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, check 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, enjoy a good night’s 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)
- Sun cream/lotion with a high SPF
- Personal medication
- A change of clothes for the evenings and the return journey to Kota Kinabalu
- The personal bag which will be carried in the support vehicle
- Biking helmet (if you wish to bring your own)
- Hydration backpack
- Insect repellent
Notes – Mountain Biking Adventure Borneo
Bookings must be made at least one week before 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 on 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 March 2024. For a Mountain Biking Borneo Adventure tour after this date, please get in touch with us for a quote.