TAKE A BREAK and enjoy cycling at Marais Center, one of the community-based tourism destinations in Tenom, Sabah. Surrounded by lush green countryside, rice field, villages, and local people, you will be able to witness the life of rural communities and beautiful natural scenery throughout the journey.
BEST TIME TO CYCLE
Before the sunset
Starting at the Marais Centre, this cycling tour will take you through suspension bridges, old villages, paddy field, agriculture farms, and traditional houses. Cyclists will have a chance to meet with local villagers and witness their daily activities.
Paddy Farm or Adventure Hillside Route?
Paddy Farm Route (six kilometres; elevation 231 feet) is a light and easy ride to enjoy around the Kuala Tomani paddy field in Kampung Marais. If you are in the mood for a more extreme route, then feel free to choose the Adventure Hillside Route (26 kilometres; elevation up to 2410 feet) and you will be able to see a birds-eye view of Kampung Marais from the top of the hill. A new route has been added to the fun where riders will get to ride through the rubber fields and get to meet with the local rubber tappers. You can also choose a package if want to have a hands-on experience with rubber-tapping.
HOW TO GET THERE
Pick up at 7.00 a.m. (from Tenom Town)
Self-drive from KK – Look for ‘Maraiscenter’ on Google Map
Reservation minimum of two days in advance
Take a step further to know the livelihood of the Murut villagers in the hidden gem of Tenom! Marais Center is a Murut community centre founded by Samwise Loh.
Address: Kampung Marais, Peti Surat 206, 89908 Tenom, Sabah.
T: +60 17 438 0561/ +60 11 2989 0564
Facebook: Maraiscenter (@maraiscenter)