OLD COLONIAL PLANTATIONS AND ACTIVE VOLCANOES


 

This special journey begins in Bali in the tourist town of Canggu with its many delicious restaurants, cozy bars, nice stores and the beach within walking distance where there is a lot of surfing.

You will explore the interior of Bali, through the many rice fields and terraces but also the many small trails and villages that surround the mountains that are in the middle of Bali.

East Java, known from the Dutch colonial era will be the biggest time of this trip.You will go back in time and drive from one plantation to another where cocoa, coffee, rubber or sugar cane is grown.

The very hospitable local Javanese welcome you with open arms and will show you their work with a big smile and pride.

With delicious traditional massages and local food along the way makes this trip complete and you will long long back to this time.

Perhaps the off road through the loose sand at 2000 meters along the Bromo volcano is the highlight of this trip....

For many of you, it often becomes seeing. ( Sampai jumpa kembali )

Indonesia Bali Java ( lots of off road )

14 Days


Type of trip: Adventure ( 8 day parts unpaved )

Driving days:

Rest days during the tour:

Travel time months:  Full year

group size: 1 -10 people

Travel Price Rider:  from €2,295.

Travel Duo:  from €2,125

Indicative flight ticket price from Amsterdam:  € 1.000,-

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Travel information:


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Date back:
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Notes:
April 7, 2024
April 20, 2024
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June 9, 2024
June 22, 2024
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July 7, 2024
July 20, 2024
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September 1, 2024
September 14, 2024
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October 6, 2024
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January 5, 2025
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March 23, 2025
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April 19, 2025
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June 15, 2025
June 28, 2025
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July 20, 2025
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Aug. 31, 2025
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DAYFROMTOKM
1HomeDeparture
2Canggu ( Bali )arrival
4Canggu Stay
4CangguMunduk120
5MundukLicin ( Java )14045 minutes Ferry
6licinKalibaru100
7kalibaruJember100
8JemberCemara Lawang150
9Cemara LawangJember150
10JemberBanyuwangi140
11BanyuwangiLovina ( Bali )8045 minutes Ferry
12lovinaSanur180
13SanurDeparture
14HomeArrival
Highlights of the trip:

  • Sidemen rice terraces
  • Canggu beach
  • Bali rice fields
  • Volcano/Lake Batur
  • Mid-mountain Bali
  • colonial plantations
  • Cocoa, rubber, coffee, sugar cane plantations
  • Volcano Bromo
  • Bromo sand plateau
  • Kawah IJen Volcano
  • Old colonial train tracks
  • Indonesian food
  • Rubber and palm oil Factories
  • Lovina beach
  • Mid-mountain Bali
  • Many temples
  • Hinduism

Visa

You will need a visa for this motorcycle trip. You can arrange this on the spot upon arrival. Please make sure that your passport is still valid for at least 6 months upon your return.

Driving License

You will need an international driver's license for this motorcycle trip.

Follow car

From 6 participants upwards there will be a follow car along for the bagaga. Because we sometimes take small and or unpaved roads/paths, the follow car may take a different route. Always make sure you have your gear with you for the day.

Clothing

Experienced motorcyclists know better than anyone else that wearing proper clothing is important, so even in the tour you are going to ride we stick to it. The requirement is to wear long pants ( motorcycle pants) and a ( motorcycle ) jacket, as well as sturdy motorcycle shoes or possibly high hiking boots and summer gloves. It is best to bring your own helmet.

Be aware that especially in the mountains, weather changes can occur and it may cool down or rain. Always bring 1 fleece sweater and rain gear. Raincoat is also good to use to block the wind when it gets colder.

Heavy travel

We ride a lot of dirt and off road. Some routes we have the choice to take on the spot. This depends on weather conditions and or experience within the group.

Mechanic

For this trip, a mechanic will accompany you on the motorcycle. If the group does not exceed 4 participants, he is also a guide.

Insurance

For this trip, you are required to have a travel insurance needed with world coverage. Check carefully in advance whether motorcycling is covered. The policy number and emergency number should be taken with you and given to R2D in advance as well. Damage to third parties in an accident is not insured, and is usually settled on the spot. Regardless of who is at fault, the foreigner will usually pay for third-party damages. Fortunately, we are usually talking about very small amounts, unless it is a major accident.

Insurance to damage motorcycle is insured with an excess of at least 300 usd. For upgrades engines, there is an excess of 500 usd.

Health

About malaria there are many ambiguities. For proper advice, consult your GP/GGD or travel clinic. They can advise you whether you should take malaria pills ( usually Malarone ) for this trip, they can also assess whether this is possible in combination with any personal
drugs. Diarrhea can easily occur due to heat combined with a different type of food. Often the diarrhea is gone after a few days and can also be suppressed by Imodium, for example. If the diarrhea occurs for longer, local doctors have various remedies to treat it. If you depend on drugs or diseases, you should check with your doctor beforehand. He can assess whether this will not adversely affect the trip to be made. You should also inform R2D about this in advance.

Flexibility

R2D tries everything, as best as possible, to keep the trip on track, however, there may be situations where flexibility is expected from participants. There may be engine trouble or the planned route is temporarily not possible due to works. R2D tries to have you stay in good 2** to 4** star hotels or cottages where possible. However, because we want to discover pure adventure and ride to places rarely visited by tourists it may occasionally happen that the accommodation is not optimal and thus some adjustment is expected.

Day stages

The routes go as much as possible on small roads, mountain passes, valleys, through plantations and villages. Upon arrival, a briefing will inform you in detail about what to look out for during the trip. The roads are not of the same quality as in European countries, but are getting better. Thus, there may be large holes or parts of the road that are washed away. The weather has a great influence on asphalt and dirt roads which means that a road that was passable last year may now be in very bad condition.

Traffic

Driving in Asia is different from participating in traffic in Western European countries. In the briefing you will be informed about this in detail.

Money

You can use debit cards at most of the places we visit; however, you must have your card unlocked in advance for this purpose.

Electricity

Bali and Java have the same plug as most countries in Europe, but does not take away from bringing a world plug anyway.

The price includes the following:

  • All hotel stays with breakfast

  • Rent Kawasaki KLX 150 or Honda CRF 150 enduro

  • All-risk motorcycle insurance included
  • Luggage car ( in case of 6 driving participants )

  • Transport to and from Bali airport

  • Ferry crossing Bali-Java vv

  • 2to/m 4 riders with local guide also mechanic

  • From 5 riders Dutch tour guide and mechanic on the bike

  • Ride2Discover Dutch tour guide

  • Ride2Discover T-Shirt

What is not included in the price:

  • Flight ticket to and from destination
  • Gasoline

  • Vaccinations and malaria pills, if any

  • Visa on the spot at Bali airport 

  • International driving license 

  • Afternoon dinner and drinks

  • Entrance fees National Parks
  • Indicative pocket money € 300

Additional service we can offer you:

  • single room € 349,-
  • Upgrade Honda/Kawasaki 230/250cc € 355,-

Reviews of the trip


The trip went very well. Everything was nicely arranged.
The highlight for me was driving over the Bromo volcano, also the interior of Java was very beautiful.
Visiting the plantation was definitely worthwhile and I also found the hospitality of the people there very special.
The local guide Putu and Roland guided the trip very well, I am very pleased with them.
All in all, a very successful trip.

ErikMay 2023

The trip was really super! A nice combo of nature, culture, relax, stay, population.
Driving through the plantations and through the villages, The Bromo volcano with driving over the sand.
We really liked the beautiful accommodations and gave a real vacation feeling.
Actually, there were highlights in every day.

GepkeMay 2023