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Borneo’s Highland Cycling
Widely known as the Cat City of Malaysia, Kuching is the most populous city in the state of Sarawak and has its own unique offerings for cyclists to discover.
This Borneo’s Highland Cycling segment commenced with a one-way 40km bicycle ride and ended with a return trip in a van. It was specifically designed for endurance riders along country roads heading towards the entrance of Borneo Highlands Resort.
10th miles Bazaar
Botanical Research Centre, Semengoh
We took off from 1. 10th Miles Bazaar on the outskirts of the Kuching city center. Riding along two-lane Jalan Kota Padawan, we made a quick stop at the 2. Botanical Research Centre, Semengoh. For Orange Utan lovers, catch the center feeding the adorable animal at 9:00am and 3:00pm daily. Semenggoh Nature Reserve and Semenggoh Wildlife Centre are in the vicinity for tourists to appreciate the bountiful nature and wildlife that Sarawak has to offer.
Kampung Benuk Longhouse
About 4km into our ride, the route started to test both our endurance and strength as we climbed several challenging hills until the Bidayuh’s Tribe Cultural Heritage at 3. Kampung Benuk Longhouse. The Bidayuh tribe does not normally stay in a longhouse. This Kampong Benuk Longhouse could be the only Bidayuh longhouse that is still occupied by the Bidayuh tribe. Elevated above ground, two long rows of linked wooden houses were built with a wide bamboo corridor similar to the small street between two rows of terrace houses in our neighbourhood. Hari Gawai, the celebration of the end of harvesting season, is held here on the first of June of every year. It was astounding that a library and wi-fi service were available at the Kampong Benuk Longhouse. The mini 4. Bidayuh Museum is not to be missed as it displays an impressive collection of Bidayuh artefacts. Riders could cycle into the jungle trails behind the longhouse with the escort of a local guide.
Borneo Highlands Resort
Having spent more than an hour appreciating the Bidayuh culture, we continued our journey with more climbs again to the entrance of 5. Borneo Highlands Resort, an exciting and unique environment-friendly resort cocooned in a lush jungle and snuggled within the hills 1,000 meters above sea level. Cooling streams, waterfalls, local pepper, paddy fields and fruits gardens were all in the offering in this endurance cycling tour.
This Borneo’s Highland Cycling tour is predominantly suitable for endurance riders only, as most cyclists would be exhausted by the end of the 40km outbound ride.
Cycling Route - Borneo’s Highland Cycling
This cycling tour package is provided by: Go Travel Holidays Sdn Bhd
43SF, Synergy Square, Matang Jaya, Jalan Matang, 93050 Petra Jaya, Kuching, Sarawak. Tel: 082-649211