DAY 1 - ARRIVE PENANG (10 November 2020)

You’ll check into your comfortable hotel in central Georgetown and hopefully have time to explore this lovely city. No doubt you will want to sample the famous Penang street food. You can’t leave without trying the unique Penang Laksa!  This is a very special place indeed, an appropriate start for an adventure on a majestic scale.  You’ll dream of the glorious promise of what tomorrow brings.



DAY 2, THE RIDE (11 November 2020)

Mad Dogs: 173km Wild Cats: approx 60km

Georgetown, Penang to Tasoh Lake (The Penang Dash)

Mad Dogs category riders will cycle a short way to the ferry from Penang Island to the mainland, while Wild Cats category riders will start the day with a comfortable transfer to escape the urban environment. You’re off! An exceptional day of exploring rural Malaysia’s very best awaits you – you’ll see the country’s sleepy backroads and vibrant greens like you’ve never seen before – from the rice fields to the palm trees, the banana groves and the grassy verges. As you enter Malaysia’s smallest and northernmost state of Perlis you really will realise quite how far off the beaten track you have reached. You’ll spend the night on the banks of beautiful and remote Tasoh Lake which is only a few kilometres from the Thai border, celebrating a fantastic one day adventure!

Mad Dogs category elevation profile:

Elevation:+ 487 / – 461 m

DAY 3 (12 November 2020)

Perhaps you’re heading for  a few days in the nearby island paradise of Langkawi, or lingering longer in unspoilt Perlis. Or perhaps you’re now heading home with heap of memories.


When is the next edition?

11 November 2020. You will arrive on 10th November (hotel included) and check out of your final included hotel on 29 November.


What is the single supplement? (Note, you will only need to pay this if you do not want to be paired with (an)other rider(s) of the same gender.)



What type of bike should I bring?

For the Mad Dogs event, A road bike, fast tourer or hybrid would be most preferable. Triathlon bikes are not appropriate. For the Wild Cats ride, you could also use a mountain bike.


Where does the tour start?

At a very comfortable hotel in the heart of Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia.


Where does the tour finish?

At a hotel near Tasoh Lake, Perlis Malaysia. You may wish to travel on to Langkawi. The easiest way to get there is via a short transfer and a 75 minute the ferry from Kuala Perlis. Ferry tickets are available six months in advance >here and information about the ferry >here.


Which flights should I book to get home?

Langkawi Airport is well served for flights, and there are also flights from Alor Setar. Check out skyscanner for deals.


Do I need a Visa for Malaysia and Thailand?

Many natonalites are admitted at the borders of these countries without the need for obtaining a visa. Please find out whether you require a visa before travel; if you are in doubt please contact the Mad Dogs team.