Hike and Bike North Kalimantan and East Java
Expedition, hiking, camping, and mountain bike tour in North Kalimantan and East Java 11 days tour starts in Tarakan (North Kalimantan) and ends in Malang or Surabaya (East Java).
This breathtaking expedition will bring you to stay for 5 days in the exotic tropical rainforest of Kayan Mentarang National Park in North Kalimantan (Indonesian Borneo), the largest protected rainforest in Indonesia, and one of the largest untouched rainforests in Southeast Asia. We will then spend the second part of the trip in East Java, where we will hike and bike around the stunning Mount Bromo National Park.
Day 1 | Tarakan | Arrival Day
We will pick you up at the airport with your name on the sign. Afterwards, you have a chance to take a rest at the hotel, located within 30-minutes-drive in the city centre. At 3.30 PM, we head out to local mangrove forest to explore and see various types of mangrove species, birds, and proboscis or long-nosed monkeys. Then, we will have dinner in the evening. (D)
Several direct flights to Tarakan are available, either from Jakarta or Surabaya, where our team leader will also be flying in to join our local guide in Tarakan. Please contact us for more details regarding the flights.
Day 2 | Tarakan | Setulang Village | Dayak Kenyah Tribe
After breakfast in the hotel, we start our adventure in North Kalimantan by proceeding to the port. We will cross the Kayan River to Malinau by public speedboat (3 hours). Along the ride, if lucky, we might see some freshwater dolphins, proboscis monkeys, and birds emerging occasionally.
Upon arrival, we ride the car to Setulang Village, where we will stay overnight in local house and explore the unique culture of Dayak Kenyah, such as longhouse, granaries, also the long-ear-women if we are lucky. (B L D
Day 3 | Cruise the Setulang River | Trekking Kayan Mentarang National Park | Camping
Today, we start our trip towards the rainforest by cruising upward the Setulang River (1 hour), depending on the current. Then, we will be trekking to the big cifor tree (1 hour), crossing through the tropical rainforest in Kayan Mentarang National Park, while spotting for wild animals like monkeys, hornbills, blue streak kingfishers, etc. Next, we trek downhill to the riverside (2 hours) to camp overnight on bivouac / tent. (B L D)
Day 4 | Trekking Kayan Mentarang National Park | Camping
After breakfast, we will be trekking deeper into the pristine jungle, in total about 6-7 hours. First, we trek to reach The Kaze Bezu, literally means huge wood, which is the 8th largest tree in the world with approximate diameter of 10 metres. Along the trek, we will encounter some wild fauna and flora in the Kayan Mentarang National Park, before trekking down to the river to set up the campsite for dinner and overnight stay. (B L D)
Day 5 | Trekking Kayan Mentarang National Park | Camping
After breakfast at the campsite, we will be trekking to Hulu Karang to explore the wild flora and fauna on the other side of National Park. Today's trek is mostly following the river stream up to Hulu Karang for about 6-7 hours, then we set up our campsite at the riverside of Hulu Karang for dinner and overnight stay. (B L D)
Day 6 | Transfer back to Tarakan
After breakfast, we hike back to our boat (2 hours) to cruise down the Setulang River (1,5 hours). Upon arrival, we proceed to catch our car and drive to port, where we will ride the public speed boat back to Tarakan approximate arrival time is late afternoon. In the evening, we head out for dinner to try some local delicacies. (B L D)
Day 7 | Transfer to Surabaya | Free afternoon
Today, we fly to Surabaya with morning flight (2 hours), then check-in to 5-star colonial style heritage hotel in town around noon. The afternoon is at leisure. (B)
Day 8 | East Java | Ride around the crater of Mount Bromo | 25km
After breakfast and upon check-out, we transfer you by car to Cemoro Lawang village (3 hours) in flank of Mount Bromo National Park, where our 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.
After lunch, we 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 hike up the 200 steps to the top of the Mount Bromo's crater. (B L D)
Day 9 | East Java | Sunrise over Mount Bromo | Bike to Welang | 40km
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 get on our bikes again with 153m elevation gain and 2500m elevation loss, which pretty much sums up the day. Be aware of a few technical sections on the downhill, and a few sections where we might have to carry on our bikes. This ride will end at a local bike park where they build an amazing 10km trail throughout the local forest.
After lunch, we can play in this bike park again for the second time, before we transfer you to Batu, a famous town for its amazing mountain scenery. After heading out for dinner for some amazing local food in Batu, we will stay in this town for 2 nights. (B L D)
* Both intermediate and advanced cycling routes are available. Please contact us for more details.
Day 10 | East Java | Mountain Bike Batu Malang | 32km
After breakfast, we transfer you all the way up in flack of the local volcanoes, where we can see the spectacular view of the active volcano of Mount Arjuno. Today's ride will start from the spring of Brantas River, then go through the local forest, apple plantations, and various vegetable farms. Upon finish in Batu, we will load up the bike, then transfer you to start the second ride from Panderman Hill to the Japanese Cave built during WW2. After the second ride end, we go back to the accommodation in Batu, and head out for final dinner in the evening (B L D)
Day 11 | Departure Day
Today, no activities planned on this departure day, and check-out time is by noon. The included transfer to airport of Malang (1 hour) or Surabaya (2.5 hours) finally marks this tour to an end.
STAFF AND GUIDES
This tour will lead by our charming and knowledgeable local mountain bike and trekking guides. For groups of 4+ guest we will provide an Infinity Team leader as well.
HIGHLIGHTS & INCLUSIONS
- Arrival and departure transfers
- 3 amazing days on the mountain bikes around Mount Bromo
- 5 days of trekking inside the largest rainforest of Indonesia
- 10 nights accommodation (hotel, guest house, tents)
- All transportation as listed per itinerary by our aircon private vehicle
- 1 domestic flight
- Entrances fees for Bromo and Kayan Mentaran National Parks
- While hiking we provide all meals and camping equipment
- While riding in 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 meals
- 1 x free riding jersey Infinity Mountainbiking per person
- Our passion and experience
5 nights in comfortable 3 and 4 star accommodation, 2 nights in local guest house and 3 nights camping
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$300'.
10 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 9 dinners.
Challenging. Expect to be hiking inside the rain forest for up to 5 a 6 hours per day. The mountain biking is all done on off road terrain, some parts can be challenging.
DAYS HIKING AND CYCLING
4 days hiking and 3 days cycling
Trekking and mountain biking tour.
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.
Well maintained Polygon full suspension bikes.
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$2,700 per person
3-5 people on the tour: US$2,430 per person
5+ people on the tour: US$2,200 per person
All prices are based on twin share or double room accommodation. Single room supplement is US$300 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. For any short break and longer tour inquires you can also '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 on 2020 September 01. 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 2020 and 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 thirty 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