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Central Java 4 Days Enduro

Mountain Biking tour in Central Java in Solo (Surakarta) and Yogyakarta in and around the Mount Merapi (2930m) and Mount Lawu (3265m) - 04 days - 3 nights - 4 great days of mountain biking - 3 nights great accommodation - tour starts and ends in Yogyakarta  - weekly departures possible throughout the year - intermediate or advanced routes available.

This mountain bike tour is designed to showcase the best mountain bike trails around Mount Lawu in Solo and Mount Merapi in Yogyakarta. We will mountain bike for 4 days and the adventure will never stop. The riding is quite challenging with technical uphills, fast downhills and everything else in between.

Apart from the amazing mountain scenery Central Java is famous as well for it's ancient Buddhist and Hindu temples and we will visit the world famous 9th-century Borobudur temple, a national icon carved with thousands of relief panels and Buddha images and the Prambanan Hindu complex on the border with Yogyakarta which contains more than 200 temples featuring stone spires, sculptures and carvings.

ITINERARY
Day 01 | Central Java | Yogyakarta and Solo | Ride on the flanks of Mount Merapi | 30km
After you arrive at the airport of Yogyakarta in Central Java our team will transfer you by car (2 hours) to the starting point of the first track. If you fly in this morning we recommend to arrive the latest at 08.00am so that you are able to do all the planned activities. If you are already in Yogyakarta we will come and pick you up around 07.30am. We ride two amazing 15km all mountain tracks today with plenty of single track and natural features. The rides pass through amazing scenery and local villages. In between the tracks we will shuttle with our support vehicle (45min). After the second track we transfer by car to the heritage city of Solo or Surakarta (2 hours) where we will stay for the next two nights. (L)

Day 02 | Central Java | Ride down from Mount Lawu to Solo | 40km
No need to check out today as we are staying at the same accommodation in Surakarta. We transfer with our support vehicle high up on the flanks of Mount Lawu (2 hours) at 1600m absl. There is a beautiful 11th century Hindu temple at the starting point which we will visit. The riding today is a real highlight and one of the best most variating tracks we have in Indonesia. The total distance is about 40km and is almost all on single track terrain. There are plenty of short but steep climbs in the first section of the ride and the downhill is all on fast flowing single track. After the ride we transfer back to our accommodation in Solo. (B L)

Day 03 | Central Java | Mount Merapi to the Prambanan temples | 30km
In the morning we transfer from Solo to the flanks of Mount Merapi (2 hours). There are great views at the top from the valley and - weather permitting - Mount Merapi. Be prepared for another amazing day out on the trails with plenty of single track and some technical sections. The second part of the ride is on dirt roads through the beautiful country side until we reach the 9th century Plaosan temple where the ride ends. In the afternoon we will visit the Prambanan temple complex. Prambanan is the masterpiece of Hindu culture of the tenth century. After this cultural highlight we will transfer to our accommodation in Yokyakarta. (B L)

Day 04 | Central Java | Borobudur Sunrise Tour | Bike park and All mountain track | 30km
In the early morning (3.30am) we head out for an amazing sightseeing tour to the world heritage 8th century, and UNESCO World Heritage Site of Borobudur. This is one of world's truly great ancient monuments and the single largest Buddhist structure anywhere on earth. This visit will be with one of our sightseeing guides and private transportation. After witnessing Borobudur our mountain bike crew will pick us up and we will head to one of the local bike parks on the flanks of Mount Merapi where they have a great selection of tracks. A highlight is the 8km all mountain bike track where we can shuttle up a few times. The tour concludes at the airport or at your accommodation in Yokyakarta. If you are flying out today please don't book flights earlier then 4.30pm (accommodation on day 4 is not included). (B L)

IMPORTANT! Please note that the itinerary is a statement of intent and to be used as a guideline only. Each day may vary due to the cycling times of the group, weather and trail conditions. The guide in charge of your trip will alter the schedule as necessary and any/all such alterations are at the discretion of INFINITY MOUNTAINBIKING and your guides.

FACTS AND INFORMATION

STYLE
Semi supported mountain bike tour

INFINITY STAFF AND GUIDES
This tour will lead by one of our charming and knowledgeable local mountain bike guides. For groups of 4+ riders we will provide 2 cycling guides.

HIGHLIGHTS & INCLUSIONS

  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • 4 amazing days on the mountain bikes
  • 3 nights in 3 star (or higher) hotels with breakfast
  • All transportation as listed per itinerary by our aircon private vehicle
  • Entrances fees for Prambanan and Borobudur tempels
  • While cycling we provide trail snack, drinking water and lunches
  • Well maintained mountain bike, helmet, water bottle and gloves
  • 4 lunches
  • 2 x free riding jersey Infinity Mountainbiking per person
  • 100% Infinity Mountainbiking, no outsourcing!
  • An amazing epic adventure
  • Our passion and experience

GROUP SIZE
minimum 2

ACCOMMODATION
3 nights in 3 star (or higher) accommodation

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$160.

MEALS INCLUDED
3 breakfasts, 4 lunches

DIFFICULTY
Intermediate 3/5 or Advanced 4/5 routes available

Intermediate: Tours are suitable for riders with good fitness level. Previous mountain bike experience is recommended. Trail surfaces may include uneven terrain and narrow trails, some single track, with occasional obstacles (roots, rocks, sand). Hills and descents are moderate and require some skill. Riders with minimal mountain bike experience but who have road biking skills or a strong fitness level, along with an adventurous spirit, should be suitable for an intermediate tour.

Advanced: Tours are suitable for experienced mountain bikers only with great fitness and strong bike handling skills. Riding is primarily on rough double track 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
4 days

CYCLING CONDITIONS
We ride on everything from sandy trails, single track, jeep track, dirt roads, farm trails, small paved roads and more. Please note that there will be some uphill as well. Due to the nature of the trails our support vehicle can't ride with us all the time.

BIKES
Well maintained Giant full suspension bikes available.

2018 DEPARTURES

Weekly departures possible with a minimum of 2 people booking, if you are a solo rider please check with us for departures that are already confirmed. We also organise this mountain bike tour as a 3 day package and this tour can also be combined with our '4 Day / 3 Night East Java Enduro' mountain bike tour. Please contact is for more details.

PRICES AND AVAILABILITY

  • 2 people on the tour: US$740 per person with own bike, US$900 per person with our full suspension bikes.
  • 3-5 people on the tour: US$630 per person with own bike, US$790 per person with our full suspension bikes.
  • 5+ people on the tour: US$570 per person with own bike, US$730 per person with our full suspension bikes.

All prices are based on twin share or double room accommodation. Single room supplement is US$150 for the tour.

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