Mt. Butak

Mt. Butak

Malang is surrounded by volcanic mountains: Arjuna, Bromo, Semeru, and Butak are all visible from the city if it’s clear.  From our place it’s a nice bike-ride up Butak on your way to Batu, up-hill the whole way.  Butak is on the smaller-side, but still comes in at 2,868 m (9,409 ft).  Apparently the 35 minute climb is worth it.  It’s hard to believe how quickly you can leave the gritty and be surrounded by sugar cane, rice, bananas and coffee, and the friendly hardworking farmers that work this land by hand.

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