Majestic Mount Jerai Bicycle Ride ~ Penang Malaysia


Trip Description

DO YOU HAVE THE SOUL TO MAKE IT TO THE TOP? ISOLATED FROM THE OTHER MOUNTAIN RANGES OF THE PENINSULA, MOUNT JERAI WAS A WELCOMING BEACON TO THE 16TH CENTURY INDIAN AND ARAB SEAFARING TRADERS. THE 3,854 FEET (1,175M) MASSIVE LIMESTONE OUTCROP IS A LONE FEATURE TO THE SURROUNDING SCENIC FLAT PLAINS.

AS IT WAS A SACRED PLACE TO THE ANCIENT MALAYS BEFORE, PRESENTLY JERAI’S SWITCHBACKS SERVE AS A SACRED GROUND TO MOST DEVOTED LOCAL CYCLISTS. DISTANCE OF 12KMS, AVERAGING AT 9% GRADIENT AND MAXIMUM GRADIENT OF 15% THIS ASCENT TOPS EVEN THE FAMOUS ALPE DE’HUEZ. IT DOESN’T LET UP, THE ASPHALT RISING CONSISTENTLY AND THE LAST 3KMS TO THE SUMMIT IS THE HARDEST PITCHING AT 11 TO 14% GRADIENT.

FEEL THE MYSTIQUE OF YOUR EVERY PEDAL STROKE LISTENING TO YOUR OWN HEAVY BREATHING. THE ROAD TO THE TOP SNAKES AMIDST LUSH FOREST AND WITH THE ABSENCE OF TRAFFIC – MOUNT JERAI IS CERTAINLY A GEM.

Point of Departure

Hotel / Balik Pulau / Hotel -pick-up & drop-off are limited to hotel's on Penang Island only. advance booking required

Pick up Time

6.00am

Total Duration of Trip

Full Day

What To Bring

Comfortable Clothing & Shoes, Sunglasses and Sunblock.

Majestic Mount Jerai Bicycle Ride

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Majestic Mount Jerai Bicycle Ride

http://www.cyclematahari.com
For bookings less then 48hours;
Please call 019-4480 440 or visit us at Matahari Cycle Tours & Travel Sdn. Bhd.
Booking in advance 2 7.30 am Full Day

INCLUDED:

*Top Quality Moutain Bike & Helmet Hydrations & Snacks * Lunch Transfers * Support Vehicle Professional guide

STARTS FROM ONE OF THE MANY RECREATIONAL FOREST POINT. APPROXIMATELY 40KMS OF QUITE ROADS, ADULATING TERRAIN, GRAVEL PATH ALONG PADDY FIELDS, SMALL VILLAGE ROUTES, CASCADING WATERFALL BEFORE REACHING THE FOOTHILL OF THE CLIMB. WE CAN EITHER ASCENT IMMEDIATELY OF SHOULD YOU REQUIRE SNACKS AND DRINKS THERE IS FOOD COURT AVAILABLE FOR SOME QUICK RECOVERY.

WITH A SHORT STEEP UP HILL, THE ROADS EASE OFF FOR A COUPLE OF KILOMETERS. AFTER THE FIRST HAIR PIN CORNER, JERAI STARTS QUENCHING YOU. THE LAST 3KMS WILL BE THE TEST OF PERSEVERANCE AND WILL.

THE ROAD LEADING TO THE SUMMIT IS TRULY BEAUTIFUL THAT WILL TAKE YOU AWAY FROM THE EVERYDAY AND PUTS YOU RIGHT BACK TO THE HEART OF NATURE. FROM THE RICH GREENERY TO THE SOUND OF BIRDS AND MONKEYS. ONCE AT THE TOP, FROM THE GROUND OF THE REGENCY HOTEL – THE VIEW OF THE SURROUNDING LOW LANDS ARE MESMERISING – PLAIN PADDY FIELDS, KEDAH CAPITAL STATE, ALOR SETAR. ON A CLEAR DAY – PENANG ISLAND OR LANGKAWI ISLAND CAN BE SEEN FROM THE TOP.

WE STRONGLY DISCOURAGE DESCENDING BY BICYCLE, YOU ARE ENCOURAGE TO HOP INTO OUR SUPPORT VEHICLE FOR THE DESCENT.

ONE NIGHT APARTMENT STAY IN THE HEART OF GEORGETOWN

FRIENDLY ENGLISH SPEAKING GUIDES

SUPPORT VEHICLE DURING RIDING

REFRESHMENTS & SNACKS