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15 Outdoor Adventures in Bandung You Must Accomplish This Summer!

 

Bandung has a lot of charms you must travel to. The region, as known as the city of flower, has many attractions that are cool and unique. There is a natural beauty that will calm your mind, there are also places that suit to your desire for adventures. Better news, everything is located outdoor. Adventurous yet refreshing!

As it has been said, Bandung has many such places but we have curated best of the best for you below:

1 | Hike Trip to Gunung Batu

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Gunung Batu in Lembang has stunning scenery. There, you can see the beauty of Bandung downtown from high land. This is a great place to camp while waiting for the sunrise. At night, you can enjoy the beauty of the city’s light from a distance. By the way, in the morning the area is filled with a thick fog. So, always be careful!

 

2 | Bike Up to Hill with the Scenic Route of Ciwidey


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Mountain bike lovers must be familiar with Ciwidey-Cidaun track in Bandung. This path is the main choice for those who want to boost their adrenaline. Located in the area of Mount Simpang, this track is quite challenging and requires careful preparation, but that's precisely the fun! This path will take you through the expanse of tea gardens, local villages, rivers, and even thrilling wooden bridges.

 

3 | Swim in Sendang Geulis Kahuripan


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Sendang Geulis Kahuripan is a water source located in the middle of a beautiful countryside in West Bandung regency. Here, you can forget the hustle and bustle of the city that makes fatigue. You can also swim while enjoying the fresh springs. For photography enthusiasts, try shooting from within this crystal clear water and you will get a unique shot!

4 | Drive Off-road Style in Lembang

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Lembang is indeed a great place to drive adrenaline with off-road driving. Here, you can challenge yourself to drive an off-road car while exploring the beauty of the forest in Sukawana Cikole. The off-road track is located in Sukawana Village through tea plantation and pine forest. The line extends to 18 kilometers with a challenging terrain. This track surrounds Mount Burangrang and Tangkuban Perahu so your adrenaline will continue to be pushed during the trip which takes about 2.5 hours to 3 hours.

 

5 | Trek to Find Curug Cimahi Waterfalls

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Curug Cimahi is a 75 meters high waterfall. It will instantly make you admire the place and feel at home. Curug Cimahi is 10 kilometers north of the city of Bandung or precisely located in the city of Cimahi. Around the waterfall, there are many cool spots to enjoy the beauty of this beautiful waterfall.

 

6 | Camp at the Pine Forest

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Camping site in Pine Forest is made for camping enthusiasts. There are several packages ranging from exclusive to camping ground package which is suitable for 100 persons. The most expensive package priced at IDR 150,000. Meanwhile, the cheapest package is the shared cost package by renting camping ground with rates of IDR 5,000,000 with capacity of 100 people. Arguably Pine Forest Lembang facility is already very complete ranging from bathrooms and toilets to outdoor rides.

 

7 | Run among the Trees of Tahura

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Tahura is short for Taman Hutan Raya Ir. Juanda. This city park is a forest covering almost 600 hectares stretching from Dago Pakar to Maribaya Lembang. In addition to deer conservation site, this area has many other tourist attractions, such as caves from Japanese Dutch colonial eras.

 

8 | Play between the Canyon of Cikahuripan

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Cikahuripan canyon is located at a tourist place also called Cikahuripan. The path to the canyon is dominated by large rocks and soars to a height of 10 meters. The canyon is 100 meters from one side to the other. Among the cliffs, flows the beautiful Cikahuripan River. From a distance, its clear and glittery water will invite anyone to stop by. The water depth here reaches 4 meters but some more spots are shallower.  There, you can enjoy swimming with your family.

 

9 | Jump in the Mesmerizing Sanghyang Heuleut

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Located in Rajamandala Kulon, Cipatat, West Bandung District, Sanghyang Heuluet is a charming green lake surrounded by exotic rocks. Sanghyang Heuluet is a tourist place in Bandung that is suitable for bathing and taking pictures. For those who like to test your guts, try jumping from one of the stones that is more than 5 meters high.

 

10 | Explore the Cave in Cipatat

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Area Cipatat in Padalarang has an amazing cave, called Pawon Cave. This cave is an archaeological site because of the discovery of human skeletons. The cave consists of several large rooms that are relatively not too dark because the sunlight can enter through its ceilings. There is a room that is an archaeological site in which there is an ancient human skull.

 

11 | Hang on A Hammock at Tebing Gunung Hawu

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For sunrise fans, Tebing Gunung Hawu is ready to pamper you with a beautiful view of the sunrise. You can even watch this cool scene while lying in a hammock hung between two cliffs. This hammock activity is popularized by some locals to attract visitors, as well as to protect Hawu Mountain from limestone miners. This mountain also has a big hole that you can see in the middle, like a stove hole. This is why this mountain is named "Hawu" which means "stove (for cooking)" in Sundanese.

12 | Climb the Citatah Cliff

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Citatah is famous for its limestone mountain hill called Stone Garden Citatah. This place is located at Mount Pawon and is believed that have existed for tens of years ago. It is said that fossils of coral animals were once found here! At the weekend, the area is crowded by nature lovers to hone their climbing skills.

13 | Raft in Palayangan River

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If you want to find exciting tours while enjoying the water, you can try rafting on the Palayangan River. The river is located at an altitude of 1200 mdpl, bringing your rafting with picturesque scenery and super cool air. From the city of Bandung, it is located about 45 kilometers away. In addition to rafting, you can also enjoy the panorama of pine forests, tea plantations, to vegetable fields.

14 | Catch the Sunrise at Cukul Point

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The expanse of tea plantations often attracts quite a lot of tourists, including the Cukul Tea Plantation in Pangalengan. In addition to tourists, Cukul Tea Plantation is also a favorite spot for sunrise hunters and photography enthusiasts with its Sunrise Point Cukul. You can walk to the top of the hill passing the tea trees to enjoy the sunrise. Arriving at the top, you will see a scenery that will never disappoint your sense for beauty.

 

15 | Exhale after All the Adventures at the Natural Hot Spring of Maribaya!

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Hot springs, as well as a natural waterfall in Maribaya, has been popular with tourists for decades. Maribaya provides VIP hot springs in a quieter atmosphere. VIP Pool is divided into two types of pool, which is a large pool and a small pool of semi-private bamboo concept. To avoid the crowds of tourists, you should come on weekdays.

 

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