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Longer Rides Bali Discover Central Java, East Java and Bali - 9 Days

Discover Central Java, East Java and Bali

Mountain biking or sightseeing tour in Yokjakarta, Mount Bromo and Bali - 08 days / 8 nights - ride some of the best trails of Central and East Java and Bali, explore the wonderful city of Yokjakarta and the temples of Borobudur and Prambanan, visit and hike Mount Bromo and witness some of the highlights of Bali.

This tour is especially designed for mountain bikers and sightseeing guests alike. The mountain bikers will go out and ride some of the best trails in and around Yokjakarta, around Mount Bromo in East Java and around Mount Batur in Bali. The sightseeing guest will explore all the cultural and natural highlights of these amazing places. We will meet up at some of the sights or in the late afternoon where you can share the highlights you experienced on the day with each other.

 

ITINERARY

Day 1 | Sanur | Arrival Day | 20km
Our team will be waiting for you when you arrive , simply look for the sign with your name on it. The drive into Sanur takes approximately 25 minutes depending on traffic, your hotel is located right on the beach and there is a great walking path just in front  where you can take a beautiful stroll beside the beach. You will head out for an energising but easy 20km warm up ride around Serangan Island which is only a short transfer away from Sanur. You will leave the hotel at 3pm and in the evening head out for an typical Indonesian welcome dinner. First night stay in Sanur. (D)

Day 02 | Yokyakarta | Ride on the flanks of Mount Merapi | City Tour | 30km
Day 2 and we will transfer you from Bali to exotic Central Java. You will take the one hour domestic flight from Denpasar, Bali to Yokyakarta. From the airport our team will transfer you to your accommodation where we will assemble the bikes and drop off the luggage. The riders will head out to the flanks of Mount Merapi where we have two amazing 15km all mountain tracks. After these rides you will  return to the hotel. Sightseeing guests will head into the city and  Pasar Prawirotaman for a traditional market tour,  you will get to experience a "Becak" ride to the Palace "Keraton Nyayogyakarta", The Keraton is the living quarter of the royal family. After the Keraton tour you will be driven to the Taman Sari Water Castle, also known as Taman Sari, this is the site of a former royal garden of the Sultanate of Yogyakarta. Walk along the picturesque "Kampung Cyber" and then visit the secret underground mosque "Sumur Gumuling" at the end of the walk.  The tour finishes at one of Yogyakarta's  most famous local restaurants where you can experience the legendary cuisine, "Nasi Gudeg Yu Djum". (B, L) Overnight in Yokyakarta (B L)

Day 03 | Yokjykarta | Sunrise Borobudur | Bike Park | Cultural Tour
Day 3 and you will be up early leaving  the hotel at 4am to  head to one of the most beautiful sites in Indonesia, the 9th century Buddhist Temple Complex of Borobudur. The complex is about 1 and a half  hours drive from the hotel. After a guided tour of the temple the riders will transfer with our car to the local bike park where they have the choice of a variety of trails. The sightseeing guests will return to hotel and can relax for the rest of the morning. In the afternoon we will explore the area around the traditional Bantul Village where a visit to the Batik "Dirjo Sugito"  will allow you to witness the process of beautiful batik making  in the traditional way. The next stop is the authentic handicraft Sagio "Wayang". Following this the tour will stop at the house of Mbah Marto (grandma Marto) who is famous for her legendary smoked catfish recipe and  other authentic East Javanese dishes. We are allowed to enter her "Pawon" the traditional kitchen and see the terracotta stove and wood fires. You will enjoy a moderate food tasting here before we  continue the drive to Tembi Village for a big lunch at "Sate Pak Pong". This local restaurant is renown for its famous goat or mutton dish served on real iron skewers. Transfer back to the accommodation in Yokyakarta. (B, L)

Day 04 | Ride from Merapi to the Prambanan Temples | 35km | Visit Merapi and the Pramaban Temples
Day 4 and  riders will get serious heading out for an amazing ride from Deles Indah along the East flanks of Mount Merapi at 1500m altitude and all the way down to the temples of Plaosan and Prambanan. It is a  truly amazing 35km all mountain ride. The sightseeing guests can enjoy a free morning and will meet up with the riders at the Plaoson and Prambanan Temples. Transfer back to the accommodation in Yokyakarta. (B, L)

Day 05 | Fly to Surabaya | Mount Bromo | Ride around Mount Bromo 25km | Hike to the Top
Day 5 and up early to take a domestic flight to Surabaya, East Java. After arriving our team will transfer you by car (approx 3 hours) to the village of Cemoro Lawang at the edge of the national park of Mount Bromo. After a tasty lunch riders will head out for a 3 hour ride down into the "Sea of Sand" and around the crater of Mount Bromo. There is quite a bit of uphill to deal with and the team guides will encourage you to  take it easy because of the altitude. After the ride you will hike up the 200 steps to the top of the crater of Mount Bromo. Those who are up for it can carry their bike up and ride down from the top through the loose sand of the volcano - it's an amazing thrill! Tonight's accommodation is located at 2200m above sea level. You will need to bring some warm clothes as it gets cold here at night. The sightseeing guests will go for a jeep tour into the "Sea of Sand" and visit Mount Bromo where they can hike up to the top to look inside the crater. Overnight in Cemero Tigo (Mount Bromo) (B L)

Day 06 | Sunrise over Mount Bromo | Jeep Tour | Ride to Welang | Bike Park | 40km | Fly to Bali
Day 6  starts at 3am  and you will head with our 4x4 to Penanjakan Point, here is the best place to witness sunrise over the Mount Bromo National Park. After this incredibly moving  experience you will get on the bikes again. Today's ride has 153m elevation gain and 2500m elevation loss which pretty much sums up the day. Be aware of a few technical sections on the downhill and a few sections where you will  have to carry your bikes. The ride ends at a local bike park where they've build an amazing 10km trail through the local forest. With your guides you will head out and play in the local bike park again for a second time after lunch. After the riding the group  transfers to the airport in Surabaya for the one hour flight back to Bali. The sightseeing guests can join in the jeeps for the sunrise tour. After the sunrise they  will transfer back to the  accommodation and have a relaxing morning exploring the village. Around noon the group leaves for the airport in Surabaya. The flight to Bali is at 4 or 6pm. Once landed in Bali our team will transfer you back to Sanur. (B L)

DAY 07 | Morning Ride around the Batur Crater | Afternoon Ride from Mount Batur to Ubud | 65km | Food and History Tour Denpasar
On Day 7 a  morning transfer will bring you to Mount Batur, the 'playground' for the morning. You will ride around the actual crater of the volcano on a wide mixture of terrain with amazing views of Mount Batur, Lake Batur and Mount Abang. You may experience some of Bali's best single track riding!

The route ends up with riding through the lava stream where you can witness the remnants the latest eruption of Mount Batur back in 2000. After a well deserved lunch break you will be transferred you back to the rim and cycle mostly downhill for 35km on a wide mixture of terrain all the way down to Ubud where our adventure for the day ends around 4pm. We overnight in Ubud, the cultural capital of Bali. The sightseeing guests will head out on one of our new Infinity Lifestyle Adventure tours where they will discover the local restaurants "Warung" and markets in the heritage area of Denpasar city and experience some of the best dishes that will be  eaten  with the locals. Transfer to Ubud area for overnight at the Ubud Village Hotel on Monkey Forest Road. (B, L)

Day 08 | Ride from the flanks of Mount Abang to the coast | 38km | Ubud Cultural Tour
Time for the grand finale! Another morning transfer to the rim of the volcano of Mount Abang. From here you will start riding, it's bit more technical today, but nothing serious and a promise of  lots of fun. Today you ride through bamboo forest, dry creek beds, jungle forest and rice paddies - everything you can imagine! Today is a real highlight. The tour finishes near the town of Tangkup around 2pm. From here you can be transferred you back to your accommodation in Ubud where our adventure concludes. The sightseeing guests will head out today and see all the highlights of Ubud and surroundings, they will visit all the places on our Ubud Cultural Bike tour but sightseeing guests will be using our minivan. Overnight in Ubud. (B, L)

Day 09 | Departure Day
Today is departure day and there are no activities planned. Check out time is noon.  

Please let our team know where you would like to stay next and we will transfer to your next destination in Bali (Southern beach area's or Ubud). (B)

FACTS AND INFORMATION

STYLE
Sightseeing and mountain biking tour

INFINITY STAFF AND GUIDES
This tour will lead by one of our charming and knowledgeable local mountain biking guides and cultural guides. For groups of 5+ riders we will provide 2 cycling guides.

HIGHLIGHTS & INCLUSIONS

  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • 7 amazing days on the mountain bikes or 7 amazing days of sightseeing
  • 7 nights in 3 and 4 star accommodation, 1 night guesthouse
  • All transportation as listed per itinerary by our aircon private vehicle
  • 3 domestic flights
  • Entrances fees for Bromo National Park, Borobudur and Prambanan Temples
  • While riding in Bali we provide trail snacks, fruit, drinking water, full vehicle support and lunches, in Java we provide trail snack, drinking water and lunches
  • Well maintained mountain bike, helmet, water bottle and gloves
  • 7 lunches
  • welcome dinner
  • 1 x free riding jersey Infinity Mountainbiking per person for the mountain bikers
  • 100% Infinity Mountainbiking, no outsourcing!
  • Our passion and experience

GROUP SIZE
Minimum 4 (for this trip we need a minimum of 2 mountain biking and 2 sightseeing guest)

ACCOMMODATION
7 nights in 4 star accommodation, 1 night guesthouse at Mount Bromo

SINGLE ROOM SUPPLEMENT
The sleeping arrangements are for double rooms (1 big bed) or twin-share (2 single beds). If you are a solo rider you will be paired up with someone of the same sex, in this case you will not need to pay the single room supplement. If you want your own room 'single room supplement' is US$400'.

MEALS INCLUDED
8 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 1 dinner

DIFFICULTY MOUNTAIN BIKING
Intermediate 3/5 and Advanced 4/5 routes available

Advanced: Tours are suitable for experienced mountain bikers only with great fitness and strong bike handling skills. Riding is primarily on rough doublet rack and single track. Sections of trail can be very challenging with frequent ascents and descents of significant length. Trail conditions can change rapidly due to weather conditions and natural elements such as vegetation.

Please make sure you are not choosing a tour that is too difficult for your skill level. This is your vacation, not army camp! Expect to ride about 4-5 hours per day, covering an average of 45km. Send us an email or call our office if you have questions.

DAYS CYCLING
7 days and 1 short introduction ride on Day 1

BIKES
Well maintained Giant full suspension bikes. More details here.

CYCLING CONDITIONS
We ride on everything from single track, jeep track, dirt roads, farm trails, small paved roads, sandy trails and many more. Please note that you will have lots of uphill sections to cope with. Due to the nature of the trails our support vehicle can't ride with us all the time.

2018 DEPARTURES
2018 April 14 - April 21 … Space Available …
2018 July 14 - July 21 … Space Available …
2018 September 15 - September 22 … Space Available …
2018 December 22 - December 29 … Space Available …

Dates don't fit your schedule? Please contact us to check what other availability we have.

PRICES AND AVAILABILITY
US$2600 per person with own bike, US$2900 per person with our full suspension bikes, US$2750 for the sightseeing guest. All prices based on twin share or double room accommodation. The sleeping arrangements are for double rooms (1 big bed) or twin-share (2 single beds). Single room supplement is US$400.

BOOKINGS
Bookings can be made online or by calling to our office at +62 (0) 361 8476 478 or mobile +62 (0) 82 147 910 102

EXTRA ACCOMMODATION
We can book extra accommodation at competitive rates both in the Southern beach areas and Ubud before or after the trip. Contact us for more details.