Ancient Central Java: Intermediate varied XC multi-day
Central Java is known as the cultural center of the main island of Java and has many connections to the Hindu culture in Bali being the epicenter of the Majapahit Kingdom before it fell to Islam. This amazing 4-day ride package is set around towering Mount Lawu (3265m) near Solo and Mount Merapi in Yogyakarta. The rides pass by some of the most ancient Hindu and Buddhist temples for which Central Java is famous, including Candi Cetho, Candi Sukuh and the world famous Borobudur. The rides include kilometers of amazing single track through pine forest and agricultural land. There’s climbing for those who like give their thighs a workout and great technical downhill sections. For those who enjoy stunning views and a cultural experience to boot, this is the tour for you.
Intermediate. Compact soil, single track, jeep track. Varied terrain with a few thigh burning climbs. For the active rider. Not suitable for those with no mountain biking experience.
Avid. Must do regular mountain biking with enough fitness to be able to maintain steady and some steep climbs (2-3)
Ride time : Approximately 4 hours each day
Route distance : 30-40km (each day +/-)
This is a ride where it’s better to bring your own bike. Bike hire can be arranged but as this requires shipping from Bali there will be an additional cost.
Tours start and finish in Solo or Yogyakarta. Riders will need to make their own way to the Solo or Yogyakarta.
Accommodation is included with twin share with aircon and hot water.
It is cold around Mount Lawu in the morning. Don’t forget a warm jacket, a beanie and long sleeves for the early mornings.
The ride includes accommodation, safety equipment (helmet, gloves, first aid kits), experienced guide, vehicle support, lunch, snacks, water and water bottle, isotonic drinks, and the best brownies you will have ever eaten.
Pick up and drop off
We will arrange pick-up and drop-off at Solo or Yogyakarta airport.
A special itinerary will be developed for you to take into account your special circumstances. Please contact us for a price.
I’ve been to Borobudur before, but not this way! I had a great four-day ride with Ramang and his crew in Solo and Yogyakarta. The riding was great and the trails very compact. Be prepared for some steep climbs and hair raising descents. I particularly liked riding through villages and seeing how people lived. Everyone was friendly and we were greeted everywhere we went. The food in Java is great and I didn’t get sick once. Well worth the effort. (K. Ferguson, Australia)
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