18 great bike rides in the Narooma - Tilba - Bermagui area of the New South Wales Far South Coast
Indonesia is the world’s largest archipelago. Its cycle touring opportunities abound on islands of Java, Sumatra, Bali, Sulawesi and the Sundas. Australian Indonesian speaking Colin Freestone and Cycle Indonesia, beginning 2009 have developed a wide range of routes on Sulawesi, Bali and Flores. These routes have been designed to take riders through the superb scenery and to take them away from tourist haunts and to provide them with cultural immersion opportunities and authentic experiences with Indonesian people.
Cycle Indonesia offers two sorts of ‘trips’ namely (i) the A - B journey and (ii) the hub ‘n’ spokes or ‘bike retreats’.
New rides for 2018 to be announced soon. Please visit this page often to see what is on offer.
Central Sulawesi 23 April - 09 May 2017
17 Days - 943 km - elevation 7193 m - 51 hours ride time
The (indicative).cost of the Central Sulawesi is AUD $3590
South Sulawesi 4 - 17 June 2017
14 Days - 648 km - elevation 4,200 m - 47 hours ride time
The (indicative).cost of the South Sulawesi is AUD $3255
South South Sulawesi 13 - 21 July 2017
9 Days - 525 km
The (indicative).cost of the South South Sulawesi is AUD $2070
Trans Flores 8 - 25 September 2017
18 Days - 696 km - 10,184 m elevation
The (indicative).cost of the Trans Flores is AUD $3960
Bali 20 - 27 October 2017
8 Days - 287 km
The (indicative).cost of the Bali is AUD $1955
North Sulawesi 12 - 24 November 2017
13 Days - 715 km - elevation 8180 m - 36 hours ride time
The (indicative).cost of the North Sulawesi is AUD $3380
The idea is to be accommodated in a central spot and make daily trips to different locations.
Riders will get to know the local people through daily interaction with them. For those who’ve been on long cycle tours where there’s a routine of un - and re-packing this will mean a welcome release of energy for exploring the local culture, society and language through both formal classes and spontaneous learning including shopping in local markets for ingredients in preparation for cooking classes. There will be time for talks on particular aspects of the local culture, both during the rides and in non - ride time, and to develop friendships with locals.
2 - 10 July 2017 Open
The (indicative).cost of the Toraja Bike Retreat is AUD $1919
1 - 9 December 2017 Open
The (indicative).cost of the Bajawa Bike Retreat is AUD $1999
Colin: +61 416 944 202