The Bite of Borneo by Bike tour was amazing, Farah is an excellent, warm and friendly guide. Go on the weekend if you can to experience the Farmer Market. Thank you for the wonderful conversation and insightful tour Farhah, if your lucky enough to get her as a guide you are in for a treat.
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.
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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- Adult (12+): MYR 167.00
- Children (7-11): MYR 84.00
Paradesa Borneo office
Year-round: Monday to Sunday
Minimum 2 adults per order, Maximum 16
- 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!
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
- We recommend guests bring your own refillable water bottles and avoid using one-off plastic water bottles.
- During our tours, we recycle wherever possible, and try to keep our waste as low as possible. We discourage the use of plastic bags, and suggest that you bring your own dry bag or small waterproof backpack.
- Check out Our Responsible Tourism Commitment(opens in a new tab)
See What Our Guests Are Saying
We had a fabulous bike ride with Estee a couple of months ago now, but not forgotten! Estee was an outstanding guide. She was very warm, informative and friendly. She patiently answered all our questions and gave us a great understanding of the food and culture of Kuching and Sarawak. We were enthralled with our environment and filled to the top with all our tastings. It was a good workout on the bike too which we enjoyed. If this is the only trip you do in Kuching town, this is the one to do!
We did the “Bite of Borneo” food/cycle tour through Paradesa Borneo and it was excellent! Our guide Bansik was positively charming, and very knowledgeable. The first part of the tour was on foot and she took us to various food shops/stalls including a bakery(that had the most amazing curry puffs), a noodle stall in a food court and Kuching’s oldest mosque. We then picked up our bikes and went down to the river cycled through various villages/suburbs of Kuching and over the other side to Kampung Boyan and ate at some Muslim hawkers stalls on the other side of the river. The final leg was cycling through a picturesque village, from where we caught a ferry(bikes and all), back to the city where we finished off with a Sarawak laksa. We have done a few of these types of tours throughout Asia and they are always good for taking you to places that you wouldn’t normally visit, giving you an idea of the lie of the land and just learning about local culture from the guides. This one was excellent and a really good way to spend a day and get a feel for the city. Top job Bansik!! Thanks!!