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Borneo - Secret Sarawak - Cycling Holiday

Holiday Highlights

  • Overnighting at a traditional Sarawak Longhouse
  • Orangutan spotting at Semenggoh Nature Reserve
  • Time in Bako National Parks & Matang Wildlife Centre
  • Stunning Sematan and cycling its palm fringed coastline
  • Jungle hikes, waterfalls and wildlife spotting
  • Colourful Kuching and delicious cuisine

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Day Description Distance Meals
1 Departure for Borneo    
2 Arrival in Kuching   D  
3 Kuching - Heritage Cycle Ride 12.50 Miles / 20 Kms - Flat B L D  
4 Kuching to Santubong 24 Miles / 39 Kms - Flat / Undulating B L D  
5 Bako National Park Non cycling day B L D  
6 Bako - Semenggoh Orangutans - Mongkos Longhouse 32 Miles / 52 Kms - Undulating B L D  
7 Mongkos to the Borneo Highlands 38 Miles / 62 Kms - Undulating / Hilly B L D  
8 Borneo Highlands - Kayak - Fairy Cave - Siniawan 12.50 Miles / 20 Kms - Flat / Undulating B L  
9 Siniawan - Mount Singai - Matang Wildlife Centre 28 Miles / 45 Kms - Flat / Undulating B L D  
10 Matang Wildlife Centre - Satang Island Non Cycling Day B L D  
11 Matang Wildlife Centre - Gunung Gading National Park 40 Miles / 65 Kms - Undulating / Hilly B L D  
12 Basaga - Sematan 22 Miles / 36 Kms - Flat B L D  
13 Non Cycling Day and Transfer to Kuching   B L D  
14 Departure   B  

Meals: B = Breakfast L = Lunch D = Dinner | Please keep in mind the distances and ascent information provided are intended to be indicative and may vary from the actuals due to accommodation changes or when compared on different GPS devices and software

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Holiday Information

Borneo’s hidden gem is without doubt Sarawak! A stunning and mythical land home to wild jungles, lush tropical rainforests, palm fringed beaches, and seemingly endless cultural delights and wildlife. It’s a place steeped in legend and famed for its tribal headhunters and White Rajahs who have shaped its history.
Following arrival in Kuching we start our journey with a Heritage Tour of the city before heading to Santubong National Park via the small fishing Kampongs (villages) that are scattered around this coastal area. Next stop is the Sarawak’s most famous National Park Bako, which is reached following a scenic coastal speedboat journey. Once here we have some fully guided day jungle hikes to search out the bizarre looking Proboscis Monkey and tropical birds such as Hornbills.
Once on dry-land our next wildlife highlight is at the wonderful Semenggoh Nature Reserve, which is home to endangered Orangutans rescued from captivity and are now part of a successful rehabilitation program. We end the day, after a great spot of cycling, at a traditional Bidayuh Longhouse where we are treated to a display of dance, music, food and drink.
Next stop is in the Borneo Highlands with its superb early morning vistas over to Indonesia. A spot of gentle kayaking follows for the morning, with the cycling journey then continuing via the awesome Fairy Cave to Siniawan where we enjoy sampling local delicacies at the night market.
Matang Wildlife Centre follows and offers us our second opportunity to see Orangutans and learn a little more about these amazing creatures. Here we can also take a night-time walk to look for Sarawak’s rare and wonderful nocturnal creatures. Next day and we swap our cycling things for snorkel and fins during a visit to Satang Island before returning to Matang.
Our most challenging day on the bike follows, with a great ride from here to our beachside accommodation at beautiful Basaga. The following day and it’s flat all the way to Semantan where we end this incredible cycling journey at its palm fringed beach.
Our final morning is spent relaxing on the beach or poolside before returning to Kuching for souvenir shopping and a final night celebrations and yet more delicious cuisine.

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Holiday Details

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12 nights accommodation

12 Breakfasts, 11 Lunches, 11 Dinners

8 days cycling

1 non cycling day (visit to Satang Island)

Fully guided with vehicle support

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Last Updated: 16/10/2018