Malaysia: Cycling Activity Holiday
Asia's Rising Star
Cycling in Malaysia is a mixed though mostly very pleasant experience, just be careful of riding in the more built-up areas. People in Malaysia are less interested in cycling than certain other Asian territories. Consequentially, the cities are usually busy and there is little space for a bicycle to go round safely. In the eyes of many locals it's too hot, too dangerous and too arduous to cycle in the busier areas. However, in the lesser visited regions of Malaysia’s hinterland, people are proud you take the time to visit their town. In some areas of the western coast mountain biking has become fairly popular. Kuala Lumpur is for most travellers the first city they visit in Malaysia. Although not bicycle friendly, it is still worth the effort to visit. That said, every year the biggest cycling tour in Asia is held under the name Tour de Langkawi. Cycling along the many miles of beautiful beaches from Kuah to Cenang Beach is a definite highlight with some aw-inspiring sights. In the hills of Penang you will find quite a few mountain bikers and, probably for that reason, there's are excellent bicycle shops all across Malaysia’s larger towns and villages, most of which are very affordable.