 1: Explore the Songhe Tribe Village and its history through cycling
The Songhe Tribe village is home to one of the Taiwan indigenous groups, the Atayal people, and this program starts by heading to the Songhe Tribe Village along the Dijia River about 10 minutes by car from HOSHINOYA Guguan. From there, 2.5-kilometer cycling using an electric bicycle from BESV company, a Taiwanese bicycle brand, can be enjoyed. Basianshan Mountain used to be called Taiwan's Three Great Forest Sites, and it still has a vast old-growth forest. Songtsuru is a settlement inhabited by the Taiyal, one of Taiwan's indigenous people. From the start of cycling, guests can bike through the Taiwan Pine Tree Tunnel, while taking in the cool air and feeling the sunlight that is filtered through the branches and the gaps between leaves.

Characteristic 2: Private Picnic in the Mountains
After reaching the resting point, at the highest point of elevation within the Songhe tribe village, guests can enjoy a Japanese-style bento box. With the beautiful backdrop of Guguan's beautiful mountain scenery, this meal will provide a perfect opportunity to replenish the energy needed after the exercise. Each item in the bento box is carefully crafted by the head chef with a variety of temari sushi and Japanese-style side dishes, including egg rolls with grilled eel, shrimp tempura, salmon mousse, winter bamboo shoots with bonito flakes, chicken meatballs, sweet potato salad, black sugar glazed black beans, and desserts such as matcha tiramisu and kanten jelly with fruits are also included. The use of local ingredients and Japanese culinary techniques allows guests to experience a private mountain picnic.

Characteristic 3: Hot Spring Bath to Soothe the Mind and Body
After a total of 5-kilometer on the bike, guests can enjoy a soak in the hot spring bath to relieve fatigue and any sore muscles. The Guguan hot springs gushes all year round, ensuring a steady stream of spring water throughout the year. The hot spring is a bicarbonate spring, which is less irritating for the skin and is also known as the "spring of beauty. " At HOSHINOYA Guguan, the bathtub of the public hot spring uses wood, which is a familiar design in Japan and as it is an open-air bath, guests can enjoy a relaxing soak.

Example itinerary
10:30 am   Depart HOSHINOYA Guguan
11:00 am   Cycling 
12:30 pm   Private Picnic in the Mountains
3:00 pm   Return to HOSHINOYA Guguan
4:00 pm   Enjoy the public hot springs

"Songhe Tribe Village Cycling Expedition" at a glance
Time  period: November 1st, 2023 to January 31st 2024; limited to Monday to Wednesday every week
*Note: Program unavailable on January 1st and 2nd, 2024
Price: 35,600 NTD per pair (includes tax, and excludes service charge)
Price includes: 1-time cycling activity, 1-time private picnic in the mountains
Limited to: 1 pair per day (2 people)
Reservation: By noon, 14 days before check-in
Available to: Guests over 18 years old staying more than 2 nights
・100% cancellation fee from 3 days before the reserved date.
・Depending on availability, ingredients used in the dinner may vary

Overview of HOSHINOYA Guguan
Address: No.16, Wenquan Ln., Sec. 1, Dongguan Rd., Heping Dist., Taichung City 424, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
Number of rooms: 50 
Check-in: 3:00pm / Check-out: 12:00pm
Price: From 18,000 NTD per room per night
Direction: Transfer at the Taipei Main Station from the Taipei Songshan Airport, about 90 minutes by car from the Taichung HSR Station

Luxury hotel embodying the true characteristics of land, history, and culture
HOSHINOYA is an accommodation with distinct themes, conceptualized from each location's land, history, and culture. Woven into these distinct themes is our attention to detail in every aspect from the design to hospitality; contributing to the creation of a one-of-a-kind world of HOSHINOYA. Enrich the heart with the epiphanies of travel through a unique stay experience.

About Hoshino Resorts
Hoshino Resorts was first established as a Japanese inn/ryokan in 1914 in Karuizawa in Nagano Prefecture before it began the operation of other resorts in Japan. Today, it has evolved into a highly influential hotel management company and is run by 4th-generation family member Yoshiharu Hoshino. Providing a unique experience focused on the local charms of each destination and a high level of omotenashi, Japanese-style hospitality, the company has expanded rapidly out of Karuizawa since 2001 and now operates more than 60 accommodations both in and outside Japan with one of the following categories: luxury hotel brand “HOSHINOYA,” hot spring ryokan brand “KAI,” countryside resort hotel brand “RISONARE,” city tourism hotel brand “OMO,” free-spirited hotel brand “BEB,” or other unique lodgings.

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