SpiceRoads Adds Another Indonesia Tour to Its Expanding Network.

January 20, 2016 in Tours by cipcipTrip

SpiceRoads Cycle Tours, the leading bicycle operator in Asia for more than a decade, has launched a tour in Sulawesi, Indonesia. On this 9-day adventure riders will discover its astonishingly diverse geography from the highlands which are home to the mysterious Torajans, to the beaches of the Bugis people while learning about Sulawesi’s fascinating culture and customs.

“Sulawesi is perfect for anyone who wants to delve deep into Indonesia and explore an area more off-the-beaten-track than its more popular neighbours of Bali and Java. The ecosystems are rich and varied, the people friendly and the terrain diverse,” says Struan Robertson, CEO SpiceRoads Cycle Tours.

The Route

Sulawesi Adventure starts in Makassar, the capital of South Sulawesi a multi-ethnic city, before heading over the central mountain range and across rice plains to the port of Poso. The highlight of the tour will be exploring the most charismatic places of the Tana Toraja Region, starting with a visit to Kete Kesu; one of the oldest ethnic Torajan villages. Hugging the coast, the tour then heads north through lush rice paddies and towering coconut plantations to the Central Sulawesi province in the mountains south of the serene Lak Poso. The tour ends at the coastal town of Poso – which is also one of the biggest and oldest towns in the province.

The Highlights
* Riding around Toraja – Visiting their distinctive houses, learning about the local communities culture and their fascinating burial rituals (an extravagant affair celebrating life). And attended by all the community.
* Cycling along Lake Poso – Indonesia’s third largest lake, known for being one of the clearest lakes in the world. A rest day is spent here to meander around the lively town of Tentena, go swimming and explore the Lore Lindu National Park.
* Climbing Saloupa Waterfall – A magnificent waterfall consisting of 12 levels with steps carved into the rock. There are also many rock pools to paddle or even swim in if it takes your fancy.

Trip Profile
This 9-day Sulawesi Adventure covers 280 km in 6 days of cycling on paved roads. Most days will be around 50 km. The trip is fully supported and your guide’s expert knowledge of the terrain means that you always know what is coming up in terms of distance and difficulty.

Dates and Costs
The tour costs US$1,950 (US$315 single supplement) with an additional US$315 if bicycle rental is required. Accommodation, meals (except on the rest day), drinks and snacks en route are all included. There are three departures planned for 2016: August 7, September 11 and October 16.

For more information visit the website www.spiceroads.com