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Cycling Malaysia


How many cups are in this field?Malaysia is our favourite country in Southeast Asia.

Its fabulous mix of cultures – Malay, Chinese and Indian – gives the country an incredible diversity that we haven’t experienced elsewhere, from food to religious practices and everything in between.

The people are very friendly and so many speak English that we’ve felt more able to make a connection with the locals than we did in Thailand, Laos or Cambodia.

Read This…

Budget
Food and Drink
Getting There
Money Matters
Public Transport
Bikes on Buses
Destinations
Georgetown
Malacca

Cycle This…
Gerik to Cameron Highlands: a jungle ride over hills and past waterfalls. You might see an elephant!

Some cyclists complain about heavy traffic on the West coast of Malaysia and it’s certainly hairy by times, especially around Kuala Lumpur.

We wouldn’t recommend cycling into the capital but you can easily travel around the islands of Langkawi and Penang, over to the tea-growing plantations of the Cameron Highlands and down to Malacca without seeing much traffic at all.

The East coast of Malaysia is reputed to have fantastic beach-side cycling but not during the monsoon season, which starts around November.

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5 Responses to “Cycling Malaysia”

  1. Becky says:

    We can testify that cycling up the East coast of the Malaysia peninsula is a wonderful experience. The towns are generally small, the people are really friendly, and the food is great. If you go, stop by and say hi to Yew Kong from Couchsurfing – he sometimes hosts groups of cyclists too.

  2. Meng says:

    Beside teh tarik and kopi O , there is this dumpling in steam cabinet called Kaya Pau, remember?

  3. RAJA ABDULLAH (SG BESAR) says:

    Truly yes.Did cycling with Elya of US origin Russia 1-5 Mac 2010 Kota Bharu to Kuantan.The route is smooth, nice people,good view of seaside along the way ,less traffic and people are so friendly. For cyclist a must vist to Penarik Inn beside the seaside.You will delighted to to be rendered good hospitality with Encik Bahar.It is one way stop for all types of cyclist touring ,road & etc.A wonderful experience.

  4. Feel free to view my cycling journey in several part of Malaysia. You might be not understand as it was written in Malay language but at least it have a pictures on it. i will happy to answer any question from the visitors. cheers !!

  5. We cycled down the East coast of Malaysia in 2012 and the whole time we felt like we were cycling on a highway. There was a shoulder although it wasn´t that wide and there was a regular stream of trucks passing us. We consulted Google earth to look for quiet back roads but there were almost none as compared to Thailand which has a large network of secondary roads that you can find via Google earth.

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