Cycling in Langkawi: a cycling paradise Part 1
Langkawi is one of the most popular cycling destinations for Malaysians, particularly for those who live in the north. For Singaporean cyclists, it poses a bit of logistic problem though.
Langkawi offers rustic charm, breathtaking scenery, beautiful beaches and duty-free beer at less than SGD$1.
Traffic is very light. On some roads cows are startled by the sight of cyclists. There are enough hilly parts to satisfy the hard-core cyclist.
If kampung life thrills you, Langkawi offers it in abundance. Having a cuppa of coffee under a tree is my idea of relaxation. For me that’s one of the pleasures of cycling in Langkawi .
With kampung dotting the island, one is never far from a meal or a drink. But don’t short-change yourself by rushing through. Follow its slow rhythm of life, and you’ll enjoy more.
Getting to Langkawi can be a hassle but it’s worth all that trouble.