Do you have the soul to make it to the top? Isolated from the other mountain ranges of the Peninsula, Mount Jerai was a welcoming beacon to the 16th century Indian and Arab seafaring traders. The 3,854 feet (1,175m) massive limestone outcrop is a lone feature to the surrounding scenic flat plains.

As it was a sacred place to the ancient Malays before, presently Jerai’s switchbacks serve as a sacred ground to most devoted local cyclists.Distance of 12 kilometres, averaging at 9% gradient and maximum gradient of 15%, this ascent tops even the famous Alpe De’ Huez. It doesn’t let up, the asphalt rising consistently and the last 3 kilometres to the summit is the hardest pitching at 11% to 14% gradient.

Feel the mystique of your every pedal stroke listening to your own heavy breathing. The road to the top snakes amidst lush forest and with the absence of traffic – Mount Jerai is certainly a gem!

PRICE : MAX 6 RIDERS – MYR
MAX 12 RIDERS – MYR
MAX 15 RIDERS – MYR
MAX 24 RIDERS – MYR
DURATION : FULL DAY

For details, please drop us an email at mataharicycle@gmail.com OR Whatsapp / call +60194480440.

Thank you.

  • WE LL PICK YOU UP FROM YOUR HOTEL AT 6:00AM
  • ABOUT 1 HALF HOUR DRIVE TO THE STARTING POINT.
  • AFTER A QUICK INTRODUCTION AND SAFETY BRIEFING, WE LL START THE EXCITEMENT ROLLING.
  • ASPECT TO RETURN TO GEORGETOWN BY 5:00PM.
  • DISTANCE – 50 KMS
  • ASCENT AND DECENT – 1000M ++

STARTS FROM ONE OF THE MANY RECREATIONAL FOREST POINT. APPROXIMATELY 40KMS OF QUITE ROADS, ADULATING TERRAIN, GRAVEL PATH ALONG PADDY FIELDS, SMALL VILLAGE ROUTES, CASCADING WATERFALL BEFORE REACHING THE FOOTHILL OF THE CLIMB. WE CAN EITHER ASCENT IMMEDIATELY OF SHOULD YOU REQUIRE SNACKS AND DRINKS THERE IS FOOD COURT AVAILABLE FOR SOME QUICK RECOVERY.

WITH A SHORT STEEP UP HILL, THE ROADS EASE OFF FOR A COUPLE OF KILOMETERS. AFTER THE FIRST HAIR PIN CORNER, JERAI STARTS QUENCHING YOU. THE LAST 3KMS WILL BE THE TEST OF PERSEVERANCE AND WILL.

THE ROAD LEADING TO THE SUMMIT IS TRULY BEAUTIFUL THAT WILL TAKE YOU AWAY FROM THE EVERYDAY AND PUTS YOU RIGHT BACK TO THE HEART OF NATURE. FROM THE RICH GREENERY TO THE SOUND OF BIRDS AND MONKEYS. ONCE AT THE TOP, FROM THE GROUND OF THE REGENCY HOTEL – THE VIEW OF THE SURROUNDING LOW LANDS ARE MESMERISING – PLAIN PADDY FIELDS, KEDAH CAPITAL STATE, ALOR SETAR. ON A CLEAR DAY – PENANG ISLAND OR LANGKAWI ISLAND CAN BE SEEN FROM THE TOP.

WE STRONGLY DISCOURAGE DESCENDING BY BICYCLE, YOU ARE ENCOURAGE TO HOP INTO OUR SUPPORT VEHICLE FOR THE DESCENT.

  • ONE NIGHT APARTMENT STAY IN THE HEART OF GEORGETOWN
  • FRIENDLY ENGLISH SPEAKING GUIDES
  • SUPPORT VEHICLE DURING RIDING
  • REFRESHMENTS & SNACKS
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Tour Reviews

5 based on 2 reviews
22/05/2016

This is the best cycling holiday I’ve ever had, great tour guide who mapped out an exciting ride with great local knowledge. Thanks so much, can’t wait to come back to Malaysia and do another tour. Highly recommended!

22/05/2016

We were the guinea pigs for Syed’s initial cycling tour. Having done this route on our own previously we were pleasantly surprised that Syed and his crew could design a fantastic route up to Jerai (the highlight climb comparable to Alpe de Huez). It involved crossing gravel roads across padi fields, rolling hills by the coastline, seaside excursion, laid back kampung roads before arriving at the base of Jerai. Not a single km was on the busy trunk roads. The second day had us ascending the quaint quiet roads of Selama with cascading waterfalls along the route. The final day was an easy ride up Penang’s hills with an unexpected ‘aromatic’ stop at a belachan factory. Through all this we were well supported with bars, sandwiches, energy drinks. Syed even had chilled Ribena ready (something I had mentioned at the start of the tour as my favourite drink). His knowledge of the local cuisine was also encyclopedic. Not your usual tourist haunts but authentic local cuisine, ranging from nasi lemak in Merbuk, goose curry in Penang, nasi kandar, and the most delicious fresh fish in a fishing village.
It’s a long review but if you’re looking for a cycling trip with a difference look up Syed and his crew at Matahari. I’ve been on numerous overseas guided tour and this compares favourably if not surpasses those.

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