For those who like extreme and challenging sports must be familiar with offroad tourism. The nature tourism that could trigger everyone adrenaline can be enjoyed in several locations in Indonesia.
The chosen spots below are destinations that require the tourists to use special 4×4 vehicles. These six destinations were chosen because they met the five excitement requirements when traveling using “off road vehicles”.
The first requirement is to have an off road route. Second, the destination is able to present a unique view of the nature. The third, they have location for camping. Then the fourth condition is that the location must not too crowded. The last requirement is to have at least one or three uniqueness regarding to nature, history and culture.
Narrow paths, rocky, full of mud, uphill, sharp turns as well as the beautiful view of enchanting forest will make your holiday in Indonesia more exciting and unforgettable.
Well, here are 6 best Indonesia offroad tourism destinations:
1. Seimanggaris Forest, Kalimantan Utara
The location is at the border between two countries; Malaysia and Indonesia in North Kalimantan turned out to be located deep in the forest. Feeling the experience of penetrating the Bornean rainforest is a pleasant experience. In an area called Seimanggaris there are guard posts of the two countries inside the forest.
Off road lane:
Majority of the route is passing soil land so you should not do venturing with just one vehicle. Invite some friends with two or three more vehicles to help you if there is a change in weather from dry to rainy.
The sprawling of typical of Borneo large trees is an unusual sight for urban residents.
Overnight can be done anywhere along the route. But camping in front of the guard posts of the two countries might be wiser.
This lane is relatively quiet, in fact there are rarely vehicles that pass through this lane.
Watch the difference life of the people of two countries (Indonesia and Malaysia) which are only limited by the virtual line and the stone pillar.
2. Mount Batur, Bali
If you are on vacation in Bali, drive the 4×4 vehicle to Mount Batur. There is an off road track right beside the Lake Batur heading to the foot of Mount Batur. The view is very unforgettable.
Off road lane:
A varied path between volcanic sand and mountain rocks.
On some points you can see two extraordinarily beautiful scenery at once which are the Lake Batur and Mount Batur.
Camping is possible along the off road route. Don’t forget to bring clean water and thick clothes.
Visitors are not too crowded on this track. Maybe once in a while you will meet tourists who use mountain bikes or trail motorbikes.
Apart from nature, you can see the rich history and culture of indigenous Balinese customs.
3. Mount Bromo, East Java
The rows of majestic mountains and desert trails make Bromo the number one favorite location to be chosen.
Off road lane:
The desert trajectory requires a 4×4 vehicle to get through it.
There are several unique scenery spots like sunrise on Pananjakan, Bromo Crater, Teletubies Hill, Ranupani Lake, etc.
There are many camping spots, but please prepare enough clean water and thick clothes.
The crowd of other visitors can be avoided by directing vehicles near the Teletubies Hillside area. Prepare your folding tables and chairs, then open your favorite books and after that spend the time reading and absorbing the majesty of Bromo.
Amazing nature scenery. The history and culture of Bromo can be seen from the daily life of the Hindu Tengger community.
4. Kasepuhan Ciptagelar, Sukabumi, West Java
Travelling to Kasepuhan Ciptagelar offers a very complete adventure experience. With a 4 × 4 vehicle you can take an alternative route to Kasepuhan through the Halimun Mountain National Park.
The rocky paths quite safe to pass. You just have to watch out for the rain.
The rainforest that will be passed inside the Mount Halimun National Park is an unspoiled canopy forest. Bathing in the river, leopard animal, Javanese eagle are “facilities” offered along the way.
Of course there are some spots to spend the night camping in the National Park area or in the Kasepuhan area.
Only crowded during the seren taun ceremonies or special day from Ciptagelar indigenous people.
Kasepuhan which is the successor of the Siliwangi Kingdom (according to local customary elders) is very rich in historical stories and cultural uniqueness.
5. Cikembang Beach, Sukabumi, West Java
Cikembang is a beach located in the Cisolok Subdistrict, Sukabumi Regency. This beach is located not far from the Pelabuhan Ratu. Passing the river, going along the sandy and rocky road are the tracks that you will pass in this one of Indonesia offroad tourism destination.
Off road lane:
You will pass a small river, an estuary and a sandy road before reaching the beach.
Blue sea combined with coral caves attached to the hill can be traced on foot. Enjoy the beauty of this beach by bringing chairs and folding tables.
Camping can be done here. If you want to leave the location please do not exceed 5 pm or you will be caught by the tide at the estuary.
6. Pantai Binuangeun, Bagedur, Banten
Beaches in Banten area offer row of beaches with white sand and vast beach area. One of them can be found on the beach that connects the Bagedur to Binuangeun area.
Off road lane:
Drive your 4×4 vehicle to the shoreline and follow the beach sand field to the Binuangeun area.
The sensation of driving along dozens of kilometers on the sand provides a unique adventure experience. Beside the beautiful view of the ocean, you can also view rows of beautiful siwalan trees.
Can be done, but please pay attention to the tides. Please open the tent on the sand that still has vegetation.
In the Binuangeun area there are fish auction places that you can visit to buy fish directly from local fishermen.