Untamed Borneo

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US$ 2,850
Duration
11 Days / 10 Nights
Distance
267 km
Tour Code
MYS-UBO
Next departure
30-Sep-2018
Number of Cycling Days9
Average Distance Per Day: 30
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150 Km
Average Climbing Per Day: 497
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2,250 m
Total Cycling Distance267 kilometres
AccommodationIncluded
Bike HireMountain Bike: US$ 250
Single SupplementUS$ 535

All About this Tour

Dense jungles, wild animals and exotic flora will be your introduction to Borneo on this cycling holiday. Rivers, mountains, and beaches are to follow as we bike on dirt and tarmac roads across the north of Borneo.

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Itinerary

Day 1

Meet in Kota Kinabalu for a welcome dinner and trip briefing.

Day 2

Fly to Lahad Datu where we start our ride on a rolling dirt road to the Ta-bin Wildlife Reserve, looking out for one of the nine species of primates that inhabit the area. We then take an evening jungle trek to catch the nocturnal life around us.

Day 3

Take a morning walk to discover some of Tabin's exotic bird species. After breakfast, we cycle on dirt roads to active and mineral-rich mud volcanoes that attract wildlife for their mineral intake. The afternoon is free to enjoy your balcony or to wander to Lipad Waterfall.

Day 4

Cycle out of the reserve, perhaps catching a last glimpse of an orangutan or a horn bill. We then transfer to Bilit, arriving early enough for a late afternoon boat ride on the Kinabatagan River to spot proboscis monkeys.

Day 5

We ride to the Gomantong Caves, a source of birds' nests, a prized Chinese delicacy. We then transfer to the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Center and meet the locals.

Day 6

We start with a visit to the Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary. Then we have a scenic late afternoon ride through the Heart of Sabah.

Day 7

Today's riding is quite hilly and off the beaten path. We cross quite a few small streams before we transfer to the Sabah Tea Garden. There is some great off-road cycling around the tea plantation, taking in great views of Mount Kinabalu.

Day 8

After touring the tea factory, we have an undulating cycle to the countryside of Ranau. We reach the location of a WWII POW prison camp and visit the memorial. Enjoy the quiet country roads as we ride through orchards and rice fields before ending at our charming home stay.

Day 9

Today's ride is tough, because as soon as we go down, it's back up again, all on dirt roads. We ride in the shadow of Mount Kinabalu, which rises to 4,095 m and dominates the landscape.

Day 10

We leave the cool mountain air for the warmer coastal plains. We ride across a magnificent suspension bridge and visit a Chinese temple with a pagoda tower before arriving early afternoon at our luxurious resort.

Day 11

Transfer to Kota Kinabalu Airport..

Elevation Profiles

Day 2 - Kota Kinabalu – Lahad Datu – Tabin Wildlife Reserve Ride 26km. +477m / -447m.
Day 2 - Kota Kinabalu – Lahad Datu – Tabin Wildlife Reserve Ride 26km. +477m / -447m.

Reviews

A great balance of riding and enjoying the wildlife, culture and food.

Adrian BoultonJuly 2018

Wonderful exploring. Fantastic cycling. Fascinating experiences. Caring guides. Delicious food. Eclectic accommodation.

Richard StokoeJune 2018

Cycling is just the best way to see a country. The back up team and guides were excellent

Caroline O'CallaghanJune 2015

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