ACTIVE VOLCANOES & REMOTE BEACHES
Mountain Biking and Hiking Tour in Bali and East Java - 14 days - 9 great days of mountain biking - 3 hikes to active volcanoes - 13 nights local accommodation in amazing locations - tour starts and ends in Bali
This tour is designed to show you the best parts of Bali, East Java and the smaller islands of Nusa Penida and Lembongan. The riding is not that difficult but some technical handling is advised. We will cover lots of ground and show you the best spots in Bali and East Java. Besides 9 days of mountain biking we will also hike to the summit of 3 active volcanoes.
Day 01 | Sanur | Arrival Day | 20km
When you arrive at the airport our team will be waiting for you, simply look for the sign with your name on it. The drive into Sanur takes approximately 25 minutes depending on traffic. Our hotel is located right on the beach and there is a great walking path just in front of the hotel where you take take a beautiful stroll all along the beach. We will head out for a beautiful 20km warm up ride all around Serangan island which is only a short transfer away from Sanur. We leave the hotel at 3pm. In the evening we will head out for an included welcome dinner. (D)
DAY 02 | Morning transfer from Bali to the Ijen plateau | Afternoon mountain bike ride | 30km
Let the adventure begin! We will start around 06am. It is a 3 hours drive to Gilimanuk, the village from where the ferry leaves for Java. The ferry crossing takes about 1 to 2 hours depending on traffic to get into the harbour. From the boat you will already be able to see Mount Ijen and the Ijen Plateau. After the crossing we stop at a local restaurant at the seashore for lunch. Then we continue to drive to the Ijen Plateau (1 hour). 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) and visit a beautiful waterfall. We spend the night at our local accommodation in the town of Banyuwangi not far from Mount Ijen. (B L)
DAY 03 | Hike to the rim of the crater of Mount Ijen 6km | Afternoon Transfer to Mount Bromo
At 04am we will transfer with our car to Paltuding. This is the point from where we start trekking to mount Ijen. It takes about an hour to trek the 3 kilometers 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 2000m altitude. Please bring some warm clothes as it is cold in this area especially at night. (B L)
Day 04 | 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 05 | Sunrise tour of Mount Bromo National Park | Hike to the crater of Mount Bromo | Surabaya Airport transfer and flight back to Bali
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. The jeeps will drop us off at a narrow trail and from here we will use our mountain bikes to cycle for about 8km to a secret spot with the best views and avoid the crowds. 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 a short 1 hour flight will bring us back to the island of Bali. Overnight in Sanur in our hotel located right on the beach. (B L)
Day 06 | Nusa Penida and Nusa Lembongan | 40km
For the next 2 days we will be visiting the neighboring islands of Nusa Penida and Nusa Lembongan. Our adventure will start at the harbor of Sanur from where we will take the fast boat (45 min) to Nusa Penida. Ones on the island of Nusa Penida we will cycle all the way to the Broken Beach; and the Billabong;. After exploring these unique wonders of nature we will continue riding to Crystal Bay which is one of the highlights and best spots for snorkeling on the island. From here we will transfer by car to the harbor where we will take a local boat (20 min) to the neighboring island of Nusa Lembongan. We will spend the next two nights at our accommodation on Nusa Lembongan (B L)
Day 07 | Cycle in Nusa Lembongan | 30km
In the morning we will cycle all the way around the island of Lembongan and stop at the most beautiful beaches along the way. Our day in Nusa Lembongan will end with a visit to the mangrove forest. The afternoon is yours to relax by the beach. We overnight again on Nusa Lembongan. (B, L)
Day 08 | Mount Abang to Amed | 50km
An early morning boat transfer will bring us back to the island of Bali. Today's ride will bring us from Mount Abang in the center of Bali to Amed all the way in the North-East of the island. After a little warm up climb we will head into the rugged center of the island cycling through local fruit plantations. The first 25km is off road until we hit the main road. From here it's another 25km to the charming fishing villages of Amed. Our accommodation is located right on the beach and there is great snorkeling right in front of the hotel. (B L)
Day 09 | Free morning in Amed, free afternoon in Pemuteran
In the morning we will take it easy and relax in Amed, around noon we will check out and make the drive with our support vehicle all the way to Pemuteran located in the North-West of Bali. The drive takes about 3 hours but there is plenty of stuff to see and we will have a few stops along the way. We stay overnight at our hotel located not far from the beach (B L).
Day 10 | Pemuteran to Menjagan Island | 35km
Time to hit the trails again. Today we will ride from our hotel all the way to the local harbor on the most beautiful of road trails. We end up with a snorkeling trip to the island of Menjagan. No need to pack up today as we will be staying at the same accommodation. (B L).
Day 11 | Jatiluwih to Canggu | 45km
An early transfer will bring us to the Mount Batu Karu (2276m) and the area of Jatiluwih, this area of Bali is not frequently visited by western tourist but will simply take your breath away. We will be on the bikes for about 45km and cycle all the way from Jatiluwih to the coastal town of Canggu where we will stay overnight. After the ride we can visit the famous Tana Lot Temple. One of Bali's most beautiful temples build on a rock in the ocean, at high tide the sea surrounds the temple. That's two world heritage sites in one day! Jatiluwih Rice Terraces and Tana Lot Temple. What more can you want for another great day on the bikes. (B L).
Day 12 | Mount Batur to Ubud | 35km
Today's ride will take us from the outer crater rim of Mount Batur all the way down to Ubud, we will cycle mostly downhill on a wide mixture of terrain, the ride is a little easier today but the scenery is again amazing. We end up right at our accommodation just 5 minutes outside of the busy city center. We should arrive around 3pm in Ubud, time enough for some sightseeing and exploring of Ubud. (B L)
Day 13 | Hike to the summit of Mount Batur | 7 km
Today we will conquer the Volcano of Mount Batur. To witness Mount Batur at sunrise is to experience one of the most endearing displays of the earth's eternal awakening. Our trekking guide will pick you up around 2am. Expect to start hiking around 3am and be back at your hotel around 11.30am and the rest of the afternoon is yours to explore Ubud. (B, L)
Day 14 | Departure Day
Today is departure day and there are no activities planned. Check out time is noon. Please let us know your next destination or flight details and we will arrange an included airport transfer or transfer. (B)
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.
Fully supported mountain bike and hiking tour.
INFINITY STAFF AND GUIDES
This tour will lead by one of our charming and knowledgeable local tour leaders. For groups of 4+ riders we will provide 2 cycling guides.
HIGHLIGHTS & INCLUSIONS
- Arrival and departure transfers
- 9 amazing days on the mountain bikes
- 13 nights in local hotels with breakfast
- All transportation as listed per itinerary by our aircon private vehicle
- 1 domestic flight
- Entrances fees for Mount Ijen and Mount Bromo National Park
- 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
- Most lunches
- Welcome dinner
- 2 x free riding jersey Infinity Mountainbiking per person
- 100% Infinity Mountainbiking, no outsourcing!
- An amazing epic adventure
- Our passion and experience
Minimum 2 people booking to confirm a new departure (all 2021 departures are running as private tours)
13 nights local 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 US$450'.
13 breakfasts, 12 lunches, 1 welcome dinner.
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.
Well maintained 2020 Polygon Siskiu T7 full suspension bikes available. More details here.
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.
You can create your own tour dates. Please note that this offer is subject to availability, must come in a while advance and we can schedule only a limited of trip dates per year.
PRICES AND AVAILABILITY
- 2-4 people on the tour: US$2750 per person with own bike, US$3020 per person with our full suspension bikes.
- 5 people and more on the tour: US$2475 per person with own bike, US$2745 per person with our full suspension bikes.
All prices are based on twin share or double room accommodation. Single room supplement is US$450 for the tour.
INQUIRIES AND BOOKINGS
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).
For any short break and longer tour inquires you can now 'request a phone call from an expert'. One of our experienced senior guides will happily contact you by phone and talk you through the tour. Please indicate this on form.
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.
OUR COVID-19 RESPONSE
We hope everyone is staying as healthy as possible in the current global pandemic situation.
Infinity is scheduled to reopen around 2021 July. We realize the beginning will be very slow but we are eager to get things started again. We do have decided considering the current situation that until further notice we will run all of our short breaks and longer tour bookings as private departures. So each booking will have their own private guide, driver, and minivan (min 2 pax). Our crews will also take a COVID rapid test one or two days before the start of each tour.
Of course, we understand the uncertainty of the situation and therefore we are offering all of our guests that book on a multiple-day tour with us in 2021 the option to reschedule to a later date if needed and a two-year future travel credit for the entire amount of any deposit or full payments that have been made to us. Please note that the cancelation and rescheduling must come in fourteen days before the departure date of your tour.
Despite the difficulties ahead, one day this will eventually be over, and we hope all of you will be coming back, sooner or later. When this happens, we are ready for you!
We wish everyone the best during these uncertain times.
Stay safe and kind regards,
Team Infinity Mountainbiking