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Wanua Adventure Tour
On a wooden buginese boat you travel from Labuan Bajo to Lombok and the Gilis or vice versa. Four days respectively three nights with several stop overs for snorkeling, sightseeing or hiking. check it out Wanua Adventure Tour

Road Conditions in Flores

The Trans-Flores-Highway, a small road which is winding up and down across Flores, connects Labuan Bajo in the west with Larantuka in the east. The road is new paved and  more or less in a good condition. Nevertheless there are always some road constructions in some areas due to falling rocks, land slices, slope stabilisation or enlargements. 

Even the road seems to be in a good condition, you have to be aware of possibly deep holes behind curves or steep ascendings. So please slow down in front of curves and be patient. The pavement doesn't have a very good quality and after heavy rainfalls during the rainy season the water could crack the pavement.

During the dry season the streets in the mountains are sometimes covered with a very thin layer of dust or sand. As a motorbike rider be especially carefully. These roads are slippery.

Please note for a distance of 100 km on the Trans-Flores-Highway you approximately need three hours by car.

Almost all other roads in Flores are unpaved as you can say "dirt roads" with a lot of holes, soil, rocks or big stones. One needs a strong car with a good suspension to travel on it. During rainy season they are almost not accessable by vehicles. At least you need a four-wheel-drive.

Current Road Status Report
updated 15-01-2017

SectionKmTravel Time*ConditionRemarks
Labuan Bajo to Ruteng 127 3 hrs 30 min 1  
Ruteng to Bajawa 130 4 hrs 2 (1) mainly status 2, partly status 1
Bajawa to Ende 158 4 hrs 1, 4, 2 road in the mountain from Bajawa to the junction to Mbay status 1, partly 2, from the junction to the coast for 10 km status 4 due to constructions (graveled road); coastal road to Ende status 2
Ende to Moni 59 1 hr 30 min 2-3 only ascending respectiv descending. Aware of land slices! During December to February the road could be closed for some days due to land slices.
Moni to Kelimutu 17 45 min 2 road is very small and winding
Moni to Maumere 125 3 hrs 30 min 2 --
Maumere to Larantuka 147 4 hrs 2 --
Ende to Mbay   4 hrs 2, 4, 3 coastline from Ende status 2; mountain road to the junction of Mbay status 4 (58 km from Ende), from the junction to Mbay status 3
Mbay to Riung   1 hr 2-3 flat but very narrow, bushes along the road grow over the road
Bajawa to Riung 76 3 hrs 30 min 2, 4, 5 until 10 km behind Soa asphalt status 2; then graveled road status 3, partly 5 at ascendents. the road is under construction
Labuan Bajo to Sano Ngoang 72 3 hrs 1,4,5

Road from the Trans-Flores Highway via Cunca Rami to Sano Ngoang only for four-wheel-drives or strong motorbikes (5), sometimes one has to get off the motorbike and move it

road from the Trans-Flores Highway at Bambor to Sano Ngoang partly steep roads, partlyasphalt, partly dirt road, be aware of potholes (4),

 

Labuan Bajo to Cunca Wulang 29 1 hr 1,3 road from the Trans-Flores Highway to Cunca Wulang partly paved and potholes
 Labuan Bajo to Cunca Rami  35 1 hr 40 min 1,5

road from the Trans-Flores Highway to Cunca Rami almost dirt-road. In some parts one have to get off the bike if one travel with 2 people, big holes and steep roads with lots of stones, often slippery

not recommended for scooters and family cars

         
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*pure travel time without any stops

Raiting Key

ConditionDescription
1 Roads made of asphalt and in very good conditions Easy to access and to travel by motorbike and car.
2 Roads made of asphalt and in good conditions. Occasuanally there are some holes. But it occurs very seldome. However beware of rockfall!
3 Roads made of asphalt. Often they are bumpy or there are deep holes especially at steep ascendents. Road constructions could occur.
4 Usually graveled roads or sometimes there are some slight remains of a former asphalt cover. Very bumpy and deep holes. These roads usually can be driven by normal cars or motorbikes during the dry and rainy season. However a four-wheel-drive vehicle is recommended during rainy season and after big rain falls.
5 Usually graveled roads or sometimes there are some slight remains of a former asphalt cover. These roads can be only driven by a four-wheel-drive. It is possible to travel by motorbikes. However sometimes one has to get off the bike and move it by hand. scooters are not recommended
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