Bali, March 2021 – The BaliCore (Bali Covid-19 Relief Expedition) team, in collaboration with idGuides, Jakarta-based community trail development specialists, is set to embark on a unique fundraising journey… on
Bali, March 2021 – The BaliCore (Bali Covid-19 Relief Expedition) team, in collaboration with idGuides, Jakarta-based community trail development specialists, is set to embark on a unique fundraising journey… on foot. From April 2 – 11, 2021, a small group of hikers will participate in BaliCore’s inaugural 10-day, coast to-coast walking expedition through the heart of Bali. Among those scheduled to join the walk is Mathilda Dwi Lestari, a mountaineer and member of the first, all-female Indonesian team to scale the world’s Seven Summits.
During this inaugural expedition, participants will explore regions largely untouched by development and mass tourism. From Tanah Lot in the southwest to Candidasa in East Bali, hikers will venture through jungles, scale mountains and traipse along rice paddies. The expedition route, developed by idGuides in partnership with local communities, passes through Kerambitan, Penebel, Buahan, Penglipuran, Tegallalang, Undisan, Besakih, Sebudi, Sibetan and Tenganan.
This fundraising is a collective response to the unseen plight of the locals in Bali, among whom – nearly twelve months into the pandemic – there is growing evidence of hunger and malnutrition. The primary goals of the BaliCore initiative are to: boost the COVID19 relief efforts of five of the leading Bali-based NGOs; help to alleviate the humanitarian disaster and devastation; and shine a spotlight on Bali’s untouched and pristine nature across the heart of this island.
While complying with COVID-19 safety protocols, participants may encounter villagers and farmers along the way. Stories about the lives and challenging circumstances of people in these regions will be shared through a series of social media documentaries called People of Bali. Follow BaliCore’s Instagram & Facebook to watch and learn about their stories during the expedition.
To support the expedition, please see details below on how to donate.