Southeast Asia - Singapore is one of the smallest countries in Southeast Asia alongside Brunei and Timor Leste. The size of its country makes Singapore doesn’t have a lot of riding track if it comes to MTB riding or touring. You can count all the MTB track across Singapore with fingers on your two hands. For those who want to have awesome long riding experience, Southeast Asia is abundant with places for you. Here’s some great riding place that a Singaporean can visit to have great riding experience.
Visit These Places in Southeast Asia For An Awesome Riding Experience
Bali has been famous as a paradise for foreigners ever since the end of World War II. A lot of tourists come every year to enjoy the party, the beach, cultural attractions and also nature. One of the most amazing things about Bali is there a lot of riding track that you can try. Bali Bike Park is the most famous one. A cyclist can go to Bali Bike Park in Buleleng area and enjoy the varieties of the trail in the park. You can bring your bike to Bali but also you can rent a bike in several bike rental located on the island. Bali Bike Park trail is easy to understand but better have a local guide with you during the ride.
Bukit Kiara, Malaysia
The Bukit Kiara trails was an old rubber plantation decades ago. Now that it is no longer in operation, it has been the primary green lung area near the heart of Kuala Lumpur city. Bukit Kiara is located between Taman Tun Dr. Ismail and Hartamas. There are entrances from both suburbs into the trail. The trails in the park are not as systematically organized as in other developed countries in Southeast Asia such as Singapore in terms of directional signage. The many trails in this park are accessible to all, therefore it is easy to lose your way where the trails have no signage. It is recommended to use GPS devices or speak to the many locals who frequent this place for guides.
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
The eastern part of Malaysia in Borneo provides a vast nature trail for those who love to engage in an MTB adventure. Under the mountain of Kinabalu, you can try a Downhill ride at Bukit Padang MTB Trail. The track is challenging but not that hard for even a mediocre rider. The track is also not hard to understand as you can easily find your way back to the road. The surrounding area in Sabah also provides a great riding spot, so when you are there, make sure to check it out.
Mount Bromo, Indonesia
As one of the most visited mountain in East Java, Mount Bromo offers a great riding trail for even beginners. Starting from the top of the mountain near the sunrise spot where people usually come in the morning, riders can cycle all the way through Jemplang right down to Tutur-Welang bike park. Along the way, you can enjoy the misty mountain view, a small village road and also the plantation that promise a great adventure. There are several trails in the area of Bromo so you definitely can enjoy the mountain during the trip to East Java.
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Among the trails in southeast Asia, Chiang Mai trail is one of the best for a Cross Country ride. The trail is wide and surrounded by mountains and national parks. Whether you are a beginner or an expert cyclist, Chiang Mai trails will be a fun ride for you. A little tip, to have the ultimate enjoyment in this vast area, better to bring a guide with you or have a ride in a group.