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1. Hiking & Trekking
If you are an adventurer who loves being out in nature, then hiking or trekking might just be your cup of tea. Hiking is perfect for travellers searching for an adventure that gets their blood pumping without pushing their physical limits too far. A trek is everything a hike is but much longer and more difficult. In fact, some treks can be weeks in length. On Peninsular Malaysia, hikers love going to Bukit Tabur where you can be rewarded with some of the most spectacular sunset and sunrise views. Or you could head east, challenge yourself and hike up Gunung Kinabalu, the third highest mountain in South East Asia.
2. Whitewater Rafting
Rafting and whitewater rafting are both recreational outdoor activities which use an inflatable raft to navigate a river or other body of water. Dealing with risk and the need for teamwork is often a part of the experience. You can try rafting at Kiulu River, Padas River, Slim River, Gopeng, Pulau Langkawi, Muara Bay, and the list goes on.
Parasailing is one of the most exciting outdoor activities you can enjoy in Malaysia in many resorts around the country. But the best place for this water sport adventure is Langkawi Island. If it’s your first time trying parasailing, prepare for a thrill that will be hard to describe in words.
Amidst the concrete jungle in Malaysia, there are places to cycle in Kuala Lumpur even if that involves cycling in a posh neighbourhood, with large sprawling estates and green foliage in the backyard. Bukit Tunku, also known as “The Beverly Hills of Kuala Lumpur” is a quick favourite for many urbanites in Malaysia and weekend cyclists to come together. We are used to the city heat and it comes as a blessing to be able to find green breaks in Kuala Lumpur. The ride to Bukit Tunku is not steep (average 3% gradient) and it gives you a taste of cycling in Malaysia.
5. Tandem Skydiving
Tandem skydiving is one of the best outdoor activities in Malaysia. Whether you’re a beginner or an advanced skydiver, you will surely enjoy soaring through the Malaysian skies. One of the best places to go up in the sky is Langkawi Island.
Most providers will give you all the equipment you need and even leave you with a video to remember your thrilling flight. Do remember that tandem skydiving is a seasonal activity and relies heavily on weather conditions.
Author: Tamim Saad Alberuny