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Start cycling SE Asia: Looking for routes from Bali to Sumatra

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Start cycling SE Asia: Looking for routes from Bali to Sumatra

Hi all,

I'm quite new here at WS so indulge me if I come across somewhat naive.

Me and my partner are planning to cycle across SE Asia, starting end of August. This will be our first big cycling trip, although we plan a test trip in a few months.
Looking at the rain season, it seemed ok if we start in Bali and head up to Sumatra, before taking a ferry and moving up to Malaysia.

Would anyone have any idea where to find good routes for cycling, while avoiding the busy roads? What is usually used to navigate: physical maps or are there many good online routes to be found?

Cheers,

Nicolas

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From Bali to Sumatra

Hi,

first some congrats to you.

 

- Bali got a pretty busy traffic. There's just a little difference to Java.

In Sumatra you'll get really tough "rolling hills".

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Hi there, 

I can help you a bit for malaysia. I live here in Johor, southern tip of malaysia and next to singapore. i cycled here a bit the west coast. there are rather big roads here, so it is often the only way to get around. If you are around here, feel free to contact me! 

Andreas