Summit and Black Sand

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Summit and Black Sand

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Summit and Black Sand

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Summit and Black Sand

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Summit and Black Sand

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Summit and Black Sand

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Summit and Black Sand

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Summit and Black Sand

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Summit and Black Sand

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Summit and Black Sand

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Summit and Black Sand

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Summit and Black Sand

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"I never thought that Bali was so full on. I took it easy the first couple of days in the bike park, then did the crater rim Enduro ride and from there saw that black volcano sticking out of these rolling black sand hills with a backdrop very much like I am used to from back home in Utah. Nuff said, next day we ripped it to pieces with no regrets. Cool thing was that we stayed overnight in the area up there at this cool hot springs resort so the next morning it only took us half hour to get there! So glad I have done it. SO stoked. Amazing sunrise, insane trail. Unforgettable. We hiked it again, it was so goooood!"

Travis, Utah


Fitness

Mountain biking skills

This day is not only about that insane crater rim single trail after sunrise or the black sand freedom in the afternoon. First it is about hiking the summit of Gunung Batur, one of the highest peaks on Bali.

You can decide whether you want to leave really early (around 02:00) to hike the summit and have the summit sunrise, or if you prefer to take it easy and go with no time pressure. The good thing about the sunrise on the summit is that it is pretty unforgettable, however you'll have to wait up there until the last trekkers have disappeared in order not to run into them on the way down.

The crater rim footpath is one of the most insane single trails you have ever ridden. Kind of a Rampage feeling… The top passage of the trail down from the summit is very hard to ride as there are sharp lava rocks and tricky rolling stones, so you have to be on top of your riding skills to make it. Once you have mastered this top third on or off the bike, you are looking at the sickest single trail on Bali. It flows through open grass, pine trees and jungle, so you have it all in one trail. We love to hike it again just up to the point where it starts to flow with no rocks. 

For those who are fit, a good combination is to ride the summit trail, go for lunch, and then head over to the black sand setup and hike some lava ridges. You can pretty much spend the whole day hiking and shredding. The setup starts mellow with rides on the ridges, and gradually harder the more into the fall line of those hills. The backdrop is rampage style open face lava rock formations with lines to scout, hike and shred. Pretty sick day.

  • Duration: full day tour
  • Start: 02:00 recommended but individually adaptable if full charter
  • Hiking time: appx 3 hours to summit, black sand hikes no limit
  • Riding time: appx 40 minutes from sunnit, black sand no limit
  • Distance: appx 10km from summit, black sand no limit
  • Vertical drop: appx 800vm from summit, black sand appx 200vm per line
  • Bring: shoes, shorts, t-shirt, shell, balls

Recommendation: Total commitment, total reward, pure stoke.

Here is a short Summit Hike Black Sand Ride itinery:

We leave at 02:00 from Canggu (Ubud pickup 03:00) to be at the fot of the vulcano 04:00 to be in time to reach the summit for sunrise. At the beginning of the hike we meet the local mountain guide, he takes his payment in cash (roughly USD 70 for a group of max 4 guests). We carry the bikes up ourselves, but if you wish you can get a porter for an extra appx USD 40. Then we let them just below the summit and hike up for sunrise. As the trekking guests walk down, we descent the bit and bring our bikes up to the summit also and ride the steep ridge line that you might know from the videos. But you dont need to if this is too extreme. The single trail from where we left the bikes is so flowy, it is my favorite trail on all Bali. If you want you can hike that trail again and ride it once more. It is so good! After that, we make our way over to the Black Sand area where we hike up and you have the freedom to choose whatever line you want to ride however many times. Then we drive back.

Just to be clear once again about the costs:
The whole tour costs 2.995.000 for max 4 guests
The mountain guide is to be paid in cash appx 800.000 for max 4 guests
A porter if needed is appx 500.000 per person
Bike hire is 450.000 per person

We do pickups in the greater Kuta/Legian/Seminyak/Canggu area between 6-7am. No extra charge. Guests staying elsewhere can met the guide on the way to the tour. Ubud Pickups are possible for private full day charters. Choose your pickup spot at booking.

We operate all tours every day except sunday. For availability please check your desired date at the booking page.

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