Bike and Tours is located in the district of Lahad Datu - a small country town that is at times referred to as the “Cowboy town”. Despite the rustic appearance and name referrence, Lahad Datu is a special place to visit should one is interested in the sociological development of this part of the world.
Tours and Accommodation in Lahad Datu
The name Lahad Datu originates from the Bajau language which means “A place of royals” – bestowed on the town by noble-blooded Bajau people who migrated from the Sulu Island in the late 19th Century (Thiessen, 2012)
Given the time, there is more to Lahad Datu than just a “stopover” as some claimed. For those who like to shy away from the touristic spots, this is the place to be. But one needs to be independent, mingle with the locals and explore this rustic town with no expectations. Lahad Datu is a strategic mid point for travelers to and from Semporna, Kinabatangan, Tabin and Danum Valley. Besides the much talked about Danum Valley and Tabin, which is located in the district of Lahad Datu, there are a few other hidden gems in Lahad Datu that even some of the locals are not aware of.