Tuaran Day Ride
The area around the market town of Tamparuli and Tuaran are home to the Dusun tribe. They live spread out in the hills and coastal plains making use of the natural environment for sustenance. They spend their days farming rice, rubber, fruits and coconuts as well as hunting in the forests and fishing from the rivers. They are some of Asia’s most friendly and resourceful people.
Our Day Ride takes us through the heartland of the Dusun people. We cycle through small villages, jungle plantations and onto the coastal plain where we will stop for lunch at Tuaran town close to the Chinese Pagoda. A short ride takes us back to the start of the ride and a well-earned pat on the back. Forty percent of this ride is on dirt roads, which can be quite rough. The rest is mostly on small village roads where we will see smiling village kids. cows and chickens with very little traffic. There are a few hanging bridges to raise the excitement level of the ride!
A support vehicle is always on standby not far from you.
Hanging bridge, scenic village farms, smiling kids, chicken,
cows. Iconic local dish "Mee Tuaran", Views of Mt.Kinabalu.
WHAT'S THE TRAIL LIKE?
40% dirt roads, 30% seal roads and 30% quiet village
Good quality mountain bike with disc brakes, water bottle, Isotonic drinks, lunch, Transportation, a mountain biking guide,
snacks and first aid kit.
Shorts and trainers/sneakers, (no sandals please), Suncream , personal medication, Change of clothes for the return journey ,towel and camera.
An adventurous Spirit – this is off the tourist trail so don't expect many facilities on the way. Be prepared for physical exertion, this ride is up to 20km-25km long and it can be hot and humid at times.