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Route and Itinerary

Sawah rice fields, Toraja

JULY 2011

Download a map of the Trip Route here.

Day 1

Friday 01 : Makassar
  • Riders arrive
  • Airport transfers
  • Trip orientation
  • City tour
  • Swimming and Yoga
  • Accommodation: International hotel by the sea

Day 2

Saturday 02 : Makassar - Palopo
  • 7 hours by air conditioned mini bus through heartland of Buginese culture.
  • Bike assembly
  • Cultural orientation
  • Swimming and Yoga
  • Accommodation: Modern hotel

Day 3

Sunday 03 : Palopo - Puncak
  • 30 km cycle
  • Route climbs through scenic valleys with waterfalls and rustic villages
  • Yoga
  • Accommodation: Village guesthouse affording fabulous valley views

Torojan Mountains

Day 4

Monday 04 : Puncak - Batutumonga
  • 60 km cycle
  • Route continues to ascend through rice terraced valleys and past church spired Torajan style villages
  • Yoga
  • Accommodation: Traditional village house. Converted rice granaries in local village with panoramic views of Torajan highlands

Day 5

Tuesday 05 : Batutumonga - Rantepao
  • 20 km cycle
  • Descend past weaving villages to the cultural capital of Toraja
  • Visit livestock market, museum and textile shop
  • Swimming and Yoga.
  • Accommodation: International hotel

Day 6

Wednesday 06 : Rantepao
  • 60 km cycle.
  • Circum-cycle Toraja
  • Includes hot springs, orphanage, baby tree graves, craft village
  • Swimming and Yoga
  • Accommodation: International hotel

Roadside Grave

Day 7

Thursday 07 : Rantepao
  • Trekking, white water rafting and 25 km cycle along quiet back roads to hotel
  • Swimming and Yoga
  • Accommodation: International hotel

Day 8

Friday 08 : Rantepao - Bambapuang
  • 70 km cycle
  • Includes delicious 40 km (payback) descent from Makale to Bambapuang
  • Yoga
  • Accommodation: Mountain resort villa, overlooking ‘the erotic mountain’

Day 9

Saturday 09 : Bambapuang - Makassar
  • 8 hours by vehicle
  • Route follows coast and then past limestone outcrops at Maros
  • Swim and view butterflies at Bantimurung waterfall
  • Accommodation: International hotel by the sea

Boat building South Sulawesi

Day 10

Sunday 10 : Makassar
  • Finish of cycle trip
  • Airport transfers for those not taking the Bira Option


Bira Beach Option begins

Day 10

Sunday 10 : Makassar - Bira
  • Depending upon the departure time, we can have almost the full day on the beach
  • En-route we’ll visit salt making farms, traditional sailing boat building industry and magnificent Bantaeng waterfall
  • Accommodation: Cliffside cottages

Sunset at Bira

Day 11

Monday 11 : Bira
  • Swimming, snorkling, visit weaving villages on off shore islands
  • Accommodation: Cliffside cottages

Day 12

Tuesday 12 : Bira - Makassar
  • Depending upon the departure time, we can have almost the full day on the beach
  • Accommodation: International hotel by the sea

Day 13

Wednesday 13 : Makassar
  • Airport transfers
  • This is the final day

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