By Rosli Mansor

Seeking extreme sports against a backdrop of natural greenery to add on to the exhilaration? Look no further. It is all in Gopeng.

Opportunities are aplenty thanks to the presence of a number of extreme sports companies. The packages on offer are varied and will suit both novices and seasoned campaigners.

Besides camping, jungle trekking and white-water rafting along Kampar River, visitors can opt for water tubing, river crossing and abseiling.

You will be mesmerised by the tranquillity of this wooded area surrounded by greenery on all sides. You are at the foothills of the imposing Titiwangsa Range and is within striking distance of a thriving Orang Asli village.

You can watch the setting sun, which lasts for about 30 minutes, atop Bukit Batu Putih. The spot provides a 360-degree panoramic view of Gopeng. It is simply exhilarating.

You can abseil at Ulu Geruntum Waterfall at a height of about 20m. It may look easy but will put your mental and physical endurance to the test.

The waterfall is also known as the Merkoi Waterfall by the Orang Asli, which means tranquillity.

Your adventure is incomplete without a go at white-water rafting. The nail-biting dinghy ride will take you past seven major and fifteen minor rapids along the 15-km Kampar River route, from Ulu Geroh Village to Jahang Village.

Come and experience this once-in-a-lifetime adventure. And having done so, you will definitely return for more.

For accommodation and bookings, here are some available options:

Kuala Razila Adventure and Resort:
Tel: 012 595 8148 – Shida
Facebook: Kuala Razila Adventure and Resort
Website: www.kualarazilaadventureandresort.com
 
Tjz Outdoor:
Tel: 011 2404 6930 – Tun Jubina