Explore the rural landscape of Balik Pulau on a 4-hour, small-group bicycle tour of southwest Penang Island. With a local guide to lead the way, you’ll ride past rice paddies, fishing villages, and a mangrove forest, soaking up the laid back atmosphere on a lesser-known side of Penang. This 4-hour bike tour includes pickup and drop-off at Penang hotels, bike rental, and a post-ride snack of coffee and light refreshments, and it's limited to 7 people for a fun, more personal experience.
4-hour Penang island bike tour
Ride a bike on the quiet, southwestern side of the island
Learn about local fishing and agriculture
Pickup and drop-off at Penang hotels
Include bike rental, helmet, and snack
Small-group tour limited to 7 people
Use of bicycle and helmet
Professional guide and driver
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks, unless specified
Surcharge apply for Pick-up from hotels located in Butterworth / Seberang Jaya
Meeting And Pickup
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What To Expect
Meet a driver at your Penang hotel for 8am departure, then then transfer to Balik Pulau, a small southwestern town whose name means “the back of the island”—it's the perfect introduction to Penang's quieter side.
Set a leisurely pace as you ride from Balik Pulau on safe, easy-going roads. You’ll catch the scent of spices growing in fields at the edge of the road, and pass long, lush rows of rice. As you ride, the guide will share the history of rice cultivation on the island, from the earliest origins to how it’s changed over time.
Take a break in a small fishing village to see the locals bring in the day’s fresh catch, then see colonial-era buildings and traditional architecture in the village of Kampung Terang. Duck into a mangrove forest to watch for migratory birds and mud crabs, and learn to spot the different species of mangrove trees.
This tour concludes with return transfer to your hotel, with a pause for coffee and snacks along the way.
Explore Balik Pulau
Pedal in the morning at a leisurely pace and smell the aroma of spices growing in the fresh countryside. Cycle past riverbanks while your guide shares how Penang's rice cultivation process evolved over time. Visit a fishing village and see how fishermen bring in their catch of the day as they tie up their boats on the shore.
Upon arrival at the Malay village of Kampung Terang, see a scattering of colonial-era buildings mingled with traditional houses built on stilts and inhabited by extended families. Your guide will inform you about the history and cultural heritage of Penang. Adjourn to a nearby mangrove forest to study the different species of mangrove and spot migratory birds and mud crabs.
3 hours • Admission Ticket Included
Asian Overland Services Tours & Travel Sdn. Bhd (Pass By)
your travel partner
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not recommended for pregnant travelers
Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
Children must be accompanied by an adult
A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
Subject to favorable weather conditions. If cancelled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund.
Drinking water, hat/cap, sunglasses and comfortable shoes are recommended
Kids bicycle subject to availability
Not wheelchair accessible
Not recommended for travelers with back problems
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 7 travelers
You can cancel up to 7 days in advance of the experience for a full refund.
For a full refund, you must cancel at least 7 full days before the experience’s start time.
Any changes made less than 6 full days before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
For a 50% refund, you must cancel 3–6 full days before the experience’s start time.
If you cancel less than 2 full days before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
Any changes made less than 2 full days before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
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