Ultimate 9-Day Borneo Wildlife Bike Safari

Ultimate Borneo Wildlife Bike Safari

Ultimate 9-Day Borneo Wildlife Bike Safari

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From $1,875USD

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Highlights

Find Borneo’s wildlife while cycling the Malaysian coast

Cycle along coastline, near mountains, through charming villages, and into the jungle.

Find wildlife including orangutans, hornbills, sea turtles, deer, and more in national parks and while snorkelling.

Relax after rides on coastal resorts, eating fresh local seafood and watching the sunset.

Explore the jungle at night, finding vibrant orchids and frogs of every colour.

Few places on earth have the incredible wildlife that Borneo boasts! Explore the wild side of this island by bike on the incredible Ultimate Borneo Wildlife Bike Safari.

The Ultimate Borneo Wildlife Bike Safari is an unforgettable cycling experience that takes you to the perfect ocean, vibrant jungle, and charming villages of Borneo to find wildlife.

Ride past the legendary rock spires of Bako National Park, watching flocks of migratory birds take to the skies. Ride in a boat over crocodile waters to Santubong National Park, where frogs sing in the waterfalls. The Ultimate Borneo Wildlife Bike Safari takes you to Satang Island, where you’ll don your snorkelling mask and swim alongside newly-hatched sea turtles. Ride into Matang National Park, where rehabilitated orangutans smile at you from the trees.

A luxurious oceanside resort in Sematan beckons you with dinners of fresh seafood, and the unbelievable sunsets over white sand beaches will lull you to sleep. The Ultimate Borneo Wildlife Bike Safari is a fantastic way to see the biodiversity of Borneo, so don’t miss out!

Ultimate Borneo Wildlife Safari Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival in Kuching, Heritage Trail ride

You made it to Borneo! You’ll have some time to settle in your hotel before meeting your group and guide for the first adventure of your Borneo cycling tour. You’ll pedal off through the vibrant main square of the old part of the city, getting a chance to peruse the Main Bazaar for snacks or souvenirs. Cross the river on a sampan ferry steered with oars to reach Fort Margherita, built by Charles Brooke in 1879 and named after his wife. Don’t worry, those cannons aren’t loaded anymore! Then, it’s off for a relaxing sunset dinner on the bank of the Sarawak River.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Kuching
Distance
12 km
Meals
Dinner

Day 2 Ride to Bako National Park

Day 2 begins with a ride to the gorgeous Bako National Park. On the way, you’ll ride through the quaint fishing village of Kampong Muara Tebas, where a tasty seafood lunch awaits. Spend some time exploring the neat, century-old temple perched over Bako Bay. Once you reach Bako, you’ve got a full day of trekking and wildlife finding ahead! Your guide will help you find proboscis monkeys, wild birds, and fascinating plant species. Keep an eye out for the park’s signature rock formations on the beach. Then, you can enjoy another evening trek into the park to find nocturnal animals before settling into bed.

Overnight Location
Lodge in Bako National Park
Distance
32 km
Meals
Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 Boat ride to Santubong National Park

Two boat trips? We’re getting spoiled on this trip! Today, your tour of Borneo continues towards the beautiful Mount Santubong. Keep an eye out for migratory birds along the coast. You’ll get comfortable at the jungle resort, which overlooks the beach. Grab lunch before heading to the Santubong waterfall, where you can don your swimsuit and enjoy the cool water. You’ll then jet off on the boat through the nearby mangroves to find animals and exotic birds.

Overnight Location
Resort in Permai Rainforest
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 Cycle to Kubah National Park

The next leg of your cycling tour of Borneo starts with an early morning breakfast next to the beach before hopping on the bike to head towards Kubah National Park. You’ll ride through lush mangrove forests along the way that teem with animals. Once you make it to the park, enjoy lunch before setting off to hike the waterfalls nearby. You’ll see stunning wild orchids of every colour, Bornean frogs, and other creatures. Enjoy a dip in the water before heading back to the park chalet for dinner. Feel free to take a night walk along the jungle river to find some night-dwelling animals, or just enjoy relaxing at the lodge.

Overnight Location
Lodge in Kubah National Park
Distance
43 km
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 Boat ride & cycle to Orangutan Sanctuary

After breakfast, head out towards the South China Sea to begin your boat ride to Talang-Satang National Park. Along the way, you can stop at the turtle hatchery to learn about local conservation work and see adorable baby sea turtles. On the island, spend some time soaking up the sun on the white sand beach and snorkeling in the warm waves. After a beach picnic, you’ll hop on the bike for a ride to Matang Wildlife Center. Here, you can get up close to orangutans, sun bears, Sambar deer, and hornbills. Another night jungle walk awaits for the bold after dinner.

Overnight Location
Lodge in Matang Wildlife Center
Distance
29 km
Meals
Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 Ride to Gunung Gading National Park

The next leg of your cycling adventure through Borneo follows the coastline to the Sampadi River. Along the way you’ll pass remote beaches, peat swamp forest, and many species of local birds. Once you get to the river, you and your bike will cross on a neat car ferry to continue riding on the other side. You’ll stop in Lundu for lunch with an ocean view, and then ride the last leg to Gunung Gading National Park. You might be able to spot (hopefully not smell) a blooming Rafflesia, the largest and smelliest flower in the world. The ride ends at a pretty oceanside resort, where you can spend the evening cooling off in the pool with sunset views over the beach.

Overnight Location
Resort in Lundu
Distance
64 km
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 Ride to Sematan

Day 7 begins with breakfast near the pool before you’ll depart along the seaside. You’ll cycle to Sematan, a lovely town with a busy fish market. Enjoy lunch by a waterfall before your final cycling stretch along a stunning white sand beach to tonight’s oceanside resort. You’ll enjoy dinner while the sun sets over the water.

Overnight Location
Resort in Sematan
Distance
36 km
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 Transfer to Kuching

Today, enjoy the beautiful beach before it’s time to be transferred back to Kuching. A generous seafood dinner awaits to celebrate the end of your journey.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Kuching
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9 Goodbye, Borneo!

All too soon, it’s time to head home. Enjoy a final breakfast before your transfer to the airport in Kuching. Safe travels!

Overnight Location
None
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast

Ultimate Borneo Wildlife Bike Safari 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 Ultimate Borneo Wildlife Bike Safari Tour

This tour is based in 3-star hotels, national park lodges, and resorts. The lodges offer unique rooms with great locations. Rooms are double occupancy, and single travellers will pay a supplement.

In some cases, the accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other, comparable accommodations.

Single Rooms and Solo Travelers
You can pay a supplement of 1,150MYR have a private room in a hotel. Contact us and we can try and match single travellers up where possible.

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.

Lodge in Bako National Park

Bako National Park’s lodges give you amazing proximity to spot animals, stunning coastline, and unique rock formations in the sea.

Permai Rainforest Resort

This retreat enjoys fabulous views, immediate proximity to the beach, and fun amenities like bicycle rentals.

Lodge in Kubah National Park

There’s nothing like sleeping in the heart of the jungle! The rooms here are simple and comfortable.

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.

Hotels on Standard Tour

What’s Included in the Ultimate Borneo Wildlife Bike Safari Tour?

Meals

6 breakfasts, 7 lunches, and 8 dinners are included.

Accommodations

Accommodation for 8 nights is included.

Transportation during the Tour

Personal and luggage transfer during the tour is included, as well as airport transfers.

Also Included

  • English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fees to national parks and historical sites
  • Support vehicle on cycling sections
  • Bike rentals, including helmet
  • Rain poncho if needed

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
  • Bike rental: 595MYR per person

Frequenty Asked Questions about Ultimate 9-Day Borneo Wildlife Bike Safari

How hard is the Ultimate Borneo Wildlife Bike Safari tour?

We rate this tour as a 3 / 5. You will cycle between about 30 and 60 kilometres per day along both paved roads and off-road trails. You should be reasonably fit and comfortable on a bike to get the most out of this tour.

Do I need a visa to travel to Malaysia?

Check with your local country about visa requirements. You can 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 Ultimate Borneo Wildlife Bike Safari tour?

Yes. 6 breakfasts, 7 lunches, and 8 dinners are included. Drinks and snacks each day are also included.

Do I need insurance?

Yes. You will need to acquire travel insurance that covers cycling and snorkeling. Get your Travel Insurance.

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 Ultimate Borneo Wildlife Bike Safari tour guided?

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

Where does the Ultimate Borneo Wildlife Bike Safari tour end?

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

Are equipment rentals included?

Helmets, and rain ponchos are included. Please bring any additional equipment desired. You can also rent a bike during the booking process: You can rent Java mountain bikes with front suspension for this tour. These bikes are available in two sizes (15’’ and 17’’).

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.

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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Prices

From $1,875USD

Difficulty

Hotels, Lodges

Active Travel is what we do

10Adventures knows Active and Adventure Travel because everything we do is focused on Active and Adventure Travel. We understand the needs of travellers and partner with excellent local guides who specialize in active, experiential and adventure travel.

Real humans are always a click or call away

Your time is important, and you shouldn't have to deal with automated bots or a confusing phone system. At 10Adventures you are assigned an Adventure Concierge, who is a real person who has one job: to support you during the planning & booking of your trip.

Customize or go private and get the perfect trip for you

Taking a holiday can be the most fun you have all year. At 10Adventures we believe that you should have the ability to personalize the trip, to get it just the way you want. Sometimes that's joining a group, but more often it's going private with your loved ones, and getting the dates and itinerary that's just right for you.

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We rate this tour as a 3 / 5. You will cycle between about 30 and 60 kilometres per day along both paved roads and off-road trails. You should be reasonably fit and comfortable on a bike to get the most out of this tour.

Local guide

Delilah

Kuching, Malaysia

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+1 (587) 327-9828

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