King of Hill Day Ride
Start the biking trip in a town called Tamparuli. At the beginning, you will cycle on paved road and pass through some villages around 2km before you start 11KM seal and gravel road, up hill! The gradient would be around 5% to 10%. There will be a scenic scenery at the top of the hill. Continue cycling down the hill and pass through some villages on paved road (with moderate uphill) before you hit the gravel. From here, it is all downhill. It is steep and biking skill/handling must be very good.
The ride will take you from starting lower ground with nice and easy ride, and comes the real challenge with long uphill! What goes up, must go down- Nice downhills to ease your leg with breeze.
0730am – Pick up from your hotel and drive through scenery outskirt of Kota Kinabalu.
0845am – Meet bike guide, and set up bikes.
1230noon – Stop for lunch in local town
0130pm – Ride back to start
0400pm – Arrive back at your hotel
Timings and details of the ride itinerary may change depending on staff assessment of the clients capabilities and fitness levels.
Hanging bridge, scenic village farms, smiling kids, chicken,cows. Iconic local dish "Mee Tuaran", Kiulu river.
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..
Swimwear, 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 exhertion, this ride is up to 18km long and it can be hot at times.