Who doesn’t love epic Martian-like landscapes and iconic sunrise views? This thrilling experience combines our love of open roads with feats of endurance as we ride the ring of fire, then climb and conquer the summits of two of Indonesia’s most impressive volcanoes, Gunung Batur and Kawah Ijen, (also home to the largest sulphur lake in the world). Don’t worry, no extreme mountain climbing experience is necessary as we consider these both intermediate treks requiring only a standard level of fitness. Back below the clouds we’ll explore the rugged geo park terrain left behind from ancient lava flows and Bali’s black volcanic sand beaches.
Rural Roads, Unfinished Surface
Minimum 2 Pilots
Badung - Munduk
After breakfast and a safety briefing, we mount up on our bikes and begin to make our way into the rural countryside, cruising along the narrow bike paths through farmlands and rice paddies. Enjoy the wide-open views and local farmers planting their crops along the way before our first stop where we will enjoy a catch-of-the-day lunch on the beach with a salty sea breeze while watching surfers catch a wave or two. After lunch we continue heading inland and gradually up to higher altitudes, passing through local villages always with a wave and a smile. Once reaching the ridgeline of Munduk regency we park our rides for refreshments enjoyed with spectacular views of the surrounding forested hills and valleys and then finally onwards to reach our lakeside camp. Once settled, take a boat ride around the lake or enjoy a short walk to the temple which depending on the season sits idle and surrounded by water. A hearty camp dinner will be well into preparation by the time you return and afterwards a bonfire by the lake to close out the day.
Munduk - Kintamani
There’s nothing like waking up to the misty morning views as the steam sits and stirs over the lake surface. A local Bali coffee will surely get your gears moving and motivated for our morning ride over the top of the lakes and across towards our first scenic waterfall stop where a refreshing jungle shower is optional although highly recommended. After cooling off and a short hike back to the bikes we’ll recharge for lunch before continuing on our journey east towards Kintamani. After reaching camp we’ll have free time to relax and explore the areas many hiking trails. This vista also offers a spectacular sunset view which you surely won’t want to miss.
Kintamani - Bukit Surga
An early mount up today will guarantee a gentle, traffic-free cruise down Bali’s Eastern costal highway eventually cutting back inland taking the scenic route where we will stop to take in a little Bali temple culture. If we’re lucky we may even catch a traditional Balinese ceremony taking place inside the ancient sacred grounds. Next, we will weave our way back down the mountain and pick up the coastline again where we’ll enjoy our lunch with a backdrop over picturesque black sand beaches and the mighty Mt. Agung towering over the horizon. From here we will continue along the sweeping cliffside roads enjoying gentle curves and ocean views as we go. Around mid afternoon we should expect to arrive at our vista campsite allowing plenty of time to soak up the spectacular panorama!
Bukit Surga - Badung
Our eastern facing position is just perfect to start our final day with the sunrise. As we only face a half day ride it’s our last chance to enjoy a leisurely camp breakfast before heading out. The wiggly roads leading down this morning are perfect to scrub out those rubbers and get your lean on and once we hit the main highway just open up that throttle for the home run. Cold celebratory beers await us at the finish line!