We did the Bali to Sumbawa trip with Adventure Riders in September 2017 and I would highly recommend hitting the road with them.
We started in Ubud and covered some exciting spots in central Bali, ripping it up in the black sand of the volcanic crater and exploring real Balinese villages and temples. Then we headed east to Lombok. Lombok is a riders dream with excellent roads and a vast diversity. From the colourful and picturesque seaside towns of the east to the mystique of the jungle villages of Rinjani to the vast surf coast with amazing ocean vistas to the beautiful lush interior of jungles and waterfalls and even….a super hi way.
Lombok is an appealing island to explore. Without the tourist fanfare of Bali, Lombok has a lot to offer and a motorbike is the best way to really discover it.
We then headed east to Sumbawa and hit the southern surf coast where we spent a few nights at the perfectly chilled Whales & Waves Resort and explored the south coast. This was a great base to explore from. It is pristine and remote with spectacular surf spots and remote trails to blaze.
The crew are top notch with an obvious passion for adventure.
They know the lay of the land and seemed quite experienced navigating the quirks of remote Indonesia, directing us smoothly to perfect destinations daily for a relaxing sunset Bintang and a good story.
We stayed in some fine laid back resorts, off the beaten track and covered some incredibly diverse environments.
From full on mountain climbs to remote traditional villages to waterfalls, secret beaches, volcanic craters, jungles, temples and the best nasi goreng in town, these guys know all the good spots.
The bikes were good and they were well prepared.
This is a great way to see Indonesia for those looking for a real adventure. Never a dull moment. Highly recommended.
Can’t wait to go again in 2019.