Matahari Cycle Tours & Travel Sdn. Bhd., George Town

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  • I'm not a cyclist. This tour confirmed I am not a cyclist. But I still had the best time! :) I found it a bit challenging at times, but now my husband and I look back at the tour and we both believe i...  more »
  • This company is brilliant at what it does. Right from the start, their communication was excellent! We were picked up at our guest house and driven to the starting point. Princilia and SJ worked toget...  more »
  • We had booked a cicle tour last year in Vietnam which we vancelled once e came to the location. The bikes were un usable, no breaks, saddle could not be adjusted and nobody from staff was interested i...  more »
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  • Great day on a bike! seeing the cottage industry on Penang Island & learning about a forgotten way of life compared to the tourist industry was a real eye opener. Coffee outdoors by a clear flowing stream instead of an A/C coffee shop was one of many highlights. Lunch under a shade structure in the middle of a rice paddy. Easy riding with plenty of stops for drinks/food. Small group made for great interaction between everyone.
  • Best tour we've ever done: Princilia is not only a very capable ride leader, keeping everyone (cyclists of all levels) safe and motivated on the bike, but is also an extraordinary cultural guide, who will teach you fascinating aspects of local history, nature, food, farming and lifestyle. She also does it with a charming sense of humour, which will keep you smiling throughout the whole tour. The whole team is very charismatic, supportive and friendly. An important issue in tours that get you in touch with local communities is that the interaction is done in respectful, not exploitative terms, and Princilia excels at this: everyone in the area seems to know her and greet her cheerfully, and it was heart-warming to casually chat with farmers and foreign workers in a relaxed, spontaneous atmosphere. Two more aspects to highlight: lunch was absolutely delicious (you are offered treats the whole day, but those noodles we ate in the shade in the middle of a rice field...) and the sporty "twist" (tour 2) of the tour allowed us to test the limits of our mountain biking skills. If you are confident on the bike, opt in for the extra climb and you will be rewarded with an adventure you will not forget easily: extreme gradients, single-tracks, stunning views, unexpected encounters with local hikers and farmers... Thanks Princilia and SJ for a truly wonderful day. Terima kasih!!! Julia and Jon
  • Absolutely amazing experience! Total opposite of busy Georgetown. Was so nice to actually experience rural Malaysia, since I have so far only experienced the cities and was looking for a good excuse to get out of town. A must-do for everyone who has the ability to cycle and wishes to get a better insight into Penang and Malaysia!
  • Our Balik Pulau countryside ride was the highlight of our week long stay in Penang. It was great to get out of the hustle and bustle of Georgetown and into the serene rice paddies, quaint fishing villages, mangrove swamps rainforest and amongst palm trees. A quick visit to the goat farm had us being introduced to a variety of farm animals and tasting the goat and passion fruit yoghurt and ice cream made in the premises. The scenery we saw was breathtaking but equally nice was the variety of wildlife we saw along the ride including - monitor lizards, numerous long-tailed macaque monkeys, water buffalo complete with landmines, kingfisher birds and we were lucky to see an otter. Princilla was an extraordinary guide whose knowledge about her country was interesting and informative. She is passionate about her politics, the image of her tour and sport, and well respected by the villagers along the way. Warren, our driver, was very attenable and made sure we had perfectly working bikes and helmets, mosquito repellent, a well-timed coffee, and lots of water. Our picnic lunch was a highlight amongst the rice paddies with a delicious local freshly made laksa, fried chicken and spring rolls with a shrimp paste dipping sauce. Fresh fruit and iced nutmeg drinks followed. Warren’s concern for our safety was paramount and he constantly checked the bikes for punctures, air pressure and gears. The last part of the ride was the most challenging but spectacular - picturesque scenery and had us arriving at a secluded beach perfect for a quick dip to cool off. A perfect way to spend a day and we thoroughly enjoyed every minute of this unique trip. We highly recommend this experience to anyone who loves nature, is adventurous and has a basic fitness level. Escape Georgetown and discover what is over the mountain with Matarhari tours. You won’t regret it!!
  • Our bike tour with Matahari tours was incredible!! Pricillia and Ding took us 30km around the beautiful untouristy south west part of Penang Island. The ride was gentle and predominantly flat with lots of stops for the most delicious food cooked by Warren. The guides were so kind and looked after us so well. It was our highlight of visiting Penang and would do it all again if we could! Thanks guys!
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