Sample Four Day Adventure.
I want to climb Mt. Kinabalu. Can I spread my riding to fit in this and other activities?
Yes. Please let us know what you want to see and do while you are in Borneo and we can usually accommodate your wishes.
What is the local night life like?
Kota Kinabalu city has a great number of night spots catering for every taste. Most of the down town hotels and resorts have their own clubs and bars with live bands every night.
Start at the Water Front, drop into the Irish Pub for a cool Guinness then stroll along to Shenanigans for a taste of the local atmosphere. You’ll find Sabahans very friendly, eager to make friends and nearly all speak excellent English.
What interesting things am I likely to see?
To list the exciting and unusual things to see in Sabah would take up several pages.
Proboscis monkeys, macaques, Orang Utan, monitor lizards, pangolins, otters, slow loris, pigmy elephants, huge fruit bats, horn bills, crocodiles, fire flies, water falls, pristine rivers teeming with fish, millions of swallows leaving their roost, insect eating pitcher plants, the rarest of orchids, the most venomous and the biggest snakes in the world, volcanic hot springs, mud geezers, the oldest rain forest in the world, shoals of tropical fish on un-spoilt colourful reefs, the 8″ Raja Brooks butterfly, the 3″ Rhinoceros Beetle, columns of bats leaving some of the largest caverns in the world, Raffelesia, the biggest flower in the world.
ALL these amazing things have been seen by riders on our trips. Come join us, it’s a trip of a life time!
There are great bargains in the shopping malls Down Town. Electronics, computers and cameras are particularly good value. Clothes are amazingly cheap. There are several ethnic markets selling souvenirs and there is an open street market on Sundays.
Village markets and the fish dock are a real experience and well worth a trip. Kota Kinabalu is home to some wonderful restaurants. Ask the locals or us for recommendations.
Have a look at Sabah Tourism
Just amazing. Sabah sits between Indonesia with its exotic spices; the Philippines witch brings its Spanish Colonial influence and China, who for a thousand years have been sending their migrants to change the food of Borneo. Mix that in with the Arab and Indian traders who brought their cuisine and religions plus a hundred years of occupation by the British North Borneo Company and you have some idea of what’s in store for you. Fish-and-chip-vindaloo-sweet-and-sour-paella? Not quite but our riders tell us that Sabah has some of the best food in the world.
If you want to stick to western food, no problem. There are several Italian, Spanish and German restaurants, KFC’s, Pizza Huts and McDonald’s but if you are slightly adventurous you will just love the food here.
The Tip of Borneo
Is close to the small fishing town of Kudat, where we make our overnight stop. A very popular trip with all riders, high up on the list of things to see and do.
War Memorial Gardens at Ranau. Prisoner War camp at Sandakan.
Both sites are visited by a large proportion of our customers.
Sabah Tea Gardens.
A great place to have lunch, or simple enjoy the tea. For those interested, a tour of the factory can be arranged, its an eye opener.
* Helicopter Ride.
This is conducted by Sabah Air in a Bell Jet Ranger. The chopper departs from KK International at 06.50 and touches down on our private heli-pad at 7 am. Four passengers only.
*Climbing Mt Kinabalu.
An amazing experience if you’re into heights and the great out doors. Climbs must be book well ahead of your trip to the island and we advise that you attempt the climb towards the end of your bike adventure.
*Turtle Island or Lankayan Island.
Flights leave from KK for the 45 minute flight to Sandakan, which is situated on the eastern side of the island. You spend the night in basic accommodation and return the next day. Lankayan Island is a real tropical paradise with much better accommodation and a good chance to see turtles.
*The Mulu Caves.
They are in Sarawak and a small plane leaves KK several times a week. The caves are some of the biggest and most spectacular in the world.
*White Water Rafting.
Can be organized down the Padas gorge, this river is (graded 3 to 4) or alternatively down the Kuilu valley river which is (graded 1 to 2). All trips are organized by our local rafting specialists, River Bug.
*Boat trip to our local Island off KK.
A great way to unwind on your day off. Sun, Sand and Snorkeling.
Items marked * above will be charged at what ever discounts we can negotiate.
All other activities and admission costs are included in your adventure.
War Graves. Discovery Centre. Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre. Proboscis Lodge. Poring Hot Springs. Cultural Village. Lok Kawi Wildlife Park. To name just a few.
If family members in your group are not into biking, we can arrange alternative activities while you’re out on the road.
If you are unsure, just ask.