This is a fantastic bicycle ride in Aceh. The downhill is really spectacular and the presence of nearby elephants make this ride really exciting. You are surrounded by the biggest forest of Sumatra, with beautiful peaks and views. The ride can be made in two days. The first day we depart early from Takengon. The night can be spent in small wooden houses near a clean river. You can wash in the river which is chrystal clean. The road is in good condition, only the last part to the peak Singgah Mata (1970m.) is not asphalted yet. This part goes through protected forest. We can organize transport to takengon and from Meulaboh and a following vehicule that can carry equipment. Make sure you are in good physical condition. Photos , the track in google earth, a longer description of this ride , a little video of the downhill part of the ride
Pulau Weh (or Sabang) is one of the greatest spots for diving in the world ( Guardian). We think it is also one of the greatest cycling islands in the world. The views over the seas and the hills are spectacular. The roads are almost empty. The people are friendly and relaxed. The hills are very steep but not so high, so you need to have some condition. Our main route (30 km, very hilly) leads you over the island to a very nice resort like hotel with private bungalows. From there you can explore the coral by snorkeling or diving. But you can also continue doing the other tracks on Sabang, for example the tough but very beautiful ride across the rainforest along the West Coast. Depending on your wishes you can cycle back to the boat or we can arrange a pick up. For information on diving , for information about Pulau weh . Click here to view the tracks in Google Earth. View our flyer here
Join Expedition Jungle for a 6 day overnight trekking adventure through the wild Orangutan territory of Gunung Leuser National Park. Inclusive of 3 nights hotel accommodation in Bukit Lawang to relax before and after the trek and a short practice trek to visit the semi wild rehabilitated Orangutans at the Bukit Lawang feeding platform. Whist trekking learn key jungle skills such as building fires and camps, finding and cooking jungle vegetables, fishing for dinner and finding and preparing jungle medicine. The Sumatran rain forest is host to a multitude of species, including Sumatran Orangutan, Sumatran Tiger, Sumatran Rhinoceros, Sumatran Elephant, Sumatran Striped Rabbit, Malayan Tapir, Malayan Sun Bear, Bornean Clouded Leopard and many birds and butterflies. Of the 10,000 plant species recorded in the West Indo-Malayan region, it is estimated that 45% are found in the Gunung Leuser ecosystem. It is also home to Sumatran Pine, Rafflesia arnoldii (world's largest individual flower), Titan arum (world's tallest and largest inflorescence flower) This expedition lasts for 9 days, but we can offer more activities such as Elephant Riding in Tangakhan, Whitewater rafting and overland tours to Berastagi volacano and Lake Toba if you have more time to experience the many highlights Sumatra has to offer. This expedition is ideal for single travellers looking for like minded people to share experiences with. Alternatively we can arrange for you to do the trek alone with our guides, at a date fitting into your travel schedule. This Expedition is carried out by our partner organisation Expedition Jungle Click here for more information and booking.
Join Sumatra Jungle Trekking for a 1 to 3 days jungle treks. On these trekking-trails we explore the surroundings around our lodges in a circumference up to 30 km. Usually Orang-Utan, Gibbon, Siamang, Maquaqes, small mammals, reptiles, butterflies, many kinds of birds (eagles, hornbills, kingfishers, pheasants, parrots) can be seen frequently. Certainly the tiger is always around us, but it is very difficult to spot him, except his traps. Orchids and rare flowers like the giant Rafflesia, Amorphophallus (largest flower in the world) and pitcher plants are very common. This Expedition is carried out by our partner organisation Sumatra Jungle Trekking and Rafting . Aceh Adventure can arrange transport e.g. by motorbike to Ketamble, the base station.