Day Rides Yogyakarta Mount Merapi to Plaosan Temple - Advanced

Mount Merapi to Plaosan Temple - Advanced

If you enjoy a fast and flowing off road terrain with plenty of single and double track then this ride is for you. We start with an early transfer from your hotel in Yogyakarta to high up the flanks of Mount Merapi. Weather permitting you can enjoy amazing views of the volcano. For here we start riding mostly downhill on the slopes of Mount Merapi from 1,600m above sea level all the way back down to the lower grounds. The scenery will simply take your breath away. Amazing local trails, forest, snake fruit plantations and beautiful local villages. The higher parts are all-mountain type riding and the second parts are xc. There is some uphill as well. This day ride has two different sections and we will shuttle back up in between with our support car. The ride finishes at the not frequent visited but stunning 9th century buddhist Plaosan Temple which we you can visit. From here we transfer you back to your accommodation in Yogjakarta (45min) or Prambanan (10min).


Charming local mountain bike guide, mountain bike hire, helmet, gloves, lunch, local snacks and fruit, drinking water and isotonic drinks, pick up and drop off from your hotel in Yogyakarta or Prambanan.


Minimum 2 people to confirm a new departure. If you are a solo rider please check with us for our latest schedule of confirmed day rides. We always have plenty of rides confirmed every week and more than 50% of our bookings come from solo riders. It just works a lot more efficient to get little groups together instead of going out for only one person. The busy parts of Indonesia are already congested enough with pollution from cars and traffic jams and we want to do our share in keeping our beautiful island more enjoyable. We thank you for your support and understanding!


Blue with some sections Red.

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 challenging with frequent ascents and descents of significant length. Trail conditions can change rapidly due to weather conditions and natural elements. 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.


Great downhill orientated off road trail ride, ride able for anyone that's up for a challenge, no big drops or anything crazy but lots and lots of fun!


We cycle about 35km on beautiful fast flowing single track and lot's of dirt track through the jungle, local forest, fruit plantations and charming villages. There are a few sections on small paved roads to connect the different trails. You should have good bike skills and fitness to be able to fully enjoy this ride. You should wear comfortable shoes appropriate for cycling for this ride.


Yogyakarta area's: 07.00am, Prambanan area's: 07.45am, expect to be back at your hotel around 03.00pm (this may be variable by group depending on how fast we cycle and how the traffic conditions are on the way back).


Well maintained full suspension bikes available for hire.


The prices for our day rides depend on with how many people you will book (at the same pick up address) and what type of mountain bike you will be using (own bike or full suspension). For this ride only our full suspension bikes are suitable.

01-03 People per Booking per Person

  • US$82 or 1,150,000IDR - (own bike)
  • US$110 or 1,500,000IDR - (Full Suspension)

04 People and more per Booking per Person

  • US$70 or 1,000.000IDR - (own bike)
  • US$99 or 1,350,000IDR - (Full Suspension)

** Private groups of 9 people or more please contact us for prices and availability.

** If you book a minimum of 2 day rides within a period of 7 days you get a discount of IDR100,000 (US$7) per person/day. For this discount to apply full payment for both rides must be done in advance through PayPal.

** Payments can be done in advance through PayPal (US$ only as the Indonesian Rupiah is not supported by PayPal) or you may pay in cash to your guide on the morning of your ride in IDR (we can only accept cash payments in local currency IDR). Should you wish to pay through PayPal please let us know on the contact or booking form and we will send you a PayPal invoice in US$.


If you have any questions or inquiries you can do so by calling our office or by filling out the 'CONTACT US' form below. Someone of our team will be in touch shortly. You can also 'live chat' with us through the chat window on our website (10am to 07pm, GMT +8).

Bookings can be made online through the 'BOOK NOW' form below or by calling to our office at +62 (0) 361 8476 478 or mobile +62 (0) 82 147 910 102.


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