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Cycle and Explore The Penang Countryside

Pick up from Penang
Elderly-Friendly
Equipment Provided
High-Energy
Minimum Pax
Muslim-Friendly
Team Building

Tour Code: PEN-28 Duration: Approx 4 Hours

Treat yourself to a private bicycle nature tour of Balik Pulau in the southwest of Penang Island and explore paddy fields, a Malay village and a mangrove forest before returning to the city for local drinks and snacks.

Highlights:

  • Embark on a slow-paced Bicycle Through Penang Island’s Countryside
  • Visit Verdant Paddy Fields, a Quiet Fishing Village and a lush Mangrove Forest
  • Sip on hot coffee or tea and Savour Snacks at a Traditional Coffeeshop

Tour Description:

Go off the beaten track and explore the southwest of Penang Island, Balik Pulau, where you will find an expanse of countryside littered with paddy fields, fishing villages, vegetable farms and mangrove forests. On a bicycle, you will have a leisurely ride through the countryside and get the opportunity to enjoy fresh air and calming green scenery. Cycle past the vast paddy fields as your experienced guide leads the way and explains the evolution of the rice cultivation process on the island to you.

Pass by quiet river banks and end up at a peaceful fishing village. Watch the local fishermen haul in their proud catches of the day and tie up their boats on the shore to prevent them from drifting away out to sea. Another village you’ll be brought to on this guided cycle tour is the Malay village of Kampung Terang where you can observe authentic traditional Malay houses that stand tall on stilts. It is common that neighbouring houses usually belong to members of the same extended family.

Malay villages are usually filled with friendly locals who know one another well and are welcoming to visitors. Learn from your knowledgeable guide the history, heritage and culture of Penang. Having been colonized by the Portuguese, Dutch and British in the past, the effects of these colonial influences can clearly be seen in Penang’s people and places. Cycle on past the quaint little Malay Village towards a nearby mangrove forest where you will see a variety of mangroves.

Here you can study the differences in the diverse species of mangrove that grow in this one mangrove forest and spot flocks of migratory birds and solitary shy mud crabs digging into the mud. After your nature tour, head back towards the civilization of the city, but just before you arrive at your hotel, stop by a kopitiam (coffeeshop) and enjoy a hot mug of local coffee or tea with snacks as you take in the Penangite lifestyle of the locals.

Cancellation Policy:

Please refer to our refunds policy under Terms of Use section.

Pick-Up Time:

  • 7:30 am - 8:00 am

What's Included:

  • English-speaking guide
  • Escort by RELA (Penang Island Volunteer Security Squad)
  • Transfer to/from hotels within Penang Island
  • Drinking water
  • Bicycle rental
  • Safety Jackets and Helmets

What's Not Included:

  • Any Items Not Mentioned

Additional Information:

  • Minimum 2 pax for the tour to be confirmed. Tour Operator reserves the rights to cancel the tour if the minimum number of pax is not met
  • Guests are advised to bring along a hat, sunglasses and comfortable walking shoes for an enjoyable time
  • Children aged 12 years old and younger are not allowed to participate in the tour
  • Guests with mobility issues should not select this tour
  • Physical fitness and medical history should be considered when selecting the tour
  • Guests will pay separately for whatever they may consume
  • Transfer duration above are estimated and subject to traffic and weather condition, and not inclusive of any sightseeing tours
  • Please adhere to strict pick-up time punctuality. Tour operators may forfeit tours for travellers if no-show during stipulated time
  • Registered name of the traveller must be corresponding with photograph documentation (Example: Passport). Tour operators reserve the right to reject if registered traveller fails to provide photographed documentation of their own
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