Bentang Jawa

Bentang Jawa is an unsupported ultra cycling race and self-navigation across Java Island, which starts from west to east. Cyclists can ride as individuals (solo) or in teams (pairs). During the race, cyclists will be invited to explore the various beautiful and mystical areas in southern and central sides of the island of Java; along the coast, a series of hills, mountains, and forests throughout the five provinces across a distance of 1,500 KM with 16,000 meters of elevation gain, that must be covered in 156 hours.

There will be 3 checkpoints on the race course, where cyclists must validate their brevet cards by getting a stamp at each check point. During the event, cyclists must also keep their GPS tracker* on at all times. For some cyclists, this will be an event that challenges their spirit of competition, but for others it will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Java Island is the island with the most populous population in Indonesia, the center of government, economy, culture, and education. Divided into 6 provinces consisting of Jakarta, Banten, West Java, Central Java, Yogyakarta, and East Java, Java Island is a reflection of Indonesia with its own unique culture, food and nature. The Java Span route was chosen to minimize interaction with heavy traffic, although as a provincial and national route, interaction with large vehicles such as trucks and buses will be unavoidable.

Bentang Jawa participants will depart from the westernmost province, namely Banten, precisely on Carita Beach, exploring the southern coast of Banten province, passing famous tourism landmarks of Banten and West Java, such as Sawarna Beach, Pelabuhan Ratu, and Pangandaran.

The varied contours off the south coast, will guarantee continuous beautiful sceneries one after another: beaches, fishing villages, cultivated forests, and hills. Entering Central Java and Yogyakarta, the typical coastal scenery will be replaced by shady green mountains, hills, and rice fields that stretch as far as the eye can see. The Kretek and Panggang hills will provide a challenge as well as an extraordinary view.

East Java as the ultimate route presents the climax in terms of challenges and scenery, mystical old forests, wide and swift rivers, the magnificent Bromo-Tengger-Semeru mountain ranges, and strands of hills that alternately will be presented without stopping, before a long pleasant descent to the city of Banyuwangi.

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Event Details
  • Days
  • Start Date
    August 11, 2024 5:30 am
  • End Date
    August 17, 2024 5:30 pm
  • Status
  • Address
    PM8X+WXC, Parigi, Pondok Aren, South Tangerang City, Banten 15227, Indonesia