Getting to our forest resort is relatively easy and shouldn’t take you more than 3.5 hours if you leave at the right time. With a little luck and a smart departure time, you can get here in as little as 2.5 hours.
There are two ways to get here: If you’d like to get here without driving most of the way or finding a car to drive with, you can take the train from Bogor. Getting to Bogor from Jakarta is relatively easy by taxi or by train or Bus, and then from the Bogor Train Station there are a couple departure times per day to the Sukabumi direction. Get off the train at the Cibadak Station before Sukabumi. Economy class is Rp. 30,000 and Executive class is Rp. 70,000. Let us know in advance if you choose this option, and we will arrange a pick up for you from the Cibadak Station.
If you or your friends have a car, or if you’d like to rent one, getting here is as easy as plugging in our name into Google Maps and following the directions.
Basically there are three legs to the journey by car – the first is getting on the Toll Road towards Ciawi / Sukabumi, which will take roughly one hour until you get to the Cigombong Exit. The second part of the journey is on the Jl. Raya Sukabumi road, which winds its way between Gunung Gede and Gunung Salak. This road can sometimes have a back up of trucks and bemos, so the best is to use the Waze application for directions, which can show you a good shortcut if there’s a lot of traffic. It should take you between 45 minutes to 1.5 hours on this road, depending on traffic.
Tip: Stop for a delicious Ethiopian coffee or some good Sundanese food at Pondok Bambu Kuring, which is towards the end of Jl. Raya Sukabumi and a few minutes before the turn off to Jl. Cikidang.
The final leg of the journey is on Jl. Cikidang, the small but beautiful mountain road that winds its way down towards Pelabuhan Ratu. This road has some sharp turns and some steep climbs and descents, so make sure your car is in good condition. If you come during the day, this part of the trip is the most beautiful with many views of jungles, paddy fields and plantations.
Tip: There is also a delicious local Padang Food restaurant with nice views about 20 minutes into the final journey: Minang Raya Cipetir. Look for it on Google Maps.
About 10 minutes before arriving to the city of Pelabuhan Ratu, the entrance road to Schitzo Hills will be on your left, and you will head up to the hill on our small entrance road for about 150 meters until you reach our resort.