Sometimes when the weekend comes along, you just don’t know what to do and are just itching to do something.
The thing is, you’re fed up of malls, cafe hopping, cinemas and well, just had enough of what the city has to offer. This calls for a short weekend getaway. Perhaps an overnight trip is not suitable as you’ve too much to do and also, don’t have the time to plan an overnight trip.
So, a day trip is the answer such as going to Sekinchan or even to Gopeng for something more adventurous. Both aren’t too far away and frankly, a great day out for you and the family or with a bunch of friends.
Besides those day trip suggestions, here’s one which will get you active and get you out in the great outdoors. Getting fit is a great way to bond with your family and friends, but another fantastic bonus is that it’s a way to improve your health and fitness.
Check out these amazing locations around and outside the Klang Valley. They’ll also give you some awesome photos to post up on Instagram :).
1. Paya Indah Wetlands, Dengkil
Paya Indah Wetlands is ideal for those who don’t want to drive out too far. It’s located in Dengkil, just on the outskirts of Putrajaya. It’s known for its wonderland of flora and fauna. You can do a run or if you have a bike, you can cycle too. And if you don’t have a bike, the great thing is that there are bikes for rent. Perfect if you’re not up for lugging your bike around. There’s a 30km of trail through swamplands and bamboo forests – great for photo ops! If you’re into fishing, you can also try your hand at fishing there. If you’re lucky, you’ll also be able to grab a glimpse of the hippos and crocodiles! PS- don’t miss out on the crocodile feeding sessions.
Fitness level: Beginners
2. Bukit Segar, Cheras
Bukit Segar, aka Bukit Saga, Bukit Apek, Bukit Putih, is just off from Taman Cheras, or more specifically, Taman Segar Perdana. It’s a hill that’s higher than Bukit Gasing and if you’re looking for more of a challenge in hiking, this hill is the one to check out. The trails are clearly marked from Station One to Station Six. At Station Five, you can choose between hiking up to the peak at Station Six, or, if you’re up for it, you can try to conquer the steep descent to the Bukit Segar’s waterfall.
For those who are wanting to climb Mount Kota Kinabalu, Bukit Segar is the perfect training ground for you. It’s not too far away from the city so the distance getting there won’t take up too much time. Ideal for city dwellers
Fitness Level: Intermediate to advance
3. Broga Hills, Semenyih
Now, if you’ve yet to hear about Broga Hills, it’s located in an oil palm plantation in Semenyih. Famed for the ‘lalang’ that lines the trails (as seen in the photo above), it is the ideal place for a hike and you can even do some sprint training if you’re into that sort of thing. It has clear paths and three peaks and once you reach the highest peak (which is approximately 400m), you’ll be rewarded by breath-taking views of plantations, the rainforest, nearby communities, and mountains. If you can wake up to catch the sunrise here, you’ll be able to snap some beautiful photos.
Fitness Level: Beginners to intermediate
4. Jeram Perlus, Sungai Gabai Waterfalls, Hulu Langat
JeramPerius is known for its waterfall and to get there, you’ll have to hike along a rather challenging trail. It is situated mildly deep into the jungles of Hulu Langat and it takes approximately 2.5 hours of trekking to get there. It’s also one of the tallest waterfalls in the area. For first-timers, it is advisable to engage an Orang Asli guide to get there. The last you want is to get lost in the many sidetracks in the trail. If you’re looking for a day out trekking enjoying the jungle followed by a picnic and then, having the waterfall all to yourself, Jeram Perlus is highly recommended.
Fitness level: Beginners to intermediate.
5. Bukit Kutu, Kampung Peretak, Kuala Kubu Bahru
Bukit Kutu is well known to many hikers. It’s located in Kuala Kubu Bharu, approximately 80km away from Kuala Lumpur. So, not too far away for a day trip. You’ll pass through an Orang Asli settlement, and the trail continues with some streams, a huge overhanging rock, a former British colonial hill station and terrific panoramic views of the Titiwangsa range.
Fitness level: Beginners to intermediate
So the next time you find yourself or someone close to you moaning about having nothing to do hit up one of these trails and find yourself a waterfall or hiking trail to explore. It’s definitely a sure way to perk up your weekend!