This Motorcycle tour features all paved roads with high elevation changes. There will be a mix of mountain roads, highways and costal roads. Back roads are order of the day.
An approximate distance of 2085 km will be covered on this tour.
|Included||11 nights accommodation in 4 or 5 star hotels (based on a twin room), Motorcycle, Breakfast, Top and side panniers, Motorcycle insurance, Fuel during the whole tour, Parking fees, Riding gear (helmet, jacket and gloves), Guide services, Helmet intercom (cardo scala rider packtalk), Photos and videos of the ride|
|Not included||Flight to and from Malaysia, Airport transfers, Medical insurance, Personal expenses, All Meals (except breakfast), Entrance fees, boat transfer fees, snorkelling trip & equipment rental, Penang train ride fee, Alcoholic beverages, Possible traffic fines|
Day 1 – Kuala Lumpur to Fraser’s Hill (180 km)
The first stretch leads us out of the suburbs of Kuala Lumpur towards some of the best B-roads in Malaysia, which will be followed by a climb up towards Fraser’s Hill. This route is demanding, however it is also very rewarding as you will get some of the best views of the country.
The first day will see us cover some 180 km and gain 5,000 ft. in altitude.
We will be spending the night at Fraser’s Hill, which is a mountain village, known for its highland rainforest and extensive birdlife.
Day 2 – Fraser’s Hill to Cameron Highlands (200 km)
We leave after breakfast at our hotel and head from 5,000 ft. to sea level and back up to 5200 ft. on some visually stunning mountain roads.
The Highlands are famous for their tea plantations, strawberries and nature trails – all of which is on our itinerary!
Day 3 – Cameron Highlands to Penang (260 km)
We leave the Highland after lunch and head from 5,200 ft. back to sea level. We have a mix of curvy mountain roads, highways and the crossing of South East Asia’s longest bridge at 24 km in length.
Nicknamed the Pearl of the Orient, Penang is famous for its soft sandy beaches and its vibrant nightlife, it is also fondly known as the food capital of Malaysia.
Penang is a must see destination while visiting Malaysia. As night falls we head to the party district for drinks, dinner and some good music!
Day 4 – Explore Penang
Today we will relax with a late breakfast and then head out to Penang Hill where we take a train ride up to the hill top for some 360 degree views of Penang Island. Here we will indulge at one of the many bistros for lunch.
Those who are interested can ride to the beach for some swimming and water sport activities.
We will end the night early as we have an early start the next day.
Day 5 – Penang to Tok Bali (370 km)
This is the second longest leg of the journey on a road that is popular with motorcyclists for its winding path through pristine conservancy. The road will pass through the forest reserve of Malaysia and if you’re lucky enough you will see Elephants, Deer, Leopards, and Wild Boars!
This road will take us from the west coast to the east coast – which is home to some of the best beaches of the country. We arrive at our resort in time for a barbeque dinner at a private beach.
Day 6 – Tok Bali to Perhentian
Depart Tok Bali and take a short boat ride to the nearby Perhentain Island.
Imagine crystal-clear waters, reflecting turquoise skies and perfect for diving and snorkeling, jungles thick and fecund, and beaches with blindingly white sand. At night, beach bonfires and phosphorescence in the water illuminate the velvety black fabric of darkness, and myriad stars are mirrored above. The Perhentians offer all this and more.
Day 7 – Relax in Perhentian
Relaxing and soaking up the sun is what we do today as we head out for island hopping and snorkeling in crystal clear waters. For those who are a bit more adventurous, there is scuba diving as well.
We end the day with some drinks and barbeque dinner.
Day 8 - Perhentian to Taman Negara (415 km)
This is the longest ride of the tour and so we take the first ferry out of Perhentian Island and head to the mainland to collect our motorcycle and ride to the world’s oldest rainforest.
Taman Negara is a vast national park. It encompasses a sprawling tropical rainforest that’s said to be 130 million years old. Kuala Tahan, the main entry point, is a base for the nearby canopy walkway, river trips and treks through the jungle to the top of Mt. Tahan. The park is home to tigers, macaques and birdlife, as well as the enormous flowers of the rafflesia plant.
Day 9 – Explore Taman Negara
After breakfast we walk on the world’s longest canopy walkway, 530 m long and 40 m above ground. This is a must do activity in Taman Negara and one of the most memorable memories for you to bring home. Enjoy the magnificent panoramic view of flora and fauna along the walkway.
We will have lunch at one of the floating restaurants of Taman Negara, following which we take a speed boat ride upstream through the rapids to go see the aborigines of Malaysia.
At night falls we head trek into the rainforest to observe the some of the nocturnal animals.
Day 10 – Taman Negara to Putrajaya (270 Km)
The first stretch leads us out of the rainforests towards open highways. We ride towards Kuala Lumpur and through some city roads to reach our destination. Built on an expansive marshland and former oil palm estate, the city spans an area of almost 5,000 hectares and lies 25 km from Kuala Lumpur.
Putrajaya takes over the administrative functions of the capital city Kuala Lumpur and is part of the Multimedia Super Corridor project of the Malaysian government.
Day 11 – Putrajaya to Melaka (180)
Our ride from Putrajaya will be along a costal highway to the city of Melaka which is the capital of the coastal state of Malacca, in southwestern Malaysia. At its center, Jonker Street, Chinatown’s main thoroughfare, is known for antique shops and its night market.
Melaka has transformed itself from a faded port city into a strutting tourist hub, and its kaleidoscope of cultures makes it one of Malaysia’s most irresistible weekends away. The trick is finding the time to sample flavours from Peranakan to Pakistani, roam from Chinatown to the Chitty village and go gallery-hopping and shopping, without dropping.
Day 12 – Melaka to Kuala Lumpur (210 km)
It’s time for the last stretch of tarmac with Nomad Motorcycle Adventures and the ride back from Melaka to Kuala Lumpur is a scenic route which has a mix of back roads and highways.
As always, all good things come to an end and so it is time to fly back home. But you will carry an experience of a life-time with you. Not many people will have seen the places you visit, let alone from the seat of a motorcycle!
• Malaysia is a tropical country and might have some rains spells. Be prepared for some riding in the wet.
• Cameron Highlands, Genting Highlands and Fraser’s Hill have an average temperature between 16 to 22 degrees Celsius.
• Consumption of alcoholic beverages is not allowed
• General first-aid kit will be available, however in the event that someone requires medical attention then arrangements will be made to travel to the closest medical facility.
• It is a mandatory to have personal accidental/medical insurance purchased from your country of origin.
• The package excludes airport transfers, hotel accommodation outside the dates mentioned in the itinerary, all meals except breakfast, alcoholic beverages, cover charges for nightclubs, entry fees to parks/places of interest, boat transfers, snorkelling and snorkelling equipment rental, Penang train ride fee, water-sports and other activities.
• The rider is free to end the ride at any point in time. Arrangements will be made to get them back to Kuala Lumpur by taxi/bus, however they will not be entitled to a refund.