Top 9 child friendly parks for cycling and running in Malaysia //

Itching for fresh air and some morning exercise? Break a good sweat by going on a biking adventure! We have compiled a list of cycling routes around KL with scenic views that are great for people of all ages and endurance levels, including children and those who are new to cycling! Here is the list of trails you want to travel and enjoy your ride:

1. The Central Park at Desa Park City

The park is located within the gated community of Desa Park City and has wide avenues and ample shade to make cycling enjoyable, especially for young children. There are very few play areas for children to stop to play, and there are very few pet-friendly parks in the city, so you can bring your dog for a run as well.

Facilities: Playground, park benches and rest area

Address: C-3-1 plaza arkadia, 3, Persiaran Residen, Desa Parkcity, 52200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2. Forest Research Institute of Malaysia (FRIM)

Families can enjoy activities such as a canopy walkway, hiking, jogging, camping and cycling. Nature lovers will enjoy this green lung close to the city and cycling trails can range from easy to difficult, and there are many challenging mountain bike trails as well.

Facilities: Bicycle rental, park benches, auditorium, café and picnic area

Address: Jalan Frim, Institut Penyelidikan Perhutanan Malaysia, 52109 Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Malaysia

3. Taman Botani Negara, Shah Alam

Located in Shah Alam, Taman Botani Negara is Malaysia's first agricultural park, which was constructed in 1986. Spread over an area of 1,295 hectares, it is one of the largest botanical parks in the world along with Malaysia. Allocate a few hours to explore the many gardens, hills and open spaces here!

Address: 40000, Taman Pertanian Malaysia, 40170 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia

4. Taman Tasik Titiwangsa

Nestled in the heart of a tranquil green oasis bustling city, Titiwangsa Lake Garden overlooks the city's skyline and offers plenty of fun places to walk with friends or family, including a wide, flat sidewalk suitable for bicycles. Rent is not available here, so make sure you bring your bike.

Address: Tasik, Titiwangsa, 53200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

5. National Botanical Garden Shah Alam

The lush 1,295 hectares of tropical rainforest are best explored by bike. The trail takes you through many gardens and agricultural plants grown there. The park especially serves as an ideal recreational and educational area for children to enjoy the local flora and fauna.

Facilities: Bicycle rental, food stalls, park benches, observation tower and picnic area

Address: Taman Botani Negara, Seksyen 8, 40000 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia

6. Putrajaya Botanical Garden

This national sanctuary is spread over 93 hectares and has more than 700 plants from over 90 countries. Rent a bike and ride through themed gardens such as the Palm Garden, Sun Garden and Heliconia Trail. It is a good place to explore various exotic species found in the tropics.

Facilities: Bicycle rental, park benches, toilets, paddleboat rental and ample car park space

Address: Lebuh Perdana Barat, Presint 1, 62000 Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya, Malaysia

7. Perdana Botanical Garden, Kuala Lumpur

Formerly known as Lake Garden, it is one of the most popular parks in Kuala Lumpur. Located near the Islamic Art Museum and the National Mosque, the park has many species of tropical trees and flowers. There is a path that loses the park that is particularly suitable for beginner riders and is great for young children.

Facilities: Children’s playground, park benches, gazebo, toilet and cafés

Address: Jalan Kebun Bunga, Tasik Perdana, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

8. Kepong Metropolitan Park

Also known as the Taman Layang-Layang Metropolitan Kepong, the Kepong Metropolitan Park is a popular kite-flying place favored by locals. This 95-hectare park comes with a 3 km cycling path around the lake - the path is flat and easy for children and even for bikes. Stay till evening to catch a beautiful sunset up to the lake!

Address: Jln Lingkaran Tengah 2, Kepong Metropolitan Lake-garden, 52100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

9. Perdana Botanical Garden

Also known as the Lake Garden, Perdana Botanical Garden is a huge park full of tree-lined trails, a beautiful lake, fountains, and a planetarium too! The vibe here is peaceful and the air is fresh, a spectacular cycling spot away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Address: Jalan Kebun Bunga, Tasik Perdana, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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