Leuweung Sancang Garut Nature Reserve on a motorbike


Jakarta

The Leuweung Sancang Nature Reserve in Garut is a conservation area. However, excess flexibility allows us to explore it using a motorbike.

« Usually on holidays in the month of Shawwal and Rajab, a lot of people come here, » said one of the motorcycle taxis in the Leuweung Sancang Garut Nature Reserve, Ridwan, Sunday (4/24/2022).

Leuweung Sancang Garut Nature Reserve on a motorbike Photo: (Ahmad Masaul Khoiri/detikcom)

He said, those who came to the Leuweung Sancang Garut Nature Reserve were a group of motorbikes. There are also tourists with pilgrimage purposes.

Therefore, the Leuweung Sancang Garut Nature Reserve which is located on the Southern Coast Line (Pansela) has so many motorcycle taxis. There are about 50 objects ready to take tourists to Prabu Siliwangi’s petilasan, waterfalls, and white sand beaches.

« In the Leuweung Sancang Garut Nature Reserve, there are still leopards, but they will not disturb and avoid the sound of motorbikes, » he explained.

From several sources, the Leuweung Sancang Garut Nature Reserve is the last stronghold for the habitat of leopards, Javanese bulls and peacocks. Because, there is no place like this in West Java anymore.

But that privilege must be compromised when society enters it. On the other hand, the control of the area is quite good, as can be seen from the roads that are still bad to pass and there are only a few shop buildings on the beach.

Leuweung Sancang Garut Nature Reserve on a motorbikeLeuweung Sancang Garut Nature Reserve on a motorbike Photo: (Ahmad Masaul Khoiri/detikcom)

Back to the trip to the Leuweung Sancang Garut Nature Reserve, we started by entering the rubber plantation first. This road can only be passed by one car.

At the end of the paved road, there is a village where cars can be parked. The unofficial retribution fee we paid was Rp. 20,000, ojek PP Rp. 50,000, and car parking was Rp. 10,000.

If you want to walk in the Leuweung Sancang Garut Nature Reserve, that’s fine too. To note, the area of ​​this protected area is 2,000 hectares and the distance between destinations can be many kilometers.

Next, hiking is recommended