I arrived in Borneo yesterday. Today I’m ready to head out and explore Borneo on a dirt bike. I wasn’t sure that I would be able to get a motorcycle, or figure out where I should ride it to, when I got here, but I went to Ride Borneo and they totally hooked me up. The gave me a good deal on a bike for the week. Showed me all the best places to go on a map. They even gave me a map and drew the location of every gas station along the way on it (apparently running out of gas is easy to do here).
Now, thanks to Brandon, I have my itinerary worked out. Here it is:
Stop 1: Sabah State Foundation to see if I can talk my way into a press pass into the uber expensive Maliau Basin (otherwise known as the Lost World of Borneo).
Stop 2: Telupid to sleep.
Stop 3: Sepilok to visit the orangoutangs, and maybe some rhinos.
Stop 4: Kinabatangan to go looking for elephants.
Stop 5: Tawau to see the tallest trees in the world.
After that, who knows? With a dirt bike, I can go basically anywhere except into a national park. I’m so glad the boys at Ride Borneo hooked me up.
4 thoughts on “Borneo Motorcycle Tour Starts Now”
Lucky man, I’m terribly jealous.
You’ll have to tell me how you talk your way into a press pass one day.
Yes, lucky indeed. I actually didn’t even have to do any talking. I told them I was coming to look for elephants, asked who a good guide was, and told them that I would be available if they wanted anything. I think it was this pic that got me the assignment. It was on my front page at the time: https://xpatmatt.com/wp-content/gallery/waimea%20bay/four-surfers.jpg
Crazy good photo, that.
Very cool idea. I’ve been looking for a good place to escape on a bike. Maybe Borneo will be that.