This is a record of a two-up adventure ride around Borneo. It actually started from Surabaya (Java), because that’s where sea freight arrives in Indonesia. It’s also a convenient access route to Borneo because there is a regular ferry service between Surabaya and Banjarmasin (southern end of Borneo).
I have previously ridden in Borneo and I realised there’s a lot to see. The first trip took about a year of planning, synthesising route information from other riders. By the time I had finished that ride, I had a good set of GPS logs that were shared with many other riders. It also gave me confidence to tackle the circumnavigation – two up!
I have tried to publish the information in this blog, in a way that is potentially useful to other riders.
There were many Indonesians who helped me with local issues and last-minute route advice, as well as old-fashioned hospitality. I feel ashamed that I didn’t make a note of all of their names, but I want to assure those folks that I am grateful for their help and it was a joy to meet them.