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If you want to see Penang Countryside up-close, EBP choices of tour is your best option.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Balik Pulau, Penang Island 11010, Malaysia
+60 16-452 2100
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from US$24.70
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 24 July 2012

Just got back from Penang and I have to say the bicycle tour with Explore Balik Pulau was the highlight of the trip. It was a great 2.5 hour experience, seeing the Chinese and Malay villages in the breathtaking scenery of Balik Pulau (just the...More

7  Thank ussferox
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Reviewed 29 May 2016

To reach Balik Pulau was wonderful on the motorbike. Passing the Durian farms and the water reservoir. Balik Pulau in itself was hard to explore. The map/leaflet we got was nice, but the distances on the map weren't correct. To find the rice paddies near...More

1  Thank Angi-T
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Reviewed 18 September 2018

A great trip to see a different side of Penang. We were picked up from our hotel and transported in a comfortable van to Balik Pulau. The two and a half hour bike ride around the countryside of Balik Palau was made so much more...More

1  Thank davidfF903KG
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

I was picked up at the hotel and a 40 minuten drive brought us to a farm/little zoo. We had a 2 h bike Tour, in which a lot was explained about original country life that is slowly disappearing. Catch it while you still can!...More

Thank Bob S
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

We had an amazing morning cycling with Eddie. Highly recommend this as a way to see the west of Penang Island.

1  Thank Angela C
Reviewed 8 August 2018

Set among green rice paddies and fruit plantations in a peaceful valley on Penang Island, Balik Pulau is a great place to escape the maddening traffic of Georgetown for an afternoon or longer. Georgetown and its famous food may steal much of the spotlight, but...More

Thank Zeck Z
Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

Great value, wonderful guide. We had a group of 6 family with teens and adults. Easy ride through fishing villages, plantations and farms. Would definitely do it again. The farm’s fruit morning tea with home made goats milk ice cream was a highlight, along with...More

Thank Amanda S
ecyh, Guide at Explore Balik Pulau, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2018

Hi Amanda, Thank you for joining us..and the write-up

Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Went on the Penang countryside cycling tour, and although I've been to penang many times, this was something completely different to the usual eating and city touring. The trip took us on bike through the "back of the (Penang) island" - Balik Pulau, far from...More

1  Thank Teresa Q
ecyh, Guide at Explore Balik Pulau, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2018

Hi Teresa, Thank you for the write-up and it's great to know you like the tour.

Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

Today we did a bike tour. We booked the Tour very last minute, but that was no problem. Our guide was very kind. He gave a lot of information about the area, the locals and nature. He was funny, flexible and very well prepared. We...More

2  Thank atrouwborst
Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

Chew is a great guide, very knowledgeable and easy going. Ride is very easy, mainly off road and flat. Was great to see the fishing village, having a coffee with the locals there was an awesome experience. I lived on the East coast of Malaysia...More

Thank mingonn
Reviewed 29 April 2018

Chew was an outstanding guide on a leisurely cycle ride through beautiful, lush Penang countryside. Our small group learned a lot of fascinating information from him about Penang history, life and different cultural groups as we rode down quiet tracks, visited fishing villages, a goat...More

1  Thank ehles
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

We are a group of 66 to 74 years and had a great experience. A couple of tumbles along the way but all ok The bikes are little old but manageable Chew our guide was informed on all Penang and showed us villages Chinese and...More

2  Thank MitchellWines
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Sharon G
23 July 2018|
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Response from ecyh | Property representative |
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22 April 2018|
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