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2 Day Bali Explore

De-stress and unwind Camping/hotel available Does your partner need a break from work? Somewhere to escape for a couple of days, and be immersed in a blend of culture, juvenile playfulness with a group of like minded people and at the end of the day, exhausted but happy as a pig in mud. This is....

De-stress and unwind
Camping/hotel available

Does your partner need a break from work? Somewhere to escape for a couple of days, and be immersed in a blend of culture, juvenile playfulness with a group of like minded people and at the end of the day, exhausted but happy as a pig in mud. This is out most popular de-stress tour and one where it allows people to be anything from mild to wild.

After transfers, kitting up and the obligatory briefing, we are soon out of the  Ubud traffic and in the middle of picturesque rice fields.  The bitumen is seldom seen over the next 2 days, riding on local dirt tracks that are a hoot when it rains.

After trying to remain upright we make it to Kintamani for a buffet lunch which overlooks the black lava of Mt. Batur, our afternoon destination. A switchback road leads us down to Lake Batur, then on to the volcanic rock playground for the motocross and enduro fans. This is an adrenaline junkie's dream with steep, loose, volcanic, sandy hills and the ring of fire for the dedicated few.

The rest of the afternoon skirts us around Mt Batur and through single trail and local tracks exiting at the beach, riding along the water's edge, tides prevailing, followed by a dip in the calm ocean. Here depending on the group's preferences when booking we will either arrive at a beach camp already set up, or enjoy an overnight stay in the resort. We  recap the day's events over a drink and dinner beachside.

A casual start to the second day and dependant on the weather, may take us to Red River, where even the locals are surprised to see motorbikes race on the loose rocks. If you've had dreams or riding Dakar, this is as close as many will get (at least in terms of challenging terrain). With a blend of broken concrete and rubble  back roads, single trails and farm tracks through rice fields, we skirt Mt. Agung, taking a break an any one of the number of local warungs where our tour leaders will help you choose an interesting feed.  A few scenic photo-stops along the way before finally punching out to the coast road for some bitumen or maybe a river crossing or two before landing back in Ubud at about 4pm.

 

From RP 7,990,000

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						4 Day Lombok Explore

4 Day Lombok Explore

Getaway and explore Not for the faint hearted   With Indonesia's tropical weather, we adapt this ride to suit the rider's ability and weather. Any rain can turn these single track "mountain goat" climbs into a slippery traction sapping heart-in-mouth type riding but the views, hidden surf bea....

Getaway and explore Not for the faint hearted

 

With Indonesia's tropical weather, we adapt this ride to suit the rider's ability and weather. Any rain can turn these single track "mountain goat" climbs into a slippery traction sapping heart-in-mouth type riding but the views, hidden surf beaches and seclusion make this a very worthwhile choice. No two rides are ever the same. With ferry trips at the mercy of the Gods, beach camping and dining at local warungs, this is a true immersion into the Indonesian culture. We explore some incredible isolated locations;  Mekaki Beach, the Savannah,  Mt. Rinjani, and riding on black sand beaches with not a tourist in sight make this a truly secluded getaway.

Day 1 - Transfers, light breakfast, bike setup and briefing prepare us for a 4 day ride through Bali and into Lombok to experience this getaway and explore tour. Leaving Ubud, it's past rice fields and rivers and on to Besakih, location of Bali's mother temple which is the largest Hindu temple in Bali. This is our only well trodden tourist spot before we break for lunch. We take the back roads down to the coast and on to Padang Bai for the 3pm ferry over to Lombok. The ferry services between the islands have over 20 vessels so we cannot guarantee which ferry we will travel on. A few are excellent with sleeping quarters, restaurant and karaoke but generally they are well-used, slow and noisy with few creature comforts. It's an experience in itself travelling on this for approximately 5 hours across the Selat Lombok. Arriving after dusk to Lembah we head straight to Sekotong Beach to setup our tents whilst the neighboring warung prepares our supper. A refreshing moonlit swim is called for as the facilities are sparse.

Day 2 - We awake to an exotic sunrise over the long white sandy shore.  Much of this area remains unchanged exhibiting beautiful natural landscapes and a simple traditional lifestyle. After breaking camp we disappear into the mountains for a chance to see local agriculture, enjoy some mud, and possibly witness gold mining techniques from a bygone era. We arrive at Mekaki Beach for a rest at this beautiful location. Soak in the sights and take some happy snaps as this is soon to be developed as an exclusive resort beach. We head into the bush for the next 60 kilometres, riding the ridgeline overlooking the southern coast and this is where the weather Gods will determine if it takes us 2 hours or 10 to conquer. That night, we recuperate in an air-conditioned hotel in Kuta Mandalika with some free time for those wanting to explore this emerging resort town.

Day 3 - Depending on previous day's schedule, we are flexible on the departure time. The first 50km is bitumen but thereafter it's off-road for a mix of secondary cross-country roads where you get to see the authentic Lombok way of life. Our plan is stay at the Senggigi Beach Hotel but be prepared to camp again as we may not reach our destination. There is so much to see and explore on the way with the Savannah of Mt. Rinjani, the beach riding to the north, villagers chewing on beetle-nuts, river crossings and open farm land to play in.

Day 4 - The final day sees us complete our Lombok journey riding on well-maintained roads hugging the north-west coastline with a view of the Gili Islands dotted on the horizon. With a full belly after early lunch we try our luck again on the ferry at Lembah Port, having ample time for anecdotal chat with the locals as we make our way back to Bali. Disembarking at Padang Bai, worn-out, we make our way to Ubud for a hot shower, a welcome western-style toilet, a cold drink and to bid farewell to new acquaintances. This is where you make friends for life.


From RP 18,100,000
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