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Motorcycle road trip Indonesia - From Bali to Java on the Volcanoes Trail

Motorcycle road trip Indonesia

From Bali to Java on the Volcanoes Trail


The perfect combination between Sri Lanka’s dolce vita and the Himalaya’s intensity.

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Francis is a biker always venturing out on the road to uncover new routes with as much passion as he has telling stories. He is an enthusiast and knows our itineraries like the back of his hand.

Riding atop a legendary motorcycle, the Royal Enfield, you will travel for more than 850 miles between Bali and Java. Once you leave behind Ubud, you embark on a discovery of Indonesia’s traditions and natural marvels. You will quickly leave behind Bali, its rice terraces, its dense and lush jungles, its Hindu temples to discover Java’s coffee plantations, wild, untouched beaches and mythical volcanoes: Mount Bromo and Kawah Ijen. Upon returning to Bali after the Javanese adventure, you will enjoy crystalline waters and the gentle life in the Island of Gods.

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Period May to October
Duration 12 days incl. 9 days' riding
Level Intermediate
English-speaking tour leader
Accommodation Standard or Comfort
From €3,290/pilot
€2,990/pillion

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Your motorcycle tour in Indonesia 12 stages - 851 miles


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D1 / Denpasar international airport – Ubud - 18 miles

Reception at the airport and transfer to Ubud, Bali’s cultural and artistic center. Check-in at hotel. Free day. Ubud holds all of Bali’s magic, with its daily dance shows, shops and art galleries. It is a true treat for the eyes and the soul.

monkey forest ubud
D2 / Ubud - Belimbing - 68 miles

This morning, your motorcycle tour leader will introduce to your new mount: the Royal Enfield. The journey starts smoothly to the west of Ubud as we discover Bali’s wealth of natural resources. We ride on small roads through typical villages. We stop at Sacred Monkey Forest, a nature reserve with pilfering monkeys before reaching Jatiluwih, known for its magnificent rice fields classified by UNESCO as a world heritage site. After visiting the temple of Batukuru, we arrive at Belimbing, a small village surrounded by greenery.

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D3 / Belimbing - Licin - 93 miles

Tonight, we sleep on Java island! A magnificent road leads us to Bali’s northern coast for around 30 miles. We ride along the seaside to reach Gilimanuk where the ferry for Java will be waiting for us. After a journey lasting approximately one hour, we get off on Indonesia’s biggest island. 18 miles to go before we reach our stop for the night at the foot of the Kawah Ijen volcano.

mount ijen volcano
D4 / Licin - Jember - 80 miles

The most courageous wake up early this morning to go to Paltuding, and begin a 2 miles trek which leads us to the top of Mount Ijen (approximately one and a half hours). On the rim of the crater, the first sunrays unveil astounding landscapes over the biggest acid lake in the world. On the way, we come across sulphur collectors. After a well-deserved breakfast at the hotel, we leave for Jember. We ride along small little-used roads through beautiful coffee plantations.

bromo volcano indonesia
D5 / Jember - Cemoro Lawang - 87 miles

We continue to go west, far from the main highways, between dense forest-covered hills and authentic villages to reach the region of Bromo. We stop for the night very close to the volcano that we will visit the next morning.

motorcycle tour beach indonesia
D6 / Cemoro Lawang - Ambulu - 124 miles

Very early in the morning, we leave for get a breathtaking view on Mt. Bromo and the other volcanoes in the Bromo-Tengger- Semeru National Park. We then go down to the sea of sand and cross the cirque to reach the base of Mt. Bromo. The lunar landscape makes for a visually stunning experience. We get back to our motorcycles and leave this volcanic and mineral region to return to the forests and coffee plantations.

java island indonesia
D7 / Ambulu - Sukamade - 100 miles

Today, a very beautiful day awaits us, completely away from the beaten tracks, on the small roads of the Meru Betiri National Park. We reach Sukamade, to the South-East of Java. Several turtles come to lay eggs at dusk on this pristine beach.

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D8 / Sukamade - Pemuteran - 93 miles

This morning, we head for Banyuwangi from where we take the ferry to go back to Bali island. After around thirty kilometers along the coast, we reach Pemuteran, by the seaside. We stop here for two nights.

menjangan island
D9 / Pemuteran - Menjangan Island

Today, we leave your bikes for a well-deserved maritime escapade. We go to Menjangan Island, a protected reserve for its seabed and exceptional coral reefs! Up to you to choose between a diving tour or a snorkeling session with masks and tubas! In the afternoon, we go back to the Balinese coast. Possibility of visiting the one and only vineyard in Bali…

batur volcano motorcycle tour
D10 / Pemuteran - Amed - 130 miles

A very beautiful motorcycle stage will make you discover Bali’s riches and treasures. We ride along the extreme east coast for around 43 miles before going into the interiors. In the middle of the tropical jungle, we get a glimpse of our last volcano, Batur, before dive into the southeastern part of the island to the small village of Amed.

sidemen ricefields motorcycle tour
D11 / Amed - Ubud - 74 miles

Last day of motorbike ride on the small magical roads of the Balinese countryside. We will stop in the charming village of Sidemen lost in the rice fields to enjoy the peacefulness. On the way back, we visit two temples that are very important for the island’s inhabitants. Once in Ubud, you will have the time to do some shopping, relax at your hotel poolside or roam around in the art galleries of Ubud.

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D12 / Ubud – Denpasar international airport - 18 miles

Depending on your flight schedule, you can enjoy a few more hours of Ubud. Transfer to the international airport.

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