20 May, 2019. Bogor, Indonesia
In June 2018, my wife Amy and I travelled to Papua, Indonesia, and did a 6-day village-to-village trek in the Baliem Valley. Prior to going, we were frustrated by the lack of accurate and detailed information on trekking in the Baliem Valley, and vowed to document and write up everything we learned when we got back. So, upon our return to our home in Bogor, Indonesia (we’re Canadian expats), I diligently wrote up what we had learned from the adventure, and posted it as a free gift to the world, here on this blog.
The experience of writing this blog, and the positive feedback we have received, inspired us to write more about our adventures, and launch a travel website dedicated to independent active travel in interesting places.
We called our site Pedals, Peaks, and Prosecco – a reflection of our passion for cycle-touring, trekking, and watching the sun go down with a nice glass of Prosecco afterwards.
The information in this blog is now contained and updated (and ever so slightly repackaged) on Pedals, Peaks, and Prosecco, including a downloadable map and GPS track. Check it out for updates and feedback we have received from fellow travelers: https://pedalspeaksandprosecco.com/hiking-baliem-valley-unguided
Although, hey, you can always just email us and get the straight goods. We would LOVE to hear from you, and we will definitely reply.
Rob D’Eon/Amy Robillard
PEDALS, PEAKS, AND PROSECCO