Riding from Penang to Kuala Lumpur, we took a ‘green’ detour to treat ourselves with some beautiful twisty roads going through the lush green tea estates of Cameron Highlands. it added about 100 kms and a few more riding hours to our riding day, but it was worth it. Those narrow serpentine roads gave us a much-needed break from the urban scenery we had for the last few days on this ride ever since we entered Thailand from Cambodia.
Cameron Highlands is about 200 kms from Kuala Lumpur and also happens to be one of the must -ride-to places for bikers from KL and around. It is also included in the famous 5-mountain motorbike tour that the then Prime Minister of Malaysia inaugurated in 2012. The other 4 destinations in this route are Genting Highlands, Fraser’s Hill, Gunung Jerai and the Titiwangsa Range. Entering into a rain-soaked Kuala Lumpur was a breeze as there was very little traffic on the road. And this city would be our home for the next 2-3 days before we head to Singapore!