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Matahari Cycle Tours & Travel

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Address: 29, Jalan Datuk Koyah, George Town, Penang Island 10050, Malaysia
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+60 19-448 0440
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Offering high - quality, educational and adventure filled itineraries that...

Offering high - quality, educational and adventure filled itineraries that will highlight the diversity of our landscapes and its people through guided cycling tours comprise of day & multi day tours with lodging,cycle and food provided.also we do handle customized tours upon request.

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A truly memorable countryside cycle tour - we had an awesome day.

We were a group of six friends visiting Penang Island looking to do something a little different. After reading reviews on TripAdvisor about Matahari Cycle Tours we decided this... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Mellk
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Brisbane QLD

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Brisbane QLD
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were a group of six friends visiting Penang Island looking to do something a little different. After reading reviews on TripAdvisor about Matahari Cycle Tours we decided this was it. We booked via emails which were replied to promptly by SJ. We were collected from our respective hotels to meet up with our guide Princilia and assistant Din who... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was a little reluctant to take on this bicycle tour as I'm not the the most athletic. But the tour seemed to portray something that was far from the usual tourist experience. A sort of authentic perspective of Penang I guess.. which was what I was looking for and exactly what I got in return for the challenge. With... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Matahari Tours is not only a very professional and organized organization, they excel at having a passion for their cycle tours. The people from Matahari were outstanding - friendly, accommodating and informative. I've been on numerous cycle tours while travelling, Matahari is by far one of the best. The tour included several stops that were extremely interesting and which gave... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017

Mathari brands itself “Soulful Cycling tours,” and this could not be more true. What the company offers is a chance to connect with beautiful landscapes, the friendliest people, and ingenious routes that you’d never be exposed to otherwise. Smelling shrimp paste in a Chinese fishery, eating a coconut right from the tree, climbing uphill only to descend upon an amazing... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

We took a tour at Balik Pulau, we have 3 kids aged 6, 10 and 12. Everything was high quality. Great bikes, helmets, transport, food and wonderful guides. Princilia rode next to our 6 year old all day and she happily completed 21 km. Beautiful country, villages, a real insight into Malaysian village life, and tailored just for us. Highly... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

This cycle ride was brilliant! We chose Matahari after reading excellent reviews on Tripadvisor and we thought it would be a good way to see a different part of Penang island. We were not disappointed. We did the countryside tour, which included cycling past mangrove swamps, palm oil plantations, fishing villages and rice fields. Our tour guide, Princilia, helpfully pointed... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

I stumbled upon Matahari Cycle Tours while doing quickie research for a trip to Penang. As a solo traveler I made sure to write Matahari a few days in advance to be sure they were running a tour I could handle at my recreational level. It was awesome - highly recommended. Not just a bicycle tour, Matahari took myself and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

If you want a quality day out then book on this tour! Princillia is a great host and guide! We were picked up from are hotel and transported to the start! Cycled through tracks unseen to tourists. We were well fed and watered and educated about everything on the trail! Can't say enough about how much I loved it! Well... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed the tour!! Great tour guides, great quality giant mountain bikes & got to see some beautiful off the tourist track parts of the island!! Also had loads of local food throughout the day and were kept supplied with bottled water!!! I was solo traveller and emailed them a few days before i arrived in penang - would recommend... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

My husband and I love cycling and have cycled in many places: Hong Kong, China. Taiwan, Vietnam, Japan, Iran, Bhutan, Kazakhstan..unfortunately our daughter is not interested as it's too tough for her . However, this trip was a totally different experience for my 18 years old girl as a variety of beautiful landscapes were covered within one day (8am to... More 

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