Overland Cycling in Flores

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400 km! is the average total distance of cycling if you take this program. You will pass the 90% of total long of the island. The tour starts from Maumere in the east of Flores and finish in Labuan Bajo, western part of the island.

The highlights of the tour:

Lepo Lorun traditional weaving, Kelimutu National Park, Wologai Traditional village of Lio tribe, Blue stone beach, Soá Hotspring, Bena Traditional village of Ngadha tribe, Spider web rice fields and Komodo National Park

The tour offers 6 days on bike with minimum 6 hours riding per day. The best chance to explore more than just pass through. Best chance to make a real contact to locals.

1st Day : Denpasar – Maumere (-/-/D)
Arrival at Frans Seda Airport, Maumere. Our english speaking guide will pick you up at the airport and will take you directly to your hotel. The afternoon is free of program. Dinner and overnight at Sea World Club Hotel.

2nd Day : Maumere – Moni (B/L/D)
Start cycling from your hotel to the coffee stop “Lepo Lorun” in Nita. Lepo Lorun is the cozy place that provides you experience on traditional weaving activities by a group of Sikka women. You can enjoy the local coffee, tea or young coconut. Afterward continue cycling to Mego village. Stop cycling at Mego and continue driving to Paga Beach for lunch. There you can enjoy the serenity and the white sandy beach of Paga Beach during lunch.

After lunch, driving to Watuneso the peak point and start Cycling to Wolowaru. Stop point is at Wolowaru traditional houses and then continue by car to the Hotel. Dinner and overnight at the Kelimutu Eco Lodge in Moni.
Cycling time from hotel to Nita village: 1,5 hour ( 20 km)
Nita to Mego: 1,5 hour ( 17 km )
Watuneso to Wolowaru: 1 hour ( 15 km )

3th Day : Moni – Kelimutu – Ende (B/L/D)
In the early morning at 04.00 am start the trip by car to the three colored lakes of Kelimutu, one of the most spectacular and mysterious sights in Indonesia. You will witness a beautiful sunrise. You can ride the bike down to the hotel starting from the parking area of Kelimutu. After having the breakfast in the hotel continue the trip by car to Nduaria, then biking to Ende.
In the afternoon in Ende, cycling to the harbor and enjoying the sunset. Dinner and overnight at Grand Wisata Hotel Ende.
Cycling time:
Parking area – Hotel in Moni : 45 minutes, 12 km
Nduaria – Ende : 3 hours, 40 km
Hotel – harbor : 20 minutes, 5 km

4th Day : Ende – Bajawa (B/L/D)
Start cycling from your hotel to Nangapanda and you can have some stops at Penggajawa or playng around on the beach while seeing the blue pebbles stone. Continued by car to Boawae, have lunch at local restaurant, by car go to Rowa, and cycling to the hot Spring in So’a. After that drive to Bajawa, dinner at local restaurant before checking in at hotel. Overnight at Sanian Hotel Bajawa.
Cycling time:
Ende – Nangapanda : 2,5 hours, 30 km
Rowa – So’a Hotspring : 1.5 hours, 23 km

5th Day : Bajawa – Ruteng (B/L/D)
Morning biking from your Hotel to Bena Village , the most famous and also most visited village in Ngada district. With its impressive stone formations and ancestral shrines, as well as traditional houses, Bena has turned into an icon of Ngada culture. Continue to Waebela and then to Aimere with its “Arak”, a local wine distillation. Lunch in Borong or Aimere, on the way to Ruteng, you can visit Ranamese lake in unspoiled forest. Dinner and Overnight at Susteran MBC, Ruteng.
Cycling time :
Bajawa – Waebelah : 2.5 hours, 35 km

6th Day : Ruteng and surrounding (B/L/D)
4 hours cycling from Ruteng to Kenda, continue to Ting village and Watu alo. On the way you can see the beautiful rice field terraces. In the afternoon you can continue biking to visit Ruteng pu’u traditional houses. Dinner at Spring hill restaurant and Overnight at Susteran MBC, Ruteng.
Cycling time in the morning: 2.5 hours
In the afternoon : 1 hours

7th Day : Ruteng – Labuan Bajo (B/L/D)
Departure from your hotel, drive to Cancar to see the unique Lingko rice fields which has circular terraces and are arranged like a spider web. Cycling around the rice field and villages in Cancar for 1 hour, continue to Labuan Bajo. Downhill Cycling from Roe to Labuan Bajo for 1.5 hour. Dinner and overnight at Puri sari Beach Hotel.
Cycling time arround Cancar : 1.5 hours
Roe – Labuanbajo : 1.5 hours

8th Day : Labuan Bajo – Komodo NP – Labuan Bajo (B/L/D)

Early morning drive to the pier of Labuan Bajo to get a wooden boat to visit Komodo National Park. Trekking on Komodo island to see Komodo Dragon and another wildlife. After do the trekking, boating to Pick beach to enjoy relax time with swimming and snorkeling. Lunch on boat.

Afternoon back to Labuan Bajo, dinner and stay overnight at Puri Sari Beach Hotel.

9th Day : Labuan Bajo – Denpasar (B/-/-)

After breakfast, a morning visit to the Batu Cermin cave before taking you to the airport for flight to Denpasar.

Price includes:
Accommodation with meals (B/L/D)
English speaking guide
Bike: Polygon, Xtrada 5.0
AC car for tours and Transfers
Entrance fee,

Price does not include:
Domestic flights
Insurance, Drinks , personal expenses and Tipping.

What to bring:
Sunscreen, insect repellent, towel, trekking or sport shoes and light clothing, (but at least one long sleeved shirt, long trousers and jacket)
Hat,

Duration : 8 Days / 7 Nights
Price per person: USD 1,325

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