Pedal Power Series : NW Discovery
Beautiful Kuching City can be explored on foot on your own in most cases but to really have an up close and unique experience, hop onto a bike with us as Pedal Power is best.
Visit tropical gardens and parks, historical monuments, important landmarks and quaint villages on the fringe of the city with our knowledgeable bike leaders.
A relatively easy ride with some undulating roads and the odd hill, this route takes you through the city and across the river into some green areas with breathtaking lookouts. A simple local lunch or afternoon tea stop will be a delightful respite after all the calories burnt enroute.
- Bicycle and helmet
- An English speaking leader
- Boat Fee
- Lunch or afternoon tea (dependent on departure times)
- 500ml bottle of drinking water
- Please note this tour will carry a surcharge should your requested dates fall on Public Holiday. For more information please go to our FAQ’s page for more information regarding public Holidays and surcharges.
- Any other items not listed above
- Gratuities to local staff (at your discretion)
Meet at BEX for your safety brief at 8:30 am. Start cycling passing the Main Bazaar to the Old Court House and stop upon arrival at the Padang Merdeka or Field of Independence. After a short informational brief at Padang Merdeka, we continue towards up MacDougall Road towards the Batu Lintang Teachers Training College (BLTTC) stopping briefly at the Bomb Shelter hillock along Park Lane or the old Pig Lane. Upon arrival at the BLTTC, learn a little on the historical significance of this area during the second world war.
Now mid-morning as we resume cycling back into the city and visit the Heroes Memorial on the way. Riding onwards, we make a brief stop at the Chung Hua Middle School No 4 which was once the old Japanese Occupation Headquarters before heading to the Kuching Mosque. Gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of the Kuching Mosque as you take in the peaceful surrounds especially looking towards the Sarawak River from here.
Proceed downhill past the Brooke Dockyard to the Kuching Waterfront to the Darul Hana Bridge where we get off and walk our bikes across this bridge to the other side of the river. You will now enjoy a different perspective of Kuching City. Start cycling towards the Orchid Garden for a quick visit to appreciate the many different species and hybrids of beautiful orchids.
Our cycling route now takes us through the old State Legislative building and through a beautifully landscaped public garden as we head towards Fort Margarita, the location of the Brooke Gallery for an introductory visit. The Brooke Gallery is very well curated and we recommend that you make a longer visit another time.
We make a quick lunch stop at the food court nearby to enjoy a simple local meal. After lunch, we meander along the nearby Malay village of Kampung Boyan appreciating the peaceful village life. After Passing Kampung Boyan and Kampung Surabaya, you will arrive at our boat jetty to take another boat trip across the river back towards Kuching City.
Back on the city side of the river, you are now at the Petanak area where fisherman sells their catch at a nearby market. Proceed to cycle past the Cat Sculpture along Padungan Street. Stop for a short group photo at the Cat Monument in front of the Grand Margherita Hotel and soon after we are back at the BEX Adventure Station marking the end of your discovery cycling adventure.
You will explore, by bike, the old new parts of the city. Where the Malay villages still live in wooden house and where the new government building the DUN at a cost of 4 million Ringgit stands next them.
We would recommend long sleeved t – shirts and short trousers that cover the knees. Comfortable walking shoes/trainers, Peaked Cap, Sunglasses and a light rain coat/ Poncho
Mosquito repellent, small personal first aid kit, camera, hand phone, copy of your passport’s photo ID page, spare batteries, Lens, light rain coat/ Poncho, Day Bag, anything else you can’t do without. (extra water is always a good idea)
Providing you can touch the pedals or the ground then you are good to go.
No, not here but Kuching offers a wide variety of historical sites to compensate that.
Yes, you can but without a guide, you will miss so much.
The tours last almost 4 hours but half of that time will be spent discussing historic buildings and points of interest.
Yes, you can as long as it is being used for person use only and it does not impair your cycling ability.
No, not at this time.
Yes, you can but please remember, we will stop at various points on the way to try some local snacks, so please leave room for them.
Yes, you can, from almost any coffee shop that we pass on the way.
Yes, toilets are along the waterfront and various other locations.
There are a few crocodiles roaming around the Sarawak River and the odd monitor lizard but you are more inclined to see cats and birds on this type of city tour…but you never know.
Some of our tours require the use of local transport, The Sampan, a small taxi boat that will carry us and our bike, from one side of the River Sarawak, to the other.
You can book a tour with Borneo Experiences online or call into the Singgahasana Lodge in Kuching and book from there.