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Tours in KL: Bike with Elena

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Food tours are kind of dime a dozen in Kuala Lumpur, there are plenty on offer, from personalised one-on-one walks through to mass tourism graze-fests, but Elena at aptly named Bike With Elena combines eating with one of her true passions, cycling, to create a memorable experience in the heart of KL.

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Elena offers a range of bicycle tours, most are focused in and around Kuala Lumpur covering areas like Brickfields, Pudu (Chinatown) or Kampung Baru, while others, like Kuala Lumpur’s Most Haunted Places, are a little more eclectic. We wanted to eat though, so the Night Bike Food Tour KL sounded pretty much on the money, and it was.

The first restaurant was ... small. Photo taken in or around Tours in KL: Bike with Elena, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia by Stuart McDonald.

The first restaurant was ... small. Photo: Stuart McDonald

We met our guide, the affable Hau Young (we were to pick up Elena latter in the night), out front of the KL City Gallery at 6pm and he gave us the once over on our mountain bike (which was in top shape), affixed some safety lamps to our bike and handed us a helmet. We then had a safety briefing where he explained some points to keep in mind when riding in KL—coming from years of cycling in Bali, there was nothing new in this for us, but if you’ve never cycled in Asia, pay attention!

Briefing over, we jumped on the bikes and were off. Starting at the southern end of Merdeka Square we rode through this historic part of town (our guide stopping and explaining short historical titbits along the way) before weaving our way up through the back streets of Little India, rolling towards Kampung Baru, where the eating ... Travelfish members only (Around 900 more words) ... please log in to read the rest of this story.

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Tours in KL: Bike with Elena
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