At 5am on 11th July 1996 just after the first sunlight filled into the sky;my friend George Chew and myself left our hotel in Lahad Datu town mountain biking to Silam.The weather was not favouring us and it was raining.
We reached Silam,rain stopped but not completely.Our mountain biking journey got into offroad with lot of mud sticking onto the wheels making it difficult to pedal but that did not stop us. The beautiful rainforest by our sides kept us pedalling with light shower and at Taliwas Recreation Area,we filled our hungry stomuch with some dry foods.Then we proceeded our mud mad mountain biking journey.
At a point after mountain biking for about 60 kilometer,we encountered perhaps could be a nightmare to us;we heard some loud noises made by elephants in the nearby thick jungle along the roadside!!
Without thinking twice to wait to have a look at these Borneon pygmy elephants;it made our speed faster to leave that area.Our iron horses seemed like flying into the sky…..
We reached Borneo Rainforest Lodge at about 6.30pm and was so pleased to have Mr Heldi Angkangon welcoming us……….
TODAY, our North Borneo Mountain Biking Tour Package to Danum Valley will offer to you a 3 days 2 night journey.
Leaving Kota Kinabalu in the morning by domestic flight to Lahad Datu. Meet and transfer to Silam Gate. Gear-up and start mountain biking into Danum Valley. You will be escorted.Refreshment and packed lunch are provided at Taliwas Recreation Area. You will reach to junction of Danum Valley Field Center and Borneo Rainforest Lodge. You will be transfered to Borneo Rainforest Lodge to check in one of the world best rainforest lodge. At night you will be guided for a night walk to spot wildlife. (L,D)
After breakfest,mountain biking from Borneo Rainforest Lodge to Danum Valley Field Center and stopover at Forest Rehabilitation Center to understand the reforestation. Then proceed mountain biking to Danum Valley Field Center for lunch. After lunch, you will be transfered back to Borneo Rainforest Lodge. An evening walk to the canopy walkway and some trailwalk. (B,L,D)
After breakfest, you will be transfered to Lahad Datu for flight departure to Kota Kinabalu. (B)