International Tour de Banyuwangi – Sport tourism has become popular recently in Indonesia. Local and international tourists nowadays come to Indonesia not only to see wonderful places, but also to watch the special festival in different places.
This September, International Tour de Banyuwangi Ijen (ITdBI) is back again in Indonesia. While visiting Banyuwangi, you can also watch this competition!
Watch Sport Tourism in Banyuwangi
tiket.com has summed up the information for you about the event. Let’s read more below:
International Tour de Banyuwangi Ijen
For those of you who haven’t been to Banyuwangi, the regency is situated in the eastern tip of Java. Over the years, the Indonesian government has been promoting the destination for its tourism.
Many cycling competitions are also held in Banyuwangi to attract visitors. One of them is the International Tour de Banyuwangi Ijen, an official cycling competition supported by Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI).
Last year, representatives from more than 20 countries joined the competition. They rode through 599 kilometers long, winding road, for four days. While cycling, they enjoyed the scenic views of Banyuwangi from seeing the beautiful plantations to seeing the views of Mount Ijen. they can also see the beautiful panorama of mountains, beaches and villages.
Same as last year, this year’s competition will consist of four stages. All the stage offers its own challenge. The challenging part, for example, is when the cyclist must cycle up the incline roads at Sangrahan village. After that, they will continue to Pesanggaran subdistrict and finish at Paltuding, Mount Ijen, at 1,800 meter above sea level.
The whole competition is interesting to watch. You’ll enjoy seeing the cyclist do their tricks by showing their cycling techniques and their effort to win the competition.
The four-day race will be concluded with a closing ceremony. After the announcement of the winner, usually there will be performances and fireworks. Bring your camera and take memorable pictures!
Tour De Banyuwangi Ijen Venue & Schedule
This year’s Tour De Banyuwangi Ijen will take place from 23-26 September 2019.
The opening ceremony will be at Banyuwangi Government Office at A. Yani Street no. 100, Banyuwangi. It is also the starting line for the race. The tracks for the competition are spread across Banyuwangi’s popular sites including Mount Ijen.
How to Get There
To reach Banyuwangi, you can buy a flight ticket from tiket.com. Domestic flights are available from major cities in Indonesia to Banyuwangi’s Blimbingsari Airport.
If you’re going to Banyuwangi from Surabaya, you can catch a train. Different types of train classes are available either economy or executive class. After you have arrived in Banyuwangi, you can rent a car from tiket.com to reach the festival place.
What to do Around Banyuwangi
1. Explore Beaches
Banyuwangi is home for a lot of pristine beaches. While you’re there, you can explore the hidden treasures such as Pulau Merah Beach, Wedi Ireng Beach, Sukamade Beach and Teluk Hijau Beach.
2. Hike Volcanoes
Don’t miss the chance to climb Mount Ijen, the most beautiful volcano near the eastern tip of Java island. Prepare yourself before the adventure. You’ll need to hike up into the volcano’s crater. It’s not an easy thing to do because you gotta do that just after midnight.
Wear gas mask. When you descent into the crater, the sulfur in the air will make you hard to breathe. Despite the struggle, you’ll find the hike worth it! Around three or four o’clock, you’ll be able to see blue fire spewing out of the ground!
The price for hotels in Banyuwangi is quite affordable compared to other cities in Java. Get the best hotel deals by booking using tiket.com. There are various hotel choices for you from 3-star, 4-star of a 5-star hotel.
Come to Banyuwangi, See the Great Cycling Competition
Before the event, there will be a series of opening performances such as dance, cultural carnival and musical performance. You can see a parade of decorated cars, people using traditional clothes. The parade will start an hour before the race begins.
Besides International Tour de Banyuwangi Ijen, there are other festivals that are happening in September such as Lollapalooza in Berlin, Mid-Autumn Festival in Singapore and Oktoberfest in Munich. It’s your choice to choose which festival you wanna go to!