A Bite of Borneo by Bike

Delicacies of Sarawak Street Food on Foot

Kuching River Cruise on a Traditional Sampan Boat

Pass Traditional Malay Kampongs

Join us on the only walking and cycling food tour in Kuching! Expand your taste buds and try local dishes, unique to this state. Embrace the Sarawak street food culture as we stop by bazaars along Kuching’s heritage walking trail. Cruise across the Sarawak River on a ‘sampan’ boat to visit traditional Malay ‘kampongs’ (villages) on two wheels and learn about the culture. Visit the real Kuching on a tour that promises authentic experiences.

Tour Highlights

Eat your way through delicious dishes and delicacies unique to Sarawak state.

Walk through the busy bazaar along the heritage trail to taste a variety of local street food.

Cross the Sarawak River on a wooden sampan boat for more bites on the other side.

Cycle through a different side of Kuching by heading out into the Malay kampongs, rarely visited by tourists.

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Trip Details

Trip Details

Price

  • Adult (13+): MYR 179.00
  • Children (1-12): MYR 89.00

Departure Time

4:00 PM


Meeting Point

Paradesa Borneo office


Availability

Year-round: Monday to Sunday


Duration

4 hours


Group Size

1-16 persons


Difficulty Level

Peanuts (easy)


Distance

12 km


Included

  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Bike and helmet
  • Boat fees
  • Food samples and refreshment beverage
  • Rain ponchos are provided in the event of rain
  • A great time!

Not Included

Transportation from the hotel to the starting point


What to Bring

  • An empty stomach! 
  • Extra cash for additional street food and drinks, local souvenirs, and personal shopping
  • Insect repellent, sunscreen, a towel, antiseptic, a change of clothes, and a plastic bag to keep electronics dry
  • Wear light, comfortable shoes and clothes

About Your Guide

  • Our passionate, local English-speaking tour leaders take great pride in their heritage (as well as their own personal stories) and are experts on Borneo’s history, culture, and natural wonders
  • One guide will serve up to a maximum of 8 guests
What You'll Do

Make sure to come prepared with an empty stomach, there’s a lot of food to get through on this Borneo adventure! But no worries, we’ll be walking and cycling from place to place to help with your digestion. Experience the variety of flavors in authentic Sarawak street food as we stop by different stalls to satisfy our cravings. 

This walking and cycling tour will take you along Kuching’s heritage trail and through its surrounding kampongs. Kuching has some of the best street food in Malaysia, showcasing Malay, Chinese, and Indian influences, as well as local tribal flavors. You’ll have the opportunity to taste the most famous Sarawak street food such as Sarawak ‘laksa’ (rice noodles in spicy soup), ‘kolomee’ (egg noodles), ‘tebaloi’ (sago biscuit), and ‘kek lapis’ (a multi-layer colorful cake). If stomach space permits, make sure you also try the rich variety of our favorite local drinks and desserts!

Your foodie guide will take you to eight stops in total, including a ‘kopitiam’ (a traditional Malaysian-Chinese coffee shop), a hawker center (traditional food court), street vendors, a ‘kampong kedai’ café, a food trolley, and a traditional bakery. At each stop, you’ll learn a little more about Bornean food, language, and culture, and of course enjoy a few samples.

We’ll walk along the heritage trail to see local temples and monuments down hidden lanes, as we munch away on local delicacies.

Then, we’ll board a relaxing Sarawak River cruise on a traditional sampan boat — it’ll give you a taste of how Kuchingnite commute every day across the two halves of the city. Once safely across, we get into the saddle to ride through off-the-beaten country paths of a rural kampong and experience the favorite local snacks on the other side of the river.

Apart from the food and the sights, this tour will enable you to see first-hand how people of different religions and races in Sarawak have lived in harmony for generations. Open up your senses and discover the authentic Sarawak! You will go home with both your mind and soul enriched, and your stomach full!

Good to Know

  • Reservations are recommended to avoid disappointment
  • No helmet, no ride
  • Rain or shine we always ride
  • We include a pre-tour safety briefing and mandatory equipment checks
  • A selection of good quality kids’ bikes of various sizes, baby seats (rear-mounted for above 9 months old), and child bike trailers are available

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