Kota Kinabalu: Countryside Riding


Here came another exhilarating moment when we resumed our ride to the peak of a downhill along Jalan Inobong-Terian at kilometre 6.85! As this is a main road, expect vehicles frequenting by and extra care is needed when speeding down the hill.

At 13.8km, the fascinating smell of e local made buns awaited us. We took a break at Sin Hin Coffee Shop to relish different flavours of buns. Famously known for a variety of choices, you can select between peanuts, red bean, butter and coconut filling. A bottle of iced black coffee from Sin Hin Coffee Shop is perfectly twinned with a piece of bun too! All are equivalently palatable!

After cycling for 19.8km, we were lucky enough to stumble upon 5 Restaurant Sino Taste to sample f Sino Kampung Set Dish as it is available only on Friday to Sunday. This traditional dish is specially prepared by Kadazan-Dusun, which comes with five appetizers. Hinava is local fresh fish that is cooked with lime and spices, and it will indeed arouse your appetite. While drooling over delicious Hinava, you must never forget to have a mouth of Belimbing Asam which does not only provide a tantalizing flavour, but also bring benefits to your health. Belimbing comes from an Indonesian word, which is a type of cucumber; it helps to lighten some diseases. For tourist who fancies sour food, you may love Kerabu Mangga in the dish. It is the Kadazan-Dusun version of mango salad. There are other appealing appetizers such as Tuhau & Bambangan (cooked wild mango), Losun (A type of local vegetable) to go well with Beras Kampung Merah (Brown rice), and Ikan Kerisa and Ikan Basung (Types of local fish). You can get this delectable traditional daily food of Kadazan Dusun for only RM13.80. We savoured it in awe!

Another local favourite is Sup Kogutanz. This asam jawa (tamarind) fish soup is widely known to cure hangover due to spiciness and sourness that help in neutralizing body. The natives have it regularly because of their culture of drinking traditionally fermented rice wine – “Tapai”. Once you sip the sweetness of Tapai, your taste-buds would be thankful for the aroma of it!

We called it the end of our tour by devouring the scrumptious meal, chilling over a bowl of Sup Kogutans or two, and treating ourselves with another glass of Tapai.

Note: Price stated in this article is for reference only. Some activities are optional and subject to additional fees. Contact the travel agency for quotation.

This cycling tour package is provided by:
Trek Finder Tours Sdn. Bhd. (KPL/LN 6401)
Lot 4, 1st Floor, Kepayan Ridge,
Phase 18/19, Lorong Bunga Semarak,
1A, Mile2, 88300, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia.
Tel: +60(88)319 480  Fax: +60 88 319 580
Website: www.sabahkotakinabalu.com, www.trekfindertours.net