Some people hate going on a vacation and waste their monthly gym membership fee in the process, because they’re away and can’t make the most of the membership fee. Some simply worry about getting enough physical exercise while they’re holidaying. But whether you’re one of them or not, it’s easy to get into sports and stop worrying about your health and your money in Kuala Lumpur. Cycling and other popular sports in Kuala Lumpur are most definitely available even for a tourist like you.
As with most Asian countries, cycling in Kuala Lumpur is part of their lifestyle. People learn to balance on two wheels as a child, and while it’s still mostly considered an odd way to go around the city, seeing a cyclist on a main road is just as normal as seeing a tourist take a picture of the Petronas Twin Towers.
And while it is also seen as madness by most Malaysian motorists, by Asian standards, cycling in Kuala Lumpur isn’t that dangerous. In fact, experienced cyclists would confirm in a heartbeat that just as horse riding on a plain field is easy, cycling even on the busiest roads of Kuala Lumpur is easy. The city is relatively small and with the flat land and slow traffic, even a newbie can find his way through without much difficulty.
Of course, you can always opt to go safe and use bicycles mostly for touring purposes and not as your sole means of transportation. And if you choose to take it to the next level, there are lots of bicycle shops selling mountain bikes that you can use to try mountain biking in the country and truly experience an extreme vacation of your life. As opposed to running and jogging, cycling tracks are not as plenty and not as easily available in Kuala Lumpur. Hence, cyclists have to go to places where cycling trails are not only numerous but are also exciting.
One such place where you could cycle and see a famous city attraction at the same time, would be the site known as the Batu Caves. The lake behind the caves offers both lengthy and difficult as well as short and easy tracks. There are many well-worn tracks for those trying cycling as a sport for the first time, and challenging, steep and rocky tracks for experienced cyclists looking for a stimulating kind of cycling track.
You could also try cycling in Taman Tasik Perdana or the Lake Gardens in Kuala Lumpur. The tracks will take you from woody paths to swampy lakes. And then there’s the Taman Tasik Titiwngsa, a recreational park located North of the city. The tracks are a lot easier as it only runs around a big lake.
Whatever you decide, doing a sport while you’re on vacation will do you more good than harm. Not only will you enjoy seeing the city from a different perspective – that is, from atop a two-wheel vehicle – but you’ll also stay active and healthy. So, try cycling and other popular sports in Kuala Lumpur, and you will surely have a most strenuously enjoyable vacation.