Wilds of Sarawak by Bicycle

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US$ 1,990
8 Days / 7 Nights
257 km
Tour Code
Next departure
Number of Cycling Days6
Average Distance Per Day: 43
150 Km
Average Climbing Per Day: 575
2,250 m
5 Star
Total Cycling Distance257 kilometres
Bike HireMountain Bike: US$ 150
Single SupplementUS$ 375

About this Cycle Tour

The Malaysian jungle conjures up images of intrepid explorers, dense tropical rainforest, a dazzling array of exotic wildlife, and indigenous communities expertly adapted to life harmony with this captivating, biodiverse ecosystem. And, of course, there are our distant cousins - the orangutans - who roam these lands! On this week-long cycling adventure of the jungle-clad state of Sarawak we'll experience the best of the island's wild and rural sides.

The trip starts in the state capital of Kuching. Here we'll also warm up our legs with a leisurely ride around the town, where old world charm meets new world buzz. The following day we'll head to Semenggoh Nature Reserve for our first taste of the jungle and to spend some time with rehabilitated orangutans at feeding time. From here on out it's full throttle cycling along quiet back county roads that crisscross lush plantations, rainforests, rice fields, charming villages, and impressive geological formations. Off-saddle highlights include kayaking along the Sarawak River, a longhouse tour in Annah Rais, exploring the "Fairy Caves", discovering the Chinese heritage town of Siniawan, and enjoying an adventurous night-safari in Kubah National Park. The final two days of riding are along coastal routes where jungle-meets-ocean and we spend time on some gorgeous beaches. The tour ends back in Kuching.

Join us in exploring Malaysia's wild side in Sarawak!

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Day 1

We meet you at the airport, and once settled in at the hotel, we use our favourite vehicles to explore the city. We bike to Kuching's oldest Chinese temple and continue along the river to the Astana, visiting the residence of the Governor of Sarawak.

Day 2

Our day starts with a visit to Semenggoh Nature Reserve, home for injured and orphaned orangutans. Then we cycle back roads through plantations, forests, rice fields, and farming villages. We finish the ride at Annah Rais where we’ll get a tour of a traditional longhouse.

Day 3

We cycle through beautiful scenery to the Sarawak River and trade pedals for paddles. It’s a relaxing kayak downstream to a riverside campsite for lunch. Then it's back on the bikes to ride to Siniawan, a town dotted with Chinese wooden houses.

Day 4

The road is flat but windy today, making it an easy and fun ride. We follow the ridge of Mt. Kubah to the edge of Kubah National Park. In the evening, we embark on a night safari in search of Bornean frogs.

Day 5

We have a long ride today as we cycle along the coast to Lundu. At Gunung Gading National Park, we stop for a dip in a waterfall or an optional jungle hike before riding to our beach resort.

Day 6

Head out on a dirt backroad to the old trading post of Sematan. We arrive at the beach in time for lunch and have the afternoon free.

Day 7

Enjoy the beach before we drive back to Kuching and our farewell dinner.

Day 8

Depart Sarawak for a flight back home or you can extend your stay in Borneo.

Elevation Profiles

Day 1 - Arrive in Kuching Ride 17km. +126m / -126m.
Day 1 - Arrive in Kuching Ride 17km. +126m / -126m.


Sarawak by SpiceRoads is a must-do trip as it includes everything an outdoor person loves... great biking over interesting terrain, fun kayaking through winding rivers with the jungle on all sides, hiking in one of the most unique jungles in the world where you get to see the coolest animals ever in their natural habitat, and, of course, awesome local food and drinks!

Timothy James StockertMarch 2020

At just over 250km of almost entirely paved road surface, this is an excellent way to see the countryside in the Kuching District of Sarawak. Yes, there are some hills particularly on the first day and in the heat and humidity, this can be tiring, but after a few days this seems to be less of an issue. The guides and back up team (Danny, Mashor, Dominic and Sebri) we're excellent and fun to be with. Their knowledge in all things Sarawak was amazing. Wildlife rehabilitation centres, Wind Cave, Kayaking on the Semadang River, all enriched the experience. The first day's lunch at Danny's home was also a highlight as he explained all the various plants that they grow. Thank you to all the team.

Andrew MalinsFebruary 2019

The knowledge, authentic care, pride, knowledge, and respect for the culture illustrated by the guides made this extraordinary and unforgettable experience that much richer.

I just want to reflect how beautifully Danny and Dominic led us. We were only three, two guys and me, a female. So such a small team and such a gender ratio given the two guys were male could have made this an awkward trip. On the contrary, the sense of family, they ate with us, basically made themselves part of our journey, above and beyond, was felt and recognized by the three of us on the tour. That made this spectacular.

Yes, the scenery, yes the cycling and the food and the culture. However, the highlight was the guides. Going to Danny's farm for lunch and meeting his family was fantastic. Having the longhouse experience, with the song and dance and intimate interaction with the people that live there was amazing. Going to the river to bathe there was an absolute dream. We all loved that moment. They were flexible, caring, adaptable, fun, informative, and just wonderful people. The kayaking was wonderful.

I really commend the guides and hope that you recognize and appreciate their remarkable service.

Karina LehrnerJuly 2018

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