- Parent Category: MTB in Hong Kong
- Published on 21 April 2013
I’ve been cycling Indonesia since 1990.
Beginning 2009 I’ve led 14 group trips for 100+ riders on the island of Sulawesi.
Sulawesi is ideal for cycle touring. Life is still mostly traditional, lots of quiet back routes and the people are welcoming. The landscape varies every few kilometers. There are still active volcanoes, rugged jungle clad mountain ranges, rice plains and terraced hillsides, while sand coastlines and idyllic offshore palm fringed coral islands. In addition to the cycling there’s international class diving and snorkeling, white water rafting and mountain trekking.
We organize fully supported trips on various parts of the island.
We make a serious effort to provide a genuine cultural immersion experience.
We plan our trips so riders can experience Indonesia as it really is. Routes are in non tourist Indonesia. Food is authentic Indonesian cuisine. Every effort is made to provide riders with a non tainted genuine Indonesian experience.
We are not commercially motivated. We are motivated by love of cycling and love of Indonesia.
TRIPS GUIDE 2013 - 2014
17 Days - 943 km / Elevation: 5582 m
16 September - 01 October 2013
Trip begins in Palu on the central west coast of Sulawesi and finishes, 943 km later in the east coast town of Luwuk. Trip takes in the rugged and scenic mountains of Central Sulawesi, crystal clear Lake Poso, idyllic Togian islands and the coastal coconut route from Poso to Luwuk. Swimming available 15/16 days.
South South Sulawesi
9 Days - 498 km / Elevation: 5303 m
01 - 09 December 2013
This trip begins in Makassar and takes us into the mountains and valleys of the Malino highlands where we’ll enjoy magnificent scenery of rice terraced hillsides and rustic vegetable growing villages on our way to Sinjai on the east coast. From Sinjai we’ll head south to the white sand beaches of Bira and idyllic off shore islands to do some snorkling. On our way back to Makassar we’ll pass traditional boat building at Tana Beru, have a picnic lunch at Bantaeng waterfall, spend the night by the beach in the horse and corn district of Jeneponto before passing through market gardens between Takalar and Makassar.
14 Days - 648 km
17 - 30 January 2014
This trip begins in Makassar and finishes back in Makassar in January 2014. It includes cycling in the cultural heartland of Toraja, guided mountain trekking, Torajan village homestays, white water rafting, yoga, bahasa Indonesia instruction, outdoor thermal springs relaxation.
8 Days - 287 km
18 - 25 April 2014
This inaugural Bali trip starts in the artistic centre of Ubud in April 2014 and for a week we’ll explore the non tourist north and north-eastern parts of Bali returning to Ubud on the day before the trip ends. Trip features community work in mountain village Sudaji. The cycle days are short, averaging 55 km but for the most part they are hilly.