From 19th to 24th October 2013 the pristine island of Lembata, East Nusatenggara Province will become the stage of some of the most fascinating off-road vehicles actions of the Green Offroad Rally Lembata 2013.
Various off-road vehicles will take on the course which will take them around and across the island. With hilly terrains decorated with steep valleys and featuring combinations of dirt, muddy, wet roads, and other extreme conditions, the routes promises challenges that will truly indulge all wheel adventurers. To top it off, the rally will also take participants to the renowned Black Stone Circuit.
Competing for a total cash prize of IDR240,000,000, the rally is divided into 3 categories: speed road, extreme road, and touring offroad. Participating in the event are off roaders from all across Indonesia as well as from neighboring countries. The event is presented by the Tourism Office of Lembata Regency in cooperation with the Indonesia Off-Road Federation.
Located north of Kupang, the capital of East Nusatenggara Province, the island of Lembata is famous as the home of traditional whale hunting. Portuguese documents dating back to 1643 already mention that these heroic hunts were sighted then. The whale hunting is conducted on simple sailboats and following ancient beliefs, taboos and traditions.
Loweleba is the largest town on Lembata Island, and is perched at the southern coast of the island.
To get to Lowelaba, fly from Bali or Lombok to Maumere at the Frans Seda airport. From Maumere, go to Larantuka by bus. From Larantuka, the only way to go to Lamalera is by ferry crossing to Lewoleba which ply each day, or straight to Lamalera from Larantuka with a once-a-week ferry.
More information available at: http://gorlembata.com/
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