We'll cycle beyond the city limits of George Town, enjoy a breakfast picnic with a view, chat over great coffee - or tea, if you prefer - and explore lesser known parts of the island. Our unique route will first take you through a part of the heritage city and then along the island's eastern waterfront, southwards. We'll be cycling on a dedicated (Class 1) cycling lane for the most part - safe from the hustle and bustle of traffic but close enough to experience the sights and sounds of a charming island in the midst of rapid change. You'll pick up information that you otherwise won't get from the guidebooks and we're sure this will add a meaningful layer to your experience of the island! We'll make two brief stops for refreshments and rest before the main stop: for our breakfast picnic! When we finally arrive at our end point, i'll hire a Grab (a reliable car-sharing service) to take us back to the starting point. This leisurely 3-3.5 hour experience covers a distance of approximately 10 kilometres. It begins and ends at the heart of George Town. We can also start earlier - this way, you might be able to catch the sunrise and avoid the balmy heat! Message me to work out preferred timings - i'll be happy to accommodate where possible.
Hey there! I'm Jon, an outdoor-loving photojournalist whose work revolves around documenting the essence of everyday living across the Southeast Asian region, mostly telling stories of people and places where nature, culture and travel intersect. I was born and raised on this beautiful island. A few good friends and I founded Kayuh Penang in 2018 with a vision of reaching out, connecting and growing with the island's community of cyclists. Curating wholesome experiences filled with diverse perspectives, good food, coffee and conversations on two wheels is a big part of what we do and we are absolutely delighted to share the immense beauty of this tropical paradise with you. ps: 'kayuh' means to pedal in Malay - so let's go!
Breakfast, with a side of fresh local fruits. You can choose between a local favourite or homemade sandwiches. There will…
Hand-brewed specialty coffee or tea (kindly state your preference). Water will also be provided.
We'll take a Grab (reliable ride-hailing service) back to our starting point in George Town. It's usually too warm to cycle…
We'll provide the bicycles and everything one would need for a comfortable picnic. You'll also get photographs to share with…
This cycling picnic shows you a very different side of an ever-growing Penang, through a local cyclist's perspective. As such, we'll be cycling beyond the old acclaimed streets of George Town towards a more suburban and industrial yet charming setting. We'll make three stops, two of which overlooks the sea - for refreshments, breakfast and conversations. With the exception of Karpal Singh Drive, the other two stops are off the beaten path.
This experience is well suited for both young and old. Bicycles (city bike) will be provided. The flat terrain makes for an easy ride and we'll follow your pace. We recommend wearing shoes. Do let us know if you have dietary restrictions.
A Cycling Picnic Off The Beaten Path