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Borneo - Secret Sarawak - Cycling Holiday

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10 to 23 April 2021 - Skedaddle to Sarawak for some biking in Borneo on a trip that combines great cycling and wonderful wildlife opportunities


  • Orangutan spotting at Semenggoh Nature Reserve
  • Overnighting at a traditional Sarawak Longhouse
  • Wildlife walks at Bako National Park
  • Stunning Sematan and cycling its palm fringed coastline
  • Beautiful Borneo Highlands and its morning vista
  • Siniawan’s Night Market and its street food delights

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Day Description Distance Meals
1 Departure for Borneo    
2 Arrival in Kuching   D  
3 Kuching - Heritage Ride 12.50 Miles / 20 Kms - Flat B L D  
4 Kuching to Santubong 21 Miles / 34 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 25 Miles / 40 Kms - Undulating / Hilly B L D  
8 Borneo Highlands - Kayak - Siniawan 18 Miles / 30 Kms - Flat / Undulating B L  
9 Siniawan - Fairy Cave - Tondong - Mount Singai - Tondong 33 Miles / 53 Kms - Flat / Undulating B L D  
10 Tondong - Satang Island - Matang 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 Sematan - Transfer to Kuching Non Cycling Day 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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Trip 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 to Siniawan where we enjoy sampling local delicacies at the bustling night market.
The following day we check out the awesome Fairy Cave and Mount Singai before heading to the stunning Satang Island. Here we swap our cycling things for snorkel and fins and also learn about its turtle conservation programme.
A more 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 Sematan 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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12 nights accommodation

12 Breakfasts, 11 Lunches, 11 Dinners

8 days cycling

1 non cycling day (visit to Satang Island)

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