DISCOVER TROPICAL BALI LOMBOK SUMBAWA ISLANDS


 

Selamat datang di Indonesia ( warm welcome to Indonesia )

An adventure motorcycle journey that should be on everyone's bucket list.

The start begins on "The island of the gods", Bali (Canggu ).

Beginning and ending this journey, you will be enchanted by the many temples, often set in magical landscapes with breathtaking rice terraces, majestic mountains and tropical beaches.

The very friendly locals make you feel right at home, and along with the delicious Indonesian food, you really don't want to leave.

lombok is the 2nd island we traverse and is fast becoming popular with tourists alongside Bali, as the beaches here are divinely beautiful and the interior overwhelmingly impressive with its beautiful rice fields surrounding the volcanic Rinjani mountain range.

The island of Sumbawa is somewhat less known and therefore it is still unspoiled and purely authentic. a pleasure to drive the deserted roads here that connect many small villages while winding. at every stop you will immediately feel the hospitality of the Sumbawanese.

Besides visiting several impressive temples and the many rice terraces we will see, the unexpected highlights are mainly what happens on the road. You might just witness a local ceremony of both a wedding and funeral. Or be spontaneously invited to people's homes for a cup of coffee.

This will be a trip you won't soon forget!

Indonesia Bali lombok Sumbawa

21 Days


Type of trip: Adventurous ( ( sometimes bad roads/paths )

Travel time months: April through November

Driving days: 14

Stay same hotel during tour: 3 days

Group size: 1 - 10 people

Travel Price Rider: from € 3.195,-

Travel Duo: from €2,870.

Indicative flight ticket price from Amsterdam:  € 1.000,-

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Travel information:


Departure date:
Date back:
Number of days:
Notes:
April 25, 2024
May 18, 2024
24
GUARANTEED DEPARTURE
July 21, 2024
Aug. 10, 2024
21
OPEN
September 15, 2024
October 5, 2024
21
OPEN
Oct. 20, 2024
Nov. 9, 2024
21
OPEN
April 20, 2025
May 10, 2025
21
OPEN
June 29, 2025
July 19, 2025
21
OPEN
Aug. 3, 2025
Aug. 23, 2025
21
OPEN
September 14, 2025
Oct. 4, 2025
21
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Oct. 19, 2025
November 8, 2025
24
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DAYFROMTOKM
1HomeDeparture
2ArrivalCanggu ( Bali )
3CangguStay
4CangguLovina140
5LovinaSidemen130
6SidemenPadangbai100
7PadangbaiKuta ( Lombok )804 Hours Ferry
8KutaStay
9KutaMaluk ( Sumbawa )1801 hour Ferry
10MalukSumbawa Besar210
11Sumbawa BesarCalabai260
12CalabaiHuú260
13HuúSumbawa Besar230
14Sumbawa BesarBayan ( Lombok )1601 hour ferry
15BayanStay
16BayanSekotong130
17SekotongAmed ( Bali )804-hour ferry
18AmedUbud100
19Ubud Sanur50
20SanurDeparture
21HomeArrival
Highlights of the trip:

  • Sidemen rice terraces
  • Canggu beach
  • Bali rice fields
  • Volcano/Lake Batur
  • Mid-mountain Bali
  • Mount Tambora
  • Hu´u surfing paradise
  • Snorkeling
  • Volcanic mountain Rinjani
  • Indonesian food
  • Local population
  • Lovina beach
  • Beaches of Sumbawa
  • Tanah lot temple

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

For this motorcycle trip, you will need an international driver's license which you will need in your home country
pre-arranges with the ANWB.

Follow car

For our motorcycle tours, from 6 participants upwards, a support car with mechanic goes along. You can put your luggage in the follow car. 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.

Pocket Money

Even though much is already factored into the trip price, you will still need some pocket money. This is an indication for you what approximately the general costs will be for food, drinks and gasoline. For most Asian countries you can figure about 15 to 20 euros per day.

Luggage

Since the tour will be by motorcycle, it is not possible to bring much but enough luggage on the motorcycle. Preference is to bring a roll-up adventure waterproof bag and a small backpack. This can be secured to the back of the bike with quick straps ( which we have for you ). Also bring a flashlight and towel for possible use along the way, just to be safe. If a follow car comes along, the luggage can go in the car and you take only a small bag for what you need on the road.

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

For an accurate estimate of the severity of the motorcycle trip, it is best to contact R2D personally.

Mechanic

Many of our motorcycle tours will also include a mechanic on the motorcycle if the group is less than 6 people.

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

For Asian countries, it is best to carry a world plug.

The price includes the following:

  • All hotel stays with breakfast

  • Rent Kawasaki KLX 150 or Honda CRF 150 enduro

  • All-risk motorcycle insurance included
  • Follow car with mechanic from 6 participants

  • 2 to 4 participants only with local guide also mechanic
  • From 5 participants Dutch/English/German/Indonesian speaking tour guide

  • Transportation to and from Bali airport
  • Ferry crossing Bali-Lombok vv

  • Ferry Lombok-Sumbawa vv

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

  • Any excursions of your own

  • Indicative pocket money € 500

Additional service we can offer you:

  • single room € 495,-
  • Upgrade Kawasaki 230cc € 335,-
  • Upgrade Honda250cc Rally € 475,-
  • Upgrade Kawasaki 250 Versys X € 495,- 
  • Upgrade Honda CB 500 X € 585,-
  • Upgrade Yamaha scooter X max 250 on request
  • 1 participant with a local English-speaking guide/ mechanic on the motorcycle, additional charge: 450,-

Reviews of the trip


This motorcycle trip was great. Roland is a great tour guide, a topper! The flights connected very well, very pleasant. I would like to get a massage more often, highly recommended! Contact with the office was good.

Dick ter BraakApril 2018

Ich muß sagen es war eine mega Tour und würde sie zu jedezeit weiterempfelen
Roland ist ein toller Mensch und hatte die gruppe zu jederzeit im Griff alles perfeckt Organiert.
Zu jeder zeit wieder mit ihm.
Putu der einheimische Führer ist einfach genial und echt super.
Lade noch ein paar Bilder im anhang hoch.
Nach was zu euch ihr seid einfach unglablich es hat alles so geklappt wie ich mir das vorgestellt habe und werde die nächsten tripps auch bei euch buchen leider erst 2021. Nächstes Jahr bin ich geschäftlich unterwegs und kann da nicht.

Uwe Geartner Bali Flores October 2019Feb 2020