Day Three Pangururan to Tuk Tuk

There was really not much to do at Pengururan except for their thermal baths nearby. We visited it yesterday and had a nice hot dip to relax our sore muscles. A combination of Durians before sleeping and a room without air condition and fan with noisy road side makes sleep a bit of challenge. I did get in a few winks. Today’s ride would be a massive climb up to 1650m or so. A net climb of around 800m. Tough if may be, I am hopeful that the scenery would make up for it. And it did. The ride was spectacular. We passed by many small villages and as many churches. Minangkabau influence houses with bull horn shaped roofs where everywhere. I am really very intrigued with the Batak culture and way of life there. There must be some interesting history in this region.

As we were riding along, there where also a lot of school children going to school and was fun to see them being so happy and cheerful upon seeing us passing them. What a joy.

The first part of the road was rather rough but eventually it got better and we had a nice downhill run back to Tuk Tuk and also back to the original resort we was at last. Nice. Tomorrow we will have our longest ride of the trip. A thumping 141km ! Oh well let’s enjoy the evening first. And boy did we have a great time partying with the hotel manager before calling it the night.

Spa Village near Pangururan
Time to soak our tired bodies with wonderful view of the hills
Downtown Pangururan
And we are off to the hills !
Time to chill and enjoy the view after a hard climb
The kids here are full of joy and not sure about posing for photos!
Another beautiful example of a Batak traditional house
Another Batak building
One of the many family tombs around the island
Coffee Time!

I am on top of the hill!
Bumped into an Artist while blasting downhill. Had to stop to admire his beautiful work!
A beauty. The waterfall I mean.
Fantastic Cafe at the peak !
Our first class seating.
Hello KC!
Time for a coffee and Indo Mee Sup
Back to Tuk Tuk

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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