The first extreme triathlon in Taiwan will be an unforgettable experience. Swimming in the frigid river of eastern Taiwan. Riding to the Mount HeHuan at 2,100m altitude and trail running through Taiwan’s mountains to the Top of Mount Hehun and the finishing line.

This carefully chosen cycling route takes the same path as The Taiwan KOM Challenge, represent one of the most unforgiving and brutal hill climb cycling routes in the world.

The route passes through the popular scenic area known as Taroko Gorge, an immense rocky chasm with vertical cliffs, innumerable tunnels and raging torrents below. Nature has created so many breathtaking scenes which attract many famous cyclists.

Gasping for oxygen in the thin air, sweating in the freezing cold atmosphere, bearing a positive mindset is of utmost importance. If the average Triathlon event no longer satisfies, then “Formosa Xtreme Triathlon” will push you to new limits.

The Formosa Xtreme Triathlon is an Xtri World Tour Prospect Race.

November 25, 2022
The number for participants for the whole event is capped to 250.


November 25, 2022 (Friday)
  • Swimming
    3.8 kilometers
    River Timed

    3.8 km in the Xiuguluan River under New Changhong Bridge. It is the longest river in eastern Taiwan, and has abundant water all year round. The water temperature at the start point on race morning has been between 18 and 20 degrees Celsius.

  • Cycling
    180 kilometers
    Extreme Point to Point Road Timed

    180 km from Cawi Tribe, Taitung. Up riding to the apex through Highway 193, across Highway 11 to Provincial Highway 8 to Mount HeHuan, ending at transition zone (T2) in Baiyang Park.

  • Trail Running
    43.4 kilometers
    Extreme Point to Point Timed Trail

    43.4km from Bilu Giant Tree towards Taroko National Park, and to the top of Mount. Wuling. It is a half road half trail course. The finish line would be at the top on Mt. HeHuan.


Nov 25 2022 : Humid and mostly cloudy throughout the day.
22.3°C - 27.8°C (72.2°F - 82.1°F)

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Last checked on 2022-11-23



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