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“페낭, 아니 말레이시아 2주 여행 중 최고의 경험”

Matahari Cycle Tours & Travel
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed 17 October 2017

혼자 2주간 말레이시아 여행 중 가장 특별한 시간이었어요! 어떨지 잘 몰라서 일단 사무실에 찾아갔었는데, SJ와 이야기 나눠보고 망설임없이 바로 예약했습니다. 페낭 서쪽인 Balik Pulau 지역에서 반나절 자전거를 타는 투어를 다녀왔는데요, 조지타운과는 전혀 다른 아직 개발되지 않은 페낭의 작은 마을들과 자연 풍경을 온몸으로 느낄 수 있는 너무 즐거운 시간이었어요. SJ와 Matahari 팀은 아주 프로패셔널하고, 투어 루트도 정말 잘 짜여져 있어요. 그리고 무조건적인 개발이 아닌 지역 커뮤니티와 공존할 수 있는 관광 문화를 지향하고 있고, 마을과 자연, 역사에 대한 설명도 들을 수 있어 역시 Matahari를 선택하길 잘 했다고 생각했습니다.
다만 아침 일찍부터 오후까지 비포장도로와 숲길도 포함된 산악자전거 코스를 달리기 때문에 기초 체력이 부족하신 분들은 약간 힘들 수 있어요. 하지만 본인 신장에 딱 맞는 매우 잘 관리된 산악자전거가 주어지고, 투어 내내 서포트 차량이 포인트마다 기다리고 있고, 중간중간 괜찮은지 세심하게 잘 챙겨줍니다. 고민된다면 먼저 문의 메일을 보내보시는 것도 좋을 것 같아요.
평소에 아웃도어 스포츠를 즐긴다! 페낭에서의 특별한 경험을 원한다! 하시는 분들에게 강력 추천합니다.
SJ & MATAHARI, thank you so much for such an awesome experience!

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Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Our experience of the Matahari countryside tour from start to finish was excellent. With 3 boys aged 12, 10 & 8 we thought this tour would give them a more realistic insight into how the people of Penang live and at the same time burn up some energy. Thanks to SJ and his team this day exceeded our expectations. We all felt welcomed & relaxed from the start. The bikes were very well maintained and were suited perfectly to each individual. The places we stopped at were interesting for both children and adults, and the local food was delicious. The whole day will remembered fondly as the highlight of our family holiday.

2  Thank Biffusmonarus
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Reviewed 8 October 2017

The team were super helpful and efficient. The tour itself was beautiful and interesting with ample opportunity to stop take photos and take in the surroundings. Every aspect of the tour was thoroughly thought out, and food and drink was provided throughout the day. This was definitely a highlight of my trip and I would highly recommend Matahari Cycle Tours to anyone that wants to do some exercise and see another side of Penang.

2  Thank Jennie D
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Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

Wonderful experience with SJ and his team. They brought us to beautiful landscape we wouldn't have seen otherwise. We were fed amazing local food too. If you find yourself in Penang make sure to book this! PS no major fitness required as the track is largely flat.

2  Thank MissGB86
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Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

My husband and I had a wonderful time cycling with our guide SJ on 14/9/2017, from beginning till end.
We requested via emailing (after check- in a day before the trip) to meet slightly later for the pick up, for we need some extra time to take our hotel breakfast. They called our hotel to leave a msg that we could take our time for they could wait. We really appreciate this friendly gesture.

SJ and his support team mate was so jovial and friendly. They made our trip very relaxing and comfortable. We were fortunate that only two of us were there that day, we had our guide all to ourselves :) Being not on a bike for a long time, SJ assured me that I would slowly sank into a rhythm. He was so right. After a short warm up and briefing on biking and control, we set off our biking adventure to different village landscapes (met some wild cows and bulls in our way), passing a small farm of friendly owner, fisherman village, oil palm plantation, challenging mangrove,paddy fields (took our Penang Laksa lunch there) and finally the winding outskirt roads that ended the journey. Thanks to SJ for his encouragement throughout the trip, we made it an amazing 33km of enjoyable biking (SJ kept reminding us not to bother too much about the distance, just enjoy the ride). :)

It was raining in the early morning and so be prepared to get muddy shoes. The best part of it was, there were only a handful of vehicles seen along our journey (mainly motorcycles). We were immersed in the beautiful nature. There were 3 stops along the way, I must say we had the best and most fragrance Penang coffee at one stop.  It was so educational and fun riding with SJ.  Everything was well taken care of by the team,especially looking out for our safety. And yes, we received nice taken photo and video from SJ.

Highly recommend biking with Matahari Cycle Tour. Be it you are a beginner or amateur biker, I would encourage to take this up and to have a fun day out with your newly found friends at Matahari.

2  Thank Jennydiamond123
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