3-Day Cycling to the Tip of Borneo

Spot Orangutans

Cycle Along Borneo’s Western Coastline

Swim in Borneo’s Pristine Waters

Western Tip of Borneo is a stunning land that is home to lush jungles, wild tropical rainforests and beautiful quiet sandy beaches. Cycling along some spectacular coastal road, this family-friendly leisure tour program has built in local experiences such as cultural and farm visits, as well as exciting outdoor activities of visit to the national park and cooling dip in jungle waterfall.

Tour Highlights

Stunning Sematan with its palm fringed coastline

Go local with farm activities

Time in Sarawak’s incredible National Parks

Visit a traditional Sarawak Longhouse

Jungle waterfalls dips

Ride to the Tip of Borneo

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Trip Details


  • Adult (12+): MYR 3,600
  • Child (3 – 12 years): MYR 2,700
  • Child (0 – 2 years): MYR 1,080
  • Single supplement (for solo traveller who prefer own room) : MYR 280
  • Minimum 2 adults for departure

Departure Time

8AM at hotel lobby on the day of departure

Meeting Point

Your hotel lobby




3 days, 2 nights


114 km

Biking Difficulty Level

2/5 (Moderate) Paved roads and gravel tracks with some undulations.

Group Size

Minimum 2 adults

Number of cycling days

3 half days


  • Local, English-speaking guide
  • Bikes, helmets, and backup support
  • T-shirt & reusable water bottle
  • Accommodations
  • Meals
  • Support vehicle and all luggage transfers
  • Rain ponchos
  • Drinks & snacks during the rides
  • Other non-riding activities as per the itinerary
  • Entrance fees

Not Included

  • International Flight Connection to Borneo
  • Juices and alcoholic beverages
  • Tourism Tax RM10 / Room/ Night will be applicable for foreigners or non-Malaysians payable upon hotel check-in
  • Tipping / Gratuity is at your discretion
  • Medical / Travel Insurance
  • Hotel accommodation after the tour ends (not included)
  • Any other item(s) not on the tour itinerary

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’s aim is 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
  • For correct bike sizing, please provide personal height measurements during the booking process
  • Tell us your food preference, accommodation preference, and any other personal request, etc
  • Come into our shop a day before the tour to meet your tour leader and test out your bike, and for fixing your personal saddle, clips, bike bag or phone rack, etc, if any
What You'll Do

The ride starts in Matang, where the roads undulate as it approaches the mangrove forests heading to the coast. Go local and stop by several farms and fishing villages to get a taste of the life of the local communities and play a small part in the economy of the local community in Borneo. After the easy cycling ends at the fishing village of Sampadi, transfer from the Sampadi Junction to Lundu for a local lunch, before hopping on the saddle again to visit Gunung Gading National Park. And then we ride a bit more on the final stretch to the day’s accommodation. Enjoy a free and easy afternoon at the beach or the resort’s swimming pool. Dinner is at a delicious home cooked meal at a friendly local village home.

Lundu Rafflesia Resort or similar

Meals: LD

From your seaside resort in Lundu, we cycle along the coast lined with coconut trees before taking a 15 minutes boat crossing to the beautiful seaside town of Sematan. We then take a quick vehicle transfer to a local waterfall for an early picnic lunch. After the waterfall, we get back on the saddle to visit a local tribal longhouse. The last part of the ride is a cycle along deserted beaches and paddy fields to reach our last seaside resort.

After breakfast, we get on the saddle and follow the coastline for much of our time, cycling on a mixture of tranquil village backroads as we head to the picturesque town of Sematan. Following a crossing of the river mouth of Sungai Serayan Besar we arrive at Sematan where we visit the local fish market to check-out its fresh catches before continuing to a small waterfall that is great for a cooling dip in and is the perfect location for our picnic lunch.

In Kampung Pueh we stop by the Iban Selako Longhouse of Kampung Pueh. We may enter the longhouse to observe the daily ritual of the village folks, where the locals offer visitors with warmth and friendly hospitality.

After the longhouse Visit, we get back on the saddle for a final few meandering kms to our accommodation. Beautifully positioned in front of a huge stretch of unspoilt white sandy beach, sunset is usually pretty special here so time to watch the sun drop over the horizon and round-off the day with some delicious food at the resort.

Sematan Roxy Resort

Meals: BLD

Enjoy some free and easy time by the beach, before we check out of the resort at noon. We will then transfer to Lundu for a seafood lunch. After lunch, drive back to Kuching and drop you back to your city hotel. Tour ends.

Meals: BL

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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