Cycling in Carpet Route, Sg. Ara Penang

Cycling in Carpet Route, Sg. Ara Penang


This is what we waited for since 2 weeks ago, the challenge to the famous “Carpet” cycling route in Sg. Ara there.

Carpet Route Cycling

We have some delay due to front wheel not able to mount it back after dismantled when transferring the bike by car from Bagan to Penang island here. But this doesn’t impact our determination to conquer the route today.

Carpet Route Penang

We ride from Nipah Emas Apartment to restaurant Nasi Kandar Dinas (about 4.5km) and have a sip of teh tarik before the tough cycling.

Carpet Route Penang

For those the first time to look for this route like us, you can easily notice this Tamil Temple just beside the entry of the route.

Penang Carpet Cycling Route

There is no special sign board at the entry of the route. This cause us sceptical and verify from the app mapping again to confirm the entry point.
Penang Carpet Cycling Route

We are heading to the greenery environment. Found  a lot of durian tree planted here and the smell of durian is so strong especially during this durian season. We are durian kaki, so no problem to adapt it.

Penang Carpet Cycling Route

We pass by the wooden bridge. This is the bridge that we will coming out from there later when we complete the route.

Penang Carpet Cycling Route

The nature ambience sound of river and bird in the morning. So relaxing…

Penang Carpet Cycling Route

Let’s selfie at river side…

Penang Carpet Cycling Route

Can you see the big Lizard on the tree?

Penang Carpet Cycling Route

Found Fig Tree Hill resort in there.  Luxuriate in the tranquillity. Wow…

.Penang Carpet Cycling Route

We realise that we have go too deep in the route there that link to Kampung Shee Tan. Better U turn.

Penang Carpet Cycling Route

Good experience cycling in greenery hill here…we are nearly exhausted after few round of wrong ways but still enjoy…he.he..

Penang Carpet Cycling Route

Here come another challenge! Biker always hate to meet dog during cycling. Can you see the dog is blocking the road there? We understand from Chinese Proverbs “Good Dog Never Block The Road”, lets go through it…

Penang Carpet Cycling Route

See, we have success overcome it. You can notice the dog is so disappointed that fail to block us….

Penang Carpet Cycling Route

The path is narrow and steep at the side, we ride slow and steady.

Penang Carpet Cycling Route

Finally, we reach the wooden bridge and we know that we almost complete the route.

Penang Carpet Cycling Route

Mission accomplishment!!