8-Day Sarawak Rainforest Bike Discovery

Explore Traditional Borneo Culture

See Orangutans & Other Local Wildlife

Cycle From Mountains to Coastline

On this 8-day adventure in Borneo, we promise you a bite of everything worth seeing! Learn about the culture with visits to longhouses and homestays. Span the different landscapes of Borneo by bike, from the mountains to the spectacular beaches. See orangutans on a visit to a nature reserve. Explore the island’s national parks and the iconic Sarawak River through swimming and cycling

Tour Highlights

Appreciate Borneo’s local flora and fauna, visiting the Semenggoh Nature Reserve at feeding time and learning about local plants.

Explore traditional culture with a homestay, visits to longhouses, and cycling past small farms and local producers.

Cycle through a fascinating range of landscapes and terrain, from thick jungle to cool mountains and the mangrove forests on the coastline.

Explore the Sarawak River and its hidden waterfalls cycling and swimming.

Reach Borneo’s picturesque coastline where you can enjoy deserted beaches and delicious seafood.

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Trip Details


  • Adult (12+): MYR 7,600.00
  • Bike hire: MYR 720.00 per bike
  • Single supplement (for solo travelers who want their own room): MYR: 750.00

Contact us if you have a group of more than 6 pax to ask for our group pricing!

Departure Time

To be arranged post-booking as it depends on the flight schedule

Meeting Point

Kuching Airport



  • January 7th – January 14th
  • May 5th – May 12th
  • October 20th – October 27th
  • December 1st – December 8th


8 days, 7 nights

Number of Cycling Days

4 full days, 2 half days


238 km (+28 km additional option to the tip of Borneo)

Group Size

Minimum 2 adults, for groups of more than 6, please enquire for a special price

Difficulty Level

3/5 Active: paved roads and gravel tracks with some undulations and some easy off-road biking


  • Airport transfer
  • English-speaking guide
  • Helmets
  • Accommodations, including the night of arrival and pre-departure night
  • Meals
  • Support vehicle and all luggage transfers
  • Paradesa Borneo T-shirt & reusable water bottle
  • Rain ponchos
  • Drinks & snacks during rides
  • Other non-riding activities as per itinerary
  • Entrance fees

Not Included

  • Bikes, for the longer tours we offer bike hire as a supplement in case you prefer to bring your own bike
  • Bikes can be rented from us on an availability basis – we provide front-suspension mountain bikes with lightweight alloy frames, 27-speed gearing, dish-brakes, and Shimano components, and all are in good condition 
  • Travel insurance

What to Bring

Essential Items

  • Multiple sets of cycling or sporting clothing
  • Multiple sets of spare casual clothing, including long trousers and shorts, hat/cap, swimming costumes, sandals, and extra walking shoes
  • Cycling gear: gloves and sunglasses
  • Personal care: small towel, toiletries, personal medication, sunscreen, and mosquito repellent
  • Camera and chargers, dry bag, and torchlight
  • Extra cash/credit card
  • Passport with 6 months validity and spare pages (additional immigration check at Sarawak’s entry points) and travel insurance details

For More Comfort

  • Padded bike shorts with something to put on over the top when not on the bikes
  • Cycling shoes or comfortable sports shoes
  • Your own personal helmet, water bottle, and raincoat

About your guide

From start to finish, your trip will be led by 1 or 2 English-speaking, cycling tour leaders, depending on the size of the group. Along with further support from an assistant and support vehicle driver, the team aims to deliver a comfortable, safe, fun, and enriching travel experience by ensuring that everything runs smoothly. Our local, English-speaking tour leaders take great pride in their heritage (as well as their own personal stories) and are well informed on Borneo’s history, culture, and natural wonders.

Good to Know

  • Our tour leaders carry spare parts and tools for basic repair
  • Age restriction: all participants must be aged 12 and over
  • Bike hire is an additional charge for this tour – for correct bike sizing, please provide personal height measurements during the booking process (for rental bike only)
  • Tell us your food preference, accommodation preference, and any other personal requests
  • Come into our shop when you arrive to meet your tour leader and test out your bike – this is a good time to fix your personal saddle, clips, bike bag, or phone rack 
  • Check out Our Responsible Tourism Commitment
What You'll Do

Arrive in the capital of Sarawak, the charming old town of Kuching. The group will meet with the tour leader in the late afternoon for a tour briefing, it’s also a chance to try out the bikes. We then head off onto the heritage trail of the White Rajah and finish up enjoying a sunset dinner on the banks of the Sarawak River.

Accommodation: The Marian or similar

Meals: Dinner

We start the day by watching orangutans emerge from the rainforest during their feeding time. Next, we hop onto our bikes to cycle along the spectacular Penrissen Range, a path surrounded by local farms and villages. Dive into Sarawak culture as we explore a Bidayuh longhouse and tuck into a freshly cooked, authentic Bidayuh dinner at our homestay.

Accommodation: Annah Rais Longhouse Homestay

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

We start the day by floating down an untouched stretch of the Sarawak River in a kayak to discover a hidden waterfall and explore unique limestone formations. After lunch at the kayaking base camp, we get on the saddle for a 28km ride to an idyllic Buddhist retreat, our accommodation for the night. Dinner will be in the old historical town of Siniawan, where the shophouses and the streets are frozen in time for a dose of nostalgia with your meal.

Distance: Kayak 7 km and cycle 28 km

Accommodation: Kuching Buddhist Village

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

The day begins with a vegetarian breakfast at the Buddhist Village to fuel up for the day’s ride. We then proceed with a transfer and a visit to the Fairy Cave, a spectacular limestone cave system dating all the way back to the Jurassic period.

After the cave visit, we ride through scenic back roads boasting limestone karst landscapes in the background. The 55-km ride, our longest stretch throughout the trip, offers a gradual scenery change from mountain peaks to mangrove palms and mangrove forest as we get closer to the coastline. The ride ends at the tranquil fishing village of Telaga Air in Matang, after which we dig in for lunch before we transfer you to the day’s accommodation.

Accommodation: Retreat@Serapi or similar

Meals: Breakfast, lunch

Pedal hard today on a cross-country, coastal ride towards the western tip of Borneo. At Lundu, we stop by Gunung Gading National Park to try our luck at spotting the blooming of Rafflesia, the biggest flower in the world, or go for a hike to the park waterfall. The afternoon is free and easy to enjoy the resort’s swimming pool.

Accommodation: Lundu Union Yes Retreat

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

We cycle along the beach, lined with coconut trees, heading towards the beautiful seaside town of Sematan. Cycle past deserted beaches and paddy fields to reach our last seaside resort.

Accommodation: Sematan Palm Beach Resort

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Make the most of our last day by the beach. After lunch, we drive back to Kuching to check in to the hotel before our farewell seafood dinner.

An extension of the trip to the tip of Borneo (2 days, 1 night) by boat during the dry season is possible from Sematan.

Accommodation: The Marian or similar

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Today the tour concludes. For those who are not in a hurry to leave, the interior of Borneo awaits. For information on these and other destinations to extend your holiday, please ask our team at the time of booking.

Meals: Breakfast

Frequently Asked Questions

Our bike tours are fully supported by air-conditioned vehicles, so should you want to put your feet up, there will be a seat for you and a place to put your bike. The support vehicle also carries your luggage, as well as keeping you topped up with water, tropical fruit, and snacks.

Wearing a helmet is strongly recommended on all our biking adventures. Your tour leader will conduct a group cycling safety meeting on day one, as well as a briefing at the beginning of each day on what to expect during the day’s ride. Your tour leader is trained in first aid and emergency rescue but, to a certain degree, you must be responsible for your own safety while riding. For non-biking activities such as kayaking, safety measures such as life-jackets are compulsory and a separate safety briefing will be given before the start of each activity.

Meals and snacks are included as per the itinerary. We take care in our planning to include the best of Sarawak cuisine, including delicacies from a mixture of Dayak, Malay, and Chinese cuisine that all use local, fresh ingredients from the tropics. Some can be hot and spicy. We eat dinner together, Malaysian style, by sharing all of our delicious dishes. Alcoholic drinks are available at your own expense, but they might not be served in some Muslim halal restaurants.

We have carefully chosen the best available accommodation in different locations with friendly, local hosts. To ensure your comfort after a hard day in the saddle, we strive to offer a range of accommodation that is clean, comfortable, and represents the local culture. The type of lodging can vary depending on the location and what is available: a local tribal homestay, a jungle lodge, a national park cabin, a historical shophouse, and seaside resorts. Rooms are based on a sharing basis with double beds and if you are a single traveler, you might be paired with another traveler of the same sex unless you pay the single supplement.

The details of the number of cycling days, cycling distances, and difficulty levels for each tour are listed in the fact sheet. All our trips require basic fitness, preferably acquired through cycling. The fitter you are, the more you’ll enjoy the riding. However, we try to make our Sarawak bike tours as accessible as possible with the average cycling distance of 30-40 km per day and the longest distance no more than 70 km. Most cycling terrains are on paved roads (and limited gravel tracks) with some undulations.

Being on the equator, Borneo is generally hot (average daily temperatures are around 30 degrees Celsius) and humid, especially around noon. Therefore, we like to start our day early and rest at points of interest during the hottest part of the day. Short rain showers are fairly common during the mid to late afternoon but we provide waterproof ponchos for continuous riding, which can actually be very entertaining.

Once you have booked your tour, we will send you a pre-tour information pack that will have all the information you need to prepare for the tour, such as the packing list and joining instruction, etc.

Solo travelers are always welcome and those who would like their own room have the option of paying a single supplement. Otherwise, we will arrange for a shared room with another solo traveler (of the same sex) at no extra cost. If there is no roommate available, we will cover the additional cost of a single room.    

We include very limited corporate insurance coverage with minimum coverage. It is a condition of participating in a Paradesa Borneo that each traveler holds his or her own travel insurance for the duration of the trip. It needs to include coverage of medical expenses, emergency evacuation, personal liability, and accident insurance. You should email us a copy of your insurance coverage for our reference in case of an emergency.

The official currency is the Malaysian ringgit (RM). Foreign currencies are not generally accepted and currency exchange is only available in major banks, as well as larger hotels. Credit cards can be used only in larger hotels and shops. ATMs are widely available in cities and towns, but you’ll need cash in villages to pay for some extra meals, drinks, activities, and, of course, shopping. There will be limited opportunities to spend money whilst cycling through rural areas outside of personal items, extra snacks, drinks, and the odd souvenir. Tipping at restaurants and for local guides and support staff is uncommon. Should however you feel the staff/guides have provided excellent service you may wish to give them some form of gratuity. We recommend that you bring an equivalent of US$ 400 (in Malaysian ringgit) for incidentals.

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