Lio Mountains in Brebes Regency, Central Java Province
An adventure in nature gives both an unforgettable and satisfying experience to everyone, especially those who love outdoor activities. Well, the problem is many people don’t have enough references to visiting. In this case, everyone should consider visiting Lio Mountain if they come to Brebes Regency. The location is in Pasir Panjang Village and it resides in Salem Sub-District. Not only the mountain becomes a nice place to enjoy hiking, but it also accommodates other types of fun activities including photography, bike trekking, hiking, and relaxation.
Lio Mountains has various types of landscapes, floras, and faunas. The most common thing to see is the formation of dense pine trees, though. The highest point is at 1218 meters above the sea level and it is called Kumbang Mountain. In the north part of it, tourists may find other mountains especially Gora Mountain. No wonder, visitors have the chance to explore them all during the visit. What they need to know is only the route. Therefore, it is recommended to hire a tour guide when visiting the site.
Exploring Lio Mountains
One of the reasons for visiting Lio Mountains is to learn the history. According to the locals, the site has been the part of the resistance against invaders. In the past, local warriors took advantage of the mountains as a strategic battlefield to fight against enemies. Not to mention they came to the mountains to make a plan in a safer manner. Even the enemies wouldn’t be able to find them once they hid in the mountains! For further information, it is better to ask the tour guide.
The next allure of Lio Mountains is the bike trekking route! It is both long and challenging, after all. During weekends and long holidays, lots of bikers come to the location either from nearby villages or other regions. They want to satisfy their hobby, which is bike trekking. For tourists, they are allowed to join the activity as long as they carry the bike and other required equipment. Also, it is important to come only during a good weather. Another consideration is related to the route. For beginners, it is recommended to hire a guide who can show the direction well.
Another reason to visit Lio Mountains is the presence of beautiful scenery and refreshing atmosphere. That means visitors can enjoy relaxation and photography to their heart’s content. Thanks to lush and dense pine trees. Plus, tourists may find tons of teak trees while exploring the site.
- Kalibaya Park
- Tonjong Waterfall
- Jalaswatu Village
- Ngebul Waterfall
How to Get There
From Semarang City, tourists can directly head to Lio Mountain by any local transportation service. The distance is 270 km, so the trip may take approximately 7 hours and 10 minutes. As for the best route, it is none other than Raya Pantura Street. Once arriving at Salem Sub-District, the next destination is Pasir Panjang Village where tourists can start trekking to the top of the mountain.
Where to Stay
- Agung Jaya Hotel
- Borobudur Hotel
- Anggraeni Hotel
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