Well, it has been awhile since I penned down my blog. It is either I have been busy with my many other stuffs or been riding the same trails. Which is boooringggg… Not until I found some old pics of my rides in and around Kuala Lumpur (KL).
So, where is Fraser Hill and how to get there? Fraser Hill is located in the state of Pahang and it is very close to Selangor. To get there from KL it is best to use the North-South Highway and exit at Rawang. After you have reach Rawang then look up the sign for Kuala Kubu Bharu (or known as KKB). You can park your car at any designated place in KKB township. From Google map, the distance from KKB to Fraser Hill is 41.5km but my meter clocked 43.5km. Probably is due to where we parked.
I would say Fraser Hill ride is one of my favorite as 70% of the way is covered by trees. Also, I wouldn’t say this is a difficult ride at all as the average gradient is <2 degree. What you need to watch out for are the super bikes. There are lots of bikes speeding down the road but I believe you can avoid them by starting early. We started at 9+am.
Along the way, we stopped for beautiful scenery and there is a dam that can visit or take 5. But, this is an open area with not much trees for cover.
Not far from the dam there is a park for trekking or picnic. It is Sungai Chiling Sanctuary.
Ahhh… as we reached higher elevation, the temperature is much cooler and both sides of the road are cover with trees. There is a waterfall to cool off too but we skipped that.
Once passed this bridge, we were getting nearer to Fraser Hill.
Ahh… what a relieved when I saw this sign “Selamat Datang Ke Bukit Fraser”. It means Welcome to Fraser Hill.
But… we are not there yet as it has another 8km.
We were actually at Gap only (elevation 877m). At here, we refueled our stomach with some nasi lemak, burger and isotonic drinks.
The last 8km is a bit tough but it is not unrideable. Average gradient is < 3 degree.
Finally, we have reached Fraser Hill after 2.5 hours of riding time. If you are riding a roadbike, it probably cut the time to half.
These photos were taken right in the middle of the town. Note the clock tower is like the iconic landmark of Fraser Hill.
The highest elevation we rode on that day was 1246m. Before heading back to KKB, we had lunched at Ye Olde Smokehouse. Some said they serve very good steak but very pricy. So, we did not try.
Enjoy your ride…