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Palau Ubin is a small island province near Singapore and is famous for its rich culture and immense natural beauty. The Palau Ubin cycling tour in Singapore gives you an amazing experience of cycling around the region, witnessing the amazing natural vistas and interacting with locals.
What to Expect
The trail that you will be moving on is specially planned to give you an outstanding experience of cycling. Palau Ubin cycling tour in Singapore offers you to enjoy the sights of nature while riding your bike with a local guide.
Learn about Singapore's history
Along with the Palau Ubin cycling tour, you will also learn about Singapore's history, as you pass by a small fishing village and rustic-looking houses, meet local villagers, and see wildlife along the way.
Pass by rustic houses & meet locals
On the tour, you will pass by various traditional houses which you ride you down to the memory lane. Meet and interact with the locals, get to know their lifestyle and have a great experience. Take snaps at the photo stops to capture the island's natural backdrops.
Ride on a super comfortable bicycle
We offer geared bicycles that are super comfortable to ride. Our bikes use Shimano gears that make the ride quality awesome. Even the people for whom riding a bicycle is very tough, can easily ride our bikes.
Know Before You Go
Address: Ubin Island, Singapore
How to Reach:
You can easily reach there by private or public transportation.
Group size: Min: 2 pax | Max: 20 pax
- Children must be at least seven years old to participate.
- The biking trail is easy to navigate, and no expert cycling skills are required.
- Take photos of the beach and mangroves around the island.
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Alternatively known as the Ubin Island, or even simply as Ubin, Pulau Ubin is an island located in the north east of Singapore. The island, however, is relatively free of human habitation. It has been specifically protected from any concrete urban development, and developed instead into an ecological habitat dedicated to the protection of the natural Flora and fauna that grows here.
Pulau Ubin is famous for rich birdlife. The island is a part of the Ubin-Khatab International Bird Area, and is internationally recognized for housing and supporting a variety of different bird species, both local and migratory. It is also known for its numerous biking and cycling trails, that lead riders through the heart of nature.
The Pulau Ubin cycling tour offered by Thrillophilia allows for a fantastic cycling experience around the island. The trail is especially planned for the riders, and takes them through the heart of the natural wealth of the island. Led by a local guide, riders will gain a fantastic insight into the history of the island.
They will also be able to fully imbibe the culture of Pulau Ubin by interacting with the locals, getting to know their lifestyle, and examining the magnificent range of wildlife and natural wonders that the island houses. The tour also offers brilliant photographic opportunities, allowing one to take snapshots against the beautiful natural scenery of the island.
To reach Pulau Ubin from Singapore, you must take a bumboat from the Changi Point Jetty, in Changi Village, Singapore.
Bumboats are operated between 06.00AM to 09.00PM on all days of the week, and offer two way rides both to and from the island. Bumboats only depart when there are 12 people on board, or if the entire boat is chartered with an extra charge.
The bumboat ride costs a minimal fee of $3 per person. It takes around 15 minutes to travel between the two places.
The entire duration of the Pulau Ubin cycling tour is four hours long .The tour would take the riders across the major spots of the island.
The cycle tour trail takes the bikers across the entire island. In the tour, one can explore the local fishing villages, the beach, and the thick mangrove forests of Pulau Ubin. Bikers will also get an insight into the lifestyle of the people living here, and examine the characteristic low-roofed homes of the island dwellers.
Apart from this, bikers will also be able to explore the natural life of the island, including the coral reefs off the Chek Jawa wetlands and the rich birdlife found here.
Yes, the tour will be led by an English speaking guide. Well-versed in the history and culture of Pulau Ubin Singapore, the guide will not only help the bikers make their way across the island, but also provide them with interesting insight regarding the life and culture regarding them.
The tour guide is also monumentally important for the riders' safety, and is responsible for explaining the rules and safety guidelines of the cycle tour.
Yes, all cycling equipment is provided by the tour. The tour offers highly comfortable geared bicycles to offer only the highest quality biking experience. The bikes come with Shimano gears, which make sure that your ride experience is smooth and perfect.
The bikes cater to experienced as well as amateur bikers. Even those who find it difficult to ride an ordinary bike will be able to take this cycle tour quite easily. The bikes also come with essentially safety gears, which must be put on before beginning the tour across the island.
The island of Pulau Ubin is not attached to the mainland Singapore. It is located off the north Eastern coast of Singapore. The island can be reached by a short boat ride from the Changi Jetty of Singapore.
The meeting point of the Pulau Ubin Cycling Tour is in Ubin Island itself.
Owing to its compact size, it takes merely 4-5 hours to cycle across the entire island of Pulau Ubin.
Pulau Ubin remains hot and rainy throughout the year. Considering the climate, the best time to visit the Ubin Island is during the very early months of the year, between January to March. Although temperatures during these months remain fairly high, the precipitation is relatively less. Pulau Ubin received maximum rainfall in the month or December, although the mid-month between April to October also experienced considerable rainfall.
As rainfall could possibly hamper an outdoor cycling tour, it is best to avoid these months if possible.The best time of the day to visit Pulau Ubin for cycling would be during the earliest hours. During this time, the humidity remains comparatively lesser, making the sport less strenuous than it would be than any other time of the day. During the early hours, the crowd in the island is also very thin, offering a smooth travel experience.
The Pulau Ubin Cycling Tour package includes bikes with accompanying safety equipment along with a number of other things such as accident insurance, drinking water refills, and bathing and changing facilities on the island.
While there is no upper age limit if the rider is of sound health, children must be at least seven years of age to participate in the Pulau Ubin Cycle tour. This is to ensure maximum safety of the riders.
One must wear comfortable clothes to ensure maximum ease and comfort while riding the bike. Cotton clothes are recommended, generally loose cotton tops with trousers or even shorts.
It is recommended to not wear dresses or skirts, as cycling in them would be quite a difficult task. Sports shoes, such as sneakers or such, would be a better option to wear to a cycle tour than sandals or slippers. One can also carry sun hats or sunglasses if required.
The tour generally operates in both dry and wet weather. Because Pulau Ubin Singapore experiences rainfall throughout the year, the cycle tour is generally not suspended in case of a short spell of bad weather or haze.
However, the cycling tour may be subject to cancellation in case of extremely bad weather conditions, in which case the tour operator will directly get in touch with those participating in the tour.
Children below the age of seven are not allowed in the Pulau Ubin Cycle Tour.
No, pick up and drop off facilities are not included in this tour package. The tour begins after the participants’ arrival at the designated spot in the time allotted.
The only mandatory thing that must be carried to the tour is the booking voucher from Thrillophilia, without which one cannot be permitted to experience the cycle tour.
Mosquito repellents are a must in Pulau Ubin. Housing a hearty growth in vegetation life, bug infestations are commonplace in the island.
It is recommended, therefore, to carry some form of insect repellent while experiencing the tour. It is recommended to carry a good camera along to the cycle tour. The tour trail takes its riders through some extremely picturesque landscape, offering a wonderful photographic venture.
If necessary, one should carry adequate snacks while on the tour, especially for those who are facing medical difficulties and need regular food intake. The interiors of the island do not have any food shacks or stores.
If you require regular doses of medicine, it is best to carry them along with you on the tour, as the island does not have any drug stores.
The cycling tour requires a minimum amount of physical fitness for the riders to properly enjoy the tour and reap its benefits. The tour itself is not difficult, and can be navigated by amateur riders as well.
However, the task of cycling for four hours might become quite strenuous to those who are not at all used to physical labor and lack the basic fitness requirements.
Continuous cycling may also become dangerous for people who have any serious injury, heart conditions or are in their final stages of pregnancy.
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