Explore Local Village Life
EcoTravel Mountain Bike Trip (1/2-Day Tour)
EcoTravel is proud to present its first mountain bike adventure in the area of Gunung Leuser National Park. This 5-hour-tour will take you along green rice fields, rubber plantations and through local villages around Bukit Lawang. On this unique route you will explore everyday life and many Indonesian children will be waving their “hellos” along the way. The same itinerary can also be organised by traditional Tuk-Tuk-taxi for families and people with limited physical fitness.
Duration: 5 hours
Intensity level: medium/high (by mountain bike) / low (by Tuk-Tuk-taxi)
Tour price: 30 EUR / per person
Group size: minimum 2 persons, maximum 8 people
Start: at 09:00 am – Fridays, Saturdays & Tuesdays
EcoTravel’s Explore Local Village Life starts in the morning at 9:00 am. Your English speaking guide will pick you up at your guesthouse and take you through rice paddy panoramas to see the marvelous irrigation system at work. The area around Bukit Lawang has been hardly touched by tourism and has retained much of its rural magic. On this unique EcoTravel tour you will observe the ancient routine of planting and harvesting rice and explore everyday village life. En route you will see how people live in Kampung Bukit and how they produce brown sugar, tofu and rubber or how they weave bamboo for their houses. Guided talks with the villagers will deeply immerse you in Indonesian culture only half an hour away from Bukit Lawang. The unforgettable taste of brown sugar and young coconut, offered by the villagers, is something to take home with you. The last stopover on this tour will be at Simpang Mursal Timbangjaya for a typical local lunch together with villagers. A most impressive excursion in a world far from western hectic and technology.
Included: certified English speaking guide, fruits, local lunch, drinking water, donation to the villagers, mountain bike & equipment (or becak, petrol, driver)
What to bring: insect repellent, sun cream, cap, culturally appropriate clothing (½ arm T-shirt and long trousers), raincoat
Package options: Our Explore Local Life tour can only be booked with our packages Jungle Adventure – Get Active!, Jungle, Volcano & Lake, The Jungle Book or Sumatra Holiday XL.