Borneo is the perfect place to be active and outdoors, and this trip will have you biking village backroads, summiting the heights of Mt Kinabalu, trekking through rainforest and island-hopping by sea kayak
Borneo is known for beautiful beaches, towering mountains, and steamy rainforests. The Sabah region is a natural paradise and the country’s tropical playground.
- Hike up Mt. Kinabalu
- Cycle through paddy field, rubber plantations, fruit orchards and up challenging hill climbs
- Explore the intriguing and modern capital of Kota Kinabalu
- Swim in pristine rivers and kayak the crystal clear waters of Tunku Abdul Marine Park
- Enjoy local hospitality in homestay accommodation
- Soak your tired muscles at the ‘Poring Hot Springs’
- Camp overnight at Lupa Masa Rainforest Camp
The journey starts in Koto Kinabalu, Sabah’s capital, where the cycling begins straight away. If you’re a competent cyclist you’ll find the route moderate on most days with a few challenging sections throughout. You’ll cycle up to 20km per day as you ride through stunning landscapes and charming villages. Sights to see along the way include the terraced paddy fields next to the Kiulu River, picturesque hanging bridges, rubber plantations, fruit orchards, and the natural rock formation of ‘Mini Kinabalu.’
Once you arrive at the base of Mt Kinabalu, you’ll have several days of hiking. On summit day, you’ll start out at 2:30am in order to greet the stunning sunrise from Summit Low’s Peak (4095m). On the way down you’ll take the via ferrata route which was specifically designed to allow access to scenic parts of the mountains that could previously only be seen by experienced rock climbers.
Kayaking is the best way to see Manukan Island. You’ll island hop over the calm and crystal clear water of Tunku Abdul Marine Park and have the opportunity to snorkel so you can enjoy the breathtaking views both above and below water.
You don’t need to be an outdoor expert to enjoy the adventure and your guides will keep you safe and having fun, but the activities do require that you’re relatively fit. With two home stays you’ll also have opportunity to hang out with the locals, feast on spectacular local cuisine, and spend ample time soaking up ancient island culture.
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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Between 1 and 12
Cycle & Bike, Explorer, Hiking & Trekking, Kayaking, Mixed Activity, Water Sports
Style of Travel
Guided Group, Private Departure, Solo Traveller