Ride the Taipei subway line all the way to the southern most stop, Xindian, for riverside relaxing and leisurely hiking. Bitan is a newly renovated riverside section of biking paths and cafes. It’s great for weekend people watching and soaking up the water views.
It’s a beautiful meandering path full of caterpillars this time of year and blossoming with butterflies in early spring. Hike up to the top where a small grassy plateau provides views north of the city to the southern mountains beyond.