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Best cycling routes in the Klang Valley

Get fit by taking the scenic route

Written by
John Lim
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Cycling isn’t the easiest sport to pick up when you’re living in the Klang Valley – the heavy traffic, bad road conditions and lack of suitable cycling lanes can often discourage and even intimidate anyone from taking it up more seriously. To deal with that, we’ve compiled a list of routes that are safe, scenic and offer a new way to explore the Valley.

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Conveniently located in the Taman Tun neighbourhood, this park features a wide, well-paved path many KLites flock to for a jog or hike in the mornings and evenings. It’s also a popular spot with thrill-seeking cyclists who don’t mind taking on steep trails – just remember to watch out for pedestrians while going downhill.
Perdana Botanical Gardens, KL
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  • KL City Centre

For a relaxing and scenic ride, head out to the Botanical Gardens. There are tropical gardens, a hibiscus garden and an orchid garden that can serve as Instagram backdrops when you’re showing off how #dedicated you are at #keepingfit. If you want a more challenging route, try cycling up the nearby Bukit Tunku for the uphill climb to Tugu Negara.

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  • Kepong

Aside from having a wide nine-foot-wide pathway that's perfect for cycling, this park is one of the few dog-friendly parks in the city, making it a haven for pet lovers and workout enthusiasts. The man-made lake and children’s playground also make it a great place for families to come and hang out.

 

Taman Botani Negara, Shah Alam
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  • Shah Alam

A great escape from the bustling city, the 1,295-hectare agriculture park is one of the largest around. Be prepared to pedal hard and work up a sweat as the terrain here is hilly, long and challenging. There are also bicycles for rent at RM15 for the first hour and RM1 for every subsequent hour, while mountain bikes can be rented at RM30 for a three-hour period.

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  • Kepong

This 95-hectare park has a 3km cycling path that’s built on mostly flat terrain, making it ideal for newbies and those looking for a laidback ride. It’s also a popular gathering spot for experienced kite-fliers – on a clear evening, you can see kites as large as 30 feet take to the sky – and has other family-friendly facilities such as a children’s playground, rubberised jogging tracks and an observation tower.

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  • Taman Jaya

Located in the heart of PJ, Taman Jaya is easily accessible via the Taman Jaya LRT station and has been upgraded to include spray fountains, toilets and shady gazebos that act as resting stops along the cycling route.

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Shah Alam cycling lanes

Cycling on these lanes is the best way to explore Selangor’s capital city. Found in sections 4, 5 and 14, the well-paved routes take you past several landmarks such as the Shah Alam Lake Gardens, Shah Alam City Hall and the Selangor state museum. The lanes are also peppered with safety signs indicating forks and crossings, making it safe for cyclists and pedestrians.

Sections 4, 5 and 14, Shah Alam.

Join a cycling club instead

Best cycling clubs in KL
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If you're looking for more outdoorsy activities instead of indoor hobbies like calligraphy or watercolour painting, join these cycling clubs in KL and PJ. From fixed gear wheels to fun rides with edge, you'll be whizzing your way through the city in no time.

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