We are keen to do the "Explore Balik Pulau" rural bike tour while we are in Penang. We are staying 3 nights in Batu Ferringi and 5 nights in Georgetown. Can't work out the driving time to Balik Pulau from these places so wonder if anyone could help - is it quicker and/or easier to get to from BF or GT? The company can do a hotel pick-up/drop-off, but we are also looking at whether to incorporate this into part of a full day out, but I don't necessarily want to hire a driver for a whole day if they are not needed for the 3 hours of the tour.... Any advice would be appreciated on the best use of our time & taxi/driver time. Also what other sights out that way would make for a good day trip rather than just going out there to do the bike tour?
The other option would be to do this trip on the day we transfer from BF to GT - so hire a driver for the day - go do the tour in Balik Pulau then have driver take us to some other sights on the way to check-in at GT??