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Kinabalu Mountain Biking Package Trip from BUSAT

BUSATI received emails from some of our visitors, asking me about Kinabalu Mountain Biking. They just want to feel something different from climbing Kinabalu. After scaning some of tour operators here in Kota Kinabalu, I have found a company which can give you a very competitive price for your mountain climbing package. Borneo Ultimate Sports Adventure Tours has a lot of packages, specially tailored to even a novice mountain bikers.

They will pick you up from your hotel/KK city, take you out of the city and bring you backcountry only 30mins to 1hr drive away! They will provide you the transportation, Mt. Bike, Ultimate guide, refreshment & lunch. Their ultimate guides have over 10 years experience in mountain biking and make safety their number one priority.

I have also discussed with their management, to give you a good discount, just saying that you are “Referred by RUHAIZAD  DAUD”. To give you an idea on what the mountain biking package looks like, I hereby give you some of the package that I think is suitable.

For Beginners:


0800hrs Pick up from the hotel (KK area) and transfer to Kg. Pengalat by road (45mins drive).
0900hrs After bike fitting, start the bike ride along the paddy fields, banana & rubber plantations and a suspension bridge (about 25km).
1130hrs End up at the Kg. Tagupun and light refreshment is provided before you proceed to Papar town to have lunch at the local restaurant.
1300hrs Transfer back to KK City.
0800hrs Pick up from the hotel (KK area) and proceed to Telipok town by road (1hr 30mins drive).
1000hrs After bike fitting, start the bike ride at Lawamandau village and admire the local village with the fantastic view from the top of the hills (25km), refreshment will be provided half way of the bike ride.
1200hrs End up at the Kiulu BUSAT camping site and a BBQ lunch will be provided.
1300hrs Transfer back to KK town.

For Rafflesia and Waterfall lovers:


Tambunan Rafflesia
At 0730hrs, pick up from your hotel and proceed to Tambunan Rafflesia Centre by road for about 1hr 30mins drive. The largest concentration of Rafflesia buds can be found at the Raffflesia Conservation Area, Which was established for the sole purpose of conserving this very rare parasitic plant. There is no particular flowering season for Rafflesia, and the flower can appear at any time during the year. Nature trails connects all the known sites where Rafflesia buds are found and the Information Centre provides and excellent display on the life cycle of a Rafflesia plant.After bike fitting, begin the Mt. bike challenge on sealed road for 2-3hrs where you can enjoy the magnificent view of Sabah’s reserved forest and the cool air as you cycle downhill. You will also pass by the settlement of the local village and their paddy fields. Lunch at local restaurant and rest.
Mahua WaterfallTake a ride for another 30 minutes towards Tambunan town and into the village road basically on graveled road. Time to be no your bike again this time on a more challenge trail. Bike for 15 minutes until you reach the waterfall. you will definitely want to dip intot he clear water to refresh yourself from exhaustion and heat. At your own free leisure around the waterfall area. Proceed back to KK.

For biking, rafting and camping in one package:


Day 01 KK / Kg. Kokol / Kiulu (Lunch, Dinner)
0730hrs pick up from your hotel. Riders will be taken from Kota Kinabalu up to the top of the hills approximately 1000ft above sea level by vehicle. They ride to a narrow single track which takes them through the jungle. The riders will need to carry or push their bike if necessary. Once out of the forest, riders will follow a road down a long steep descent to Kiulu Village then they will ride along the country road to Malangan village where they will camp overnight by the river. Camp fire activity on your own.
Day 02 Malangang / Pukak / KK (Breakfast, Lunch)
The next morning after breakfast, riders will make their way across the suspension bridge to visit some of the local villagers. The route is along single track with some short hills and slightly technical sections. The route is very scenic and gives you a chance to see traditional villages and farming areas of the Kadazandusun.At 1000hrs, start rafting via Kg. Pukak on Kiulu river. The river is a perfect introduction for first time rafters and children. A comprehensive safety briefing will be given on the river bank prior to the starting of rafting. You will have a chance to try body rafting, swim and participate in paddling. A day filled with fun and laughter, learning and mild adventure. After rafting, enjoy the BBQ lunch by the river side. Finally transfer back to KK hotel.

For 3D2N mountain biking:

Tour Itinerary CODE: MBT 05 – 3D/2N MT. BIKING PACKAGE

Day 01 KK / Gunung Emas (Dinner + Accommodation)
0700hrs, pick up from your hotel and depart for Gunung Emas at 6,000ft. After bike fitting, bike downhill towards Tambunan Village for 19km and proceed to MahuaWaterfall with 6.7km off road. After a brief rest and admiration, cycle back towards Tambunan Valley for lunch (approximately 20.7km). take a ride to Tambunan Rafflesia Centre for the biggest flower in the world. Overnight at Gunung Emas.
Day 02 Gunung Emas / Tambunan / Keningau (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner + Accommodation)
After breakfast, at 0700hrs continue biking over 23km towards Tambunan town with 80% downhill.10km on off road before reaching another main road. Bike again for 30mins on off road for 17km through beautiful local village and paddy fields. Reach Keningau town where you will stay for anight. After dinner, take a visit to the night market and experience the typical lifestyles of Keningau people.
Day 03 Keningau / Kimanis / Papar / KK (Breakfast)
After breakfast, at 0700hrs transfer to the highest point of 4200ft of the Crocker Range. Cycle downhill to Ulu Kimanis for 35km and proceed to Papar town for lunch that takes another 17km on flat road. After lunch and rest, proceed cycling towards Kinarut where you will go through countryside road for 20km, take a ride back to KK.

For 4D3N muntain biking and rafting:

Tour Itinerary CODE: MBT 05 – 4D/3N MT. BIKING & PADAS RAFTING

Day 01 KK / Gunung Emas (Lunch, Dinner + Accommodation)
0700hrs pick up at your hotel and depart for Gunung Emas at 6000ft. Bike fitting and bike downhill towards Tambunan for 19km through Sunsuron village and proceed to Mahua Waterfall 6.7km off road that takes about 10mins. Cycle back for 20.7km to Tambunan Valley Resort for lunch then drive back to Tambunan Rafflesia Centre where you can see the biggest flower in the world and back to Gunung Emas for an overnight stay.
Day 02 Tambunan / Keningau (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner + Accommodation)
Bike tour to Tambunan town for 23km downhill and off road for 10km for 30mins ride. Bike for 17km through village and paddy fields. Reach Keningau for lunch and overnight stay. After dinner visit night market and experience the lifestyle of Keningau people.
Day 03 Keningau / Tenom (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner + Accommodation)
After breakfast at 0700hrs, bike tour to Tenom for 3 hours. 35% off road through cocoa, rubber, banana and coffe plantations. After lunch, check in at Perkasa Hotel in Tenom and continue biking at 1500hrs. bike to Lagud Sebarng to Visit Tenom. Dinner at local restaurant.
Day 04 Tenom / Padas Rafting (Breakfast, Lunch)
After breakfast at 0640hrs, take a train ride to Pangi station for Padas White Water Rafting. Raft the river for 1½ – 2 hours. The ultimate adventure comes as you shoot through rapids after rapids and experience the nerve tingling excitement! After rafting enjoy the BBQ lunch then later transfer back to Kota Kinabalu.

So, if you decided to choose either one of the package above, make sure you do not forget to tell them that you are “referred by Ruhaizad Daud”. You will be given a special price for your trip!

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