Scout Indonesia with Edelweiss September 2013

April 11, 2013

By Byron Wilson

The active volcano on the left is Mount Bromo  located inside a national park. The base parking lot area was easily reached by motorcycle  but I passed on the last mile hike up to the 7 641 foot summit  being a motor biker  and not a hiker.
Indonesia is packed with volcanoes, which will provide some epic scenery during the Edelweiss Scouting adventure.

Edelweiss Bike Travel has announced a new scouting opportunity that will give riders the chance to explore Indonesia for 12 days. This unique ride is tentatively scheduled for September 2013 and those interested can either call their nearest Edelweiss travel agent or send an email to Continued organization depends on garnering enough participants though, so throw your hat in soon!

The BMW R1200GS and Triumph Tiger Explorer will be available to ride, and while routes are planned, there will be plenty of alternatives for those looking for a bit more adventure. Since it’s a scouting trip, luxuries will be diminished; meals will often be small and basic and there definitely will be some off-roading required.

The tentative ride plan is included below:


Day 01 Arrival in Maumere
Day 02 Maumere – Kelimutu
Day 03 Kelimutu – Bajawa
Day 04 Bajawa – Labuan Bajo
Day 05 Labuan Bajo – Komodo Island – Labuan Bajo
Day 06 Labuan Bajo – Sumbawa Besar
Day 07 Sumbawa Besar – Pulau Moyo
Day 08 Pulau Moyo – Senggigi
Day 09 Senggigi
Day 10 Senggigi – ferry to Bali
Day 11 Ferry to Bali – Ubud
Day 12 Ubud
Day 13 Ubud – Kuta
Day 14 Departure from Kuta