Whether you’re an experienced cyclist or simply looking for a form of transport, the stunning scenery of Langkawi lends itself perfectly to exploring on two wheels. Bicycle hire is available for those who prefer to create their own itinerary and pedal through paradise at their own pace. Alternatively, several companies in Langkawi offer bicycle tours. These tours generally last for approximately half a day and are a fantastic way to explore the main island and meet like-minded travellers. An experienced local guide will also provide a fascinating insight into the regions that you venture through. Tours are generally focused on exploring leisurely rather than racing, so they are suitable for cyclists of various levels, although Langkawi’s terrain varies from flat to somewhat difficult, and you will cover plenty of ground in just a few hours.
Different tours will take you to different places, so choose carefully. Some focus on visiting the tourist hotspots, from the most popular and lively areas to the most celebrated tourist attractions. Meanwhile, others focus on the remarkable scenery, and smaller, more remote locations, which are less visited by tourists. Glide past lush rainforests, expansive paddy fields, and glittering rivers, and stop at small villages and local markets.
The scenic cycling routes of Langkawi make up a large portion of the route of Le Tour de Langkawi, Asia’s largest race, enjoyed by cyclists from all around the globe. Langkawi is also proud to host Ironman Malaysia, regarded as one of the most challenging Ironman circuits in the world.