De Ranch Bandung is a horse riding ranch that opens for tourist in Bandung. It was originally a private farm horse riding enthusiast. Horse riding is not a popular hobby in Indonesia, hence this is how the place got the idea. It offers a rare opportunity to learn about horse riding, horse grooming, and equestrian in general.
The animal collection begins with a few horses and several dairy cows. It has since expanded into 20 horses as of right now. The ranch adds more farm animals such as sheep, rabbits, and goats. More facilities were also added. Turning De Ranch Lembang as a comprehensive tourists destination. And more importantly suitable for children.
Aside from horse-related facilities, there is also animal farms. A children playground, a food court area, and venues for outdoor sports such as archery and rock climbing. De Ranch Bandung is located at Lembang, West Bandung. Tourists visiting De Ranch will get a bonus of a beautiful landscape of the surrounding highlands.
The mountainous area stands 1300-2000 above sea level, offering a pleasant chilly weather along with a scenic countryside view. De Ranch Bandung offers a horseback tour to the village. This way visitors can enjoy Lembang scenery to the fullest.
Accompanied by a guide, have fun trotting and galloping on De Ranch’s 600-meters long horse track. The horse riding package comes with a rent-free cowboy costume. It’s not every day one can be a cowboy. So why not put on that cowboy hat and ride the horse into glory.
For more adventure, join a riding tour outside De Ranch area. Enjoy tracing the dirt road passing through Bandung’s countryside. Take a closer look at the rural life of Lembang villages. As a finish, ride into a pine forest and enjoy every last moment with the four-legged friends, before heading back to the ranch.
Don’t miss an opportunity to enjoy a nostalgic ride on a horse carriage in De Ranch Bandung. Delman is an Indonesian traditional carriage pull by a horse. Back in the old days, Delman used to be a familiar sight on Indonesian streets. It is now almost extinct, only available at tourist city such as Yogyakarta.
However, delman in De Ranch Bandung takes West Java design. West Java Delman is smaller and comes without a roof. The absence of the roof is perfect for an unobstructed view when riding it. There are also two options for Delman-riding. Tourists can either choose a ride circling around the ranch area or venture further into the surrounding village.
Horse Grooming Class in De Ranch Lembang
Learn on how to take care of this majestic animal on a grooming class. The instructor will show visitors how to properly comb a horse’s. Brushing the horse mane and tail or clean their hooves. A healthy horse is a key to a glorious horseback ride. The course can also be a sweet excuse to interact with the horses more – because one riding session apparently is not enough.
Petting Other Animals
The animal experience here doesn’t stop with horses only. Pay a visit to the horses’ friends too. There are little bunnies waiting for their next carrot treats. Baby sheep and cows would love a helping hand with their lunch. So help them by holding their milk bottles.
At the dairy farm, visitors can learn how to milk a cow properly. Afterward, get a taste of fresh milk – a treat for a job well done.
Outdoor Activities in De Ranch Bandung
Even after all the animals, there are still many things left to do at De Ranch Bandung. Head for the archery yard and pick a bow. Test marksmanship ability here by accurately hitting a target.
For more adrenaline rush, queue for the zip-line. Also called flying fox, tourist will glide on a rope from the height of 5 meters. If there is some energy left, head to the climbing wall and do some rock climbing.
De Ranch Bandung Opening Hours
De Ranch Bandung opens every day except on Monday. During weekdays, De Ranch open from 9 AM to 5 PM. On weekend they open early from 8 AM to 7 PM.
|De Ranch Lembang Opening Hours|
|Weekday, (Monday Closed)||09:00 – 17:00|
|Weekend||08:00 – 18:00|
De Ranch Bandung Entrance Fee
An entrance ticket is IDR 15,000, later can be exchanged with a cup of milk. Rides and attractions have their own separate tickets, starting from IDR 15,000.
|De Ranch Bandung Entrance Fee & Attraction Ticket|
|Horse Carriage (max. 3)||Rp40.000|
|Feeding Sheep & Cow||Rp15.000 – Rp20.000|
|Riding outside De Ranch||Rp200.000/1 hour|
|Riding lesson||Rp200.000/45 minutes|
|Baking class||Rp35.000/session/30 minutes|
|Coloring Backpack class||Rp75.000|
|Grooming Horse Class||Rp25.000|
De Ranch has a wide parking space and clean toilets. Tourists can enjoy choosing souvenir at the gift shop here. There’s even a typical Bandung factory outlet for clothes shopping. There are lots of choices of food and beverages at the ranch’s food court.
How To Get To De Ranch Lembang From Downtown
With a public transport, tourists from Bandung Railway Station can take a public minivan ‘angkot’. Hop on the minivan with route Stasiun Hall – Lembang. Get off at Terminal Lembang then continue to walk 700 m to the entrance gate of de ranch. A trip with the public van from the station costs around IDR 9,000.
From Husein Sastranegara International Airport, tourists can take angkot route Ciroyom – Lembang. The fare costs IDR 10,000. From the airport, it’s easier to take a metered taxi since the nearest angkot stop is 1 kilometer away. There’s also an option for a rented private vehicle. Renting a private car starts at IDR 400,000 for a day.