Since I was a little one, I was never the kid to stay still; even if I tried, I simply couldn’t. I always found myself craving some sort of adventure, and while my mates got down and dirty with Play-Doh, I was busy climbing trees. While a few of my friends dressed up their Barbies, I was outside assembling and racing my Tamiya vehicles.
So, it was only a natural progression for me to carry that sense of adventure into my adulthood. I just couldn’t steer away from spending time outdoors, and of late, I’ve found myself loving taking on the jungle with an all-terrain vehicle, also known as an ATV or quad bike. Something about making twisted turns and revving to go up a hill that makes this particular outdoor activity super fun and challenging.
If you, like me, are always hankering for a dose of adrenaline, then head on over to these places.
1. ATV Adventure Park, Selangor
A heavyweight in the local quad-biking scene, ATV Adventure Park has been around for almost two decades and is easily one of the top ATV operators in Kuala Lumpur (KL). Located past the Zoo Negara in Kemensah, they offer five different packages to suit your budget and thrill palate.
Starting from RM100 per pax, you can enjoy from a one-hour to almost four-hour ride through the jungles and be rewarded with a waterfall or a stunning view of KL’s skyline. Don’t worry too much if you’re a beginner because there are experienced guides to help show you the ropes. While it’s definitely a family-friendly activity, only those aged 16 years and up are allowed to ride the quad bikes.
Address: Jalan Taman Zooview, Kampung Kemensah, 68000 Selangor
Contact: +6019 244 8544
2. ATV Borneo Adventure, Sabah
There is no doubt that Kundasang or Sabah, in general, has views to die for, and why not take advantage of that by jumping on an ATV? Go on a mountainous ride with ATV Borneo Adventure and spend an hour riding along Mount Kinabalu and trekking up Sosodikon Hill. For a one-hour journey that will guarantee to take your breath away (we imagine quite literally, too), RM90 is a steal!
Address: 89308, Jalan Kundasang Kauluan, 89308 Kundasang, Sabah
Contact: +6010 825 8306
3. Borneo Quad Biking
Rev up your engines for the ultimate adventure in Tuaran as you trek through the dirt tracks, taking on uphill and downhill paths of Kiuru Valley, and end your adrenaline-pumping session by the scenic Tuaran River. Take in the sights and sounds of your journey, and we promise you it’ll be non-stop fun that will be etched in your memories forever.
Address: Jalan Kiulu Pukak Mantob, Kampung Mantob, 89250 Tuaran, Sabah
Contact: +608 8438 300
4. Semenyih Eco Adventure, Selangor
Semenyih Eco Adventure has built quite a name for itself as the go-to place for team building; and those who love an adrenaline rush will be familiar with this place as they offer quad biking, flying fox, jungle and river trekking, and also, off-road biking, though this one is not for the faint-hearted.
Outdoor enthusiasts won’t run out of things to do here as they offer more laid-back activities like fishing and archery too. Check out their website for a more thorough list of what they have to offer besides ATV rides.
Address: Lot PT 1351, Jalan Sungai Lalang, 43500 Semenyih, Selangor
Contact: +6017 420 9385
5. ATV Park Johor Bahru, Johor
Johoreans, rejoice, and those from other states can too when visiting ATV Park Johor Bahru. Equipped with all the facilities one can hope for, including shower amenities, dining, a meeting room, and Surau, this place offers two different trails that can accommodate up to 50 riders at one time. If you want to add to your outdoor adventure, why not opt for a package that includes paintball too? This is the kind of sweat and fun-filled weekend that we love!
Address: Lorong Ciku, Kampung Baru Sri Aman, 81300 Johor Bahru, Johor
Contact: +6012 723 1250
6. ATV Black Pearl, Pahang
If you’re not the type to do extreme sports but feel like a change of scenery from your usual activities, why not take a drive to Janda Baik for some outdoor fun? ATV Black Pearl is a great spot for those who want an easier trail and a relatively relaxing ride that offers fresh air and lush greenery. If you’re not too confident about controlling your quad bike, don’t worry; spend some time at the practice circuit until you’re ready to trail through the jungle.
Address: Lorong Pulau Santap, Kampung Janda Baik, 28750 Bentong, Pahang
Contact: +6011 1652 4467
7. Bilut Extreme Park, Pahang
Located in the same state as ATV Black Pearl, Bilut Extreme Park has it all and more. Aside from, of course, ATV, the park also has archery, bubble soccer, hiking, paintball, and target shooting. This place is not short of variety, for sure! If you plan on staying a little longer, check out Bilut Hill to take in the scenic sights of the mountains in Pahang.
Address: Kampung Baharu, 27600 Bentong, Pahang
Contact: +6014 608 8803
8. Penang ATV Eco Tour, Penang
Take on an ATV tour that will let you see the wilder and more adventurous side of Balik Pulau — paddy field views included! The 10km route of this ATV spot in Penang will take you to explore nature, from fruit orchards to mangrove swamps. If you choose the 6pm ride, you’ll catch a magnificent sunset! The perfect activity for those with or without children and those with experience and beginners.
Address: Kampung Perlis 11000 Balik Pulau, Penang
Contact: +6013 480 3866
9. X Park Malaysia, Negeri Sembilan
Check out their ATV rides and more here at X Park Bandar Sri Sendayan — the first one that’s open 24 hours too! Besides extreme activities, you can also enjoy other offerings like badminton, fishing, golf, and bubbleball, to name a few. Perfect for groups of friends, families, and those with kids!
Address: Jalan Pusat Dagangan Sendayan 1, Bandar Sri Sendayan, 71950 Siliau, Negeri Sembilan
Contact: +6017 447 3913