With narrow trails and dense jungle you almost expect to meet tigers and elephants during Bandung mountain biking holidays in Indonesia. High in the hills above the city are some world class MTB trails attracting enthusiasts from around the globe.
Bandung mountain biking holidays
Big climbs, big descents, and plenty of technical single track will keep the most avid mountain biker very happy. The trail surfaces are often formed from hard packed clay and are generally smooth and fast but will give way to the occasional rocky sections, or exposed tree roots to add a bit of extra excitement.
Passing through jungle, tea plantations, farms, and villages the Puncak track is generally classified as ‘All Mountain’ and provides numerous lines to choose from. And after some good steep ascents you will be rewarded with the kind of downhill runs that leave you smiling for hours.
Unless mud is your thing, Bandung mountain biking holidays in Indonesia would best be taken between June and September when days will mainly be sunny and dry with the temperature (wet and dry seasons), an almost constant 28ºC to 31 ºC year round.
Mountain biking holidays in Indonesia
140km to the south east of Jakarta, Bandung is accessible by air, toll road, or if you have real sense of adventure try the alternative route through mountainous and winding roads that snake through Puncak. This is an extremely scenic but often congested route on weekends and public holidays.
Being tropical you’ll need to get used to a bit of mud if you choose to ride during the wet season so make sure you pack those winter tyres and some good dry lube to keep the dirt where it should be – on the track and not your drive train.
Puncaks tracks are not particularly well marked so enlisting the help of a local guide will make sure you get the most out of Bandung mountain biking holidays in Indonesia.
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