Biking Tour – Explore the Countryside of Sabah, Malaysia
Join a biking day tour during your holiday in Kota Kinabalu and go cycling in the countryside of Sabah. During your biking tour, you will cycle through rural areas, across hanging bridges and by jungle plantation. During your biking tour, you will follow a cycling route near Tuaran. Tuaran is a market town that lies along the foothills and coastal plains below Mount Kinabalu. Tuaran is approximately an hour drive north of Kota Kinabalu city centre.
The Tuaran cycling route is a ~22km bike tour that takes you through the heartland of the Dusun people – small riverside villages, jungle plantations and onto the coastal plain where we will stop for lunch in Tuaran town close to the Chinese pagoda. The biking terrain is a mix of sealed and gravel roads with minimal climbing and some gentle descents. Almost half of the cycling ride will be on dirt roads which sometimes can be rough. For the rest of the bike ride, you will travel on small village roads with very little traffic. There are three hanging bridges to cross during the ride which add an interesting addition to the bike ride tour. For safety, a support vehicle is nearby at all times.
Go for a Bike Ride – join a Cycling Tour from Kota Kinabalu, Sabah!
Over the course of the 22km biking tour, you will cycle by padi fields, riverbanks, through villages and hillsides of Tuaran. The hilly demographics of the Tuaran area makes the ride interesting and slightly challenging. Your Bike Guide can add extension loops onto the bike tour depending upon your fitness level.
If you are wanting even more adventure from your Biking Day tour them choose the combo Biking & Kiulu River Rafting Day Tour. For two days of adventure why not choose a Biking Tour for a cycling adventure one day, followed by a Padas River rafting adventure the next day.
Trip Itinerary – Biking Adventure & Cycling Tour, Kota Kinabalu
8:15hrs: You will be collected from your hotel in central Kota Kinabalu. You will be transferred by minibus north from Kota Kinabalu to the starting location of your biking tour.
9:30hrs: You will arrive at the starting location near Tuaran. Your Bike Guide will provide a safety briefing and will help you set up your bikes.
9:45hrs: Start your ~2.5 – 3 hour biking tour through the countryside. The cycling can be strenuous, mainly due to the tropical heat and humidity, though we have plenty of time and are in no rush. At times there are technical sections where you can have fun bouncing through or get off and walk for a while.
12.30hrs – Enjoy your lunch at a local cafe in Tuaran town. After lunch, you will be transferred back to your Hotel in central Kota Kinabalu.
~14:30hrs – 15:00hrs: You will arrive back at your hotel in central Kota Kinabalu.
Trip Pre-requisites – Biking Tour, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
This trip requires basic biking skills and a fairly good level of fitness.
- Return transfers from a hotel in central Kota Kinabalu.
- Use of a good quality mountain bike (properly fitted to your height), cycling helmet and water bottle during the biking tour.
- Meal: lunch.
- Guiding by qualified Bike Guide (English speaking).
- Provision of a support vehicle whilst cycling.
- 0% Sales & Service Tax on the tour price as applicable from 6th May 2019.
There is a surcharge for pick up from hotels south of Kota Kinabalu.
Recommended Packing List For The Trip
Sun cream, change of clothes & towel (for after the ride), clothing suitable for biking (trainers, shorts, t-shirt or long-sleeved shirt), camera, sense of humour and an adventurous spirit!
Notes – Biking Day Tour, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
The trip is weather dependent. The prices shown are valid for trips up to 31st March 2023. For trips after this date please contact us for a quote.