Our Yogyakarta Community Bicycle Tour is your chance to explore the countryside surrounding Yogya. On this two hour bike ride you’ll cycle along quiet country lanes, visit the Royal Tombs of Imogiri and enjoy a simple Javanese breakfast at a local restaurant. It’s an enjoyable, healthy and delicious way to spend part of your day.
We run this activity with our local partner in a small village 15 minutes outside of Yogyakarta. It’s a community run project that gets local people engaged in tourism. Your guides are from the village, they know the area, speak English and enjoy cycling. The tour takes two hours and includes free transport. Review the table below for more information about the Jogja Cycling Tour before making a booking.
– Arrive in Tembi village.
– One hour cycle ride to halfway point.
– Visit the Royal tombs of Imogiri.
– Light meal at a traditional Javanese restaurant.
– Cycle back to Tembi village.
– Drop off at your hotel (if in pickup zone).
– Tea or coffee.
– Bicycle and bottled water.
– Local guide to lead the bicycle tour.
You’ll Always Remember
- Cycling through small villages and country roads past paddy fields and forests.
- Climbing the steps to the royal tombs of Imogiri (it’s a Rocky moment).
- The tasty traditional Javanese meal at the local restaurant.
What to Expect
The bicycle tour starts in the village of Tembeh, 15 minutes outside of Yogyakarta. You get picked up from your hotel by motorbike. The pickup time is 6 am for the morning ride and 1:30 for the afternoon ride. If there are more than two people in your group we’ll deduct Rp 150,000 from the cost of the tour. You can use this to pay for a taxi to take you to the village (don’t worry, we’ll give you the address and you’ll have the contact number for the guide just in case you need it).
We recommend you start at 6 am, because it is still cool. During the raining season it will probably rain in the afternoon, which is another reason for the morning start. When you arrive in Tembeh you’ll be offered a cup of tea or coffee. After your drink you’ll choose your bike. The guide will give you a bottle of water for the ride.
The Jogja Cycle tour is split into two 45 minute chunks. For the first 45 minutes you’ll ride along small country lanes through the fields and villages around Yogya towards the Imogiri Royal Tombs. After a short rest you’ll grab a traditional Javanese breakfast and then return to the start point. You’ll be dropped off back at your hotel at the end of the tour.
The Yogya Bicycle Tour is a chance to explore the countryside surrounding Yogya. If you like the outdoors you’ll enjoy this tour. It can be easily combined with the batik workshop, which is held in the same village. We’ll offer you a discount if you book both activities. Fill in the form below to join our Bicycle Tour. We’ll confirm your tour at the soonest.