Cycling

Cycling

7
Days
Price £1360.00 (Excluding flights)

This cycle challenge covers around 350km in 4 and a half days, mainly on jeep trails and single track.While the off-road riding is not that technical, some experience is highly recommended. 

Starting at the west part of Lombok Island, we will take a coastal route for expansive oceans views then up to the base of Mt. Rinjani – Indonesia’s second largest volcano. After venturing through rice paddies and fishing villages, we will end the trip with an exploration of Gili Air Island, one of three idyllic gems still untouched by motorized vehicles. From this central height, the island spreads out in rocky terrain into lush forests with hot springs and rushing waters, followed by abundant plantations and paddies down to its spectacular beaches.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival

You will be picked up from the Lombok Prava International Airport and driven to our hotel in Senggigi where you can relax and gain strength for your upcoming cycle challenge. We’ll meet for a trip briefing and then head to a nearby restaurant for dinner. Meals: Dinner

Day 2: Cycle to Senaru

After breakfast we’ll start our first day on bicycles, peddaling along the coastal tarmac road, heading northwest to Bangsal Harbour, a sea transfer point to the Gili Islands and just before the harbour making a short stop at Malimbu or Nipah hill for the best view of the three Gilis. We carry on cycling on a downhill road towards Pamenana town where we will stop for lunch at a beach restaurant. In the afternoon we continue by traversing on a flat road to Bayan Village, the center of the Wetu Telu, a religion that combines Islam, Hinduism, and older animistic beliefs, where we visit with local villagers. The last leg of today’s trail is a steep road from Bayan to Senaru - a popular gateway to a trekking trail to Mt. Rinjani and where we will stay overnight. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Distance: 85km

Day 3: Senaru to Tetebatu

Cycle long descent for 6km before stopping at Bayan Belek Mosque, built in the 16th century, it is the oldest mosque in Lombok. Ride up to the northern coast passing Obel-Obel beach where we can observe fishermen at work in their village. This beach is known for its attractive black sands and the quiet ambiance of its untouched natural surroundings. We continue cycling to Sambelia Village to admire the giant trees. Lunch here will be on your own at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, we will keep riding to Tetebatu Village and check in to our hotel here. Meals: Breakfast, Dinner Distance: 100km

Day 4: Cycle to Kuta Beach

Today is the easiest cycling day, covering 58km of Lombok’s southern coast cycling mostly downhill and then continuing on a flat paved way and gravel roads to Kuta beach. We will stop off at a traditional Sasak Village, the indigenous community of Lombok. Here there are many souvenirs shops, and you may want some of their colorful woven fabrics on display at the village’s entrance. We pass through several local communities and can enjoy lush rice paddy scenes before ending at the laid back coastal town of Kuta beach Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Distance: 58km

Day 5: Cycle from Kuta Beach to Sekotong Beach

Today starts off with a challenging trail through the back roads of Senakol Village. Most of the road is undulating and rugged, with descending and ascending paths for 40 km along both good tarmac and broken paved roads. But the views make up for it with local villages, green farming fields, and rolling hills. Before entering Jl. Raja Sapi, it's downhill to the beach with spectacular scenery overlooking the wide habour ahead. But be careful - this route is short, curvy, and narrow so there may be blind spots and you will need to be ware for oncoming vehicles. We rest some with our packed lunch before pedaling on to Sekotong beach where we will check into our hotel. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Distance: 70km

Day 6: Gili Air

Start off with a short cycle along the seaside road of Sekotong beach to the nearby harbour at Pantai Cemare beach where we will board a boat to Gili Air Island. Here we will have the opportunity to snorkel the pristine corals reef or just observe them through the glass bottom boat. Once on Gili Air Island, we return to our saddles and ride around this small island – there are no motorized vehicles on the island paths. This is the smallest island of the three Gili islands with the total distance around of just 5 km, but it still impresses with its tranquillity, idyllic blue waters, white sand beaches, and friendly locals in its rural island ambiance. After completing the loop and then enjoying our lunch at the beachfront, you have the rest of the day free until we meet up again for dinner on the beach with a bonfire and BBQ. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Distance: 37km

Day 7: Departure

After breakfast we will say goodbye and transfer to Lombok airport to catch your departing flights. Meals: Breakfast

Location

 

Adventure includes:

  • Accommodation
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary
  • Support vehicles
  • Guides
  • Airport transfers
  • Bike and helmet
  • Snacks and drinks
  • Ferry/boat fares

Doesn't include

  • Flights
  • Visas
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses

Bookings

Making a booking

The deposit for this trip is £198

Your full balance is due 3 months before your trip starts. If you book within 3 months of departure then the full balance is due at the time of booking. If you have any questions please contact our team at info@inspiredescapes.com or call +44 (0) 203 394 0050.

Dates

Price

Sunday 9th Sep 2018 - Saturday 15th Sep 2018 £1,360
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Dates

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Sunday 7th Oct 2018 - Saturday 13th Oct 2018 £1,360
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Dates

Price

Sunday 14th Apr 2019 - Saturday 20th Apr 2019 £1,360
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