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A hassle-free travel guaranteed for you and your bike

How To Get There
Bintan is an Indonesian island easily accessible via Singapore on a 50-minute high-speed ferry catamaran, or by air from Jakarta (1h30 flight).

Via Singapore

The ferry terminal in Singapore, Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal, is a 10-minute taxi ride from Singapore’s Changi International Airport.

Ferry Booking & Bike Slot

You can book your ferry ticket and ferry bike slot in one easy registration process. Click to view ferry schedule rates and to book.


1/ Bike slots are limited for each ferry and need to be booked in advance.The fee per bike is S$20 (for both ways) and is payable upon booking.

2/ You will need to arrive at the ferry terminal at least 90-minute minimum prior to ferry departure.

You can address your questions about ferry bookings to:
Tel: (65) 6542 4369

Note: if you are travelling through Changi International Airport, Maxi Taxis are available at the airport to fit your luggage and your bike box and take you to the ferry terminal.

Transfer to and from Hotel

On arrival on Bintan Island, you are only a 10-minute comfortable coach ride (around 8km) to the race venue, Nirwana Gardens.

If you are staying in another hotel, your hotel will arrange for your transfers. Ensure you let your hotel know your ferry itinerary.

Note: Only Official Partner hotels will provide shuttle services to the race venue.

Direct Travel from Jakarta

Direct domestic flights from Jakarta to Bintan:

Jakarta (Soekarno Hatta) to Tanjung Pinang (kijang) by Garuda Indonesia, Sriwijaya Airlines, Lion Air and Batavia Air.

Be sure to ask the airline about any additional costs for transferring your bike and any specific parking requirements.

On arrival at Tanjung Pinang, transfer from Raja Haji Fisibilillah (RHF) Airport to the race venue at Nirwana Gardens Resort takes 45-60 minutes. Transport for yourself and your bike can be organised by your hotel or official travel agent.

Do you need help with transfer arrangements? Email us for assistance.

Direct Travel from Batam

To get from Batam, Indonesia to Bintan Resorts, visitors may take a regular speed boat from Telaga Punggur, Batam to Tanjung Uban Ferry Terminal in Bintan followed by land transfer to Bintan Resorts.

2-way land transfer from Tanjung Uban to Bintan Resorts may be arranged with BRC Tours at a charge.

Land transfer from Hang Nadim Airport, Batam to Telaga Punggur, Batam may also be arranged.

International travel from Johor Bahru, Malaysia

A direct ferry from Johor Bahru, Malaysia to Bintan Island is available.

It departs from the Zon – Stulang Laut International Ferry Terminal and arrives at Tanjung Pinang Sri Bintan Pura Ferry Terminal. Duration: 165 minutes.

On arrival in Tanjung Pinang, taxi transfer from Raja Haji Fisibilillah (RHF) Airport to the race venue at Nirwana Gardens takes around 45-60 minutes.

Passport validity and visas

International passports must be valid for at least six months from the date of arrival in Bintan, Indonesia.

A Visa-On-Arrival (VOA) for Indonesia is required for some nationalities. Check the Visa Information here.

Bintan has a wide range of accommodation on offer for all tastes and budgets, from luxury villas to beach bungalows.

See below the the 2017 Official Partner Hotels. For your convenience, you are advised to book with the Official Travel Agent Albatross World. Albatross World’s package includes your hotel room, ferry ticket, ferry bike slots, inland transfers, shuttle to race venue (race entry not included).

A shuttle service will be provided between Hotel Partners and the various race venues for passengers and bikes. If you are staying at any other hotels on the island remember to plan your own transport.

Albatross World Contact Details:
Tel: +65 6438 1838

Albatross World’s rates are similar to what you can get via other portals or directly with the hotel. Other portals may look cheaper at first sight but are not when you add taxes, ferry ticket, transfers to race venue, etc.

Official Host

Spanning across 330 hectares of lush tropical land and powder-soft beaches, there is Nirwana Resort Hotel – the sun-kissed paradise for fun seekers; Mayang Sari Beach Resort – a reclusive getaway for the urban-weary; Nirwana Beach Club – a haven for seasports’ lovers; Banyu Biru Villas – homes for cosy reunions; and the magnificent Indra Maya Pool Villas – when ultimate privacy and luxury is a priority.

Bookings can be made online at the hotel portal OR via Albatross.

Rooms on 1-7 March 2017 are reserved for Tour de Bintan participants. Enter promo code TDB2017 to book rooms within these dates.

Hotel Partners

Angsana Resort & Spa

Booking to be made via Albatross.

Nestled on the beautiful white sands of Tanjung Said Bay overlooking the South China Sea, discover an unspoiled part of the Riau Archipelago – its amazing flora, fauna and bio-diversity and friendliness of the Indonesian people.Take in the tranquil island life as you are pampered by the finest in Asian hospitality. With contemporary and stylish accommodation, and a host of additional activities to boot, this is the perfect tropical retreat.

Bintan Lagoon Resort

Booking to be made via Albatross.

Perched on the magnificent Pasir Panjang Beach, overlooking the majestic South China Sea, Bintan Lagoon Resort is a tropical paradise, home to sun, sea, and two spectacular golf courses. This Indonesian-style 470-room resort is sprawled over 310 hectares of manicured gardens, with a private, golden sand beach that stretches nearly 1.5km.


Cyclist Day Trip Package

Package available for Gran Fondo Challenge and Gran Fondo Discovery participants only.

Gran Fondo Challenge –  Saturday 4th March:

Ferry schedule


. SIN – BIN: 7:35
. BIN – SIN: 17:35
Race start at 9:15

Ferry schedule (Limited slots opened due to demand*):
. SIN – BIN: 7:35
. BIN – SIN: 20:15*
Race start at 9:15

Gran Fondo Discovery – Sunday, 5th March:

Ferry schedule:
. SIN – BIN: 8:10
. BIN – SIN: 15:35
Race start at 9:20


  • Booking to be made online together with your race entry.
  • Once booking is made, changes are not possible.
  • Due to the logistic complications of the day trip and to ensure a smooth experience, all participants planning to make a day trip are required to purchase the Cyclist Day Trip Package

Price & booking information

Cyclist Package: S$139/person with bike  (race entry fee not included)

Package includes:

  • Return Ferry Ticket
  • Ferry Bike Slot
  • Pick-up from the ferry terminal in Bintan and transfer to the race venue (for cyclists and bikes)
  • Return transfer to the ferry terminal
  • Post-race shower facilities at Nirwana Gardens

Spectator Package

Family and friends can come to the event and avail of the Spectators Day Trip Package.

Spectator Package includes  return ferry ticket and transfer from the ferry terminal to the race venue.

Adult Spectator: S$108 per person

Child Spectator: S$93 per person

Bike Transport

Bike Transport from Singapore by Ferry

The transport of bikes from Singapore is smooth and convenient and has been tested for many years through the various MetaSport events organized in Bintan.

If you are travelling on the ferry from Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal, Singapore to Bintan Island, please book with Bintan Resort Ferry.  Your bike must travel on the same ferry as you.

You need to book a bike slot for your bike regardless of whether you pack it in a box or wheel it on the ferry in one piece.

Your bike will be handled with care by the ferry operator, however, we advise you to:

  • Remove all accessories and loose parts from your bike, so they will not get lost during transportation
  • Protect your bike against scratches by wrapping your frame in bubble wrap or packing your bike in a box
  • Remove your pedals

Booking a Bike Slot

  1. Decide which ferry you wish to take and book it
  2. Be sure to book a bike slot when you book for your ferry.

Bike Transport by Plane

If you are traveling by plane, you will need to pack your bike in a bike box.

Check out our bike box advice and packing guide

Bus Shuttle Schedule
Nirwana Gardens
Bintan Lagoon Resort
Angsana Resort & Spa
Bintan Lodge