Borneo Rajang River Cruise

In 2010 with the help of World Expeditions we put together a 4 week trip to Borneo, which included the ascent of Kinabalu, trekking the headhunters trail and shooting rapids in a longboat.

However one of the highlights was the Rejang River Tour. The combination of the superbly opulent teak and brass appointments of the boat together with food and service of the highest quality and the exposure to the real Borneo was really remarkable.

Our ship’s guide, Louis Jap, through daily excursions into the hinterland, introduced us to the history and tribal culture of this part of Borneo. We trekked in the jungle. We visited longhouses, participated in a wonderful village Muslim wedding, where we appeared to blend in seamlessly with the rest of the guests. We transferred to smaller boats to sail small tributaries to see the early morning wildlife. We visited a remote jungle boarding school and medical centre, and had regular evening entertainment from local school children and dancers as we moored up for the night.

The ships crew welcomed us back to the boat after each excursion with hot towels and drinks – and took our footwear to clean before we could soil the deck. When we were cruising we could just relax with our 20 fellow passengers and have all our needs attended to.

This is only a taste of a trip, which certainly exceeded our expectations by a country mile!!

D Gledhill | Corby, UK

Umbria Cycle

Discover the magical landscapes and gently rolling hills of the Umbrian countryside as you cycle through this special region of Italy. Visit Assisi, Perugia, Spoleto and Todi, with each town revealing an incredible wealth of art treasures, many dating back to the Middle Ages. Absorb the authenticity of the region as you wander through the winding streets of the medieval hamlets and untouched villages laden with local handicrafts. Umbria is a spectacle of nature with a proud gastronomic tradition. At night experience the friendliness of the local hoteliers as you stay in atmospheric accommodation.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Arrive Orvieto
DAY 2 Cycle through rolling hills to Città della Pieve (45km)
DAY 3 Follow the northern shores of the lake to Magione, train to Perugia (55km)
DAY 4 Easy cycle to Santa Maria degli Angeli and Assisi (35km)
DAY 5 Cycle across the Umbrian countryside to Spoleto via Spello, Foligno and Bevagna (45/50km)
DAY 6 Continue to the beautiful medieval city of Todi (60km)
DAY 7 Cycle to Orvieto (45/55km)
DAY 8 Trip concludes

traveller reviews

A wonderful way to see the Umbrian countryside. Beautiful hilltop towns and a great mix of riding on the flat, hills and trails. Never a shortage of places to stop and admire the scenery and the food and wine of the area are both amazing. We had a brilliant time but be warned - half of the days are not 'gently rolling'.

D Clayton UK

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Trip Code: UUC
Trip Grading: Moderate
Duration:  8 days
Activities:  Cycling
Next Trip:  Weekly on Saturday from 30 Apr to 17 Sep
price: £690.00 GBP

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