6D5N Biking Adventure Tour
This tour gives the adventurous traveller the opportunity to experience the raw nature and wild rainforests of Borneo, as well as taking you through jungle terrain and villages on an intense mountain bike trail. Kayak in the rivers of the Kinabatangan with the crocodiles, lizards and pygmy elephants around you, visit the bats and cockroaches in the foreboding Gomantong caves, and discover the sublime beauty that exists in Danum Valley, also known as “The Heart of Borneo”.
Day 1 : Lahad Datu, Danum Valley; overnight @ DVFC (L,D)
On day one, we will collect your from Lahad Datu. After a thorough safety briefing and bike & equipment fitting, our guide will lead you Mountain Biking to Danum Valley, approximately 65KM distance. Danum Valley is a sublime Jungle and nature reserve, home to some of the most diverse animal and plant species on Earth. On the way to Danum Valley, you will pass villages, road-side stalls, palm trees and jungle. Once you reach your destination, relax and enjoy a sumptuous dinner and some refreshing drinks before spending overnight at the Danum Valley Field Center, based on Triple share accommodation (upgrade available at extra cost).
Day 2 : Danum Valley, Borneo Rainforest Lodge; overnight @ DVFC (B,L,D)
Rise bright and early and enjoy a tasty breakfast, before starting the Mountain Bike journey through Danum Valley, from the field center to Borneo Rainforest Lodge. Our Guide will then secure the bikes, and will then lead you on a hike to the canopy walkway. From here, you can enjoy a birds-eye view of the vibrant life and stunning beauty of the rainforest below. After, feast on a sumptuous dinner of traditional Malaysian food. After dark, you will embark on a night-time safari drive, to spot nocturnal wildlife and birds. Overnight stay at the Danum Valley Field Center.
Day 3 : Danum Valley, Sukau, Bilit, Kinabatangan Jungle Camp; overnight @ KJC (B,L,D)
On day 3, embark on a morning nature trail to see the early morning ambience of the Jungle. Then, after a hearty breakfast, we will begin the drive to Sukau (approximately 3.5hrs by vehicle). When you reach Sukau, visit a local restaurant along with the guide and gain some energy with the delicious local food. After wards, begin cycling to the small town of Bilit, some 35KM past farms and villages, taking in the scenery and catching a glimpse of local culture as you go. Once you reach Bilit, transfer via boat to Kinabatangan Jungle Camp, 20 mins across the river. Enjoy a sumptuous buffet dinner and optional Karaoke with our guide and the resort owner, Robert Chong. Optional night-cruise to spot nocturnal wildlife before overnight stay.
Day 4 : Kinabatangan, Bilit, Sukau ; overnight @ KJC (B,L,D)
Wake up to the call of Gibbon and hornbills, before taking an early morning river cruise to the oxbow lake to observe wildlife and experience the early morning ambiance of the longest river of Sabah. After free at leisure and lunch, transfer by boat to Bilit. From here, bike with our guide through the small village, witnessing the locals as they perform daily tasks and children at play. Cycle on dirt and quiet open road to Sukau, passing more small villages and palm trees as you go. We will bike to Gomantang Cave (optional additional activity, entrance fees will apply) to witness the thousands of bats hanging from the inner rock face, as well as millions of cockroaches covering the floors. We will then continue biking from Gomantong to Sukau, 30KM on easy road. We will reach Sukau around 5pm, then cruise back to KJC across the serene river. At KJC, relax and enjoy the twilight atmosphere of the thriving jungle around you. Dinner and overnight stay at KJC.
Day 5 : Kinabatangan Full Day ; overnight @ KJC (B,L,D)
Rise early for breakfast, before our guide takes you on an early morning hike. Trek through the wetlands and explore the rainforest, experiencing the morning activity of the diverse wildlife. After your hike, enjoy a hearty, well-deserved breakfast, and you are free at leisure. At 1200 hrs, lunch will be served at the lodge. Take a rest before the afternoon river kayaking, where you can spot many animals grazing, lazing and socializing as you paddle through the rainforest river. Delicious dinner will be served before you return to the lodge for your overnight stay. You will have the chance to take part in an optional night cruise across the river, in search of wildlife that is active after the sun goes down.
*Note : Each river-cruise at Kinabatangan will take you to different areas of the river to see the greatest variety of wildlife. You can also spot small villages at sections dotted along the banks of Kinabatangan.
Day 6 : KJC, Sepilok; (B,L)
After breakfast, transfer to jetty where our transport will be waiting to take you to Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Center, approximately 2hrs drive from Bilit. There will be optional biking on scenic, safe stretches of road. Upon arrival, proceed to the free roaming area feeding platform for the feeding of the Orangutans. At the center, we will have the opportunity to observe man’s closest relative, the Orangutan, being rehabilitated to be returned back into their natural habitat. You will also have the opportunity to experience a walk in the Tropical Dipterocarp forest of Borneo. ~ End of Tour ~
Includes : English speaking guide, meals as stated (B- Breakfast, L- Lunch, D – Dinner), accommodation as stated, return transfers (inc. Tawau), biking equipment (inc. helmets), support vehicle, unlimited drinking water, entrance fees (unless otherwise stated), boat fees, hikes and other activities as stated above.
Excludes : Alcoholic & carbonated beverages, Optional Gomantong tour (additional RM30)
Things to Bring : Comfortable clothes suitable for biking, gloves, sun screen, insect repellent, sunglasses, hat, foot wear suitable for biking & hiking, rainproof poncho’s, torch.