Day One Medan to Samosir Island, Lake Toba

Great to be back on the road with my mates and my trusty bike. This time it’s a five day trip around Medan, Lake Toba and surroundings. Today we took an early flight to Kuala Namu, Medan and later bus and ferry to our resort in Samosir Island. The island seems like a nice little place much like a smaller version of Bali but without the Hindu influence. After arriving the resort we went for a quick lunch before unboxing and fixing up our bike. The rest of the day we sat around chit chatting and eating and drinking. This is what cycle touring is about. Tomorrow we will push off for a short 40KM ride.

All packed and ready for Medan.
Baggage arrived safely and we are waiting to head off to Samosir Island. Waiting for the prearranged transport company.
What a wonderful welcome by our logistic provider. Horas!
Orderly loading of our bike boxes.
Our Ferry to Samosir Island
The colourful ferry cockpit
All very relaxed and looking forward to the ride the next day.
Pool side view into the lake.
My wonderful balcony with great views of the lake.
Resort view from the balcony.
Drink first ride later.

Author: krankster

I am an avid cyclist that loves mountain biking, bike commuting and most of all bicycle touring. I am a freelance leadership coach and hope to inspire others through my cycling adventures.

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