Bali and Lombok motorcycle tour - volcanoes, rice and scuba diving

Island hopping on 2 wheels

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2019/09/28 08:00:00

ABOUT THE TRIP

28.09 - 09.10.2019

2900 USD

Start/finish: Denpasar

Difficulty: 5/10

Price includes

  •  hiring a motorcycle
  • 12 nights + meals
  • support car all the way
  • a local guide
  • ferry transport

Price does not include

  • airline tickets
  • fuel
  • alcohol

Advfactory Bali and Lombok motorcycle tour map

Indonesia. Over 17,000 islands scattered across the ocean. Its motto “Bhinneka Tunggal Ika”, Unity in Diversity, perfectly reflects ethnical, cultural and geographical diversity of this country. An extraordinary place to visit on a motorcycle, but that’s what Advfactory.com is all about. We take you to places no one else will!

The tales of this island and half naked women fuelled the imagination of Dutch opium merchants and pirates for centuries,and the royal family preferred to commit a puputan (mass suicide) rather than to shame their honour. The western culture has been trying to tame this island of a thousand temples. Despite of that Bali still remains a place where people deeply believe in tradition, the religion is unique, the family is inseparable even after death, and nature’s stunning beauty manages to conquer cheap gadgets for tourists. You’ll find paradise if you know where to look. And we most certainly do.

Lombok, the second island in the Lesser Sunda Islands archipelago, is often compared to Bali from a couple of decades ago. When you cross Wallace’s line and head east, the asphalt turns to gravel, and among the lush greenery you’re more likely to run into a slowly grazing cow than a pushy seller. Rinjani volcanoe towers over the plains and the water sparkles with all shades of turquoise. Dreamland.

During the 12 days  of our trip you’ll get to experience the luxury of soaking in a swimming pool overlooking rice terraces as well as taste the volcanic dust from beneath your bike’s wheels. We offer a full package. You’ll find out all the different names of rice, dive in the Balinese sea, and after a few days you’ll start treating monkeys like ordinary pigeons. You’ll visit dozens of temples dating back to the ancient times, and the sounds of gamelan or the unique smell of a thousand incenses will stay in your memory forever.

DAY 1

Denpasar – Ubud

After landing in Denpasar we head for our villa near Ubud. Balinese cuisine and refreshing water in the pool will help us beat the jet lag. Afterwards, you might feel like taking a walk to Ubud to relax during the world-famous Balinese massage and listening to the gamelan.

DAY 2

Ubud – Kuta Lombok

Two islands one day. We get up early in the morning and hop on the bikes (Honda CRF250 Rally and Kawasaki KLX250). We take side roads to get used to riding on the left and head for Padang Bai. After a ferry ride to Lembar, you’ll find out what “a paradise beach” really means. As we head south we reach this days destination – Kuta Lombok.

DAY 3

Kuta Lombok – Sembalun

A ride along the seaside and the morning breeze will wake you up, and then we take a shorter or longer route north. As we go deeper into the island the landscape begins to change. Our destination,  Sembalun, is a small, yet a very picturesque place, located at the foot of the Rinjani volcano. It’s the most popular base for trekking, for the ones who want to climb this 3726 m a.s.l. slope of one of the highest volcanoes in Indonesia. Rice terraces, perfect Instagram pic views and lush greenery. Life’s good.

DAY 4

Sembalun – Pamenang

North coast, blank spot after entering “Lombok tourist maps”. Neverending beaches, palm trees, tranquility.

Day 5/6

Diving on Gili Islands

We take a dip or rest at the beach. A treat for both seasoned divers and beginners. Gili Islands  – Trawangan, Air and Meno –  each have a slightly different character. However, all of them share the biological richness of the nearby waters which make up for excellent conditions for both scuba diving and snorkeling. Underwater you have a big chance of seeing turtles, mantas and if you’re lucky – even a whale shark.

DAY 7

Gili Islands – Bali

We leave our “paradise” first thing in the morning and ride through the capital of Lombok, Mataram. It’s a typical big Asian city. Loud, crowded and rather dirty. Luckily, as we head for Lembar to take a ferry to Bali, there are far more beautiful places are ahead. Depending on the length of the ferry ride, we spend the night near Padang Bai or in the surfer’s mecca, Canggu.

DAY 8

Canggu – Munduk

We leave Canggu and head north to visit the famous Tanah Lot temple. The region of Tabanan though is also known for the second highest mountain in Bali, Batukaru. We go past the temple raised in its name and before we know it we’re dwarfed by the infinite greenery of the Jatiluwih rice fields, which have been on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 2012. At the end of the day, we pause for a moment at the Water Temple Pura Ulun Dan Bratan, whose 11th meru has become an icon of Bali.

DAY 9

Munduk – Batur

We head for Batur, another of Bali’s volcanoes. The thundering sound of the waterfalls tunes with the sounds of our engines. When we finally reach the volcanoe itself, the landscape will make you feel like you’ve landed on another planet.  There’s time to take a break from riding and visit the village of Trunyan, one of the two villages where the Aga people still cultivate a rather bizarre tradition of burial. The bodies are buried on the shore of the lake, and the tribe uses banyan tree leaves to neutralise the smell of decomposition. We spend the night in the shade of the Batur volcano.

DAY 10

Batur – Jemeluk

If you’re an eager-beaver, you can get up at night to see the sunrise from the top of the volcanoe. But fear not – it’s not compulsory. Once all of us are back, we hit the road and head south again, passing Semarapura, the former capital of Bali, the most important of the Balinese temples of Pura Besakih and the rice terraces of Sidemen. Night near Yemeluk and one of the most famous dive sites in Bali, Amed.

DAY 11

Jemeluk – Sanur

We pass Lempuyang, one of the most beautiful temples in Bali, and head towards Ubud. During our coffee break you’ll get to try Kopi Luwak, the world’s most expensive coffee. Less frequented roads, breathtaking views, just soaking in the moment. We reach Sanur in the evening.

DAY 12

Sanur – Nusa Lembongan

Preparing to say goodbye to Indonesia, but still island hopping – a day trip to Nusa Lembongan. This tiny island, only about 8 square kilometers, is known mainly for its seaweed and beautiful sunsets overlooking Bali. We spend the whole day there, renting scooters, taking pictures, visiting the mangrove forest. A dinner overlooking the bay where seaweed collectors’ boats moor marks the end of our journey. In the morning speedboat takes us back to Bali.

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