Vintage Rides Girls Ride – July 12nd – 23rd 2020
A unique all-women motorcycle tour on the quest to discover a fascinating culture and its people, sharing beautiful moments, adventures and new experiences.
Vintage Rides Girls Ride:
In 2020, Girls Ride is heading to Indonesia on our Volcano Trail. What to expect? Small roads and tracks on a Royal Enfield, trekking up Ijen and Bromo volcanoes, watching baby turtles hatch and there’s even time for a massage at the hotel. We’ll also leave the bikes for a day trip to Java to meet Ijen volcano sulphur miners.
Your Motorcycle Tour in Indonesia
Welcome to Bali! On this first free day, we suggest you to explore Ubud, visit its shops or get a massage directly at the hotel.
This morning, you meet with your tour leader and the other girls of your group. The tour starts gently to the west of Ubud where we discover Bali’s wealth of natural resources. We ride on small roads through typical villages and stop at Sangeh Monkey Forest, before heading to Jatiluwih rice paddies.
After a 90-minute ferry crossing, we disembark on Indonesia’s 5th largest island: Java. Just 18 miles to go before we reach our stop for the night at the foot of the Kawah Ijen volcano.
We set off this morning to meet some sulphur miners and their families thanks to the private NGO, Ijen Assistance. This NGO’s objective is to help families give their children schooling. A morning full of emotions, in contact with local populations.
D5 / Licin – Jember – 80 miles
We take a 2-mile hike up Mount Ijen. From the rim of the crater, we’ll witness the first sunrays of the day unveiling astounding views of the world’s largest acid lake. We’ll also meet many sulphur collectors on our way.
D6 / Jember – Cemoro Lawang – 87 miles
We continue west and take in the Javan landscapes, observing the cultural differences it has with Bali. The last 30 miles pushes us up to an altitude of 2,000 m, passing through authentic villages blessed by the volcanic land.
We go down into the famous “sea of sand”, dominated by Mount Bromo’s smoking crater. For many of us, this first taste of riding on volcanic sand is bound to make us feel apprehensive to start with, but we’ll soon experience an exhilarating, addictive feeling of freedom! We spend the night in the village Ambulu.
D8 / Ambulu – Sukamade – 99 miles
We swap our Royal Enfields for a 4×4 which takes us on a rocky track. We reach Sukamade and our basic but welcoming guesthouse, where we enjoy a traditional meal. As night falls, we go to a virgin beach to see if we can spot the turtles that lay their eggs here all year round.
An early start this morning to go back to the beach and release one-day-old turtles. Then we ride the last of our country roads and take the ferry back to Bali island. After 18 miles along the coast, we reach Pemuteran, a seaside village, where we stop for two nights. Massage available at hotel.
D10 / Pemuteran – Menjangan Island
We leave the bikes for a well-deserved rest today. You can choose between a scuba diving tour or a snorkeling session. In the afternoon, we go back to the Balinese coast and relax by the pool before enjoying grilled fish on the beach.
D11 / Pemuteran – Ubud – 90 miles
Our last day riding the small, magical Balinese country roads. We start off along the coast and then head inland to get a glimpse of our last volcano of the trip: Mount Batur. Once in Ubud, you’ll have the time to do some shopping, relax by the pool or roam around the city’s art galleries.
D12 / Ubud – Denpasar international airport
Depending on your flight schedule, you may be able to enjoy a few more hours in Ubud. You will be transferred to the international airport.
12 days incl. 9 days’ riding
English-speaking tour leader
From: €3,050/pilot – €2,420/pillion
Stemming from a dual passion for adventure travel and the Royal Enfield, Vintage Rides designs and runs tours on characterful motorcycles.
Our tours combine the pleasure of motorbike travel, the discovery of offbeat destinations and the human adventure you seek – all in complete safety.
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