Sulawesi Tribes and Traditions

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US$ 1,850
9 Days / 8 Nights
280 km
Tour code
Next departure
Number of Cycling Days 6
Average Distance Per Day: 47
150 Km
Average Climbing Per Day: 729
2,250 m
Total Cycling Distance 280 kilometres
Accommodation Included
Bike Hire Mountain Bike: US$ 315
Single Supplement US$ 315

All About this Tour

From Indonesia's vast archipelago of more than 13,000 islands, the island of Sulawesi stands out for its unique shape comprised of four large peninsulas. It is also an island of dramatic extremes – from rugged volcanic peaks and beaches to two vastly different tribes- the seafaring Bugis and the mysterious highland Torajans.

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Day 1

Arrive in Makassar and transfer to Rammang Rammang where we trek from the second largest karst in the world. Cycle to Leang-Leang and discover the pre-historical garden before riding on to Samangki village, home of the endangered black/ browned furred macaque (Macaca maura).

Day 2

No cycling today but instead, we take a scenic drive through Bugisnese villages on the way to Toraja. We lunch in Pare-Pare and drive on to picturesque Puncak Lakawan, where we take in the spectacular view of the surrounding area, before arriving at Rantepao.

Day 3

Explore Tana Toraja Region and one of the oldest Torajan villages before visiting Londa, famed for their ancient rock tombs. Ride on to Lemo and Kote and learn the secrets of the baby tree graves before cycling back to Rantepao.

Day 4

After a short transfer to our starting point, we start riding towards Alang-Alang and Kanuruan villages, and visit the market of Madandan before arriving at bustling Makale city. We end our day of cycling at Tondon Kalembang where we discover the traditional cliff-front stone graves that the area is famous for.

Day 5

No cycling today as we drive from Rantepao to the mountains. We break at Kayulangi Waterfall on our way to Lake Poso; a large, fresh water lake with white sandy beaches.

Day 6

Today we tackle the mountainous village roads and cycle along the western edge of Lake Poso, passing by picturesque little bays, white sand beaches and a wild orchid lakeside reserve near Bancea village.

Day 7

Cycle to Saluopa Waterfall, a 12-level waterfall with clear water basins, before continuing on to the Balinese Village where we get a chance to connect with the locals and witness Indonesia's cross-culture roots.

Day 8

Ride from Tentena through forested hillsides and terraced valleys to coastal Poso where we enjoy freshly caught fish for dinner and overnight in a beachfront hotel.

Day 9

After breakfast, we will transfer you to Poso Airport for your onward flight or stay on and explore more of Sulawesi.

Additional journey information

Meets: Makassar
Ends: Poso
Fly in to: Sultan Hasanuddin Airport (UPG)
Fly out of: Kasiguncu Airport (PSJ)
Countries visited: Indonesia
Minimum age: 18 (on scheduled departures)

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