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Short Breaks Java Hike & Bike Mt. Ijen and Mt. Bromo - 4 Days

Hike & Bike Mt. Ijen and Mt. Bromo - 4 Days

Mountain Biking and hiking tour in East Java in and around the Mount Bromo and Mount Ijen National Parks - 04 days - 2 days of mountain biking - 2 days of trekking and sightseeing - 3 nights local accommodation - tour can start and end in Bali or Java - weekly departures possible throughout the year

This tour is designed to showcase East Java's most iconic mountains and National Parks. We will visit both Mount Ijen and Mount Bromo where we will mountain bike and hike around these amazing sights.

DAY 01 | Morning transfer from Bali to the Ijen plateau | Afternoon mountain bike ride | 30km
We pick you up at your hotel in Bali around 07am. It is a 3 hours drive to Gilimanuk, the village from where the ferry leaves for Java. The ferry crossing takes about 1 hour. From the boat you will already be able to see Mount Ijen. After the crossing we stop at a local restaurant at the seashore for lunch. Then we continue to drive to the Ijen Plateau (1.5 - 2 hours). We will start our mountain bike ride around 2 pm and will be on the bikes for about 3 hours cycling through the hills of the Ijen plateau. We will ride through plantations (fruit and coffee). We spend the night at our local accommodation in a small local village not far from Mount Ijen. (L)

DAY 02 | Hike to the rim of the crater of Mount Ijen 6km | Afternoon Transfer to Mount Bromo
At 05.00 o'clock in the morning you have breakfast with coffee or tea before departing with our car to Paltuding. Paltuding is the point from where you start trekking to mount Ijen. It takes about an hour to trek the 3 kilometres to the top. On the edge of the crater you can enjoy a panorama at Ijen crater lake. You can also see a lot of sulfur miners with loads of around 80 kg on their shoulders walking up the rim and down the slopes of the mountain. After you enjoyed the Ijen crater lake, there is still time to visit the sulfur factory where the sulfur is purified and packed. Around noon we will make the 5 hour drive all the way to Mount Bromo where we will stay overnight. Our accommodation is located at 2200m altitude. Please bring some warm clothes as it is cold in this area especially at night. (B L)

Day 03 | Cycle around Mount Bromo area | 30km
Today we will head out on a beautiful bike ride that will take us all the way around the Bromo National Park. From our hotel we will bike down into the sea of sand from where we will cycle towards Mount Bromo, we will then climb out of the valley again and ride up the caldera on the other side, from there our path leads us all the way around the volcanoes and back to our hotel. The riding is not technical but there is a bit of climbing to deal with. (B L)

Day 04 | Sunrise tour of Mount Bromo National Park | Hike to the crater of Mount Bromo | Surabaya Airport transfer
We will get up at 3am to head out to see the sun rise over the astonishing landscape. After coffee or tea we will go with our 4x4 into the sea of sand and drive towards one of the most amazing spots to witness the sunrise over the National Park. You will have to walk a bit as the road is narrow and our jeep can't make it all the way. Afterwords we will decent again into the sea of sand and drive to the foot of Mount Bromo, where will will hike all the way to the top to see the crater and the steam coming out of it. Around 09am we will transfer back to our hotel for breakfast. After enjoying the amazing views again we will make our way back to the airport of Surabaya (3 hours) where the tours concludes (onwards flight not included) or you may choose to make the long overland trip back to Bali (11 hours) with our crew where we will drop you off at your accommodation in the South (transfer included, accommodation on Day 04 not included). (B)

INCLUSIONS
Charming, knowledgeable local guide, all activities as listed in the itinerary, hard tail or full suspension bikes, helmet, gloves, local snacks and fruit, drinking water, private trip with guide, car and driver, 3 night accommodation (double bed or twin share basis), 3 breakfast and 3 lunches, entrances fees to the National Parks of Mt Ijen and Mt Bromo,

GROUP SIZE
Minimum 2. Private departure possible.

DIFFICULT
Intermediate 3,5/5

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 singletrack, 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.

STYLE
Fully supported cycling and trekking tour

CYCLING CONDITIONS
Day 01: 30km
Day 03: 30km
We cycle on a very wide mixture of terrain on anything from single track, jeep tracks, sandy roads, broken tarmac roads and many more. You should have reasonable bike skills to be able to navigate the varying terrain. You should wear comfortable shoes appropriate for cycling for this ride.

PICK UP AND DROP OFF
Day 01: Nusa Dua, Seminyak, Sanur, Canggu, Legian and Kuta areas: 07am. Expect to be back in Bali on Day 04 around midnight or we can drop you off at the airport in Surabaya on Day 04 around 3pm.

BIKES
Well maintained Giant hard tail or full suspension bikes. More details here.

PRICES & AVAILABILITY
US$720 per person with own bike, US$800 per person with our hard tail bikes or full suspension bikes (minimum 02 people sharing a room). Single room supplement US$120.

Got a large group? Contact us for our interesting group rates (4+ people)

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