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Half Day Borobudur by Bike

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    What to Expect
    Java’s former stronghold and created to symbolize the universe in Buddhist cosmology, all the superlatives one reads about the Borobudur are true. To date, this UNESCO-protected complex remains the most spectacular and world’s biggest Buddhist monument after it was rediscovered while being buried under layers of volcanic ash. It is not uncommon that visitors want to see the Borobudur more than once as each moment of the day puts this architectural marvel in a new light. Cycling around the Borobudur does not only show you how stunning this temple is located near the Menoreh Mountains but also how local communities use this Javanese landmark as the background while tending to their animals and crop.

    From your hotel, we head to the starting point of this this cycling venture; the nostalgia of the good old days around Yogyakarta is relived as we use more traditional bicycles. Not only visiting the Borobudur will be one of the highlights but once sitting on the saddle and following your English speaking guide and trail leader, the fertile rolling plains between the Merapi and Sumbing Mount will show the hidden, local and welcoming local sights of Java. Locals will smile and wave to you as we follow sometimes off-the-beaten-track paths to reach verdant-green rice paddy fields, swaying palm trees and tropical fruit plantations: sufficient stops will be made to take pictures or to witness the daily lives of the Javanese in villages such as Gerabah. The ancient traditions of handicraft will also pass the revue, all in sight of the magnificence of the Borobudur. Ample time will be spend at the temple complex, constructed around 800 AD and represents the devotion and human endeavors to Buddhism in the past when this belief ruled the plains of former Java.

    Once we explored the sights, sounds and smells of this part of Java, it is time to head back to Yogyakarta and to your booked hotel. We expect to be at your hotel at around 14:30 hrs
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Your booked centrally located Yogyakarta hotel
    Departure Time
    8:30 AM
    Return Details
    Your booked centrally located Yogyakarta hotel
    • Tours and transfers with English speaking guide within the Yogyakarta city limits
    • Use of bicycle, safety briefing and helmet
    • A small snack along the way
    • All taxes and service fees included
    • Other entrance fees and expenses, such as meals (breakfast, lunch and / or dinner) drinks, tips and shopping, unless otherwise stated
    • Hotel accommodation in Yogyakarta
    • Supplements for transfers outside Yogyakarta and customers from any harbour
    • Tips and gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • This tour is only operated in the morning.
    • The cycling tour is a recreational one.
    • We recommend wearing light, comfortable clothes (no shorts or tank-tops when entering the Borobudur), a hat / cap, sunglasses and a sunblock with a high SPF factor.
    Cancellation Policy
    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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