Sarawak Rainforest Bike Discovery
Sarawak Rainforest Bike Discovery

Borneo’s Sarawak Rainforest Bike Tour

8 days

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Cycle through Borneo’s Sarawak Rainforest

The thriving rainforests and expansive coastline of Borneo are calling! Explore the thrilling Malaysian state of Sarawak in Borneo on the incredible Sarawak Rainforest Bike Tour.

On the Sarawak Rainforest Bike Tour, you’ll ride through vibrant nature reserves with families of orangutans and massive blooming flowers. Cycle along the picturesque coastline, stopping to enjoy the water on empty beaches. The Sarawak Rainforest Bike Tour takes you by kayak down the Sarawak River and past caves with chattering bats before leading you past coconut-tree lined beaches and into blissful resorts. From one end of Sarawak to the next, the Sarawak Rainforest Bike Tour is an unforgettable tour of Borneo’s Malaysian coast.

Highlights of the Borneo’s Sarawak Rainforest Bike Tour

Ride deep into Borneo’s incredible Sarawak rainforest, passing unique animal and plant species.
Cycle through nature reserves with orangutan-filled trees and hidden waterfalls.
Kayak down the river, passing caves filled with bats and massive blooming flowers.
Spend time enjoying the pristine beaches and welcoming ocean after you ride.

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Sarawak Rainforest Bike Discovery

Sarawak Rainforest Bike Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Heritage Trail Cycling & Sunset Dinner

Welcome to Sarawak! You’ll make yourself comfortable in the lovely old town of Kuching before setting off to start your first cycling adventure. You’ll meet with your group and tour leader, get comfy on your bike, and then depart down on the Heritage Trail of the White Rajah, passing colonial buildings and the waterfront jetty on the way. After the ride, you’ll be treated to a sunset dinner on the banks of the Sarawak River.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Kuching
Distance: 12 km
Meals: Dinner

Day 2 Cycle to Annah Rais Longhouse

Today, you’ll spend the morning watching orangutans in the trees before hopping on the bike. Now that’s a way to start the day! Then, it’s off along the wonderful Penrissen Range, where you’ll cycle next to quaint farms and villages. You’ll spend some time in a peaceful Bidayuh Longhouse and then dive into a delicious authentic Bidayuh dinner in a welcoming homestay.
Overnight Location: Homestay in Kuching
Distance: 34 km
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 Kayak and Ride to Siniawan

For the next leg of your Borneo cycling tour, you’ll actually trade your bike for a kayak! You’ll spend the morning floating down a pristine tributary, passing by hidden waterfalls. Then, hop out of the water to start your cycle through fascinating limestone rock landscapes, stopping to explore a bat cave along the way. Your journey ends in a century-old historical town called Siniawan, where you can relax for the night.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Siniawan
Distance: 7 km kayak and 37 km cycle
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 Ride to Orangutan Sanctuary

Begin the day with a ride along the rolling foothills of the Matang mountains, which are lush and gorgeous. You’ll head off the path for a bit of off-road jungle riding, crossing rivers and passing by waterfalls. Paradise! You’ll arrive at the Matang Wildlife Centre, where you can spend time with the local orangutans. This is where you’ll spend the night, so you can enjoy the sounds of the jungle coming alive in the dark.
Overnight Location: Lodge in Matang Wildlife Centre
Distance: 55 km
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 Ride to Gunung Gading National Park

Get the legs ready for a more challenging ride along the coast today, crossing all the way to the western tip of Borneo. You’ll take a break by Gunung Gading National Park, where (if you’re lucky!) you might spot a blooming Rafflesia, the biggest flower in the world. Spend the afternoon relaxing at the resort’s pool and enjoying the fabulous weather.
Overnight Location: Resort in Lundu
Distance: 64 km
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 Cycle Beside Coconut-Lined Beaches

After breakfast, spend the day riding along a coconut palm-lined beach to the gorgeous coastal town of Sematan. You’ll ride alongside empty beaches and paddy fields along the way, so feel free to stop and admire the views wherever you like. Tonight, is spent at a seaside resort, so enjoy the ocean and the pool as much as you like!
Overnight Location: Resort in Sematan
Distance: 36 km
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 Transfer to Kuching

The last day of your cycling tour of Borneo gives your legs a rest. You just can’t come here and enjoy the pristine beach, so that’s exactly what you’ll do today! You’ll then be transferred to Kuching, where a hefty seafood dinner awaits to send you off.

If you’re visiting in the dry season, there is the opportunity to extend the trip by 2 days at this point to visit the tip of Borneo by boat.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Kuching
Distance: None
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 Goodbye, Borneo

Unfortunately, it’s time to head home. Enjoy breakfast before heading to the airport. You’re welcome to book additional days to spend more time exploring Borneo if you’d like.
Overnight Location: None
Distance: None
Meals: Breakfast

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Sarawak Rainforest Bike 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 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.

Private Guided Sarawak Rainforest Bike Tour

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 Join a Group Tour on the Sarawak Rainforest Bike Tour

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May 02, 2021
May 09, 2021
From Kuching
To Kuching
USD$1,650
8 days / 5+ Spaces Left
Oct 17, 2021
Oct 24, 2021
From Kuching
To Kuching
USD$1,650
8 days / 5+ Spaces Left
Oct 31, 2021
Nov 07, 2021
From Kuching
To Kuching
USD$1,650
8 days / 5+ Spaces Left
Dec 05, 2021
Dec 12, 2021
From Kuching
To Kuching
USD$1,650
8 days / 5+ Spaces Left
Jan 09, 2022
Jan 16, 2022
From Kuching
To Kuching
USD$1,650
8 days / 5+ Spaces Left
Feb 27, 2022
Mar 06, 2022
From Kuching
To Kuching
USD$1,650
8 days / 5+ Spaces Left
May 01, 2022
May 08, 2022
From Kuching
To Kuching
USD$1,650
8 days / 5+ Spaces Left
Oct 16, 2022
Oct 23, 2022
From Kuching
To Kuching
USD$1,650
8 days / 5+ Spaces Left
Oct 30, 2022
Nov 06, 2022
From Kuching
To Kuching
USD$1,650
8 days / 5+ Spaces Left
Dec 04, 2022
Dec 11, 2022
From Kuching
To Kuching
USD$1,650
8 days / 5+ Spaces Left

Accommodation on the Sarawak Rainforest Bike Tour

This tour is based in hotels, resorts, and bed and breakfasts. 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 $275 USD to have a private room in a hotel. Contact us and we can try and match single travellers up where possible.

Hotels on Standard Tour

Basaga Hotel in Kuching ★★★

The Basage Hotel offers air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, a pool, and free bottled water. The rooms are simple but comfortable.

Night 2

Annah Rais Homestay in Kuching

This unique Bidayuh Tribe longhouse lodge housed 80 families. It’s a unique peek into local culture and traditional living.

Night 3

Siniawan Heritage Hotel in Siniawan

This lovely hotel offers an accommodation in spacious and clean rooms, as well as tasty local food.

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.

Basaga Hotel in Kuching ★★★

The Basage Hotel offers air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, a pool, and free bottled water. The rooms are simple but comfortable.

What’s Included in the Sarawak Rainforest Bike Tour?

Meals

7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, and 7 dinners as well as drinks and snacks daily are included.

Accommodations

Accommodation for 7 nights is included.

Transportation during the Tour

This tour includes all the transfers during the tour, as well as airport pick-up and drop-off.

Also Included

  • English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fees to national parks and historical sites
  • Helmet and rain poncho
  • Support vehicle services

Not included

  • Travel insurance
  • Lunches and dinners or drinks and snacks not previously mentioned
  • Tourist taxes
  • Personal equipment

Optional Extras

  • Bike rental – $150 USD per bike
  • Any additional nights before or after tour

Frequently Asked Questions about Borneo’s Sarawak Rainforest Bike 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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Is this tour for me?

We rate this tour as a 3 / 5. You will cycle 30km-70km per day through varied terrain, but you will be able to rest in the support vehicle along the way if you need to.

Local Guide

Delilah, Paradesa Borneo
Delilah
Kuching, Malaysia

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