If you're reading this review, chances are that you're thinking of going on M13's tour..so heres the short review - book a place right now and do whatever it takes to get yourself to Taiwan you won't regret it. M13's tour was the first time I'd been to Taiwan (July '13) and its probably the best introduction to the country you could ask for. M13 is a great guide having built several years experience of running his tours I can only imagine they're getting better every year. Overall the tour is great value and no fuss being all inclusive you just show up and everything else is taken care of by M. The rides everyday are pretty epic and varied, through busy cities, up winding mountain roads and down the sunny coast to Kenting for example. It can be challenging at times but it only adds to the fun, I wouldn't worry too much about not having a lot of previous experience before, as one guy on the tour I was on, handled everything just fine and improved so much as well. You get to see, do and eat a whole lot of different things, this could be anything from visiting temples, snorkelling, walking around a national park and going to this weird museum, we also visited Taipei taking the high speed train where we visited the main attraction memorials and Taipei 101. In terms of the food you can try out the famous night markets, local food as well as your standard burger/pizza/pasta places along the way if thats what you really want. Another great part of the trip is that you'll probably meet all sorts of different people from all over the world. I really want to go back to Taiwan soon and if you go on this tour you'll probably want to go back as well.