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Longer Rides Bali Highlights of Indonesia - 14 Days

Highlights of Indonesia

Hiking, trekking, exploring, and mountain bike tour in Bali, Yogyakarta, East Java, Kalimantan, and Komodo Islands 14 days tour starts and finishes in Bali.

This 14-days tour will bring you to the highlights of 4 different islands in Indonesia. We will be on the mountain bikes for 5 days in Bali, Yogyakarta, and around East Java; discover the orangutans in Kalimantan and stay for 2 days in the jungle lodge; hike to the summit of the active Mount Bromo; and explore the Komodo Islands where we will embark on a 3 days/2 nights liveaboard.


ITINERARY

Day 1 | Bali | Arrival Day to the Island of Gods

Upon arrival, our team will be waiting for you with your name on the sign. Afterwards, within 30-minutes drive, we will reach Canggu to check-in to our charming accommodation in Batubolong area, surrounded by good coffeeshops, beach clubs, small boutiques, great restaurants, and famous surfing spots. We will stay for the first two nights.

Till the evening, you will have plenty of time to rest and relax before we head out for a local meal and meet your fellow travelers and team. (D)

Day 2 | Bali | Tanah Lot | Cycling Batu Karu Temple to Canggu | 55km

After early breakfast, we will transfer you to Mount Batu Karu (2576m) which is the second highest mountain in Bali. We will visit the beautiful Batu Karu Temple located at the foot at the volcano, wearing the traditional Balinese clothing (required to enter the temple) which we will provide. This area which is not frequently visited by the tourists will simply take your breath away. And today is the time to hit the trails! We will start riding from the temple to the Unesco listed rice paddy fields, Jatiluwih, where we will also have our first break. Then we will ride all the way back to the coast through the stunning rice paddy fields and Bali local villages. For the lunch, we will have the favorite dish of the local Balinese, the delicious Babi Guling (suckling pig).

After the ride, we will visit the famous Tanah Lot Temple built on rock in the ocean, and you can see the sea surrounds it during the high tide. This spot is also famous for the sunset. (B L)

Day 3 | Bali | Tegalalang | Tirta Empul | Cycling from Batur to Ubud | 35km

In the morning, we will head out to 2 cultural highlights just outside Ubud: amazing rice field terrace of Tegalalang, and Tirta Empul Temple which is believed for more than a thousand year as the sacred spring to have healing powers.

Afterwards, we will continue to the starting point of our bike ride for the day, Mount Batur. From there, we will ride all the way down through a maze of local trails to Ubud, passing the fruit farms, local villages, and the classic rice paddy fields. After the ride, you can relax and stroll around Ubud before we head back to our accommodation in Canggu (B L)

Day 4 | Yogyakarta | Mount Merapi | Off Road Jeep Tour | Bike Ride | 20km

Today, we will head to Java! A 1-hour domestic flight will take you to the Special Region of Yogyakarta in Central Java. Upon arrival, we will transfer you by car to Kinahrejo village at the foot of Mount Merapi, located within 1.5 hours drive from the airport of Yogyakarta in Central Java. From the village, we will head out for the (included) 2-hours 4x4 jeep ride to explore some of the villages damaged by the 2010 eruption and the lava fields around the Mount Merapi countryside. After the jeep ride, it is the time for cycling! We will start our ride from Mount Merapi through beautiful villages andmcountryside, and finish at Plaosan Temple which we will explore with our guide.

Next, we will head out to our highlight of the day: Prambanan Temple, masterpiece from the ninth century and is said to be the largest and arguably the most beautiful Hindu Temple complex in Indonesia. Afterwards, we will transfer you to the beautiful accommodation where we will be staying for the next two nights (B L)

Day 5 | Yogyakarta | Borobudur Sunrise | City Tour | Leisure Time

Today, the tour will start on early morning. At 3.30 AM, we will head to Puthuk Setumbu viewpoint to catch the sunrise. Here, we will also see the temples from a different angle from approximately 450 meters altitude. Afterwards, we will visit a unique Church that is strangely shaped as a chicken. Next, we will head to Borobudur for the included guided tour in the temple itself. Get yourself ready to be fascinated by this one of the world's greatest monuments, including a biggest single Buddhist structure in the world the world heritage since the 8th century.

On the way back to the accommodation, we will visit Kraton Kotagede, the Old Mosque, and local market. Finally, we will go back to the accommodation around 2 PM and spend the rest of the day at leisure. (B L)

Day 6 | Yogyakarta to East Java by Train | Bromo

After 2 days in Central Java, it's time to leave for East Java by 4-hours train ride, so that you can enjoy the Javanese countryside view along the way. Arriving in Mojokerto train station, our team will be waiting for you for another 3-hours transfer by car to Cemoro Lawang village in flank of Mount Bromo National Park, where the accommodation is located at 2200m above sea level. Since it can get really cold at night, it is recommended for you to bring some warm clothes. (B L)

Day 7 | East Java | Sunrise over Mount Bromo | Cycle around the Mount Bromo National Park | 25km

Today, we start early at 3 AM heading out by our 4x4 car to catch the sunrise in Penanjakan Point, the best spot to witness this incredible beauty over the Mount Bromo National Park. Afterwards, we will head back to our accommodation for breakfast and prepare the bike ride to ride down the bike into the sea of sand (3 hours) and around the crater of Mount Bromo. There is quite a bit uphill to deal with, but we will take it easy due to the altitude. After the ride, we will hike up the 200 steps to the top of the Mount Bromo's crater. In the afternoon, we will transfer you by car to the town of Surabaya, where we will stay overnight. (B L D)

Day 8 | Kalimantan Borneo | Jungle Lodge

After Java, we will head out to another big island of Indonesia, Kalimantan, to spend the next two days in the jungle lodge. By domestic flight, you will reach Balikpapan, where the crew from the lodge will be waiting for you. In the afternoon, we will head out for a few orientation walks around the lodge, where the lunch and dinner will also be served. (B L D)

Day 9 | Trekking | Borneo Tropical Rainforest | Canopy Bridge | Jungle Lodge

After breakfast, we will be trekking to explore the forest around the lodge, and see the orangutans and sunbears sanctuary. We will be back to the lodge for lunch, and afterwards, we will take you for soft jungle-trekking and climbing to the canopy bridge in Bukit Bingkarai to observe the Borneo tropical rainforest from above. We will then continue the trip by canoeing in Sungai Hitam (Black River) to observe the proboscis monkeys and other wildlife, before going back to the lodge for dinner and overnight (B L D)

Day 10 | Transfer to Bali

After breakfast at the lodge, we will head out to the airport to catch a domestic flight back to Bali, with a stopover in Surabaya. Arriving in the afternoon, we will transfer you to our accommodation in Sanur. The rest of the day is at leisure (B)

Day 11 | Morning Half Day Ride around Ubud 20km | Monkey Forest | Ceking Rice

Fields | Afternoon Ride from Ubud to Sanur | 20km

In the morning, we will head out to Ubud to cycle through the area where the famous movie 'Eat, Pray, Love' was filmed. Our morning ride will end up with a visit to Monkey Forest, before the transfer to the incredible Ceking rice field in North Ubud where we will have lunch while enjoying the stunning views. In the afternoon, we will cycle back to Sanur from Ubud on a mixture of local trails and small paved roads with little or no traffic, and end up at the beach right at our accommodation in Sanur. (B L)

Day 12 | Flores | Rinca Islands | Kalong Island | Liveaboard

Today, we will head to the island of Flores, to the town of Labuan Bajo to be exact, by domestic flight. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to the harbor and board our boat where we will spend on our next two days. We will then cruise to Rinca Island where we will be trekking to Wae Waso in the afternoon led by local ranger, walking through the typical dry forest (probably) to encounter not only the Komodo dragons, but also other wild animals such as deer, wild buffalo, long-tailed macaque, wild Boar, and numerous of birds. Keep your eyes wide-open as you might sometimes find the young Komodo dragons on the trees. In the late afternoon, we will proceed to Kalong Island to see thousands of bats flying out from their nets, and then we will have dinner and stay overnight on the boat. (B L D)

Day 13 | Flores | Komodo Island | Snorkeling in Pink Beach | Liveaboard

Early morning, we will start cruising to Komodo Island and disembark at the pier of the island. Led by local ranger, we will explore this nature reserve: trekking to Banunggulung and walking through the typical dry forest to (probably) encounter the Komodo dragon and other wild animals like deer, wild boars, and various birds such as leser-sulphur- crested-cockatoo, collared kingfisher, etc.

Afterwards, we will proceed to Pink Beach for swimming and snorkeling among the colorful tropical fishes at the unspoilt and vibrant coral reefs. In the late afternoon, we will proceed to Bidadari Island and stay overnight on the boat. (B L D)

Day 14 | Debark in Labuan Bajo | Fly back to Bali

While the boat returns to the harbor in Labuan Bajo, breakfast is served on board. Upon arrival, we will transfer you to the airport to catch the flight back to Bali. We will arrive back around the afternoon in Bali, where our thrilling adventure concludes. (B)


STAFF & GUIDES

This tour will lead by our charming and knowledgeable local mountain bike and adventure guides.


HIGHLIGHTS & INCLUSIONS

  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • 5 amazing days on the mountain bikes around Mount Bromo
  • 2 days / 2 nights in jungle lodge in Kalimantan
  • 3 days / 2 night liveaboard in Komodo
  • 2 days / 1 night Bromo National Park
  • 2 days / 2 nights Yogyakarta and Borobudur
  • 13 nights accommodation (3 and 4 star hotels, guest house, jungle lodge, boat)
  • All transportation as listed per itinerary
  • 5 domestic flights
  • All entrance fees as listed per itinerary
  • While mountain biking we provide trail snacks, fruit, drinking water, full vehicle support and lunches.
  • Well maintained mountain bike, helmet, water bottle and gloves
  • Most meals
  • 1 x free riding jersey Infinity Mountainbiking per person
  • Our passion and experience

GROUP SIZE

Minimum 2


ACCOMMODATION

8 nights in comfortable 3 and 4 star accommodation, 1 nights in local guest house, 2 nights in jungle lodge and 2 nights on board of our boat.


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. Single room supplement is upon request and depending on availability in the jungle lodge and on the boat.


MEALS INCLUDED

13 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 6 dinners.


DIFFICULTY

Intermediate 3/5

Intermediate: Tours are suitable for riders with average to good fitness level. Trail surfaces may include uneven terrain and narrow trails, some single track, with occasional obstacles (roots, rocks, loose 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.

There is lots of traveling to do as we cover 4 islands during the tour.


DAYS CYCLING

5 days cycling


STYLE

Adventure and mountain biking tour.


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 some uphill sections to cope with.


BIKES

Well maintained Giant full suspension bikes.


2018 DEPARTURES


2018 October 14 - October 27 - Space Available

2019 DEPARTURES
For 2019 you can create your own tour dates. Choose the dates that you would like to travel and as long as you are happy to open the tour for other people to join in and we have availability we can confirm the new dates for you.

Please note that this offer is subject to availability, must come in at least 3 months in advance and we can schedule only a limited of trip dates per year.


PRICES & AVAILABILITY

  • 2 people on the tour: US$3,900 per person
  • 3-5 people on the tour: US$3,600 per person
  • 5+ people on the tour: US$3,300 per person

All prices are based on twin share or double room accommodation. Single room supplement is upon request and depending on availability in the jungle lodge and on the boat.


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


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