Cycling in Malaysia offers you a variety of ways to enjoy nature. With different types of bike trails to choose from, from the family-friendly trails to the hardcore trails for the pros, you can easily test your pedal power and see how tough you are on the road. If you are thinking of where to take your mountain bike Malaysia has a lot of trails to offer you. Aside from the city, consider these five bike trails within the Klang Valley which are perfect for nature lovers:
- Setia Alam Trails
Shah Alam The Setia Alam Trails is located in the new township of Setia Alam near Shah Alam, and is about 40km away from the city. Every year extreme riders gather for a race in the track that consists of rocky gardens, single tracks, and extreme downhill drops. To ride through these trails, it’s best to have an intermediate level of experience of mountain biking.
- Forest Research Institute of Malaysia (FRIM)
Kepong Set in the lush forest near the big city, the forest trails take you through little streams, bridges and is basically pretty windy. Because the trails range from the shortest (10km) to the longest (30km), they’re suitable for cyclists of all levels, from newbie to pro.
- Kota Damansara Community Forest
Damansara For mountain biking, there are two trails available that make you go through the forest reserve of tighter spots and flat tracks, making your ride pretty fast and straightforward yet challenging.
- Taman Bukit Kiara
Kuala Lumpur Located on the outskirts of the big city, Taman Bukit Kiara features a track of 10km long with medium gradient slopes and soft switchbacks. For this trail, you’ll also need an intermediate level.
Selangor 45 minutes away from Kuala Lumpur, the small township in Semenyih within the Hulu Langat District is considered to be one of the most challenging bike trails in Malaysia due to its altitude. Aside from being the perfect biking spot, the Mount Broga is also great for mountain climbing and hiking. The sunrise is to die for, if you’re willing to wake up at the earliest of dawn. Remember to bring a good supply of water.
Due to the somewhat high intensity of these trails, you’ll need to make sure you’re fully equipped with all the right bike tools, accessories, and gadgets in order to ensure a smooth and comfy ride. You’ll also need to have a good mountain bike for great performance. In addition, you must be in great shape as the trails require more energy and dedication.