Your bike tour starts on Pulau Ubin, so you’ll need to make your own way to the small island from Singapore via a 10-minute bumboat ride. When you arrive, meet your experienced guide in front of the National Parks Information Kiosk across from the ferry terminal.
During the tour orientation, your guide will outfit you with your bike and helmet and provide a few safety details. Then take off along easy and moderate riding routes, both paved and unpaved, that your guide will choose based on the conditions of the day. Make stops during the tour to take photos and listen to information from your guide about the island’s history, natural environment and local village life in the kampungs.
One route may lead you to the island’s western half, where you can cycle to the Pekan Quarry. Perhaps visit the German Girl Shrine, and enjoy a view of the Western Straits of Johor. Or, you may explore eastern Ubin to see fruit plantations near Chek Jawa and admire the nearly unspoiled beaches and coastal forests, home to native wildlife.
Whatever route you take, at the end of your bike tour, you’ll leave with an appreciation for this tiny, lush piece of rural local life, so close to the skyscrapers of downtown Singapore.