Make a day trip to Batam and enjoy the beautiful 82km Grand Fondo Challenge or 52km Grand Fondo Discovery rides on quiet roads and soak up the festive atmosphere.


Who can make a day trip:

  1. Challenge ride participants on Saturday 23 September, 2023.
  2. Discovery ride participants on Sunday 24 September, 2023.


What to do:

82km GF Challenge participants – Saturday 23 September :

  • Suggested ferry timing from Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal 0800 Tanah Merah to Nongsa
  • Suggested returned ferry timing from Nongsapura, Batam 1630 Nongsa to Tanah Merah 

52km GF Discovery participants – Sunday 24 September:

  • Suggested ferry timing from Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal – Nongsapura 0800
  • Suggested returned ferry timing from Nongsapura – Tanah Merah 1630

Please arrive 2 hours before departure at Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal in Singapore to allow plenty of time to complete your check-in.

Remember to book your bike slot online together with your ferry ticket (yes all bikes require a bike slot whether they are wheeled on to the ferry or packed in a bike box!).

Bike slot payment process: all athletes who have booked a return bike slot must pay SGD13 at the Batam Fast ticket counter at TMFT when collecting their ferry tickets.

Click here to view Batam Fast Ferry schedule and to book bike slot

You are NOT required to pack your bike in a box for the ferry. Your bike will be handled with care, however, we do advise you to protect your bike against scratches by wrapping your frame in bubble wrap or foam, and removing the following items from your bike to prevent loss or damage:

  • All accessories and loose parts that can fall or be taken off e.g. bike computers, pouches, drink bottles, bike pumps, etc.
  • Pedals (this will reduce the risk of damage to other bikes and help us to load the bikes neatly on the ferry).

You will be issued one purple bike tag (indicating you are making a day-trip) and one white bike tag (to be attached to your bike upon returning from Batam to Singapore) upon collecting your boarding pass at Batam Fast ticket counter. Remember to keep the white tag!


Upon arrival in Batam:

After clearing immigration, collect your bike and ride directly to the race venue (approx 4km). Please approach one of our staff if you require any assistance.  

Race Kit Collection:

You will be able to collect your race kit from the Information tent at Start Venue, located at Palm Springs Beach.



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