There are many well-maintained mountain bike trails across the Klang Valley that will leave you spoilt for choice—some may meander and wind across hills, and some may take you through magical rainforests.
If you are craving for a dose of nature and are undecided where to shift gears, consider these 6 bike trails within the Klang Valley:
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A hidden gem for mountain bikers, FRIM offers trails through a mystical forest and lush greenery. If you’re planning to go biking with the family, this spot is ideal. The trails range from the 10 km to 30 km, and are great for cyclists of all levels, from newbies to pros.
Note: If you don’t own a bike, you can rent them there from RM6 (small bikes) to RM8 (big bikes) for the first hour. Subsequent hours cost RM2 per hour.
Batu Dam is one of the best locations for mountain bike trails in the Klang Valley. Whether you are an avid rider or a visitor to the city, this trail would be it, as it allows to experience mountain biking in a tropical jungle. Batu Dam’s single-track trails are not too demanding—perfect if you’re looking for a less painful ride with beautiful views.
Note: There are 2 primary biking loops: an easier clockwise circuit circumnavigating the lake, and a more demanding counter-clockwise loop. Choose wisely!
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If you’re looking to escape the bustling city and ride into the jungle, this is the place for you! Boasting more than 30 km of trails running through Bukit Kiara, it is a mountain biker’s paradise. Most of the mountain bike trails here are for advanced bikers and may not be suitable for complete beginners.
Note: Check out the trail map on Bukit Kiara’s official website for trail maps in the area. Complete with markers to indicate where each trail begins and ends.
This cycle route pans across Sungai Pusu and Kemensah and is meant for experienced and adventurous bikers. A GPS device with good reception and spare batteries is a must-have for this mountain bike trail as it will take you into dense forest without many clear markers. So suit up, grab your mountain bike, and simply load it into the Mitsubishi Triton 4×4’s spacious cargo bed.
This trail spans all the way to Pahang in the North-East and Negeri Sembilan in the South, so it can be dangerous to go alone. Take a friend or two with you.
Note: For safety reasons, please inform the nearest police station of your riding route and your expected completion time. Don’t forget to also inform them once you are out of the woods, before they send out a rescue team!
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If you live close to Shah Alam, this is a scenic bike trail to explore. Located close to Section 4, 5 and 14, it allows to savour the nature and the quaint city across its bike routes. The nearby Shah Alam Lake Garden serves as a scenic pit stop for a break.
Note: The trails start from Section 4, from the parking area of Taman Tasik Shah Alam.
The next jungle trail is also made famous by its beautiful waterfall and stream where one can enjoy BBQ lunch served on a stream! Since the roads here can be challenging, it’s best to go there with the Mitsubishi Triton with Super Select 4WD II, to tackle the uneven and slippery terrain.
The bike trail is very steep. This 14-kilometre jungle trail goes from west to east, across Kampung Kemensah (behind the Zoo), all the way to Sungai Chongkak’s recreational area in Ulu Langat. If you’re an avid mountain biker who loves rough and slippery terrains with unpredictable turns, this is the trail for you.
Note: To get back to where you started from Sungai Chongkak, you can either arrange a car shuttle, or cycle back on the road to Taman Melawati (35 km).
Picked a trail yet? The tough and durable Mitsubishi Triton 4×4 will be your best bike-trail aide. Visit https://www.mitsubishi-motors.com.my/triton/ for more details.