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Short Breaks Java Hike & Bike Mt. Ijen - 2 Days

Hike & Bike Mt. Ijen

This 2 day adventure is designed for those of you that are staying in Bali but actually would like to witness one of the most impressive sights in East Java as well in a short 2 day package. Ijen Volcano or Mount Ijen is an active volcano located in Banyuwangi regency, East Java, Indonesia. This crater has a height of 2,343 m and has erupted four times (1796, 1817, 1913, and 1936). Ijen Crater is located at an elevation of 2,368 meters above sea level. Interestingly is this crater is located in the middle of the largest caldera on the island of Java. From the top you can see the large lake with a bluish green mist and sulfur fumes. A truly amazing experience.

On day 01 we will mountain bike through the beautiful surroundings of Mount Ijen taking in the sights along the way. On day 2 we will make the hike to the top of the crater of the volcano.


ITINERARY

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 one 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 from the Ijen plateau. We will ride mainly through Arabica coffee and rubber tree plantations. We spend the night at our local accommodation not far from Mount Ijen. (L)

DAY 02 | Hike to the rim of the crater of Mount Ijen | 6km
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 sulfur is purified and packed in the village of Taman Sari. After we drive back to the harbor to catch the ferry to Bali. We drop you at your hotel in the South of Bali where the tour concludes. (B L)


INCLUSIONS

Charming, knowledgeable local guide, hard tail or full suspension bikes, helmet, gloves, local snacks and fruit, drinking water, private trip with guide, car and driver, 1 night accommodation (double bed or twin share basis), 1 breakfast and 2 lunches.


GROUP SIZE

Minimum 2 (solo riders please check with us for our latest schedule of confirmed departures).


DIFFICULT

Intermediate 3/5

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 with back up vehicle.


CYCLING CONDITIONS

  • Day 01: 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 02 around 06pm (but this is variable by group).


BIKES

Well maintained 2020 Polygon Siskiu T7 or T8 full suspension bikes. More details here.


2020-21 DEPARTURES

On request only. Contact us for more information and availability.


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).

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


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