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Mountain Biking Tour | 2 Day | Sabah, Borneo

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Are you looking for a mountain biking adventure in Borneo? Then this 2 day tour could be exactly what you are looking for! This 2 day mountain biking adventure in Borneo offers you the opportunity to ride through the stunning rural heart of Borneo where you will get to bike through the foothills and valleys of Mount Kinabalu, pass by small villages and bike through jungle. Added highlights of this mountain biking Borneo tour include a jungle trek and an overnight stay in a village homestay. Bike – trek – homestay, a perfect way to experience a mountain biking Borneo adventure.

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Mountain Biking Adventure in Borneo – Ride Through the Foothills of Mount Kinabalu

This 2-day mountain biking adventure tour in Borneo offers you the opportunity to ride through some of Sabah’s most dramatic scenery. You’ll be transferred into the rural heart of Borneo where you will get to bike through the foothills and valleys of Mount Kinabalu, pass by small villages and bike through the jungle. You will also join a jungle trek during this 2-day mountain biking adventure helping you experience more of the stunning landscape found in Sabah, Borneo. You will enjoy amazing views of Mount Kinabalu throughout this ride which provides a breath-taking backdrop to your mountain biking Borneo adventure. During your overnight stay in Kampung Tambatuon, you’ll sleep in a village homestay and enjoy views of Mount Tambayukon (the 3rd highest mountain in Sabah).

2 Day Mountain Biking Adventure – Experience the Mountains, Villages, Rivers and Jungle of Borneo

This 2-day mountain biking adventure Borneo offers many highlights with amazing views, mountain biking across hanging bridges (an interesting experience), jungle trekking, passing through scenic villages and meeting locals along the way. The 2-day mountain biking adventure in Borneo takes you off the beaten track and it is unlikely that you will not see any other tourists – bliss for those wanting an adventure away from it all.

It is an intermediate level mountain biking adventure and, as such, you need to be comfortable riding a bike to join this tour. It can offer a great mountain biking adventure for a family (with older children), a group of friends or a group expedition to Borneo. For those wanting an easier biking adventure in Borneo checks our 1-day biking tour from Kota Kinabalu.

Trip Itinerary – Mountain Biking Adventure Tour | 2 Day

Day 1 (Meals: L & D)

Today you will ride: 40% dirt roads, 35% sealed roads and 25% jungle

07:30 – You will be collected from your hotel in Kota Kinabalu and transferred north from Kota Kinabalu towards Tamparuli where you’ll stop to collect and test your mountain bike and have a safety briefing. You’ll then continue your journey by road for another 1.5 hours to the starting point at Kg Kiau.

10:45 – Arrive at Kg Kiau ready to start your mountain biking adventure Borneo.

11:00 – Your mountain biking journey starts as you ride down through Kiau Valley to Kampung Kaung (20km ride). Enjoy amazing views of the jungle-clad valley and Mount Kinabalu.

~15:00 – you will arrive at the end of the rideable trail. Your mountain bikes will be put onto the support truck and from here you begin the jungle trek to Kampung Tambatuon. The trek is 7km and will take 2 hours plus. During your trek, you will cross a few rivers and learn about some of the interesting plant life you pass by before you arrive at the paddy fields of Kampung Tambatuon. You will overnight in this village in a community homestay. The homestay offers comfortable dorms and a huge veranda with views of the western flanks of Mount Kinabalu. In the evening, there will be a dinner of tasty local dishes prepared by your guides. After a relaxing evening enjoys a good nights sleep ahead of your mountain biking adventure tomorrow. Overnight in dorms in village community homestay.

Day 2  (Meals: B, L)

Today you will ride: 50% dirt roads, 25% sealed roads and 25% through villages

After breakfast, you’ll start the second day of your mountain biking adventure Borneo. We head north on mostly gravel roads for 25 km. There’ll be a stop along the way where you can cool down with a swim in a river. You’ll also have refreshment stops along the way and enjoy a cool drink supplied by the support vehicle. Today’s mountain biking ride finishes at the town of Taginambur, a quiet town where tourists are rarely seen. You’ll arrive at Taginambur around 12 noon – 13:00. Here you’ll enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before you start heading back to Kota Kinabalu at ~14:00. You’ll arrive back at your hotel in Kota Kinabalu around 16:00. We hope you enjoyed your 2-day mountain biking adventure Borneo!

Trip Pre-requisites – Mountain Biking Adventure Tour, Kota Kinabalu, Borneo

This trip requires reasonable mountain biking skills and a good level of fitness. Be prepared for physical exertion as you will be riding 20km –  25km per day in a tropical climate. Minimum 2 persons per booking.

Trip Inclusions – Mountain Biking Adventure | Borneo

Your Mountain Biking Adventure Borneo 2 Day Tour includes all you need to get the most, safely, from your biking tour:-

  • Guiding by an experienced Mountain Biking Guide. The mountain biking Guides are trained in first aid and carry comprehensive first aid kits and rescue equipment.
  • Use of a good quality mountain bike with disc brakes, and a biking helmet.
  • Return transportation from Kota Kinabalu.
  • Meals: 1 x breakfast, 2 x lunch, 1 x dinner
  • Accommodation – one-night stay in a dormitory at a village community homestay in Kampung Tambatuon
  • Drinking water and Isotonic drinks during biking activities.
  • Support vehicle during your biking adventure activities.
  • 0% Sales Tax as is currently applicable.

Trip Exclusions – Biking Adventure | Kota Kinabalu

There is a surcharge for pick up from hotels south of Kota Kinabalu.

Recommended Packing List – Biking Adventure | Borneo

To get the most from your mountain biking adventure Borneo tour it is recommended you bring the following with you:

  • Biking Shorts
  • Trainers (no sandals)
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun cream/lotion with a high SPF
  • Personal medication
  • A change of clothes for the evenings and return journey to Kota Kinabalu
  • Towel
  • Camera
  • The personal bag which will be carried in the support vehicle
  • Biking helmet (if you wish to bring your own)
  • Gloves
  • Hydration backpack
  • Insect repellent

Notes – Mountain Biking Adventure Borneo

Bookings must be made at least one week prior to the tour date.

Timings and details of the ride itinerary may change depending on the Mountain Biking Guides assessment of your biking capabilities and fitness level. The trip is weather dependent and your Biking Guide may adapt the route and itinerary as required based upon the weather conditions. Remember, safety comes first. As the biking route is off the tourist trail there will be limited and basic access to facilities along the way.

The prices shown are valid for trips up to 31st December 2022. For a Mountain Biking Borneo Adventure tour after this date please contact us for a quote.

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  • What is there to do in Kota Kinabalu in 2 days?

    Kota Kinabalu, the capital of Sabah, is the starting point for most holidays to Sabah. From Kota Kinabalu, most visitors go to explore other parts of Sabah whether it be on a tour from Kota Kinabalu (to go rafting, biking, climbing Mount Kinabalu etc.), or via a short internal flight to visit other parts of Sabah like the Kinabatangan River or Danum Valley. If you have a couple of days free in Kota Kinabalu during your holiday then there is surprisingly quite a bit you can do and see on your doorstep.

    On the first day, you can explore the city with its many attractions. At the start of the day visit the Kota Kinabalu Wetland Ramsar Site, a bird sanctuary close to the city centre. You could then choose to walk up Signal Hill to enjoy views out over the City from Signal Hill observatory platform, visit the Sabah State Museum for a walk through Sabah’s history or explore the handicraft market located on the waterfront. Visit the Atkinson Clock Tower, the oldest building in Kota Kinabalu, or one of the famous Mosques in Kota Kinabalu – Kota Kinabalu City Mosque (‘Floating Mosque’) or the State Mosque. Later in the day watch the sunset from Tanjung Aru Beach before heading back into the city centre for a spot of early evening shopping. Finally, choose from one of the many local cafes and restaurants for a tasty meal to end the day. 

    For your second day visit the local islands in Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park. The Marine Park is located in front of Kota Kinabalu and easily accessible via a boat transfer from Jesselton Point Jetty. You can choose to join an organised day tour to help you get the most from your visit to the Marine Park whether it be a Snorkeling Trip or going scuba diving to explore the tropical waters. You could also choose to visit the islands independently via an island transfer service and chill out on one of the public beaches on the islands in the Marine Park. Sun, tropical sea, sand – a perfect way to spend a second day in Kota Kinabalu.

  • How far is Kota Kinabalu from the Airport?

    The Kota Kinabalu International Airport KKIA (airport code BKI) is located to the south of the city and is 8.5 kilometres from the city centre. This journey can be easily done by private car, taxi or shuttle bus. A taxi will charge around RM 30 each way for a pre-booked taxi. Arrivals are on the lower level with departures on the upper level. At busy times allow 30 minutes from the city centre to the airport.

  • Is it easy to get from the city centre to Jesselton Point Jetty?

    Most watersports trips depart from Jesselton Point Jetty (https://g.page/JesseltonPoint) in central Kota Kinabalu. If you are staying at a city centre hotel or guest house you will often find it far quicker to walk to Jesselton Point. If you are staying at hotels or resorts such as Shangri-La Rasa Ria or Shangri-La Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa then I would certainly grab a taxi.

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