Cycle Borneo’s stunning coastline on this guided tour
Is there any way to experience the perfect coastline of Borneo than on a bike with the sea breeze rushing past you? The Borneo Coastal Biking Tour shows you some of the most beautiful parts of the Borneo coast on a quick, efficient bike tour.
You’ll ride deep into wildlife refuges, spotting orangutans high in the trees. Cycle past blooming Rafflesia, the largest (and stinkiest!) flower in the world. Snorkel deep under the surface and make friends with sea turtles, soaking up the sunshine as you eat seafood on the coast. Ride past paddy fields and fishing villages, stop in at seafood markets, and pedal along pristine beaches right on the sand at low tide sunset. The Borneo Coastal Biking Tour is an unforgettable chance to get in touch with this special slice of paradise. Book your spot today!
Highlights of the Borneo Coastal Biking Tour
Borneo Coastal Biking Tour Itinerary
Day 1 Ride to Orangutan Sanctuary
Welcome to Borneo! After settling in at your hotel, you’ll be transferred to a seaside fishing kampong for a quick boat ride to Satang Island. Here, you can swim and snorkel- keep an eye out for sea turtles! Once back on dry land, enjoy a packed lunch and then it’s time to cycle to the Matang Wildlife Center, which rehabilitates orangutans. Make friends with the amazing orange creatures and keep an eye out for Sambar deer, hornbills, and more! You have the option of heading out for a night tour of the jungle to spot nocturnal animals before getting cozy in your cabin on the refuge for the night.
Overnight Location: Lodge in Matang Wildlife Center
Distance: 29 km
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Day 2 Ride to Gunung Gading National Park
After breakfast, begin with a more challenging ride up the coast towards the far western tip of Borneo. Watch for local and migratory birds along the way. Once you reach Lundu, stop and search for the Rafflesia, the biggest flower in the world. Admire it from afar though, it smells horrid! You’ll then ride along to a fantastic seaside resort to spend the rest of the day cooling off in the pool. The sunsets on the beach here are incredible!
Overnight Location: Resort in Lundu
Distance: 64 km
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3 Cycle beside beaches to Sematan
The next part of your cycling adventure in Borneo starts with a beautiful ride along the coconut palm-lined beaches towards Sematan, a picturesque coastal town. You’ll pass paddy fields and empty beaches along the way, so feel free to stop and admire the view wherever you please. You’ll stop by a waterfall for a picnic lunch and then finish your ride along a pristine stretch of white sand beach. During low tide, you can even ride directly on the sand. Finally, enjoy dinner outside while the sun sets.
Overnight Location: Resort in Sematan
Distance: 36 km
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4 Transfer to Kuching
This morning, you’ll have one last chance to soak up the sun on the beach before it’s time for a transfer to the airport in Kuching. Safe travels home!
Overnight Location: None
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Borneo Coastal Biking Tour Price and Dates
Pricing for this guided cycling tour of Borneo depends on whether you choose to join an existing group on a specific date or if you prefer a custom tour for your group only.
The Borneo Coastal Ride tour is available in March, April, June, August, and September. Borneo’s dry season is from March through October, so any of the available months should keep you relatively dry.
Prices of Private Guided Borneo Coastal Biking TourBook Now
Have your own private tour with just your group! Please contact us with your preferred date and the number of people in your group and we will create the itinerary just for you.
Dates and Prices to Join a Group Tour on the Borneo Coastal Biking Tour
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Accommodation on the Borneo Coastal Biking Tour
This tour is based in hotels and resorts. The lodges offer pleasant rooms with great locations. Rooms are double occupancy, and single travellers will pay a supplement.
In some cases, accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other, comparable accommodations.
Single Rooms and Solo Travelers
You can pay a supplement of $125 USD to have a private room. Contact us and we can try and match single travellers up where possible.
Hotels on Standard Tour
Matang Wildlife Centre in Kuching
The rooms in the accommodation here are spartan, but you’ll be immersed right in the heart of the wildlife centre.
Union Yes Retreat in Lundu
This retreat offers comfortable rooms with air conditioning and easy beach access.
Sematan Palm Beach Resort in Sematan
This hotel feels like a little slice of paradise, with direct beach access, a pool, air conditioning, and a nice restaurant.
What’s Included in the Borneo Coastal Biking Tour?
3 breakfasts, 4 lunches, and 3 dinners are included.
Accommodation for 3 nights is included.
Transportation during the Tour
This tour includes all the necessary transfers, as well as airport pick up and drop off.
- Bike rental including helmet (JAVA mountain bike with front suspension)
- English-speaking guide
- Entrance fees to national parks and historical sites
- Support vehicle services
- Travel insurance
- Travel to and from Kuching
- Lunches and dinners or drinks and snacks not previously mentioned
- Tourist taxes if applicable
- Personal equipment
- Any additional nights before or after tour
Frequently Asked Questions about Borneo Coastal Biking Tour
Paradesa Borneo is a boutique adventure tour operator in Borneo, allowing guests to explore the rural areas and natural wilderness of Borneo. Their tours go off the beaten path, showcasing the best of Borneo’s beauty.
Paradesa prefers to take you away from well-trodden tourist attractions and into the incredible natural world. They focus on responsible and sustainable travel in all endeavors.
Paradesa has cultivated meaningful relationships with locals, supporting their environmental initiatives and using their tours to contribute to the local economy. These partnerships make for amazing cultural exchanges and exceptional authenticity in their adventures.Learn More
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Delilah is a favourite in Paradesa's TripAdvisor reviews, welcoming guests with warmth and humour. She has been guiding since 2018 and loves every day of her work. Delilah most loves sharing the heritage and culture of Borneo, as well as taking guests to hidden places normally only visited by locals.
- Q: What is your favourite trip to do and why?
- A: Longhouse trips! As a member of the tribe myself, I’m able to share and show the ways of my people in depth. Guests get to see the real deal: how they eat, how they live, how they work, their beliefs. It’s a firsthand experience.
- Q: What are guests most surprised about when visiting Borneo?
- A: Very friendly locals who always say hello even if you are a complete stranger. That, and how fluent the locals are in English! Also, the fact that Kuching is so clean, even with all that urban hustle and bustle going on.
- Q: What has your most unforgettable experience while guiding been?
- A: Taking care of an 80+ year old rider on one of our 14-day cycling holidays. The routes are challenging, and he finished the whole thing without faltering. I have such great respect for that man.