Sabah, a popular Malaysian state in the northern part of Borneo Island is a tropical paradise and boasts abundant wildlife, rich flora and fauna, rainforests and beautiful beaches. This place offers an exciting as well as tranquil retreat for travellers seeking a peaceful sojourn.
Trekking at Mount Kinabalu
Mount Kinabalu, the tallest mountain in Malaysia, will surely dazzle you with its astounding beauty and rich biodiversity. This destination is very popular among trekking enthusiasts as it offers a more or less easy climb to the top. For adventure seekers, the destination also offers a lot of other activities such as Alpine rock climbing and paragliding. The Ranau trail is another picturesque climb, which promises an exhilarating and adventurous expedition to the top.
The lush green landscape of Sabah is a true golfer’s delight. Set amidst tranquil locations, these golf courses are much sought after by golfing enthusiasts. The natural elements have been beautifully preserved without compromising on the sport. You can play at one of the courses on a higher altitude or opt for one set in the city. Borneo Golf Club, Sabah Golf and Country Club, and Sandakan Golf Club are among the popular golf courses.
Want to get up close and personal with nature? Well, trekking under the thick canopy of rainforests will definitely leave you with a rich experience. Local guides accompany you as you trek through national parks, mangrove forests and challenging terrain. Maliau Basin, Mount Trus Madi and Kinabalu Park are some of the prime trekking destinations.
Experience the best of scuba diving at one of the most widely acclaimed biodiversity hotspots in the world. Coral reefs, atolls and fantastic marine life make for an exciting diving experience at the sites in and around Sabah. You can also sign up for one of the many popular diving and snorkelling courses operated by various diving resorts. For a truly breathtaking adventure, visit Pom Pom or Mataking Island.
Biking at Sabah
Sabah in recent times, is also gaining popular ground as a favourable biking destination. Splendid roads with scenic beauty all around, places of historical importance and cultural centres make this eco adventure a worthwhile experience. You can indulge in high altitude biking, cycle through beautiful villages or pedal along the foothills. The trails at Cocker range and mount Kinabalu are widely renowned biking destinations. Choose from a one day to three day biking expedition run by various tour companies and cruise through virgin jungles, streams and local villages.