Borneo Coastal Biking Tour
Borneo Coastal Biking Tour

Borneo Coastal Biking Tour

4 days

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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

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.

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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

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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 Tour

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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

Make new friends by joining a group tour! Prices below are per person:

Aug 19, 2021
Aug 22, 2021
From Kuching
To Kuching
USD$1,025
4 days / 5+ Spaces Left
Sep 09, 2021
Sep 12, 2021
From Kuching
To Kuching
USD$1,025
4 days / 5+ Spaces Left
Mar 24, 2022
Mar 27, 2022
From Kuching
To Kuching
USD$1,025
4 days / 5+ Spaces Left
Apr 07, 2022
Apr 10, 2022
From Kuching
To Kuching
USD$1,025
4 days / 5+ Spaces Left
Jun 23, 2022
Jun 26, 2022
From Kuching
To Kuching
USD$1,025
4 days / 5+ Spaces Left
Aug 11, 2022
Aug 14, 2022
From Kuching
To Kuching
USD$1,025
4 days / 5+ Spaces Left
Sep 08, 2022
Sep 11, 2022
From Kuching
To Kuching
USD$1,025
4 days / 5+ Spaces Left

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?

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

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.

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Borneo Coastal Biking Tour Map

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Is this tour for me?

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.

Local Guide

Delilah, Paradesa Borneo
Delilah
Kuching, Malaysia

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