Borneo Coastal Biking Tour

Borneo Coastal Biking Tour

Borneo Coastal Biking Tour

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From $975USD

Difficulty

Guided

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Highlights

Cycle Borneo’s stunning coastline on this guided tour

Ride through Satang Island, home to Matang Wildlife Refuge where you can spot orangutans in the trees.

Cycle along Borneo’s pristine white-sand beaches at low tide, watching the sunset in front of you.

Snorkel in crystal-clear waters, spotting sea turtles and exotic fish as you dive down.

Sample local cuisine and kick back in oceanside resorts in cozy small towns like Sematan.

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!

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
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch

Borneo Coastal Biking Tour Price and Dates

This guided cycling tour of Borneo is run as a fixed-departure tour where you’d be joining a group, however, custom private tours can be organized for those willing to travel with their group only (please contact us with your preferred date and the number of people in your group and we will create the itinerary just for you).

Prices below are per person sharing a double or a triple room:

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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 $125USD to have a private room. Contact us and we can try and match single travellers up where possible.

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.

Hotels on Standard Tour

What’s Included in the Borneo Coastal Biking Tour?

Meals

3 breakfasts, 4 lunches, and 3 dinners are included.

Accommodations

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.

Also Included

  • Bike rental including helmet (JAVA mountain bike with front suspension)
  • English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fees to national parks and historical sites
  • Support vehicle services

Not included

  • Travel insurance
  • Travel to and from Kuching
  • Lunches and dinners or drinks and snacks not previously mentioned
  • Tourist taxes if applicable
  • Personal equipment

Optional Extras

  • Any additional nights before or after tour

Frequenty Asked Questions about Borneo Coastal Biking Tour

How hard is the Borneo Coastal Biking Tour?

We rate this tour as a 3 / 5. You will cycle just over 30 km daily for two days and approximately 65 km the third day. While you should have some basic cycling fitness to enjoy the tour, the shorter duration makes it more accessible.

Do I need a visa to travel to Malaysia?

Check with your local country about visa requirements. You could also try this website, though you should verify with your government. Note that this tour takes place in a state of Malaysia on Borneo, so you should research your visa requirements accordingly.

Are meals included on the Sarawak Rainforest Bike Discovery tour?

Yes. 3 breakfasts, 4 lunches, and 3 dinners are included.

Do I need insurance?

Yes. You will need to acquire travel insurance that covers hiking/walking. Get your Travel Insurance.

What type of bikes do you use?

This tour uses Java mountain bikes with front suspension. These bikes are available in two sizes (15’’ and 17’’).

How do I get to Kuching to start this tour?

You can fly directly into the Kuching International Airport, where you will be picked up and transferred to your hotel.

Is the Borneo Coastal Biking Tour guided?

Yes, you will have an English-speaking guide for the duration of the tour.

Where does the Borneo coastal and Island tour end?

The tour ends in Kuching, where you will be transferred to the airport.

Are equipment rentals included?

Bikes and helmets are included, but please bring any additional equipment desired.

Do I need special vaccines to travel to Malaysia?

Check with your family doctor.

Are there any travel restrictions for Malaysia?

Please check with your local government about travel restrictions before you book your tour. This map from the US Department of State provides an overview of the current status in countries around the globe. The UK‘s Foreign Office and Government of Canada also provide advice on foreign travel. Note that the travel advice may change depending on your nationality.

When is the best time to travel to Malaysia for this tour?

The best time to travel to Borneo for the Sarawak Rainforest Bike Tour is January, February, March, May, October, November, or December. Borneo’s dry season is from March through October, so note that tours during other parts of the year may be particularly rainy.

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Tour Difficulty

We rate this tour as a 3 / 5. You will cycle just over 30 km daily for two days and approximately 65 km the third day. While you should have some basic cycling fitness to enjoy the tour, the shorter duration makes it more accessible.


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Local guide

Delilah

Kuching, Malaysia

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+1 (587) 327-9828

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